How many of you have ever been to Build A Bear? My daughters have many of their stuffed animals, but they always got them from the mail. They were never able to go in store and get one made themselves. Recently I got a $30 gift card for Build A Bear, so I decided to take my daughters so that they could make their own. I actually got the gift card for being a Care Bares Ambassador, so we made sure when we got there that we got the Care Bears.
They only had two Carebears there at the time, but my daughters didn’t care. They both found one that they loved. They got Tenderheart Bear and Cheer Bear. For those of you that may not know, the pink bear is Cheer Bear and the brown one is Tenderheart Bear. We’re big fans of CareBears in our house, so my daughters were excited to make their own CareBear.
There were a lot of different options you could get for your Build A Bears. Behind my daughters they had some of the things that they could choose. They had heartbeats that could go inside them so that when you pressed on them it would feel like a heartbeat. They also had scents that could be put inside them so they would smell nice on the outside. The scents are what my girls went with. My oldest, Mercades went with a strawberry scent and my youngest, Tesla went with a Cotton Candy scent. The strawberry scent you could smell right away on her bear, but the cotton candy one took about 24 hours to smell. We were told that you may not always smell them right away depending on the scents too. The next day is when we really started being able to smell the cotton candy one. They were both amazing too!
I forgot the name of the lady that was helping us out with my daughters CareBears, but she was very nice. She helped them every step of the way. I also would love to mention that they got these done at the Mall of American in Minnesota. My daughters thought it was really neat when they started stuffing the bears. I think that’s one of the funnest parts for most kids too. That and being able to pick everything out for their animals. They were able to put their food down on the pedal and the cotton would start coming out and going in to the bears. We all thought that was really neat.
Most of the accessories will fit on anything you choose. Tesla went with the accessories that were meant for the CareBears, and Mercades found something else that she really liked. Even though Tenderheart Bear is a boy, she didn’t care. She still wanted to dress him up with a dress and heels. It really doesn’t matter whether they’re boys or girls, my daughters had such a fun time being able to decide what they wanted them to look like.
Overall this was an amazing experience for my daughters. If you haven’t brought your children to Build A Bear yet, I’d highly recommend this. They will never forget this day. If you have been to Build A Bear before, what was it that your children chose for their bears?