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We were gifted this item in exchange for coverage. If you have a young child in your life then the chances are that they have heard of Jojo Bows. I’m a parent of a one year old and even I know what they are. Thanks to my nieces who are 7-8! JoJo Bows are SO popular now that some schools have had to ban them from the classroom, to prevent children being distracted by showing them off. Personally I don’t see the harm in a nice large bow which looks pretty. Children should be allowed to express themselves which is why I’ve been sent the JoJo Bow Maker to review. Well, not me personally – my niece Matilda who is almost 8.
The JoJo Bow Maker is designed to allow your little ones to create their own JoJo Bows. It is designed to be used by children aged 5+, possibly because it is a little bit fiddly. As you would expect.
Inside the JoJo Bow Maker box you get enough kit to make 4 bows. The kit consists of 4 colourful ribbons, 4 hair clips, 4 bow charms and the stand itself. Pink of course! I think the ribbons gives a nice variety and means that the bows can be accessorised with lots of outfits if you like that sort of thing. The finished bows won’t look quite like the usual JoJo Bows that you buy but you could definitely add extra charms and accessories yourself to jazz them up.
When it comes to making the JoJo Bows there will be the need for some adult supervision. When the holding clip needs putting in to place this is a little bit tough to do, and my niece would have struggled to do this alone I think. However, it is never a hardship to do crafting with a little child so it wasn’t a big inconvenience.
In total it took well under 10 minutes to open this up, look at the instructions and make a bow, then it had to be left to dry for 30 minutes. Once we got the hang of it we had fun. It wasn’t quite as glamorous as the usual JoJo Bows but it did look nice, and I was happy with how it turned out.
This is the bow while the glue was drying. Unfortunately my niece had to go out after this, to a party (hard life!) but my sister-in-law helped her with fixing on the charm and finishing off the bow. My niece was really pleased with this set, although I found it quite fiddly to be honest and think that a child of her age, 7, would struggle to do it by herself.
We received the JoJo Bow Maker and other items from the JoJo Bow collection in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are our own, as always. Matilda had great fun trying this out and I must admit that I quite enjoyed giving it a try myself!