Friday, December 10, 2010

Bendaroos Creativity Center Review and Giveaway!


Growing up, I pretty much remember play-doh or clay as being about the only crafty molding/creating material I ever played with. Well, now there's a new sculpting material...they're called Bendaroos, and boy are they fun! I received the Bendaroos Creativity Center, which comes with a sculpting station, 4 molding and shaping tools, 3 bendamodels figures, crimper cutter, 100 Bendaroo sticks, and instructions on how to make a variety of Bendaroo models. Both my younger sisters were thrilled when I pulled this out for them to play with. The 9 year old immediately asked to make the "princess" girl, so that was our first project. I think she turned out pretty well:
The skirt

Bending the sticks!

M and her princess!

An up-close shot

After our success with the girl, we went on to mold a few other. I even stepped outside the bounds of the instructions, and designed my own Palomino horse!

Our black pony

Ice cream cone with a cherry on top!

My palomino horse!

The 3 of us really had a lot of fun with this, and the girls are begging to purchase more Bendaroo sticks so they can create some more models!

"Bendaroos® Building Sticks are made from colored string coated with a special wax, that allows children to bend, twist, and shape creations that will adhere to most surfaces. From an intricate 2-dimensional window appliqué to a 3-dimensional action figure, Bendaroos® building sticks allow children to channel their abundant energy into original creations. The possibilities inside just one box of Bendaroos® building sticks are truly endless. Bendaroos® building sticks are offered in several varieties, making them perfect for playrooms or classrooms of any size.

Long recommended by moms nationwide, Bendaroos® Building Sticks earned four national toy awards in 2009, gaining recognition from leading toy industry experts as a top choice for creative play.
Among its honors, Bendaroos® Building Sticks received a “Gold Seal” award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, an independent reviewer of children’s toys and products. In its review, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio praised Bendaroos® Building Sticks for the product’s versatility, stating, “While the step by step process encourages kids to match and work in a step by step sequence, these waxed strings can also be used in an open-ended way to make whatever the imagination desires.”In addition, Bendaroos® Building Sticks were a recipient of The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval and an “Outstanding Product Award” from the iParenting Media Awards. Creative Child Magazine also named Bendaroos® Building Sticks a Preferred Choice toy in its Creative Play category."


Bendaroo is giving one of my readers their own Creativity Center!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to Bendaroos and tell me another Bendaroo kit/set you'd like to get!

Bonus Entries-

2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-"Like" Bendaroos on Facebook, and tell them you came from Hope's Cafe.

1 entry-Follow Bendaroos on Twitter.

3 Entries-Sign up on itsThoughtful (it's completely free!) through my link here:itsThoughtful Registration
Leave 3 comments.

This giveaway ends Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Bendaroos website.

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