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Gift Guide: MindWare Art Sets for Kids + Giveaway

Recently I learned about MindWare toys and how great they are. MindWare toys are “brainy toys for kids of all ages”. Their mission is to create a collection of unique products that help promote learning and engagement while still being fun and enjoyable! And in my opinion, MindWare does that. Whether you are looking for a high quality art set for your daughter or a remote control rover kit for your son, MindWare has something for every age child.

I was lucky enough to have two products sent to us to take a look at and for Lennox to experience. We were sent the Make Your Own Glitter Snow Globes kit and the Paint Your Own Porcelain Vases kit. Both are EXTREMELY nice! I was more than impressed with both of them.

mindware-art-sets From the packaging, to the contents to the quality of the materials, these kits are some of my favorites.

Make Your Own Glitter Snow Globes

This kit is great for the holiday season, but could be used anytime of year. Snow Globes remind me of Christmas and of the winter. The packaging is high quality and colorful. There is no mystery of what is inside the box! With this set, your child is able to work with a variety of colored clay to design their own clay figure. Once they create their clay pieces, you can bake it, put the globe together and shake. It’s pretty straight forward and the final product is a no-leak, double sealed snow glob that will let you decorate your home with your child’s creations, without making a mess!

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The kit contains everything you need to create 2 snow globes:

  • 2 Snow Globes
  • 12 Colors of Clay
  • 10 Glue Dots
  • Sculpting Tool
  • Glitter

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From MindWare’s website, the key skills that this product promotes:

  • Strengthens creativity, discipline, fine-motor skills, design and problem-solving skills
  • Learn how to blend, layer and mold clay

Paint Your Own Porcelain Vases

Like the Snow Globe kit, the Paint Your Own Porcelain Vases kit is great for all ages. The contents of this kit are high quality and the final products will be beautiful. This kit lets your little artist paint in any way they wish. Whether it is a very detailed design or an “abstract” design – you are sure to have some beautiful vases at the end of the day. 

mindware-paint-your-own-vase-03Let your child paint the vases with the included paints, and then help them bake the product in the oven to give it a finished, glossy look. This would be a great kit to get and then make some homemade Christmas gifts for grandparents, teachers or even for mom and dad!

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This kit comes with everything you need to create 3 vases:

  • 3 White Porcelain Vases
  • 12 Bright Paints
  • Paint Brush

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From MindWare’s website, the key skills that this product promotes:

  • Strengthens creativity, hand-eye coordination, patience, fine motor and design skills

Its refreshing when you come across a brand of toys that creates high quality toys that let your child’s creative mind go crazy! If you are looking for a unique gift this holiday season – please check out MindWare toys!

I’ll make sure to update this post as well with the final creations once they are all finished up! 

** GIVEAWAY **

Use the widget below and enter to win one of the art sets of your choice (Choice of Snow Globes or Porcelain Vases). Giveaway open to US residents, 18+. Giveaway ends December 10, 2015.

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Cheap winter outfits for kids from Sierra Trading Post + 15% Off & Half Off Shipping

Save on Outdoor Gifts for Kids from Sierra Trading Post

What do you get the kid who has everything? When toys are a plenty and the weather is getting cold, they may not love getting new clothes or outdoor apparel but in most places in the winter, its necessary. It can also be very expensive, but if you haven’t already shopped Sierra Trading Post, you really need to check them out. Sierra Trading Post offers overstock items at a fraction of the price.

Check out these top outdoor items for the winter season, and if you are shopping – make sure to use coupon code ASAVENOW5 to take an additional 15% off already discounted prices + half off shipping! This offer is available November 23 through December 7. Clearance items are excluded from the 15% off, but you’ll can still save with 50% off shipping!

Top Outdoor Gifts for Kids

(that Sierra Trading Post can help you save on this Christmas and Winter season)

Cheap winter outfits for kids from Sierra Trading Post + 15% Off & Half Off Shipping
Jackets: His  / Hers

Snowpants: Unisex

Boots: His / Hers

Sneakers: His / Hers

Hats: His / Hers

Gloves: His  / Hers

Glove ClipsUnisex

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$300 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

To help you with even more of your Christmas shopping, enter to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card! Just use the rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway is open until December 7th and open to US Residents, 18+.

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Note: The 15% off + half off shipping with code ASAVENOW5 offer is available November 23 through December 7. Clearance items are excluded from the 15% off, but you’ll still save with 50% off shipping! I was paid in return for this post, all opinions are my own.

Fun and Safe Music Subscriptions for Kids! $300 Target Giveaway Included!

Note: This is a sponsored post but all opinions and thoughts are my own

We all love streaming music right? It’s an easy way to listen to your favorite music without having to purchase the albums or songs online. But when it comes to finding music that is kid friendly – it’s not always so easy. Many times I have started a station online, it starts out great and then it continues to play songs that are inappropriate or just not in theme of what I asked for. Recently though, I was introduced to Rhapsody Kids. Think Netflix Kids, but for music! Rhapsody Kids is the first music subscription service to offer an easy and safe music streaming experience for kids. 

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Everything from the music to the interface was designed for kids. The playlists are parent approved and the music is kid approved! The best part about Rhapsody kids I think is that it even allows you to download your customized music content, so that you can listen offline and on the go. 

We let Lennox use one of our old iPhones as an iPod now but when we leave the house, so much of the stuff she wants to do on it, is unavailable without wifi or data – so something like Rhapsody kids is right up our alley. 

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What would be on the top of your kid’s playlist? I know Lennox would have some Disney tunes, Kidzbop and One Direction!

I encourage you to try out Rhapsody Kids! If you do so now through October 30, 2015 you can get 3 months for only $1! After your 3 months, the service is $9.99/month. Give it a shot for 3 months and see what you think!

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**$300 TARGET GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY**

We are giving away a $300 Target gift card to one lucky winner. Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter. Must be 18 years or older to enter and US resident. Good luck! 

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