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Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Crane


Children use a realistic working toy power drill and decorative bolts to build their own working crane.

Skill Development:
Ease of Use:
Age: 3+ years

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Construction meets pretend play! Kids use a real, working, kid-safe toy drill and colourful bolts to construct a working crane, complete with an extendable arm, movable hook, wrecking ball, and drilling board, then pop the Bolt Buddy construction workers and an animal pal into the vehicle and dig into pretend play fun. Introduce early engineering concepts and the basics of simple real-world construction in a playful, curious, engaging, and logical way. The eco-friendly packaging unfolds to create a pretend play construction site which kids colour in themselves, enhancing free exploration, artistic creativity, and active involvement. Build hand strength, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination with kid-friendly tools designed just for little hands.

What our testers said

“Beep, beep, beep (sound vehicles make when backing up). Watch out, I’m coming through”- Boy aged 4

“I love how they used the box as part of the toy. This was so creative and was a great way for me to teach my son about recycling.”Parent comment (mother of a Boy aged 3)

What our experts think

The Design and Drill Bold Buddies Crane was a “knockout” with our testers. Using a working drill to prepare their crane required teamwork, determination and perseverance, but once it was complete the pride was apparent and the
excitement was palpable. The open ended nature of this toy paved the way for dramatic play, and the room was filled with construction and vehicle noises as well as a few “Meows” from the included animal pal. The reusable box, which turned into a construction city, was a favourite feature among the parents, and was a great method to introduce recycling in a fun way. Repeat play as well as sustained attention was a common occurrence, and it was a joy to watch the
children return to the toy with such high enthusiasm (ideal for 3 and 4 year old children). In addition to having fun, while engaging with this toy children are able to strengthen their fine motor skills, foster their creativity, and sharpen their problem solving skills.

Skills developed

– Encourages fine motor skills

– Develops creativity/imaginative play

– Promotes problem solving skills

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