Friday, January 6, 2012

Klutz has The Perfect Activity for your Snow (or Rainy) Day Boredom - Review & Giveaway!

Growing up in Wisconsin, we had quite a few snow days during the winter.  My mom would set aside a few toys that were designated our "snow day toys" and we got to play with those on a snow day and only on a snow day.  That made those toys seem brand spanking new every time we got a chance to play with them! If you're looking for something to keep the little ones occupied whether it's for a snow day or a long drive, Klutz by Scholastic has the answer to your problem!
What is Klutz?
According to their website, "Kluz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California by three friends from Stanford University.  They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce bean bags.  A week's effort earned the group $35. 'It was then we realized the sky was the limit'."
"The first 3,000 books were distributed by bicycle and backpack, and sales grew from there.  Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos) and are designed for doing, not just reading.  The appeal of this hands-on approach is borne out by sales figures; Klutz is a fixture on U.S. book and toy bestseller lists and is available in over 24 countries around the world."
My Review
I am a huge kid at heart so I was very excited to have the opportunity to review Klutz!  After much deliberation I chose 4 books - Brilliant Bead Rings, Draw DC Universe, My Fabulous Look Book, and Making Mummies, Shrinking Heads, & Other Useful Skills.   They arrived within just a few days and Ashton immediately wanted to start drawing his favorite DC Universe characters and "shrinking heads"!  We had a blast with all of the fun activities and I have to admit, after a long stressful day, sketching out some fashions (even if I'm not that great at it) or putting together some beaded rings is a wonderful way to relax and unwind!  After checking out their website, I'm excited to try out other Klutz how-to activity books such as their Face Painting, Bead Loom Bracelets, and many others!  I highly recommend these to anyone with a child (or anyone that's a child at heart) that loves hands-on activites!  Prices vary between $16.95 to $24.95 and each book comes with easy step by step instructions and all of the supplies you will need for your fun activity!  Don't worry! You can always purchase extra supplies on the Klutz website, if you run out!
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags - Why didn't I know about these when I was a kid?  They are a blast!
Where can you purchase Klutz activity books?
If you're interested in picking up any of the Klutz activity books mentioned in this review or if you'd like to see what else Klutz has to offer be sure to visit their website!  Their wide selection will almost guarentee you'll find the perfect activity for your child to enjoy!  For more up to date information on new products and promotions be sure to follow them on Facebook


Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic will win 3 Klutz books of their choice!  Here's how:


Mandatory Entry: Visit the Klutz website and tell me what Klutz books would you choose if you won?  Comment below?


Extra Entries - worth 1 entry each - comment once per entry
Follow Klutz on Facebook
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Bring out your inner child! Enter to #win your choice of 3 @Klutz books with @Shopaholic Mommy! Ends 1/14!
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Bonus Entries 
(5 entries) Blog about this giveaway and include my site button and link - leave link
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I will choose one winner through random.org on January 14th at 8pm EST.  I will announce and email the winner soon after.  That person will have 48 hours to respond via email to claim their prize.  If I do not hear back within 48 hours I will have to hold a redraw.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+.  Good Luck!


I received free products to help facilitate this review.  The opinions stated in this review are mine and unbiased.  For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

78 comments:

  1. The window art looks like a lot of fun.

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  8. We would get the Spool Knit Jewelry, the Face Painting, and Window Art. I Love Klutz website! they have a lot of products that everyone would like to do. I book-marked their web site!
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  18. I would have a hard time choosing between the Shrinky Drinks book, the Window Art, Thumb Doodles, Super Simple Sewing, Big bubbles and Face painting!
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  61. There are so many great books it is hard to choose! But 3 my son would love are Star Wars Folded Flyers, Capsters and The Enclycolpedia of Immaturity. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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