What is it
Engaging and stimulating, crafty kids will love the challenge and satisfaction of building their own toy. Once completed, they can create their own action-packed adventures with their new toy taking the starring role.
The set is made completely from wood with easy to use instructions to make sure that the building of the toy is as simple as creating the stories themselves. It comes complete with some cut-out cardboard targets and tissue paper to make the cannon balls.
Glue is not included.
What our team of testers said
"The balls need to be little so they are light enough to shoot out." - Girl aged 7
"I will do this step." - Girl aged 10
- Teaches children how to follow instructions
- Encourages imaginative play
- Promotes strategy and problem solving
What our experts think
The wooden firing cannon is a lovely toy for encouraging children to follow instructions and create their own play piece. We really liked how the instructions were pictorial, making it accessible to children regardless of their reading ability. It also promoted problem solving and strategy skills when things didn’t quite work as they should! However, there were also parts which were a bit fiddly and children needed some adult help.
This is a great product for fostering a sense of pride in their own achievements, and our testers particularly enjoyed using their creative skills to personalise their cannon with paint and felt tipped pens. Once competed, our testers were delighted that the cannon actually fired. We really liked how once completed, the children could use the cannon in their imaginative play, developing their storytelling ability.
- Brands: Fiesta Crafts
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Construction toys
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Space and measure
Speech, language and communication skills