SmartLab Toys manufactures books plus products for children ages 4 - 12. They believe that kids learn best through hands-on exploration, so they offer that experience wrapped up in a fun toy and a cool book. (Also making it easier for parents to keep up with directions and toys...hehehe). Their goal is to entertain and educate and let me tell you, they have a great variety of educational toys!
Check out a few of my favorites:
|Bath Fizzy Lab $7.99|
|Blast Off Rocket- $7.99|
|All Natural Spa Day- $29.99|
So I sat the kids down and we decided to make some jewelry. First I want to point out the cute little snap maker. I love how it has a place to store your materials:
It's also really simple to use. you just put in your fabric circle, a snap dome then you press down. When you pull the lever back up you tuck in the remaining material, place a back on the handle of the tool (yes on the handle! this is very important, I kept putting it on the fabric and dome in the base and it won't work if you do it that way) and press down until you hear a click! Here's a pic of my kids doing it:
Then you just use the accessory attachments that come with the kit and make your own rings, necklaces, or bracelets. You can see my daughter is wearing my first creation. Now you must remember that I'm no pro when it comes to crafts but this was fun and I think the more you use it the better you will get. =)
Buy it: The Snap Fashion Jewelry Kit can be purchased online for $24.99 at www.smartlabtoys.com, Amazon.com and select retailers. The kit comes with: A book bedazzled with ideas, Custom customizable snap maker, 25 domes and backs snaps to cover with fabric, 5 necklace and bracelet snaps, 2 snap rings, Necklace with hook and clasp, Charm attachment, 16 - 1.5" precut fabric circles (8 styles, 2 each), 12" ribbon, 12 birthstone gems, and 5ml bottle of glue. Currently there isn't a refill kit for this particular item. However if you contact customer service they can fulfill orders for whatever extras you might need.
COUPON: and of course I have a great deal for my readers: Save 25% at smartlabtoys.com by entering BLOGBUZZ at checkout! (expires 6/30/11). How cool is that!?! You can get the Snap fashion Jewelry Kit for $18.99 or less!
Win it: One lucky reader is going to get the chance to win a SmartLab kit of your choice! You can pick the Snap fashion Jewelry or any of the other ones on the site. This giveaway will begin on May 3 and end on May 18. It is open to the US and Canada. The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. They will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Just leave a comment to enter.
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Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz review. The product was provided by SmartLab Toys for this review. All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.