Creepy Crawler Bug Maker
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- Bug Makers, Make it, Fill it and Smash it!
- Includes bug maker, 1 knife, 1 tweezers, 1 syringe, 2 bug goo packs, 3 bug molds, 1 bug mold core, 1 bug mold frame, 20 bug eggs, 2 trays
- Need 4 D-size batteries( not included)
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For the record, I got the deluxe set with the crushing station included and then added the spiders and beetles molding sets as well.
I've bought my son a lot of toys over the years that looked cool and promised hours of fun that never lived up to the promise - but this toy keeps the kids engrossed for hours and my son and his cousins - love bugs of all kinds. This was the greatest thing ever concieved if you asked them.
First, if you're the kind of parent that buys your kid a toy and then says: "Here ya go, now go play," then this ISN'T for you. I recommend adult supervision with this at all times, for the simple fact that you have to melt down the jelly capsules inside the machine which takes a little time. You can't burn yourself with it, as I really tried, but when you press the pump on top it comes out as a warm goo, fills the bug mold and does have the potential to create a mess.
If you have a bossy ten year old to supervise, like a responsible older sister, then you can at least sit back, but you need to help them through the process. This toy teaches sharing and patience. It takes approximately 14 minutes to heat the goo (3 capsules) and 5 minutes to "cryo-freeze" the little guys.
*** Again, it takes approximately 14 minutes to heat the goo (3 capsules) and 5 minutes to "cryo-freeze" the little guys.
But like it ir not - this stuff will create a mess.Read more ›
As you can see from the reviews, 4-5 year old love making bugs, but do not have the patience to wait 10-15 minutes for the thing to melt the eggs and then another 5 minutes for the thing to cool for EVERY bug! Not to mention my new batteries only made it through 2 cycles before dying. But my boys were able to manage 15 secs to melt the eggs and then only 5 minutes to cool. Plus, the goo melts so nice that the bugs are much more solid with no air pockets. Since I have started this method I have not had a "bad" bug.
Good luck all!! This is not the best toy, but if your 4 year old has his heart set on it (like mine did and he bought it with his own b-day money), then this is how to make the toy managable.
The toy arrived at our home and my son begged my husband all day to play with it. Finally this evening we got it out and set up all the pieces. I warned my husband repeatedly, "this isn't going to work. All the reviews say it won't work." So they heated up the goo, pumped it into the mold, cooled down the mold, and low and behold, we had a gooey bug! First try, no leaking at all. I am not sure if we just got lucky or if my husband has magical bug making abilities. But my kids are sitting here as I write this grinding and cutting up bugs they have made in the mold. They seem to love this toy. The only bad part (and this is in their words) is waiting for the goo to melt. It is slow and takes quite a bit of patience.
Because this toy takes so much parental assistance, even for our seven year old, I don't see this being something the kids get to play with frequently. But they are enjoying it tonight!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked poorly at best from the very beginning, now it will not *heat* even with brand new batteries and after using the Bug Maker a very few times over several weeks. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great hit as a gift. Great price and quick delivery. This is a thumbs up gift especially for a boyPublished on February 10, 2014 by Nathan p
If I had known how poorly this product was I never would have bought it...even if it was $1. The picture looked very nice and pretty easy to use. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Frieda C. Wagner
This was the perfect gift for my son, and both him and his brothers enjoy playing with it. The only thing I would recommend is that you order more of the refill cartridges because... Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by princeskillz
First, we could not pierce the spouts on the bottles, so they needed to be cut with scissors. Then, the oven light went out. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by willow
I purchased this toy in a local store for my son for Christmas. Wish I would have seen the reviews first!
We just got it out to play with and are so disappointed. Read more
Below is a copy of the letter I sent to the manufacturer:
To Whom It May Concern:
I'm curious how you sleep at night selling a product such as Creepy Crawlers. Read more
Horrible product, do not buy. Takes 4 D batteries. LEAKS out of the mold! We read some suggestions and taped the mold. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Alice