This month we are reviewing Interplay’s Paracord Survival Wristbands, part of their Fab Lab range.
These are recommended for children aged eight and over, so this activity was something Louis and I did one night after Rowan had gone to bed. Louis turns eight in two weeks and I would be inclined to agree that he would struggle with this if he was much younger.
The contents are brightly coloured, well made and ergonomically designed for younger hands. They include:
• 14.4 Metres of Paracord in 6 Colours
• 2 Whistle Clasps
• 1 Metal Shackle Clasp
• 1 Carabiner Clasp
• 1 Plastic Clasp
• 1 Slide Compass
• 1 Stick of Chalk In Bag (TBC)
• 8m Roll of Tape
• 12 Page Instruction Booklet
and are provided in a resealable bag – hallelujah!
This isn’t an activity that can be done in five minutes. It’s a great way to encourage concentration and logical thinking as you work your way through the simple instructions within the booklet provided. I’d say the most simple way to make a band would take around half an hour from start to finish, with the more complex ones obviously requiring more time and concentration.
The instructions are very clear and Louis had no problem following them. They are both written and illustrated, though I found the illustrations to be the best guide.
This is a great activity for a rainy day or maybe before bedtime when kids are winding down a bit, and it’s fantastic to see the satisfaction on your child’s face when they complete their first wrist band.
The Fab Lab Paracord Survival Wrist Band kit retails at £9.99, which I think is a fair price. It includes enough to make 5 wrist bands and if all the contents are used it would provide a good few hours of entertainment.
So now you know how great we think the Paracord kit is, why not try and win one for yourself? Entry is very easy and you could win a kit of your own in time for Christmas.