Friday, December 3, 2010

Bendaroos Glow In The Dark Review and Giveaway!!! CLOSED

Yesterday, we had a package arrive and, of course, the children were jumping all over the place and looking over my shoulder, trying to read the name on the front of the package. Who was it for??? Me. But, that didn't stop them, because they know that nine times out of ten, the packages that come for me are really for them...

This time it was Bendaroos and my commercial-influenced children started to cheer and jump around even more. "They're GLOW IN THE DARK!" one of them called out - it was too nuts to recognize the voice - I think it was a combination of a few of the kids simultaneously.

I slowly opened the package...they hate when I do that. Ideas were already forming in the minds of 5 children (Kodie-Bear is still too young to understand - but he was excited, too!).  We started twisting and swirling the wax covered string pieces together...

I wanted to make some candy canes...but there was no red...

"Hey, you can do it with pink!" Veronica suggested...and pink and white candy canes, it was for me.

Dylan made some kind of ball of string-looking thing, Lucas made a police car and a little man with a sword, Veronica, Nicholas and Wesley made several different things. I'm telling you, this one box kept 6 kids busy ALL NIGHT! We had spirals and clouds and little people and necklaces...

But there was a problem...the kids kept taking the Bendaroos into dark areas and they didn't glow...

Ah, but my ingenious husband (the biggest kid of them all) discovered that if you hold the Glow In The Dark Bendaroos near light (a light bulb), they absorb the light and then they glow like crazy! I highly advise this is only done with adult supervision!

I can see why Bendaroos are so popular! They leave everything up to the imagination and because children are so creative, just one box brings hours and hours and hours of fun! They can be reused over and over again, too! The best thing for us moms? There's no mess!!!

They also have the Bendaroos®  SpongeBob SquarePants for the SpongeBob SquarePants fans.

From the email that I received: "For more information check the Bendaroos Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/bendaroos). On the Facebook page teachers can receive a $5.00 coupon towards any Bendaroos®  purchase, and everyone else can receive a $3.00 off coupon."

Awards that Bendaroos has received:


*The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Star 
*The Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence
*The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 


The box that I received included:

*300 (assorted colors) glow-in-the-dark Bendaroos sticks
*6 Traceable Templates
*Instructions with even more ideas

WHO WANTS BENDAROOS?

BENDAROOS IS GIVING ONE LUCKY MOMMY RANTINGS FOLLOWER Bendaroos, too!

In order to win the Bendaroos giveaway, you must be a follower of Mommy Rantings.

Mandatory entry: (you must do this)

Tell me what you would make with your BENDAROOS !

Additional entries:

1) "Like" Mommy Rantings on Facebook. (2 entries)

2) Follow QueenBMomma on Twitter. (2 entries)

3) Blog about this giveaway - tell me your blog's URL (3 entries).

4) Tweet this giveaway (you can do this once per day!) (1 entry per tweet -leave twitter name)

5) Follow Bendaroos on Twitter and leave your Twitter name.

6) "Like" Bendaroos on Facebook

7) Update your Facebook status with this giveaway. (2 entries)

Winners will be chosen through Random.org and the winning entries will be validated. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN ONE OF YOUR ENTRIES. RUNNING AROUND THE INTERNET TRACKING DOWN WINNERS IS NO FUN!

Thank you to Bendaroos for sponsoring this review/giveaway! This giveaway will end on December 17th, 2010 at 12 pm EST. (Just in time for Christmas!) I will contact the winner by email and they will have 24 hours to respond before the runner up is chosen.

I received a product for purposes of review. I did not receive monetary compensation. All opinions are expressly mine -and my children's. ;)


75 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!! these would be perfect for my little monster.. we could make glow and the dark monsters for him!!

    monstersmommy021207@gmail.com
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  2. liked mommy rantings on facebook!!

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  3. liked bendaroos on facebook!

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  4. follow you now on twitter although i am brand new to twitter and still learning how to do it all
    monstersmom0212 is my twitter name

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  5. i also follow bendaroos on twitter now too!

    monstersmom0212-twitter name

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  6. i will be blogging about this giveaway!!

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  7. here is my url to my blog about the give away!!

    http://mycrazyandsowonderfullife.blogspot.com/2010/12/mommy-rantings-and-bendaroos.html

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  8. i also updated my facebook status with the giveway information!!

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  9. I would make some animals to go in my daughter's room - dog, cat, maybe a horse!!
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  10. FB fan already - Holly D Lawson
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  11. FB fan already - Holly D Lawson
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  12. Twitter follower - hollydlteacher
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  13. Twitter follower - hollydlteacher
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  14. FB fan on Bendaroos - Holly D Lawson
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  15. Twitter fan of Bendaroos - hollydlteacher
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  16. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/10920905794387968
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  17. FB status - http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=174662862552284&id=1095085144

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  19. blogged - http://missionmontanalawson.blogspot.com/2010/12/mommy-rantings-bendaroos-glow-in-dark.html
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  20. blogged - http://missionmontanalawson.blogspot.com/2010/12/mommy-rantings-bendaroos-glow-in-dark.html
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  21. blogged - http://missionmontanalawson.blogspot.com/2010/12/mommy-rantings-bendaroos-glow-in-dark.html
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  22. What would I make with my Bendaroos? I would make a Shamrock!!

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  23. I would make a shamrock with my Bendaroos! I 'like' Mommy Rantings on Facebook!

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  24. Tweet Dec.4 - http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/11275627600551936

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  25. I'm a big kid, I never grew up. I love that these Bendaroos glow in the dark. The 1st thing I would make would be a heart <3. Then I'd make some Christmas decorations with my daughter.

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  26. I "Like" Mommy Rantings on Facebook.

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  27. I Follow QueenBMomma on Twitter.

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  28. I tweeted this giveaway on Twitter.

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  29. I follow Bendaroos on Twitter @Naya2000

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  30. I updated my Facebook status with this giveaway.

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  31. Tweeted - Dec 5 - http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/11557714970812416

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  32. I would make a little Christmas Tree maybe some ornaments!
    GFC follower.
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  33. I like you on FB-Pamela James
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  34. Like you on FB 2-Pamela James
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  35. Follow you on Twitter 1- pj436
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  36. Follow you on Twitter 2-pj436
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  37. Like bendaroos on FB-pamela james
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  38. Follow bendaroos on Twitter-pj436
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  39. tweet 12/6
    http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/11917109768495104
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  40. I would make a Christmas ornament !
    very cool. My boys would love these.
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  41. Like Mommyrantings on fb
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  42. like mommy ranting on fb
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  43. follow queenbmomma on twitter
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  44. follow you on twitter
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  45. tweeted the giveaway
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  46. like bendaroos on fb
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  47. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/12373669720358912
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  48. Me and my 10 year-old would use the Bendaroos to design all the builds he draws in the maps he creates to construct his own towns and places.

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  49. tweet 12/8
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  51. tweet 12/9
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  52. tweeted 12/10
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  53. tweet 12/12
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  54. I follow mommy rantings.
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  55. I would make a candy cane with bendaroo's. jenn29love@hotmail.com

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  56. Liked Mommy Rantings on FB.
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  57. Liked Mommy Rantings on FB.
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  58. Liked bendaroo's on FB.
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  59. updated fb with giveaway.
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  60. updated fb with giveaway.
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  61. tweeted 12/13
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  62. I'm certain we would make dogs and hamsters

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  63. I follow you on twitter @immortalb4

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  64. I follow you on twitter @immortalb4

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  65. gfc follower and she would make a monkey
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  66. like on fb (michelle b)#1
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  67. like on fb (michelle b)#2
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  68. like bendaroos on fb
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  69. tweet
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  70. 12/14
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  73. last tweet @hollydlteacher
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