Thursday, July 29, 2010

Birthday Gift Idea: Creativity for Kids Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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Creativity for Kids is a company with a mission aimed at enriching the lives of children everywhere with fun and constructive experiences that stimulate and encourage their natural creativity. In addition, the company is dedicated to assuring that all products are safe and all products are made in the USA.

Creativity for Kids offers an amazing assortment of products, 277 at the time of this post! The website is very easy to navigate. You can search by product name or can browse through products. When you examine products, you can read detailed information on the contents of the kit and customer reviews.  My kids and I had the opportunity to review two products, and my children had a very tough time narrowing down their choices because there were so many great products.

Designer Doggie: My daughter is in love with dogs, so she decided to choose the Designer Doggie to review.The kit retails for $17.99 and comes with:
  • Velvety dog purse 7 in x 5 in x 2.25 in (17.8 cm x 12.7 cm x 5.7 cm)
  • Dog bone charm
  • Plush dog with velvety collar and heart charm 6.5 in x 6 in (16.5 cm x 15.2 cm)
  • Velvety dog cape 4.25 in x 3.5 in (10.8 cm x 8.9 cm)
  • Ribbon leash
  • Self-adhesive satin bows
  • Peel and stick felt shapes
  • Self-adhesive rhinestones
  • Instructions and ideas

My daughter really loved this kit. She has been taking her dog everywhere with her since she created it. There were enough embellishments included in the kit to allow her to really use her creativity. Unfortunately, the rhinestones' adhesive was not very strong and they did not last on the collar for long. This was slightly upsetting to my daughter, but she still loved her dog in the end. Aside from the adhesive problems, I though the kit was great and is a great gift idea for little girls.

Dog before:
Dog after Bella Decorated:
One very happy Bella and her dog, Malesha (I have no idea how she came up with the name):

Shrinky Dinks - Alien Invasion:  I used to love Shrinky Dinks when I was a child, so I was very excited when my son chose the Alien Invasion kit to review. The set sells for $16.49 and comes with a bunch of great products in addition to the classic Shrinky Dink sheets:
  • 5 printed sheets of Shrinky Dinks film
  • 8 colored pencils
  • hole punch
  • jump rings
  • coil key chain
  • note pad
  • star laser (batteries are included)
  • gel pen
  • foam dots
I though the extra products were great! Jack thought the kit was really neat. He was not quite sure how Shrinky Dinks worked, so he was completely fascinated when his colored aliens shrunk right up into smaller pieces of plastic that could be played with. He could then attach his aliens to the other products included or just play with them. The product worked great and Jack and I found the kit to be fantastic.

Jack working on his Shrinky-Dinks
Before being placed in the oven:
After being baked:
Final results:
One happy Jack:


Buy it here: You can purchase these kits from the Creativity for Kids website and from Amazon

Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader is going to win a Beach Buddy Shell Craft Kit! 
This fun-looking kit will allow your child to turn 25 real sea shells into a bunch of sea creatures! Check out the details here.

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Mandatory Entry: Tell me what other products besides the ones mentioned in the post you would love to have from Creativity for Kids.

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6. Enter another one of my contests. Enter as many as you like, but this method is only worth 1 entry regardless of how many you enter.
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8. Buy something from Creativity for Kids between now and the end of this post and receive 10 EXTRA entries. You can either buy from their site or purchase one of their products from Amazon using this link to enter Amazon's site.

The winner will be selected on 8/7 via random.org and will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

I was provided the above mentioned products for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own

112 comments:

suburban prep said...

I like the Enchanted Garden Stones
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Laura said...

I think the crafty critters set is really cool!

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Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

My son would love the Halloween Fun Shrinky Dinks!

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Donna said...

My granddaughter would love the Wee Enchanted Garden

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Busy Working Mama said...

love their travel and doodle do kit

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abfantom said...

My daughter would like the Deluxe Rock-A-Doodle (#1106) kit

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deb c said...

I like the Wee Enchanted Garden Kit.
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littlelatina said...

the sock puppets look great

Nicole C. said...

I would love to have the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden.

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dolls123 said...

I like the Pretty Pedicure Salon

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Denise S. said...

My kids would really love the Halloween Fun Shrinky Dinks.

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Crystal Fisher said...

I like the monster truck custom shop

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wildcat32 said...

I like the Wind Up Workshop Robots.
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Jennifer said...

I like the Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse kit jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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Miss Heidi said...

I like the Paper Butterfly Mobile. Thanks.

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Kowanda said...

My son and I would like the Sky Diver Paper Airplanes (#1967)
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I like Creativity for Kids on Facebook.
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degood said...

I think my daughter would love the create your own 3 bitty books from Creativity for Kids.

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bison61 said...

my granddaughter would love the Make Your Own Lip Balm

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marinewifey said...

i;de like either the wee enchanted garden or the color in tattoos

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liked creativity for kids

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marinewifey said...

also entered the popsicle giveaway

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Julia said...

like the Enchanted Garden Stones

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entered Noodle Head contest

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entered kitchen clothesline contest

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entered munchkin contest

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entered blue gala contest

Jenn S. said...

I really like the medieval garden kit.

loni said...

I like the sock puppets one.

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Steph said...

I like the Money Monster Banks and the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden.

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Louis said...

I really like the Wood Craft Pony

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I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

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following you on twitter at rosidentevil
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I like Creativity for Kids on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

Shellie said...

I really like the 2 Glass Bowls 4 U 2 Paint.
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Leslie S. said...

My kids are really wanting to get the Wee Enchanted Garden or the Deluxe Rock-A-Doodle. Thanks!

Kathryn said...

I like the paint and decorate robot! blackbird0615@yahoo.com

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Mom2anutball said...

I like the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden!

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Jennifer R said...

I also would love to have the Enchanted Garden set.

Julie said...

I also like the Create Your Own Book kits.

Gianna said...

Planets - Create a Solar System Mobile

Kimbuckjr said...

MANDATORY ENTRY: My daughter would LOVE to have the "Monster Trucks Custom Shop" Creativity Kit. My daughter is real big into Monster Trucks! I know strange for a little girl to like Monster Trucks, but she absolutely LOVES 'em. Hhhmm???

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I entered your Rubbermaid Reveal Mop system giveaway on August 7, 2010.

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I am a Facebook FAN of Creativity for Kids.

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I also left them a msg. letting 'em know I entered this giveaway.

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Janet and Maya said...

I love the Make Your Own Sock Puppets - so cute!
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kawaii crafter said...

I like the two glass bowls kit.

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Sue D said...

I like the Fresh Ink Tattoo for girls.
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I entered your Tropical Traditions coconut giveaway.
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Julia said...

entered dressings contest

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entered dishwasher art contest

Angela Livingston said...

I want the Create Your Own 3 Bitty Books my son would love it
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