Friday, July 5, 2013

BENDASTIX Review and Giveaway



Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are my own.



One-half Arts & Crafts, One-half Construction, 100% Fun! That's the motto of BENDASTIX, a brand new (not even sold in stores yet) kit that is being reviewed here.  Recommended for ages 6+ this bendable, easy-to-mold (but not break) craft kit provides hours of fun for the kids. With easy to maneuver pieces, a book of ideas, and endless options for creativity, this kit was a huge hit in our house.


We've had the box in the house for a week or so, and every day my son asked to open it up. Yesterday I agreed and he and I set out to see what we could make.


We made robots, flowers, spiders, and even a candy cane on a hook (to hang on the mantle, of course). I thought he did pretty great for a 5-yr.-old, and we had a ton of fun doing it.  When were done, he decided to grab a spare blanket from the linen closet, drag his cash register out of his toy box, and set up shop. He put all of his creations out on display [on the 'fancy' blanket-covered coffee table (lol!)], and he put a price tag on everything. He then equipped me with change from his piggy bank and I got to go shopping. ;)

The little slips of newspaper are all prices little man put on his items
that were 'for sale' in his 'store.'

My son liked the BENDASTIX because they were easy to navigate and use for creating things, and I liked them because they were durable (they got a lot of bending with our activities and are still all in perfect shape), and allowed us to use our imagination in ways we don't get to all of the time.

There are a lot of suggestions that come with the kit too. Kids can create shoe decorations, head bands, pretties for their hair, a super cool dune buggy, and so on and so forth. Once they're done with their creations, they can easily disassemble them and start fresh with new ideas.

The BENDASTIX will be available to the public in mid-July (2013), and there will be a variety of kit types available, including the Big Box Kit pictured above.

You can learn more about BENDASTIX by following them on Facebook and/or subscribing to their YouTube page.

One lucky Mail4Rosey reader is going to win a Big Box BENDASTIX kit like the one we reviewed above.

US Entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway



81 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never even heard of them before, I'm so out of the loop on kids toys

Jennifer Hayden said...

I think that my kids wouldlove these!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Rosey! Awh, you are so nice. It is nice to hear that I "always" look great because I seriously have my doubts and oh yes, Sandie has a heart of gold. This giveaway looks cool. I'll be back for it.

Theresa said...

What a fun giveaway! Allison would really flip for these! She does that shopping cart stuff too. It's always fun for her to sell us her creations :)

Kristi Maloney said...

My 8 year old would love this. He is into crafty type activities. That is cute that he set up the store for you to shop - even cuter still that he gave you his own money to shop with! ;)

Becky Jane said...

This would make an excellent GRANDma toy to keep at my house for when the GRANDkids come to visit.

My Journey With Candida said...

I know my Grandson would love these. They do crafts every day at school, so his mom has to also do them at home or he is bummed.

mail4rosey said...

LOL, now if I could only get my husband to do the same!! :)

Kimberly said...

This would be perfect for my granddaughter Ryan.

Dana said...

My kids would love this! Both of them are really into crafts.

slb3334 said...

my niece would love this.

alissa apel said...

I like that the sticks have different colors on them.

Colette S said...

Oh the things my kids would do with these!
Love the fun designs possible.

Samantha Herman said...

My nephew would get this kit. His mother fosters his creativity and they would have a great time.

Self Sagacity said...

I think I used to have something like this before and really love it. They still look like a lot of fun!

Robin Wilson said...

It looks like a lot of fun and I would love to win for my great niece to add to her holidays as her family is going through some tough financial times.

Karen said...

I would love this for my Great Nephew who is so creative :)

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Momma Lew said...

My kids would love this giveaway! They love anything that forces them to be creative!

abfantom said...

If I won, I would give this to my daughter. She has been asking for Bendastix.

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LIDARKSIDE said...

I would give this to our daughter, because she like playing with things like this.

Anonymous said...

My grandkids would really like this. They both love building and creating things.
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Laura Unger said...

My oldest son would get this if I won, he would love it!

♥Heather♥ said...

I would give this to my eight year old son!

Terra H. said...

I'd like to win this for my step-daughter. I'm sure she'd have lots of fun being creative with them. Thanks.
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Kristie said...

These would be great for my kids! They love being creative and I like that you can use them over and over again :-)

Lizzy said...

This would be an excellent activity for my kids to do on those rainy summer days. I love toys that inspire creativity!

~ Noelle said...

this looks to cute.. and like a great item that broxton could totally play with his big brothers!!!

furygirl3132 said...

I would give this to both of my girls to share...they would love it! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

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Liliane said...

My grand kids would love these. They always enjoyed playing with pipe cleaners so they would love this even more :-)

Chris Alejandro said...

I would give it to my eldest niece! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Ellen at Allstar Hyundai Baton Rouge said...

The kit looks like so much fun and would be for our first child (and my husband... he's a total nerd!)

Jan Lee said...

I would give this to my niece :) She loves to be creative lol

Jan Lee said...

This is the Bendastix You Tube link since there's not a link in entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70GH-B4du34

Denise S. said...

All three of my kids would get this.

Dawn Monroe said...

I like these because it encourages imagination and creativity. My grandkids would have a blast with these.

Vunda Vall said...

i would give it to my niece!

Vera Khule said...

My nephew's daughter would get this and she would love it!

Paula Michele Hafner said...

My son and daughter would share this if I won.

Kendra Warstler said...

I would give this to my Daughter and son. They would love it

maria smith said...

My son would be getting this :)

Anonymous said...

I'd give it to my son.

Becca Ann said...

I would give this to my daughter

Deb S. said...

I would give this to Skylar. He would love it.

cassandra mccann said...

my kids and home school kids would benefit from this prize star95011atyahoodotcom

Adrienne said...

My daughter would enjoy this!

c br said...

I like that it encourages kids to use their imaginations.

maryjaco1 said...

I would give this to my neice and nephew.

Erica C. said...

My niece would enjoy this.
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Janice Crespo said...

My grandson Carter would love these!

tracey said...

my kids would get it.
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Teresa Thompson said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

The Curious Kookie said...

I like that the kit allows kids to be creative to find new things to make.

saturdaynightfever said...

This would be for Josie!

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Crystal M said...

I would give the kit to my sons if I won. I love toys for them that help inspire creativity.

Ruby Daniels said...

My son would love this.

brendaelsner said...

This would be for my son!

mikeborgrud said...

i would give this as a present to one of the kids

kathy pease said...

I would give this to a friends child

jungleleopard said...

perfect gift for my niew and nephew

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Mihaela Day said...

my kids would love these!

wallindeb said...

I would give this to my son, Kolby

Gianna said...

I would give it to my kids :)

MELINA said...

I would give this to my daughter she likes to be creative

Anonymous said...

I would give this set to my daughter who I know would enjoy the ability to be creative with them.

Charlene E said...

I would give this to my daughter she loves things like this.

Saver Sara said...

This would be for my niece.

tina reynolds said...

this would be for my two oldest 7 and 6 they would have a blast with it

Nicole C. said...

My daughter would get this if I won!

Jennifer Q. said...

My daughter would love this. It would make for a fun activity when her friends came over

Ms Penny Pincher said...

If I won I would give it to my daughter.

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mary gardner said...

for my daughter

candy said...

This would be for my 7 year old who loves crafts wilcarvic
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Jennifer said...

I think my stepson would really enjoy this

Kelly Amos said...

I would love to have this set for my son. He loves to build things and would really enjoy the Bendastix set!

bac1 said...

i would give it to my nephew

Vikki Billings said...

This will go to my granddaughter, she would love it.
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shanta spradlin said...

I would give it to my daughter, she loves crafts

michedt said...

I'd give it to my niece. She can make a lot of awesome things with it.
Michelle Tucker

amy16323 said...

i really like the designs
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Rochel S said...

My son would love it! He would have so much fun with it!