The Sew + Glow Kit was sent to us for the purpose of this unbiased review.
For those who don’t know, STEM toys are toys designed to encourage learning in Science, Technology, Electricity and Maths. STEM toys are everywhere at the minute, but it can be hard to tell which sets your child will enjoy. From what I can tell, some are extremely fun, while others lean a little heavily on the learning.
My daughter is almost ten, so bang in the middle of the age-range for STEM toys for tweens. She’s really artistic and loves anything crafty. The Sew + Glow kit is perfect for her!
As her face suggests, she had a really lovely time using the Sew + Glow kit, and I think we’ll probably look at more projects from the company that makes it – ‘Tech will Save Us‘.
Sew + Glow Kit: What’s in the Box?
The Sew + Glow kit contains: 4 felt sheets, 2 badge templates, 2 needles, 1 pen, 1 battery pack, 15 connectors, 4 lights, embroidery thread, electro thread, and some shape templates.
It includes a note from the makers, including a list of other kits available.
Instructions are all online, so I was in charge of getting them up on my phone,
While my daughter followed each step.
We really enjoyed working together to make a circuit with the electro thread and designing the badge. We decided to completely skip the easier designs and go straight for a unicorn.
The end result was actually really impressive with the little LED light on.
Good points of the Sew + Glow Kit
- It helped my daughter learn about circuits.
- It was very creative and interested my craft mad daughter.
- We loved the bonding time we got by doing it together. A slightly older child could probably do it themselves, but we needed to do it together, which added to its charm.
- The end results were really impressive and gave my daughter something to be proud of.
- It has piqued my daughter’s interest in other STEM toys for tweens.
Negative points of the Sew + Glow kit
The kit only contained one battery pack, which we felt wasn’t enough because there were two badge templates. If I was buying this kit, it’s so good that I wouldn’t have minded pay an extra £4 or £5 for a second battery pack so two badges could be made. Despite this, I still think it’s a great STEM tot for a tween girl or boy and I would recommend it to parents of children around the same sort of age.
Can you recommend any educational or STEM games for kids?
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