You’d be hard pressed to have missed a Bendaroos commercial in the last few months. In fact, their branding has been so great, my 5 year old spent weeks walking around quoting the ad verbatim. (That’s some powerful marketing, folks!)
He was on us to get him a pack, so we finally broke down and got him one when I found them on sale locally. So what are they? They are “flexible bending sticks.” Basically it’s a no mess toy. (woohoo) Waxy, pliable and colorful sticks, they can be bent and molded into various shapes. You’ll find all sorts of cool suggestions on the website. Each “box” come with 500 colorful sticks for your kids to build with.
But here’s the bonus usage we recently discovered: Bendaroos as wine charms! On a recent trip with friends, the kids had left their Bendaroos out on the kitchen table. After they went to bed, the Moms and Dads found we were confusing our drinks. One savvy Mommy used a Bendaroo to identify her glass and we all followed suit. Even funnier were the questions the next day, “Mommy, why is there a Bendaroo on your wine glass?”
Seriously though, this is a great, reusable craft and toy that keeps kids entertained for hours. They sell for $19.99. Visit the YouBendaroo.com website to purchase and get inspired with design ideas.
GIVEAWAY: We also have 5 packs of Bendaroos to giveaway to 5 lucky Mommies with Style winners. To enter, leave a comment in this posting letting us know what you think your kids would build with their Bendaroos if you won.
5 winners will be selected at random after April 19th.

Comments

  1. Junglewife says

    I am sure that my daughter would make a kitty first thing with hers – she’s obsessed with all things cats 🙂

  2. I am sure the kids would surprise me and make something I haven’t even thought of but if I had to guess, dd (6) would probably make some sort of jewelry and ds(4)would make one or another sort of transportation vehicle. This looks like it woould be great for entertaining the kids on a long flight.

  3. I am sure that my daughter would make a flower or something else girlie. My son would probably make a gun.

  4. Right now DS is very into snakes…I’m sure they would be twisted & combined to make a cobra or a milk snake!

  5. My 4 year old has been asking for these nonstop! I don’t know what she would build; she’d probably just bend them around anything she could find!

  6. My DD would make a necklace first – then she would make a princess. My DS would make himself skateboarding. These look great – remind me of Wikistix…

  7. My 3 yr old is obsessed w/Bendaroos thanks to the commercial. He said if he had some he’d build a tower and a dragon!

  8. I haven’t seen a commercial for Bendaroos, but they sound like Wikki Stix which my daughter has enjoyed on car trips. She would probably not make a specific object with the Bendaroos; she’s much more of an abstract kid!

  9. My girls would probably make rainbows and fancy letters.

  10. My kids are dying for Bendaroos! I know they will make many, many things like houses and buildings with it!

  11. my daughter would probably make some “jewelry”.

  12. My oldest son (6, almost 7) would absolutely build dinosaurs. He is obsessed with them. My youngest (4) son would probably build some kind of climbing apparatus and then try to use it lol (he likes to use jump ropes for this currentlys).

  13. Mine would probably make a sword.

  14. I am sure my son would make some amazing creation that I would have no idea what exactly it is until he would explain to me with great pride what he had created.

  15. We got some of these as a gift in a kids meal at a local restaurant. My daughter loved them. The first thing that she made was a rainbow, then a dog. She now wants to make an airplane. These things are GREAT!

  16. We got a small bag of these as a gift in a kids meal at a local restaurant. My daughter loved them. The first thing that she made was a rainbow, then a dog. She now wants to make an airplane. These things are GREAT!

  17. Jessica Zahn says

    My daughter has memorized this commercial, too! She would make shapes – hearts, stars, balloons, etc.

  18. I’m not sure who would have more fun with these, my 4 year old or my dh! I’m sure Keegan would make some sort of animal out of them.

  19. My daughter would probably make a horse and a little girl with a dress.

  20. These are very similar to something my son’s OT uses with him. He has also seen the commercial a million times and wants to make a Darth Maul face that he can put on his wall. Just the kind of decoration I want:)

  21. Julia would love these – every time she sees them on TV she tells me look Mom bendaroos

  22. Denise Felice says

    Wine charms, huh? Genius.
    My 6 year old dd wants these. I’m positive she would make some form of jewelry…probably a necklace.

  23. my kids would make any animal they could think of. they would love to play with those! super fun!

  24. I think my daughter would make flowers and cookies.

  25. Rachel Russel says

    My two kids wanted them for Christmas, but there was a long lead time….My youngest would build a smiley face and my oldest would build a barn scene(I asked them!)

  26. Rachel Russel says

    My two kids wanted them for Christmas, but there was a long lead time….My youngest would build a smiley face and my oldest would build a barn scene(I asked them!)

  27. My son is hugely into crafts. He spends so much time making origami and just random things he makes with any materials he could find. He does not bother making his Bionicles they are supposed to be made. He makes up new creations. He would definitely make robots, lots of them. And probably airplanes He’d probably make some little guys too.

  28. my daughter would probably make flowers and sunglasses

  29. Julia would probably make a family with a puppy and a cat as she wants a cat and mommy is allergic. She would then probably make a flower and any other “project” she could think of – she just loves crafts.

  30. My daughter is DYING for these! She wants to shape them to say whats on each of her drawers just like the commercial and decorate her lamp with them!

  31. My one son would build a DIN-O-SAU-R!!He is obsessed, and has such a creative mind. I am sure both of my boys would love to play with them and have their imaginations run wild!

  32. my son would definitly do a dinosaur eating ‘his’ birthday cake….on a kick with that one and his birthday is next month! He’d love these

  33. Love these things! My boys would be fascinated. They sound great for car rides or maybe grocery cart rides … Hope I’m one of the lucky winners!

  34. These are so fun! Cool giveaway 🙂

  35. These are so fun! Cool giveaway 🙂

  36. These are so fun! Cool giveaway 🙂

  37. Julie Tsung says

    My six year old has been asking for these nonstop for months. He wants to build a jungle and make a crown. He would be so excited to have some!

  38. My son asks for these allll the time, he would make a snake, spider, or some sort of bug, my daughter would make bracelets & necklaces.

  39. Jenn Calabro says

    I’m sure that my daughter would make flowers and a dog with hers. She loves drawing them and I’m sure that it wouldn’t be any different with the bendaroos!

  40. Elizabeth says

    My son is fascinated by the commercial, too. I’m sure he would build something having to do with good guys and bad guys OR a dinosaur.

  41. These bendaroos seem like a life saver! Although the northeast is starting to feel like spring, I’m afraid its going to be weeks before we’re really playing outside and my TV needs a break from the wii. My 7 year old son will build The Star Wars figures and my 4 year old daughter will copy her big brother to drive him crazy!

  42. My daughter is obsessed with rainbows. I am sure that my house would be covered in them if we won. (Despite that fact, I would love for her to have them!!)

  43. My kids see these on tv all the time and ask for them. I think they would make a family with 2 dogs and a fish to copy their own family.

  44. My kids see these on tv all the time and ask for them. I think they would make a family with 2 dogs and a fish to copy their own family.

  45. endless possibilities- too fun!

  46. My son loves straws. He is 2 and makes space ships etc out of straws. I know he would be thrilled to have such a cool product and what a fabulous 3rd birthday gift=)

  47. My daughter would probably make a rainbow and then practice all of her letters.

  48. My kids would probably put a few colors into the time capsule they are currently making. Then they might make a character from Yoshi’s Island (a DS game) or one of Daddy’s XBOX360 games. Wine charms sound great, or what about wrapping them around Mommy’s wrist as the ultimate “can’t forget to do this” reminder?

  49. My kids would probably put a few colors into the time capsule they are currently making. Then they might make a character from Yoshi’s Island (a DS game) or one of Daddy’s XBOX360 games. Wine charms sound great, or what about wrapping them around Mommy’s wrist as the ultimate “can’t forget to do this” reminder?

  50. My daughter will probably make a monster, she’s at the stage where the only thing she talks about, draws, are monsters.

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