Best. Art. Project. Ever. The Bendaroos flexible fun art kit! No glue, no paint, no mess…hands down, Bendaroos are the favorite toy in my house. Bendaroos are essentially nothing more than wax-covered string. While it might sound bland and boring, though, the beauty is that children can shape them into whatever designs they like. The wax keeps the strings in the intended shape and help different colors stay together so finished creations can be picked up and moved.
Non-messy, quite, and without tons of small parts, Bendaroos are perfect for road trips, restaurants, time spent waiting at the doctor (or dance class, or for the school bus) or any other time you want to inspire creativity without a lot of hassle.
Bendaroos Toy Awards
In all honesty, not a lot of As Seen on TV products end up winning as many awards as Bendaroos have. They are a recipient of the coveted Gold Seal award from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, who described them this way: “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.” Bendarros have also received:
- The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
- Outstanding Product Award from the iParenting Media Awards
- Preferred Choice Toy by Creative Child Magazine
Watch the Bendaroos Commercial
Bendaroos make great 2-D pictures as well as 3-D structures. Take a look at this video to get an idea of some of the creations your children can make:
Once kids are done with their creations, they can straighten the Bendaroo sticks back out and make something new. Seasonal tip: You can make great homemade Christmas tree ornaments from Bendaroos too!
Bendaroos are so popular that they are now offered in many kits with different numbers of pieces, themes, colors, prices, and characters. It’s easy to find the right one for your gift-giving budget, or one that won’t break the bank for your own family. They have girl-colored packs and boy-colored ones, too, as well as kits especially for 3D design and even a glow-in-the-dark set. And for Nickelodeon fans, there’s a licensed SpongeBob Squarepants version too!
The holidays are coming up, and all of us parents know what that means – toys from Santa and, yes, 2-3 weeks home from school! Can’t you just hear them now: “Mom, I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!” Not when they have Bendaroos!