When I was sent Build-A-Bouquet by Green Toys™ as part of our #playpatrol agent reviews I have to admit I was a little perplexed. First of all it isn’t actually a Bigjigs toy and secondly, what do we do with it?
Checking the Bigjigs website I find out that they are the exclusive UK & Europe distributors of Green Toys™ a leading provider of environmentally and socially responsible toys and tableware for children.
Green Toys™ products are made using 100% recycled plastic, the primary source being recycled milk bottles. Their fascinating range extends from delectable cookware items to their superbly designed vehicles and play ranges.
Green Toys™ encourage children to care about the environment and by using their products you can show that you do, too. To date an extraordinary 15 million milk containers have been recycled and made into Green Toys™ – WOW!!
Upon further investigation, this 44 piece set lets budding florists create their own floral arrangements. The set includes 4 base pieces that you link together in a line or a circle. Their are 16 stem and leaf pieces and 24 flower pieces featuring Lillies, Petunias and Daisies.
Eliza was desperate to get started on her own floral arrangement and got started straight away. The pieces all stack together in a variety of ways and you can make your very own interpretation of a flower.
The flowers come in pink, purple and yellow with green stems and Eliza was telling me what all the colours were as she built her bouquet.
The set is great for improving fine motor skills and hand – eye co-ordination as you have to stack the flowers together in the slots.
The set even comes with a storage box so you can keep all the bits together without worrying about losing them.
Eliza has a bit of an obsession with building towers at the moment, and her and her brother normally compete with brick towers…….not any more!!
After my initial reservations, I can confirm that Eliza loves the Green Toys™ Build a Bouquet set – so much so that she has actually hidden the flowers in her dolls pram so mummy can’t have a go!
I may make my own flower arrangement when she goes to bed – she won’t know, will she?