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Thursday, June 3, 2010

CLOSED Bendaroos Review and Giveaway Ends June 3,2010

Pin It Now! This giveaway is now closed and winner will be posted June 4th 2010


We were so excited to receive a box in the mail from Bendaroos. My kids have been wanting to try these ever since the commercials started. I was to say the least skeptical, I am not a big believer in purchasing things from infomercials or As Seen on TV. I know eventually they will come to the local stores and then I do not have to pay for the shipping. I am totally frugal when it comes to things like that. Well we received not one, not two but 3 sets of bendaroos, for our Home School classroom to put to the test. The boys and I decided since we received 3 sets we would use one of the duplicates for a giveaway to let another family a chance to give bendaroos a chance. The 3 sets we received were 1 Mega Set with 500 bendaroos and stencils to create some neat projects. In addition we also got 2 Fun with foods sets that each have 100 pieces of bendaroos and instructions to make several projects as well. We decided to go ahead and do a Video review for this one as well so you could see them in action. Taylor volunteered to be today's test subject for the bendaroos. He could not wait to get started.


Watch the video and then I will write my opinion after the video......


OK you heard Taylor's thoughts, now it is time for a Mom's point of view. The colors all came packaged separately in the Mega Pack, the smaller packs there were 2 colors together in a package. I did take them all out of the package and put them all together in a large Tupperware Modular Mate for easier, more organized storage, this way we can keep all the manuals with the ideas and the stencil cards together and even some in progress projects. The boys both enjoyed playing with them, although 2 of the projects Alyx wanted to make he needed Aluminum foil, now being a household trying to go GREEN, I had to go purchase this as we do not normally buy tin foil, I did however buy the new Reynolds Green Recycled Foil. Also you need some Sharp Scissors to cut some of the pieces to fit the templates for certain aspects like for instance eyes. You scissors will get gummed up so I suggest a pair from the dollar store to use specifically for the bendaroos. OK these were some of the cons.



Now for the pros, I love that the kids can be creative on their own or use the templates and ideas given to them, I also appreciated the fact that the directions carefully spell out exactly how many of each color you need for each design. It makes getting prepared to work so much easier. I also like that these do not require any glue or anything else messy,therefor they are a great thing for travel, I know we use lap desks in the car for on the go projects and these would be great for that purpose, also we camp and these would be an awesome addition to our rainy day camp box. I can think of many places to use these , throw some in a Ziploc bag and take them to a Dr. Appointment for the long waiting room waits. Busy work when mom is in need of some quiet to make phone calls, there are many more I am sure you can think of some too. Be sure to share them with me for an extra chance to win your very own set for your family. I think that these are great for imaginative play and also for sensory therapy as they have a waxy, sticky sort of texture, these would also come in handy if your child needs to be manipulating something while you are teaching to help them focus, it is a quiet activity and like I said pretty mess free, which is an absolute A++++ in my house.
With 3 boys they make enough messes without any help from toys or art projects especially unsupervised.
What would you Bendaroo??

You can go to Bendaroos Website to order yours today for $19.99 plus shipping and handling.

OR

Would you like a chance to win your own Bendaroos?? Here is how!
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My views and thoughts expressed here are my own, I was not compensated for my reviews.This was in no way a paid advertisement. I was simpy supplied with product for my reviewing purpose. We have chosen to share that opportunity with you our readers by offering one of the sets supplies to us for one of you to win. Thank You Bendaroos for your generosity.





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Mommy PR said...

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I loveee bendaroos!
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Mommy PR said...

My daughter has ADHD and we actually use BendARoos to calm her down. She will actually sit for hours and just make rings, sunglasses, bracelets. I love these!
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I follow on GFC.

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I already follow through blogger and facebook.

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I'm already friends of FB.

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I'm already a follower through GFC.

April P said...

I "like" Benderoos on FB.

April P said...

My son says he would enjoy taking Bendaroos to his grandparents' house to play with them.

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I entered the Skoy cloth giveaway.

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edmontonjb said...

Count me in! Bendaroos look like fun. I follow with blogger

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Ashley said...

They would be great for church for my much younger sister (WAY younger!). Coloring just isn't going to cut it every week!

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