Build-A-Bear Workshop is an American staple in stuffed toys. Maxine Clark led this stuffed toy company to over 300 million dollars in sales each year. As a women-owned company, it’s truly inspiring to see such a successful company grow. Their specialty lies in customizing teddy bears to satisfy any young heart. This concept proved worthy, and soon enough, all the malls had a Build-A-Bear.
Each Build-A-Bear workshop has its memorable characters, ranging from animals to Pokemon! You can indeed find a perfect stuffed character on their website. Build-A-Bear also hosts a 3D Workshop online, where you’ll be able to customize your animal. This women-owned brand understands happiness and how to deliver to kids with their building processes.
Build-A-Bear Stuffed Animals
Build-A-Bear started with less than 20 options for stuffed animals. Nowadays, this company has over 200 variations to choose from. Build-A-Bear collections include Easter-themed animals, Rainbow Friends, Honey Girls, and more. Harry Potter fans can also enjoy build-a-bear! Shop different characters from Pokemon, Star Wars, Marvel, or even Animal Crossing. My favorite Build-A-Bear is part of their Disney Characters section, Lion King.
Are you a sports fan? No problem, you’ll be glad to see your favorite stuffed animal geared up in your favorite basketball team. Sports that are officially licensed with Build-A-Bear are MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and soccer. You may even decorate your stuffed animal with accessories! Make your character stand out with cute accessories paired with an occasion-style item. That way, you’ll be able to celebrate your specific event with a precious Build-A-Bear.
Build a Bear Workshop Review
Visiting Build-A-Bear Workshop at my local mall taught me a few things about the company. First, the process is inviting, and the number of different choices they allow to mix is fun to witness. My daughter loved looking at all the characters, let alone picking her favorite one! This experience is part of the Build a Bear magic. After adding her personal touch to her stuffed animal, we proceeded to pick out a heart and watch the builder work.
After giving our extraordinary character life, we proceeded to the accessory section, where we stylized our animal. We specifically picked out a pair of shoes, a tiara, and some hair clips. After completing our stuffed character’s look, the worker had my daughter recite a promise. I thought it was extra cute that they enforced positivity with the experience. The Build A Bear promise goes as the following:
My Bear is special
I brought it to life
I chose it
I stuffed it
Now i’m taking it home
Best friends are forever
So I promise right now
To my teddy bear
My number 1 pal
Build-A-Bear Near Me
You can find a Build-A-Bear Workshop near you in nearly all 50 states. Try using their store locator section on their site. Texas and California have a lot of retail stores scattered around. If you’re in Illinois, you will be able to find a Build-A-Bear in Aurora, Chicago, and more. Visit Oakbrook Center for the workshop, or visit Gurnee Mills! Each store has its unique characters, so it might be a smart move to call them ahead of time if you’re looking for something specific.