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:

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

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  2. I think that my kids wouldlove these!

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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 :)

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  5. 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! ;)

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. This would be perfect for my granddaughter Ryan.

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

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  10. I like that the sticks have different colors on them.

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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

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  19. My grandkids would really like this. They both love building and creating things.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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

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  21. I would give this to my eight year old son!

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  22. I'd like to win this for my step-daughter. I'm sure she'd have lots of fun being creative with them. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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

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

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

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

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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

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

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

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

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

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  32. All three of my kids would get this.

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

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

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  35. My son and daughter would share this if I won.

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

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  37. My son would be getting this :)

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  38. I would give this to my daughter

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

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

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  41. My daughter would enjoy this!

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  42. I like that it encourages kids to use their imaginations.

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  43. I would give this to my neice and nephew.

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  44. My niece would enjoy this.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. My grandson Carter would love these!

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  46. my kids would get it.
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    rc name Rochelle johsnon

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  47. I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

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

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  49. This would be for Josie!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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

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

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  52. I would give this to a friends child

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  53. perfect gift for my niew and nephew

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  55. I would give this to my son, Kolby

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  56. I would give it to my kids :)

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

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

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

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

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  61. My daughter would get this if I won!

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

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  63. If I won I would give it to my daughter.

    PDWinner523 at gmail dot com

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  64. This would be for my 7 year old who loves crafts wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  65. I think my stepson would really enjoy this

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

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  67. i would give it to my nephew

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  68. This will go to my granddaughter, she would love it.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  69. I would give it to my daughter, she loves crafts

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

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  71. i really like the designs
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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