We have a confession about a small obsession that our family hasn’t been very good at hiding. And when I say “small” obsession, I mean they’re small in size and my daughter loves them. In fact, she has hundreds.
Yes, we are a family that has been taken over by Shopkins.
Abby’s been steadily building up her collection of Shopkins for a few years, going through every season. From Moose Toys, Chef Club is the sixth season of Shopkins, and it lets you collect your Shopkins characters in a whole new way!
With categories that include Family Food, Breakfast, Sweets and Bakery, this season is more interactive than previous seasons. For one, characters in this season are ingredients that can be combined with other characters to make all new recipes.
Some of the new Shopkins Chef Club characters are even color-changing!
It also comes with new playsets, like the Hot Spot Kitchen and the Nice n Icy Fridge, that all connect together to build a Chef Club world. The Hot Spot Kitchen is a fun area for the Chef Club Shopkins to hang out at while the fridge keeps your Shopkins cool, and comes with a side pantry shelf as well as bottom storage drawers.
And because every Chef Club needs a budding Chef, there’s Shoppies! Fun in the kitchen playset or on their own, each of the bright and colorful Shopkin Shoppies comes with her own brush, 2 exclusive Shopkins, an apron and a coded Shoppies Credit Card!
She’s made games with her Shopkins, and has lined them up in categories. She’s made stories about them and acts out different scenes with the characters. Her Shopkins have really brought out amazing creativity!
Now, though, Shopkins can come to life in a whole new way with a QR code on the bottom of each character that can be scanned with the Shopkins Chef Club app! Easy to scan in, collect them all and they’ll help with levels on the Chef Club game and you can earn rewards.
And using that same creativity, we also made an entire Paper Bag Neighborhood of just-the-right size houses and buildings perfect for the current Chef Club season to mingle with all of her other Shopkins! They’re simple brown lunch paper bag structures that you can make in no time with lunch bags, cardstock, coloring utensils, scissors, and some tape.
- brown lunch paper bags
- brown cardstock
- coloring utensils (we used crayons and markers)
- clear tape
First, cut the open end of a paper bag to whatever size you would like your neighborhood houses or buildings to be. Smaller for houses, or leave most of the bag in tact for an apartment or office building.
Then, use a marker, crayon or colored pencil to draw on windows. You’ll need to lift the folded flap of the bag to get the windows up high enough. Draw on a door, as well, and cut so that it folds open. Unfold the bag completely.
For the houses in our Paper Bag Neighborhood, make a roof by taking a piece of cardstock and cut in half width-wise. Decorate and color however you would like. Then, fold in half and stick on top of the bag using tape.
You can also take extra strips of cardstock and glue on the inside of the sides of the bag for more stability.
From collectibles to crafts, Moose Toys has your kids’ holiday wish list covered! I know our Christmas is set.
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