Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Aquadoodle and Bath Blizzard from SpinMaster- Giveaway!

I have absolutely loved being a part of Team Mom, and getting to try out products with my family! This time, they sent the Aquadoodle Draw 'N Doodle Mat, and the Kid Kleen Bath Blizzard.

Let's take them one by one:

The company says: The Aquadoodle Draw 'N Doodle Mat is no mess magic! It's the activity toy for active, creative toddlers that allows them to make great art, over and over again -- without the mess! Kids can stamp or draw using pen-like holders filled with water. After 20 seconds the area dries and the color disappears.

I say: They're right! We had gotten a few of the mini-mats before, but as soon as I took out the large floor-mat, and unfurled it, the kids were exclaiming, "Woah!" The only problem is that we had lost the other pens, so we only had the one that came with the mat. We took the chance to practice sharing, and it was touch-and-go for a minute! Now that I think about it, I could have cut up a few sponges into shapes and gently wet them. I'll do that next time! The best part of this mat is that there are drawing "tutorials" on the edge. They show the kids how to draw several pictures, in 2-4 steps. They had a BALL trying to learn the techniques! Of course, Little pea stuck with the only letter she can draw: A. She draws a long zig zag, and puts a long line through them, just like I did when writing sentences for punishment! But this was anything BUT punishment. It was great!


The Company Says: Kid Kleen Bath Blizzard Bubble Maker creates tub bubbles and foam with the BATH BLIZZARD! Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere! The Bath Blizzard creates fun by releasing a waterfall of bubbly foam for the tub. Makes bath time fun! Turn your tub into a sudsy wonderland! The Kidkleen Bath Blizzard sticks onto your tub - watch it create a blizzard of bubbles and foam right before your eyes. It spits out more bubbles than you can imagine - so kids have a blast and come out squeaky clean.

I say: Bubble baths were never so much fun! I honestly thought it would be similar to drawing a bubble bath- a nice novelty and they would have an OK time. Wow! It was so much more than that! There was a little glitch as we found the junk drawer sadly missing size C batteries. But it was worth the wait to get them. The machine worked just the way they said it would, and it was very easy to figure out. You know how you secretly hope that you won't have to calm down upset kids when the toy doesn't work right? My fear, in this case was unfounded.

The bubbles were also very different than simple bath bubbles. They were extremely light and fluffy, almost like when you blow bubbles. The kids made beards and mustaches, beehive hairdo's and blew the fluff in the air. I do have to say that I couldn't get the strap to hold the machine onto the faucet. It kept coming off. So we defied the instructions and set the machine on the side of the tub.

These toys from SpinMaster earn my highest rating of 4 gifts for Christmas!



Giveaway:

Courtesy of Team Mom and SpinMaster, one reader can win an AquaDoodle Mat!!


Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment on this post, saying you'd like to enter.
  • If you are a Real Life Review subscriber, you get an extra entry. (click here to subscribe by email) Leave a separate comment.
  • If you follow me on Twitter, you get another chance!
  • Three per family, please.

The contest will be open through Tuesday, October 21, and the winner will be posted Wednesday morning!


50 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'd like to enter

Jennifer said...

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jceko77 said...

This would be great for my girls
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I'm a subscriber
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Niki said...

I'd love to enter too!

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Woo Hoo, count me in!

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windycindy said...

What an excellent gift idea for my niece and nephew! Please enter me in your drawing. These look like a lot of fun. Thanks, Cindi
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Mary512 said...

I would love to enter to win! Thanks!

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Susan said...

These toys look really neat. I want to enter!

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jenna said...

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Jaime said...

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Karen said...

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Brandy said...

My kids would love this! Please enter me. Thanks!

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jmbollman said...

I'm in!

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I am a devoted subscriber, but am not quite ready/up-to-date to obtain twitter status yet =)

Christy said...

Sarah-
I have had my eye on the AquaDoodle for a few months now! Thanks for offering this giveaway--Count me in!

Christy said...

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Way More Homemade said...

Hi - Bring it on! I have a 3 year old who would love it.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

The Aquadoodle mat would be the perfect Christmas present for my little one. And I already follow you on Twitter! :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

these are great! My kids loved them!
Katie

Tamara said...

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Stacey Moore said...

my little one would love this!
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Dark said...

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Heather Brandt said...

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Jessica said...

How fun is that!

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Way More Homemade said...

I follow you on twitter.

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Loving Heart Mommy said...

I've been wanting to get my hands on the Aquadoodle for my son Gabriel, I'd rather see marks on the doodle than on my walls for sure!


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Loving Heart Mommy said...

We are subscribers via email at this addy:
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Loving Heart Mommy said...

I'm also a follower on twitter (kristinialeanna)


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