Expand your child’s horizon using their imagination and a little help with BENDASTIX from Fibre-Craft. What are BENDASTIX? They are the newest kid’s soft construction activity kits – ½ arts & crafts and ½ construction toys – soft and squishy. Instead of using a rigid block, brick or stick, simply give your child a BENDASTIX set and let their imagination flow.
Bend and Build with BENDASTIX
Travel with me, if you will, down memory lane to a time when my children were young. Striving to instill some creativity into their minds, I purchased games and activities where they could use their imagination, or learn a lesson of some type or another. Now, remember, this was a time before computers, the internet, or cell phones. I remember purchasing a set of those wooden logs for my son. He actually became quite good at using his imagination to built various houses and/or structures, and attempted to create other items such as cars, etc. However, he never quite was able to complete an entire project as he always ran out of the logs. The logs were expensive, even back then, and since I was on a limited budget, I was only able to get the starter set for him. He did the best he could with what he had. I also purchased those building blocks…you know, the set that has something like 1000 pieces. He really enjoyed those, but he grew out of those, and by that time he had probably lost close to 90% of them. I can tell you, they don’t go through the vacuum very well. As for my daughter, she followed my son’s lead, when he lost interest, she did too.
Times sure have changed since then. Companies still make those previously mentioned toys, but I don’t see many on the shelves of the store. Today, parents strive more for creativity in their children, allowing them to express themselves in many other ways. One of these ways is with BENDASTIX from Fibre-Craft.
Fibre-Craft just celebrated their 60th year of making kid’s creative activities, so you know you can trust them, as they have been in business a long time. The company has just recently introduced BENDASTIX where a soft bendable piece replaces a wood or plastic piece.
There are six creative kits available: Braceletz, Botz, Budz, Bandz, Bowz, and Big Box. All six kits are for children ages 6 and up, ranging in price from $9.99 to $19.99. I was able to review the Braceletz, Bandz, and Bowz kits. While these kits are designed for girls, the Botz and Budz kits can be used by either a boy or a girl, but they are more geared for a boy. Take a close look at the handle on the box. Yes, they are BENDASTIX. Such a cute idea.
The first kit, Bowz, included 9 stixs (3 wide stix, 3 medium stix plus an extra one, and 2 feature stixs), 4 ring connectorz, 4 charmz and 1 instruction sheet:
Mix and match these stix to make endless combinations of bows to use on bracelets or headbands, or other items for your hair. Simply wrap the BENDASTIX to connect. For those who have a limited imagination, other project ideas can be found at BENDASTIX. The Bowz kit is quite an accessory for any young girl who is fashion conscious.
I also reviewed the Bandz kit. This kit included 10 stix (3 wide stix, 3 medium stix, 3 mini stix and an extra medium stix), 3 heart connectorz, 1 peace sign connectorz, 5 charmz and 1 instruction sheet. The Bandz will enable your young lady to make hundreds of different styles of bracelets by mixing and matching the pieces. The colorful Bandz will enhance any outfit.
The last kit I reviewed was the Braceletz kit. Just like the other kits, the stylish stix can be bent to make any number of combinations when making a bracelet. The kit includes 3 wide stix, 4 medium stix, plus an extra large stix, 4 ring connectorz, 2 heart connectorz, 3 feature stix, 6 charmz, a 20” rainbow lace, and 1 instruction sheet.
Bend, unbend and bend again with BEDASTIX. Make an alien monster, spy glasses, rockin’ robot, or thousands of other items, by allowing your child to use their imagination and their BENDASTIX kit. These projects are fun to make and very reasonably priced for the individual kits; however, for the best value, get the Big Box kit.
I only wish they had the BENDASTIX when my children were young. It would have saved me some money on the cost of repairs on my vacuum and since they are bendable, you can connect them together for storage purposes, relieving your mind of misplacing or losing any of the pieces. With the holidays coming up before long, these kits make an excellent gift for any young lady or gentleman.