Well….it ended up being a fox, but still…what a fun experience for a kid! And a little hectic for Mom, if I’m being honest. But, to be fair, we had three kids and only two adults. You kind of have to go one-on-one with this experience. There are stations and steps the kids have to go through in order to complete their stuffed animal. If you are outnumbered kids-to-adults, you’re going to be chasing at least one kid around the store while the other one does their station.
My sister-in-law and I took our littles for their birthdays. Z turned 7 (can you believe it??) and her little cousin was celebrating a late 2-year birthday. Cousin’s big sis (turning 5 in July) came along for the ride. It was a little bit of mayhem for the 2-year old, who wasn’t sure what she wanted. Of course, big sis wasn’t helping because she was skipping steps and showing little sis all the outfits before she’d chosen a skin. We were probably in there for about 2 hours. I don’t suspect this is normal.
So, here’s the step-by-step guide on how to get through the Build-A-Bear Workshop. I highly recommend the experience for the kiddos and learned a few tips for you along the way.
First, go to the one in Henderson!!! The Galleria Mall at Sunset has the perfect combination of the other two locations. It’s got the same amount of local traffic as the Summerlin store. Meaning you don’t have to deal with all the crowd in the Fashion Show Mall location. But, the one in Galleria DOES have the accessories variety of the Fashion Show one. The one in Summerlin is very small and you end up having to get a lot of accessories online. HOWEVER, this could be a good thing for parents who can’t say no to their kiddo’s little pouty faces asking for all the bling the accessory section has to offer.