My twin girls love working on creative projects at home. They especially love if there is a kit that they can follow and figure out while working together. My Ribbon Barrette Maker allows kids to do both…create a fun craft and figure out how to do it on their own….with well written instruction, of course. This kit allows girls to choose their ribbon and bead colors and then create custom hair barrette’s, all on their own. My Ribbon Barrette Maker can be purchased online at FindCoolToys for only $23.59. You can also purchase the Ribbon Barrette Maker Refill kit for only $14.99, whenever you run out of supplies.
The kit comes with everything you need to get started: Barrette Maker Board, 8 barrettes, 16 ribbons in 8 different colors and 128 beads. This kit is recommended for ages 6 years old and up. My daughters are 9 years old and did need a little help to get started, but, then soon it became quite easy for them. We first read through the detailed instructions that came with the kit and then watched the instructional video (on the website) to follow along with it. This kit is great for kids to make hair barrettes at home or would make a great activity to do while in the car or on a plane.
The Barrette Maker Board helped make it easy to figure out which ribbon to loop through the barrette next. It is basically a way to keep kids organized while “braiding” the ribbon onto the barrette. The only thing that we had trouble with, were putting the beads on the ends of the ribbon because the hole on the beads were quite small and it would tatter the ends of the ribbon. This crafting project kept my kids busy for quite some time and they were so excited to wear it after they were done.
ABOUT THE FRIENDSHIP BRACELET MAKER (from their website):
The Big Idea – The Friendship Bracelet Maker
It is simple yet brilliant. While babysitting his granddaughters they asked David to make friendship bracelets with them. This is a trend that has a recent surge in popularity as moms teach their kids this age old tradition with a bit of nostalgia. Friendship Bracelets are seen all over TV, and Tweens everywhere are making them. The process of making them involves securing a knot (online instructions will tell you to pin to your pants or hold with a nail in the wall!) and keeping the strings in order while knotting the threads. After one experience with the grandkids David decided their must be a better way! Crorey Creations was able to tap into some of the best talent in Detroit (engineers, graphic designers, website developers) who have unfortunately found themselves unemployed in this tough economy. After many engineered drawings, prototypes and focus groups we now have a perfected, patented product. This product is the right product (Quality Toy in the coveted craft sector), at the right time (current trend..focused on the right target demo=TWEENS) at the right price (under $25). This product will have appeal beyond the US market and can be global in scope as evident through online research of friendship bracelets.
* The winner will receive a My Ribbon Barrette Maker for kids
*This giveaway is open to the US Only
GIVEAWAY ENDS SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 AT 12:01 EST.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the barrette maker mentioned above for free for review purposes from My Ribbon Barrette Maker. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”