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. My sons would craft swords out of these and my daughter would make something for her princesses with them! 🙂

  2. Another super cool toy that my special ed class would LOOOOVVVVEEE to have. These are great kinesthetic ways to practice spelling and sight words!! Pick us, pick us!!!!!

  3. Kim Bolyn says

    We go to a restaurant at the beach that gives these to the kids to play with instead of crayons. Needless to say, this is our families favorite dining spot! Bendaroos are great – I am sure my kids would make dinosaurs and robots….just to get started!

  4. I am sure my girls would build a castle. Anything to do with princesses.

  5. My 14 month old would definitely put it in her mouth and use it as a teether!!

  6. OMG, according to my kids they would make literally everything with Bendaroos. They’ve only been asking for them at least once every single day since the very first day the commercial aired.

    I have a 7, 5, and 2 yr old and they would undoubtedly all make every animal under the sun.

  7. Tracie Romualdo says

    My two girls would cover EVERYTHING in our home that they possibly could! THey are obsessed with the commercial!!

  8. My son loves this commercial too! I haven’t broken down and bought any yet, so this would be a great suprise!

  9. My son would love to mush them together to create something abstract! I think they are a great craft kit for kids–no mess is the best!

  10. My son loves this commercial! He tells me all about them and says to put them on his list (his never ending list!) My 5 year old said he would make a race car and my 2 year old (we call him his shadow) agreed he would make a race car too!

  11. Cindy McCloskey says

    I have 4 girls, and 2 would make animals and 2 would make people. I’d steal a few to play with as well!!

  12. My three youngest kids (ages 6,9 and 11) would have so much fun with these. My dd would probably try to make a elephant since she loves elephants. The boys would make airplanes and cars.
    Nancy

  13. My three youngest kids (ages 6,9 and 11) would have so much fun with these. My dd would probably try to make a elephant since she loves elephants. The boys would make airplanes and cars.
    Nancy

  14. My three youngest kids (ages 6,9 and 11) would have so much fun with these. My dd would probably try to make a elephant since she loves elephants. The boys would make airplanes and cars.
    Nancy

  15. I know the first thing my son would make would be SPIDERMAN! These sound like super duper fun! I bet they would be a fun “educational” tool as well!

  16. I’m sure my son would be be building robots or guns with these…

  17. Natalie Mitchell says

    My 4 year old daughter would probably use her Bendaroos to spell words like Princess Presto on Super Why. They would be great early literacy tools!

  18. My 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter would surely love (and probably fight over) Bendaroos. We were lucky enough to get a couple of these as hand-me-down toys and they are really fun. I even like to play with them!

  19. My daughter Ella would most likely make a princess crown with them! She is obsessed with that commercial so she definitely would have fun trying them out! 🙂

  20. Melissa Bohn says

    My son would probably make an exact replica of Thomas the train. Then James, then Percy, then Emily… 🙂

  21. My son would probably make an exact replica of Thomas the train. Then James, then Percy, then Emily… 🙂

  22. My artsy little girl would probably make a horse with a stable, fields of grass and flowers! She has been asking for these but I just haven’t caved yet …

  23. Brandie SChwartz says

    LOVE ,LOVE, LOVE these. Best entertainment ever in a restaraunt. There is a place around the corner from us that gives these to the kids to keep and an Etch-a-sketch to borrow.

  24. My 4 yr old loves these commercials…

  25. Suzi Baldner says

    Oh man, my boys would make light sabers, people and for sure a cool bracelet for Mommy…hope I win!!

  26. My oldest son (6) would build a python, and my middle son (3) would build an army of Troopers for Commander Cody. He says (to the tune of the Star Wars theme song), “Yeah, like dun, dun, dun, dun, duh, nuh, dun, duh, nuh!”

  27. Johanna Puccio says

    My daughter would have so much fun with these. I have something like this I use in my classroom and it’s a big hit with all my students. I can’t imagine the amazing things my little one can make!

  28. I am sure my son would try to make trains and train tracks. ANYTHING in my house gets turned into train tracks!

  29. my son and daughter would LOVE bendaroos! I would bet my son would build a playground for his ant farm or his catterpillers!

  30. Charlotte Harris says

    My son (5) would want to use all of them in one sitting…making an entire scene with a forest of trees and of course monkeys, toucans, etc. (he is obsessed with animals).
    My daughter (3) would try to make a pair of princess shoes and most likely get upset because they won’t fit! 🙂

  31. butterflies, princesses and fairies

  32. My kids would probably decorate the house with them!

  33. Jeremy gets something similar whenever we got to a certain restaurant. Last time he twisted them all together and said it was a rainbow. Quick and easy!

  34. what a great/fun giva-away! The kids would probably build bugs and silly glasses w/the bendaroos! Hope to win. THNX =)

  35. Our boys have been begging to get Bendaroos! I would be a rock star if I won a set for our 4 boys!!! I’m sure they would make animals, swords, and even jewelry. The ideas are endless 🙂

  36. Our boys have been begging to get Bendaroos! I would be a rock star if I won a set for our 4 boys!!! I’m sure they would make animals, swords, and even jewelry. The ideas are endless 🙂

  37. Our boys have been begging to get Bendaroos! I would be a rock star if I won a set for our 4 boys!!! I’m sure they would make animals, swords, and even jewelry. The ideas are endless 🙂

  38. Lisa Spessard says

    My three-year-old asks me several times I day if we can “go line and get some bendaroos.” Darn Nickelodeon! She and her 6-year old sister would probably make ballerinas and and have them act out a dance recital. Hopefully one of the colors is pink. If not, we’re in trouble!

  39. I am certain my enterprising kids would make me a 5,000 square foot vacation home of rainbow colored bendaroos! Probably somewhere exotic like Bali or Bora Bora. A mom can dream….

  40. With 4 kids in the ages from 9 to 3 , I’m sure it’s one toy they will all play with, and just maybe not fight(fingers crossed)

  41. These are kind of like big Wikki sticks which my kids love. I swear every time that commercial is on they try to make me call! They are 6 and 7 years old (boys).

  42. Are they too old for a 2-year old?

  43. SHERRIE BERKOWITZ says

    My daughter would love these! I know she would make all sorts of girly things, such as jewlery, hearts,ect. Her dad would love to play with these with her as well, they love to make robots and animals together! Mom would enjoy too, and even baby sister!

  44. These toys are great, they are one thing I dont mind finding stuck to my walls!

  45. Cars! Definitely cars! And balloons – because we were over at a friend’s house and their bendaroos kept 6 kids quiet and happy for a LONG time – by the end, there was a fleet of bendaroo “balloons” stuck to the wall, since the idea caught on after one of them started it. And yes, my 5 yr old saw the commericial too. In fact, he had the phone number memorized! “Mom! We have to call 1-800-xxx-xxxx(ok, HE remembers, but I can’t!)” Usually I balk at buying stuff that’s heavily advertised, just out of principle, but he did have a REALLY good time with them over at his friend’s house, so we’ll get some eventually. I haven’t found them locally yet, though. And I’d love to win them!

  46. My son would make trucks first. But the beauty is that they’re so imagination-friendly, that he’d soon make anything else that came to mind!

  47. I am sure my son would find a way to make trucks, and of course my daughter would make a crown!

  48. Li’l Boo would make a T-Rex dinosaur, a fish, and a figure of himself. . . then pull out all of the rest of the sticks and line them up around the table/floor to make train tracks.

  49. emily london says

    My child is obsessed with the bendaroos commercial and everytime it’s on he says,”Can I get thoes, can I get those?”. And I always reply, “Maybe, we will see”. It would be nice to surprise him with the much wanted Bendaroos so he could make some-sort of alien monster.

  50. My almost-four-year-old and my almost-two-year-old will make tons of fun stuff… can’t wait!

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