Disclosure: The products shown in this post were provided to me free of charge from My Lanyard Maker and Tomoson.com. All opinions are 100% my own.
Every once in awhile I receive product in the mail that companies want me to try out. Yes, that is one of the many fun perks of being a blogger. Not as often do I receive a product in the mail to try that everyone in the family (except my husband) has fun using. I tend to like the more vintage toys. Toys that remind me of my childhood, toys that involve some skill or toys that are different from mainstream brands. This toy that I am going to share with you today is all of those things.
When I was in my young teen years I was a camp counselor. It was a great time. I know that I have talked about it before so I wont go into too much detail, but while I was working as a camp counselor I was in charge of the art & crafts station. I always had plastic ribbon on hand for bracelet making. It was a camper favorite and I was hardly ever seen without an arm full of friendship bracelets that my campers had made for me. The kids loved to make bracelets to give to me and also I loved to gift to them as well.
When I was sent the My Lanyard Maker product I was excited. Now I was able to share something with my daughter that I enjoyed doing as a child. It was a toy that we could connect over. Something I could teach her to do that actually required her to sit, listen and learn. She loved it and caught on quite quickly. The sweetest part is that I made her a bracelet to wear and she hasn’t taken it off yet. She wears it and proudly tells her friends “My mommy made this for me.. she is my best friend”.
The funny thing about My Lanyard Maker is that almost all ages like it. I took the product to our Sunday family time
and everyone wanted a chance to play with it. My niece who is 13 loved it and was making lanyards for all of the younger kids. I also caught my sister (who I wont say her age, but she is older than me) playing with it all by herself when I walked into the room. It looked like it was a hit!
I know that Christmas is coming up soon and the last thing we want is another junky toy that is going to stop being played with 10 minutes after it is opened. I am sharing this product with you today because I think that this one is different. We have had a great time with the toy and after a few weeks, we are still having fun making bracelets. It is a great “me time/quiet time” craft.
If you are interested in purchasing this product I do have a coupon code for you to use that will get 20% off! Just go to website thefriendshipfactory.com and use code “FASHBASH”.
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Do you enjoy making crafts with your kids? Tell me about a special time you’ve shared.
<3 Dick and Jane
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.