Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and in timely fashion, Build-a-Bear has introduced a Be Mine Valentine Dalmation for 2010 (SRV $16.00)! This adorable dog with it’s spots made of hearts, will entice the biggest Build-a-Bear fans everywhere!
Our family has loved Build-a-Bear Workshop for years! We have dozens of animals that the kids made and love to play with to this day, even my oldest who’s eleven. The best part of the experience has to be going to the store and creating their bear.
We picked up our Be Mine Dalmation and set my youngest daughter to work making it with her store helper! The stuffing process is fun, she keeps her foot on the pedal getting the stuffing into her dog. Then she takes a heart, kisses it and makes a promise to love her pet, they insert it into the animal and make a wish. At the same time, you can insert a sound in your pet to cherish. We chose Happy Birthday as my youngest will be 4 years old next week.
As a new “parent” to her pet, you must bathe it, with air for fluffing and a brush for brushing!
Next, we name the animal, my daughter chose “Stuffy Dog” and input all the info in the store computer. This way you include your email address for special offers and links to have your animal “come to life” at BuildaBearville.com and other special offers. From here you get a “birth certificate” with all your new pet’s information.
With thousands of “extras” you can shop the Workshop store and find baby items, numerous styles of shoes, clothing, costumes, pet houses, leashes, and other fabulous accessories to make your animal one of a kind. My daughter, going along with her birthday theme, chose a simple birthday cupcake to commemorate this special occasion!
I was sent a gift card to make a Be Mine Dalmation as part of the Build-a-Bear Ambassador program. The opinions were our tried-and-true experience and were not influenced by any source. I was not monetarily compensated in any way.