Monday, February 1, 2010

Creativity for Kids - Review and Giveaway


Perfect for Valentine's Day!



I love crafty things, and as my life tends to be ruled by Murphy's Law, I LOVE easy crafty things :)

I had the chance to try out Creativity for Kids Shrinky Dinks I Love You Cards (SHRINKY DINKS!!!), and this kit is fun, easy, and it has Shrinky Dinks! Ok, so I sound a bit off balance, but I love Shrinky Dinks! I was insane for them when I was little, and when Brit was little, we'd often make these together and giggle at how they curled and wiggled and shrunk to a third of their size. And, they were just as fun as we remember :)

This kit has everything you need to make a dozen adorable handmade cards, perfect for valentines day, but can also be used for other occasions as the cards are blank inside and most of the Shrinky Dinks aren't Valentine specific. I could see this as a fun activity at a birthday party, where each girl colors one or two charms, watches them shrink, and then decorates a card (or two!) to take home.

The kit comes complete with blank cards, ribbons to thread through pre-punched holes, colored pencils to color your Shrinky Dinks (they even include a pencil sharpener!), foam sticky dots to adhere your finished charms with, pink glittery stickers and envelopes.

And yes, Murphy's Law ruled even this craft :) I knew they had to bake, so I did read the instructions, well, the "preheat oven and pan to 350" part, but didn't read all of them until we'd colored all of our Shrinky Dinks and the oven was good and hot. Step 1 - Line pan with foil. Hmm... out of foil, meant to grab some while I was at the store last weekend, but walked out $50.00 poorer and no tinfoil. But, I did have a grill liner left, which was tinfoil, it just had lots of holes :) Step 2. Sprinkle lightly with baby powder. Baby Powder? Corn starch it is :) The Shrinky Dinks came out perfect, and the cards are super cute.

Purchase:

You can find Creativity for Kids Kits at various craft stores, learning stores, and toystores or they can be purchased online.
Win!

Creativity for Kids is offering one lucky SSF&G Reader a Creativity for Kids Kit of their choice! Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents and ends 2/13. Winner selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Kit provided, and shipped directly by, Creativity for Kids.

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174 comments:

  1. I would pick the young artist learn to paint set!
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  3. So many great kits. I really love the scrapbook one.

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  6. I would pick the Create Your Own Books kit

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  10. My daughter would love the young artist learn to paint set.

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  11. I would love to have the Make Your Own Cupcake Soaps! It would be so fun to create these with my kidlets!
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  12. awesome! i would pick the Money Monster Banks (#1622) kit.

    i would recommend to the sellers that they might want to sort their listings a little more - going thru 24 pages of unsorted kits is a lot to ask most moms! would be easier if they were divided into categories (like boys, girls, age ranges, refills, etc).

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  15. Love the create your own book kit, but really so many wonderful kits to choose from.

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

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  20. I would choose the Wee Enchanted Garden. Thanks so much.

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  21. I would get the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden.

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  29. I absolutely love the do art pottery studio (#1627)! That was one of my favourite activities as a kid! I also love that they have refills. I hate when you have to buy the product again if you run out of supplies.

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  31. Make your own cupcake soap would be great to have!

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  32. I would pick the mini window sill garden kit.

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  33. Liz would like the Dreamy Ribbon Jewelry kit.
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  34. I would pick the Designed by You Fashion Studio
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  38. love the pirate ships! Too old for my snoogs though. I'd likely get the shrinky dinks or one of the bracelet/jewelry making kits for my niece.

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  43. I think my granddaughter would love the Mini Tea Set-it would be a fun project to do with her.
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  46. I like the Beautiful Butterflies kit

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  48. The Paint your own Glass bowls kit would be so fun for me and my younger sister to do!
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  52. I think that the Medieval Garden looks like a lot of fun,We love plants!!

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  53. I like the money monsters bank.

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  57. I'd want the Young Artist Texture Painting Set.

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  63. I would choose the It's My Life Scrapbook Kit
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  68. I would love the Make Your Own Alphabet Book for my son.

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  72. I like the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit best.

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  77. I'd get the "Create Your Own Books" for my son!

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  78. My daughter would love the Make Your Own Cupcake Soaps kit!
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  79. The boys really like the Custom Street Machine Kit.
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  80. I like the Create Your Own Books. Thank you

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  86. The Paint and Peel Window Art (#1940) looks like fun!

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  87. I would choose the Crafty Critters. So cute. Thank you.

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  102. Face & Hair Painting Studio
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  103. I like the It's My Life Scrapbook Kit.
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  105. Wow! Such cute stuff - my first choice would be the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden.

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  106. I would choose the wee enchanted flower garden.. my daughter loves stuff like that

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  107. I'd pick the Shrinky Dinks Deluxe (#1869).
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  110. The Wee Enchanted Garden is really cute and looks fun

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  111. I think my daughter would get a kick out of the Princess Poodle. She loves little animal toys.

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  112. I would pick the Enchanted Garden Stones or the Ultimate Nail Studio

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  113. I like the Wee Enchanted Garden :)

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  114. My boys would love the drift cars street team kit.

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  116. I would pick the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden! Thanks!
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  118. I follow you on twitter (mom2anutball).

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  119. I like the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden.

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  120. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  121. I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

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  122. I love the crafty critters set, looks really cute! Great review! thanks for the giveaway!
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  124. I'd definitely pick the Designed By You Fashion Studio
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  125. I would choose the Paint & Craft Plaster Fish
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  127. My nieces would love the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden.

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  128. Deluxe Rock-A-Doodle looks pretty cool.

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  129. I checked out their site and if I won I would choose the Deluxe Rock A Doodle.

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  133. I would choose the Lot's o Loops potholder loom. I loved that when I was a kid!

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  134. I would choose the Princess Poodle kit.

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  135. id pick the It's My Life Scrapbook Kit
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  137. Create Your Own PopUp Book kit!


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  138. I would like the Medieval Garden


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  142. Designed By You Special Occasion Fashions (#1257) is the kit I'd pick.

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  143. I would choose the garden stone
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  145. My grandsons want action so the Create Pop-ups will work for them. The newest addition to CRAFT KITS AND ART SUPPLIES Create Your Own Books series with story starter ideas and step-by-step pop-up ideas.
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  147. I like the Opti Art

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  148. I'd pick the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  149. I like the Fresh Ink Tattoo (Girl), my daughter is crazy about tattoos.

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  150. I love the Pop-up Scrapbook Kit! :-)

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  155. Would LOVE to have the ink tatoo set for my little girl!

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