Things To Do in BoksburgMake your own Teddy Bear
Where? Shop 63a, East Rand Mall, Boksburg, Johannesburg
When? Daily, please enquire.
How? Call 08611 BEARS (23277)
How much? Falls into price group R201 to R500 per person. Confirm with the provider.
'Choose Me', 'Hear me', 'Stuff Me', 'Stitch Me', 'Fluff me', 'Dress Me',' Name Me' and finally 'Take Me Home'; these are all the stations at the Build-A-Bear Workshops.
Even grown men (although possibly only in front of their mothers) will admit to feeling a bit fuzzy inside when in the company of a fluffy teddy bear. 'Bear builders' assist in building a beary cute friend starting from the wide selection of a basic bear character; to the choosing and insertion of its signature sing / giggle / growl / personal message sound-chip; to its individual stuffing for desired huggability; to its red satin heart placement; to its final sealing stitch and barcoding, to its grooming, to its wardrobe selection, through its international naming and all the way home.
The clothing choices include designer bear haute couture, fun fashions as well as licensed brands and hero costumes. Each bear has a unique barcode that is matched with its creator's details so that if lost and returned to any workshop across the world it will be reunited with its maker. The official naming is captured on a global database and a birth certificate issued so that a 'bear-thday' party can be celebrated with a teddy bears picnic. These workshops are great for indoor weather days and the crafted teddy companions will be friends forever.