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Wednesday
Jun022010

Bendaroos might be exception to the "as seen on TV" rule

UPDATE: winner is...Allison, aka: PeppermintAllie

Congrats!!

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I have a rule in my house...

It always looks better on TV. That goes for toys, kitchen gagets, even celebrities.

And just like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, The Twofer have had to learn this lesson the hard way.

So many times they see commercials for gagets and toys that 'look so cool Mom!' Finally, after a number of infomercial failures they are starting to listen to the rule.

That is, until now.

Bendaroos are sticky fun without the mess

Bendaroos, those sticky, waxy sticks that you can wind and mush together are actually fun and spark creativity in kids...at least my kids.

So much fun, infact that the girls have spent several nights playing with them and....get this....a Saturday morning! Can you say 'sleep in'?

This is what I woke up to this weekend....

Twins quietly playing with Bendaroos on Saturday morning

Results: fire, flower, pineapple, watermelon

Bendaroos theme packs make great gifts

Want to give it a try but not invest in a whole Bendaroos collection? There are cool new theme packs with 100 or 200 Bendaroos so the investment is small but the creative reward is big.  I received a Tropical Island pack to review and The Twofer started with the templates, but quickly started using their imagination to create figures, furniture, and then the got the wood blocks out to make a house for the Bendaroos family!

Tropical pack of Bendaroos = surprising fun

Even after a few days of playing, we still have lots of Bendaroos left but I'll consider buying more to take with us to the beach for a rainy day. Check out Bendaroos on Facebook for craft ideas, photos, and more.

Enter to Win Your Own Set of Bendaroos!

TwoferMom is giving away a Bendaroos Fun Food Pack! To enter: 

1) leave a comment telling me what your initial thought on Bendaroos is 

2) Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter, then leave another comment with the URL to that Twitter post

Contest open to US and Canadian residents 18 and over and ends Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm ET. Winner will be drawn using Random.org and announced on this post and via email or Twitter. If winner does not respond within 48 hours I reserve the right to choose another winner. Winning prize is distributed by Bendaroos or their PR firm, not by TwoferMom.

Janine

Disclosure: I received a pack of Bendaroos to test and review at no cost. All opinions expressed here are mine and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.

Reader Comments (24)

i think they look like fun, my kids would love to try them

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrea v

http://twitter.com/vickers2622/statuses/15287962976

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrea v

I love that they allow the kids to be creative without making a big mess. My kids would have fun with these.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda C

My first thought when I seen these on TV was they looked really neat! My daughters first thought was lets call NOW!!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrisha Lynn

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/15459992464

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrisha Lynn

look like fun plus kids can use their imagination :)

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie L

i think they look like a lot of not-super-messy fun!!

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrett

http://twitter.com/mamatomjr/status/15870037587

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrett

Easy clean up, no mess, much better than play doh.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlli Campbell

upon first seeing these I though, ok they are colored candle wicks. after trying them out I realized just what neat idea they are. the kids can play and craft with minimal clean up. we have only played with the neighbor's though, so winning a set would be wonderful. XD

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlola malone

http://twitter.com/lolamichele/status/15877132205

tweeted! good luck everyone! XD

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlola malone

My sone would love to play with these. I did the tweet but do not know how to leave a link. waylandcook on twitter.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramy byrd

My daughter really wants them...I had told her to me that they seem like they would be a bit on the greasy, waxy side. I would love to have her try them though and prove me wrong. lol.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Frances C.

Just tweeted http://twitter.com/PeppermintAllie

At first thought, these looked like fun, but not something long-lasting. Your story proves me wrong. LOL they do look pretty enjoyable.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Tweeted:http://twitter.com/azmarry/status/15877702383

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Frances C.

These look like so much fun!

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

My first thought was this is a great craft for the kids to use their imaginations. This would keep them happy and busy.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Ann T.

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/15878778196

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Ann T.

These look fun. My kids have played with Wiki Stix, and they seem to be pretty similar.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Wow, these look like so much fun. I love to do crafts with the kids and these would be perfect.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

I tweeted http://twitter.com/sweetone624/status/15887031819

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Looks like a good activity to keep the kids busy this summer! I think my gal would like it.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThien-Kim

tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/thienkim/statuses/15890978513

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThien-Kim

I'm late to the party but thought I'd mention that this was the first thing Julie saw on TV and wanted. She gave me $20 out of her piggy bank and I went online and ordered them. They arrived and were played with and are still played with. Furthermore, I find myself playing with them when I am on long, boring conference calls. Five thousand thumbs up for Bendaroos for DELIVERING!!!

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuanne

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