As a craft lover mom with a craft lover daughter, I was thrilled to receive a box of Blinglets by Orb Factory.
Blinglets are bracelets in various sizes that you create any which way you want with colorful, sticky sided gems. They are also the winner of the 2011 Learning Express Best Toy Award in Arts and Craft.
As a Daisy leader, my partner and I are always looking for crafts for our 10 girls that are fun, show creativity, elicit a sharing and caring environment, is not competitive and enforces the sisterhood we are striving to enforce as our young girls mature.
We gave them the bracelets telling them that they were creating them for each other. Partners were established and the girls got to eagerly went to work on their creations.
This was probably our best meeting ever. The girls stayed on task, quietly spoke to each other, shared thoughts and ideas, and asked each other what the other would like on their bracelet. They worked so well individually but as a group that we couldn't stop telling them how proud we were of them.
What we loved most:
- The bracelets were pretty even without bling
- There is literally no clean up
- The bracelets are sized just right for young girls wrists
- They are easy for even little girls to make and older girls love that they can create something stylish and hip.
- There are so many different gems
The girls were using the gems on everything like their folders, their nails, even their cheeks.
Some of the girls wanted to make one for their mom but couldn't the bracelets are too small for mommy hands to fit through. Even our 12 year old "big sister" couldn't use the bracelet. Definitely for girls 3-10. Our younger girls had parental supervision. You have to know your girl and we wouldn't recommend for those who put things in their mouth.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary box of samples from Orb Factory. All opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation.
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