Klutz Maker Lab: Air Blast Cannon
Time and time again Klutz delivers ingenious craft activities, and this Air Blast Cannon is no exception. This toy delivered hours of creative fun for our testers as they built their cannons, and then got competitive once construction was done. Starting with the box, fun is already happening. Colorful, clear, and inviting, it just begs you to open it. Once you do, you’ll find an instruction booklet that walks you through every step. Parents told us that one of the best things about this kit is that every single part of it had to be built. With that said, only you know the fine motor skill level of your child, not all will be able to do this on their own, but even if they need your help, you will both really enjoy assembling what is essentially a 3D puzzle. The paper cutouts are bright and colorful, and the connector pieces work well, always fitting as intended. Best of all, your children really are learning about pneumatics as they assemble this. If they don’t build it just right, it won’t work. And when they do build it right, the thrill of hearing the pop as the foam projectile soars toward its target is every bit as satisfying as uncorking a champagne bottle. This is really just a slam dunk toy for any builder in your home who is interested in a hands-on activity. Because it has craft elements as well as competitive gameplay at the end, it can also interest children who are not straight up builders.