Get Creative with Constructive Playthings {Giveaway}

Is it really August?  Where has the Summer gone?  Looking back on the past two months, we have been insanely active!  Two vacations, a few week long camps for girls, many family parties and several backyard barbeques have kept us quite busy.  So, as the Summer winds down, I am looking for less physical and more creative activities for the kids.

As a Constructive Mom, I get the honor of trying out some of the toys with my girls.  This month, I decided to try both the Smart Lab Fashion Studio and Illustory Make a Book Kit.  I knew both toys would bring out the creative side of my girls, and best of all….we could play them together….in the air conditioning!

The Smart Lab Fashion Studio was perfect for my 6 year old fashionista!  The 9″ light table, acetate paper, colored pencils and clothes to trace allowed her to create her very own designer fashion line.  She had a blast creating formal outfits, swimwear and even some silly combinations.  At just $19.99, this toy would make a great gift for one of her first grade friends.

Illustory Make a Book Kit was another creative outlet that even let my six year old practice her spelling and handwriting.  As a beginning reader, we have been working with her over the summer to keep her skills sharp and this project was a great culmination.  The kit comes with ten markers, heavy paper and detailed instructions on how your child can become an author and an illustrator of their very own book.  It helps your child plan our the setting, characters and plot of their story.  My daughter first created the cover of her book and decided to title it, “Silly.”  The book she created was funny and she wrote the entire plot all by herself.  In the next few days, we will mail the papers in the postage paid envelope and receive our professionally bound book in just 4 weeks.  This would make a great holiday gift for a Grandparent to proudly display on their coffee table!

My daughter loved both toys from Constructive Playthings! My youngest (age 3) was a bit too young for the kits, but with the help of her older sister, was able to join in some of the fun.


One of the best parts of being a Constructive Mom is that I can give you 15% off your total order!  Simply click on the CP Toys button on my right sidebar or this link to receive the discount!


One winner will receive both the Smart Lab Fashion Studio and the Illustory make a Book Kit (ARV $40)!

How to Enter:

1. Take a look at all the great toys at Constructive Playthings and tell me another one your child would love to have! Remember, by clicking on this link, you receive 15% off your total order!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and CP Toys (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @ConstructiveMom on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Constructive Playthings on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on August 23rd.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. and Canadian Residents only.

This post is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy.  While a sample product was received to faciltate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.


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