Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bendaroos...Review & Giveaway!

A&W really love crafting.  Each day I try and fit in a little bit of something creative like painting, coloring with markers or play-doh.  I love to give them new things to help them to get those creative juices flowing.  I especially like it when those things are, ahem, less on the messy side. I like to see my kids happy (of course!!) but I can only face a destroyed play area some many times per day!  When I had the opportunity to test out Bendaroos with the boys I couldn't wait...these looked fun and creative AND mess-free.  Yippee!


For those of you who have not seen Bendaroos they are "amazing, flexible building sticks".   Here is the claim...


Bendaroos Magic Wax Super String are tons of fun, hours of pleasure and kids never get bored because there always more new and fun things to do with Bendaroos! Super durable and easy to use Bendaroos can do just about anything. Create your favorite animal boat or bridge. Transform ordinary items in cool things a space ships or treasure chest. It's endless what your can do with Bendaroos. Decorate a vase a frame or make a picture on the window them just remove it! No glue no stains no mess! Kids love Bendaroos and so will you.

Sign us up!  A,W and I could not wait to give these us a try.  We received the new Sponge Bob pack to try out and one weekday morning before school  we sat down to create.  The kit includes the following...

• 300 Bendaroos® Building Sticks!
• Includes Bendaroos® Fun Guide & Traceable Templates
• Includes Bikini Bottom Playmat


Bendaroos are simply waxy sticks.  The bend easily into shapes and can be straightened out again.  I though A&W would be way into making some of the Sponge Bob characters (I have deemed Sponge Bob naughty in our house which makes him  somehow more appealing...go figure!).  I set about using the directions to make some of the characters and I thought the boys would follow suit but this was not the case.  They started sculpted and building their own creations with the huge variety of colored sticks.  I loved this!  I think if the boys were a little older they would have been more into trying to create the sculptures from the templates (I had fun with this part!!) but when faced with a pile of Bendaroos in fun colors they let their imaginations run wild making fun sculptures and shapes with all their favorite colors.  They particularly loved making shapes on our sliding glass doors and we have quite an art gallery on display right now. 


My verdict?  The kids had so much fun creating with Bendaroos!  While I think they were a little young to follow the templates I think this aspect would be great fun for older children.  As a parent I loved the amount of creativity they allowed the kids, the mess-free aspect (woo-hoo!) as well as the fact that they are reusable.  Bendaroos earn a big thumbs up from me and have earned a reoccurring role in our craft rotation!  You can purchase Bendaroos here.
 


One lucky RBM reader will win a SpongeBob Squarepants Bendaroos Kit!  Here is how to enter...



Mandatory Entry:  Check out the Bendaroos site and leave a comment with another fun product you would like to try.  Next on our list is the Glow in the Dark set!  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

For Extra Entries:

1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Like Bendaroos on Facebook=1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Bendaroos on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once daily)  = 1 entry per each
7.  Write a review of RBM on Alexa and let me know you have done so  = 3 entries 
8.  Comment on one of my non giveaway posts and let me know you have done so = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on February 26th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on February 27th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the mentioned Bendaroos kit for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

137 comments:

Melinda said...

I think that the 3D pack looks like fun!

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I like the 3-D activity pack.
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wigget said...

i'd like tro check out the Glow in the Dark set

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I like the Mega Pack. Has it all!
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I will agree with you, I like the Glow in the Dark too.
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Hifam said...

I've seen these in the store, but haven't ever tried them. I think the 3d set looks fun.
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✿Heαther S✿ said...

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casey aubut said...

Ths kids would LOVE the Spongebob kit- and the Space Kit!
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RaettigFamily said...

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