I experienced the fun of Build A Bear for the first time in 2004. I wanted to make a special present for my cousin who was acting as my flower girl in my wedding. They had the cutest little dolls with yarn hair and a ton of different plush animals. You select an animal and take them to the stuffer. You or the child gets to push the pedal to add stuffing. You also take a paper heart, make a wish, and stick it inside the animal before its sealed. After the animal is finished, you can pick out tons of outfits and accessories for the animals. They're quite expensive especially if you get carried away. If you're on a budget you'd want to keep your children out of this store! Its fun but pricey! The animals are good quality and completely adorable.