Fuzzy Magnetic Fun
- What: Wooly Willy
- When: 3 years and up
- Why: Self-contained, compact, lightweight
- Where: Amazon
Have you met Wooly Willy? This classic character has been around for ages, delighting kids with his fun and funky hairstyles.
With endless possibilities, kids can enjoy moving the metal shavings around the fixed drawing of a bald guy. They can give him short or long hair, or add a mustache, goatee, or beard. This toy helps kids practice holding a writing instrument without any boring repetition. It also works great for improving hand eye coordination, and rewards small, slow movements as well as patience. The cardboard backing holds up well to lots of use, while the clear plastic on the front casing lets kids admire their handiwork. The entire toy takes up minimal room in bags and weighs next to nothing, making it a great addition to Busy Boxes.
I always pulled Wooly Willy out for long trips. The kids love the magnetic shavings that move around to make different hairstyles. And I loved the fact that this lightweight toy didn’t make a mess, and the only part we had to keep track of was the included stylus. We could take turns designing different hairstyles, or the kids also enjoyed just moving the material around to see what they could do with it. No matter how your kids interact with Willy, they will be sure to find some amusement in this classic toy.