BYO Pteranodon Mini Build Kit – the packaging is bright and eye catching, if you have a child that loves dinosaurs these mini kits are the kits for you!
As we have built a number of these kits before (Pinball Machine, Pirate Ship, Marble Run) and seeing it was a mini kit, we thought we’d let our crafty eight-year-old go wild – just to see if he could work it all out, and to our surprise there was only one fiddly bit that he needed help with.
The instructions are clear and concise and as there are no words or written instructions, they don’t put children off. They come in sustainable recycled cardboard and paper, so you feel like you are being kind to the environment – well you are but you definitely get that sense of pride whilst explaining it to the kids.
This kit took our son 30 minutes to build independently (with adult supervision) and has a pull tab that allows the wings to spread to give the impression the Pteranodon is soaring through the skies. Not only that but it comes with a fact file.
These kits are amazing. Sustainable, recycled and building on vital skills, fine motor and STEM which in my opinion is always a bonus.
Watching Mason use his critical thinking skills when he accidentally skipped a few steps was interesting. Normally I’d jump in and help but this time I allowed him time to see if he could work out what had gone wrong. With the pictures in the instructions, he quickly realised which steps he’d missed and solved the problem.
Mason’s comment: “It was a little tricky, but I didn’t need my dad’s help until it was time to put the wings on, I had them on backwards, so it looked weird. I like this set better than all the rest and I’m most looking forward to the Mosasaurus.”
This set is super, with only 27 parts it’s the easiest we have put together and, other than the pinball machine, has been the most played with!
If your child is into craft and dinosaurs, then these mini kits are the kits for you.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Available from Build Your Own