Barbara's Product Reviews & Giveaways

May 29, 2012 4:02 PM

Sticky Mosaics - no-mess crafts

[This was a hard contest to announce the winners for, because I wish we could all be winners! These are so much fun - and no mess - and so many of you wanted them.

Thanks to Sticky Mosaics for sponsoring this giveaway. The winners are Chrissy, Donna and Francine. You can find Sticky Mosaicsat Amazon or at their website.]


If you've read my books or know much about Montessori, you know that this kind of concentration is something you want to encourage in your children, as the ability to concentrate is the cornerstone of learning.

This is my youngest, Justin (one of our adopted sons with Down syndrome) hard at work on the Sleeping Beauty storybook sent to me by the Orb Factory, who have an interesting craft concept:

We make educational, mess-free crafts that are perfect for grandparents and their grandchildren to complete together.  

Our crafts are simple to use and most follow a numbered legend, much like the classic paint-by-number kits. They produce not only perfect results, but also a special memento of time shared together.

This is a great idea for getting grandparents engaged with their grandchildren - - - But it's also a  craft that will elicit maximum concentration and requires minimum supervision once you show your child how to do it.

Good for development of pincer grasp, concentration and independence.

This is one product I will be buying more of myself - just to have when someone needs to focus. Not being very crafty myself, I am grateful someone has thought of something that requires so little of me.  Just keeping it real :)  robots.jpgI know I'm going to order Robots next.

There are jewelry boxes, Gladiator outfits, Veggie Tales - lots of items in addition to the storybooks. Please go to Orb Products and browse to see what I'm talking about.

Then submit a comment for a chance to win your choice.  Orb Products has promised three winners, who will be announced 6/7 - which kit will you pick?

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AWESOME! I'd take any of them.

Posted by: Sandy | May 29, 2012 6:16 PM

What a great idea for a craft we can do together or separately!

Posted by: Grandma Alice | May 29, 2012 6:26 PM

Great idea!

Posted by: Karen E. | May 29, 2012 7:22 PM

Oooo, I'd never seen these. I'm with you - definitely going to order some of these over time. They would be great for the recuperation phase of illnesses when the young'uns get antsy. I like "3D Ocean Magic" for it's appeal to both boys and girls, as my youngest two are one of each.

Posted by: Kimberly | May 29, 2012 8:27 PM

I really enjoyed browsing their website. My daughter would love ANY of the tiaras, mermaids, fairies, jewelry boxes, etc. (I think I'd enjoy making them, too). And my oldest is a little too old for the create-your-own Samurai armor, but I'm keeping that in mind for a nephew's Christmas gift. :)

Posted by: Deborah | May 29, 2012 9:03 PM

Oh, Barbara! I love these! This would be awesome for my 2nd grader that has a very hard time focusing on tasks. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Posted by: Nancy | May 29, 2012 9:23 PM

This product looks perfect for my grandchildren! My daughter has just started homeschooling too so I'm sure she could incorporate this fun activity into a lesson!

Posted by: Tammy | May 29, 2012 9:39 PM

My boys LOVE the sticky mosaics kits we have done so far. I think I would like to try the magnetic kit next.

Thank you for having the give-away!

Posted by: Michelle | May 29, 2012 11:58 PM


Posted by: Sandra | May 30, 2012 2:12 AM

That is wonderful - the fun of "stickers" with having to concentrate. I could see my daughter all over this!

Posted by: Kristi | May 30, 2012 8:43 AM

I have girly girls, so we'd probably like the KeepSake boxes.

Posted by: Monika | May 30, 2012 8:45 AM

Sign me up!

Posted by: Danielle | May 30, 2012 9:12 AM

Oh! My kids would love this!! Thank you!

Posted by: Joani | May 30, 2012 9:31 AM

This looks fun!

Posted by: Ellen | May 30, 2012 11:33 AM

My son would love doing the Kingly Crown kit!

Posted by: Rochel S | May 30, 2012 11:59 AM

My Lucy would be in orbit to get this!!! Thanks for hosting this give away!

Posted by: Betty | May 30, 2012 12:29 PM

I think my kids would love these!

Posted by: Elizabeth | May 30, 2012 2:40 PM

My daughter loves these kinds of crafts! Thanks,

Posted by: karen | May 30, 2012 5:16 PM

my daughter loves the sticky mosaics so i think she'd love the magnetic mosaic

Posted by: chana | May 30, 2012 10:08 PM

These look like fun! My son would love the Dinosaur Mosaic. Thanks for the giveaway !

Posted by: dee | May 31, 2012 12:48 AM

I've got a bunch of kids who would all love this!

Posted by: Liz in D.C. | May 31, 2012 12:26 PM

My son and daughter would love these!

Posted by: Karen | May 31, 2012 11:18 PM

This would make a great activity for our youngest son! Thanks!

Posted by: charlene | June 1, 2012 11:02 AM

very cool!!! I think we'd all enjoy this...

Posted by: Elizabeth | June 2, 2012 12:44 AM

This sounds GREAT!

Posted by: Sue from Buffalo | June 2, 2012 9:02 AM

robots or dinosaurs would be a huge hit here!

Posted by: jennie b | June 2, 2012 8:37 PM

This looks fun!

Posted by: Lisa | June 2, 2012 11:11 PM

How cool! I love the Zoo Animals and Mr. Monster :)

Posted by: Donna | June 3, 2012 7:13 PM

i like Happily Ever After Jewelry Box

Posted by: Francine Anchondo | June 4, 2012 2:07 PM

I am interested in the Vehicles preschool mosaic. They look like fun!

Posted by: Leslie Carroll | June 5, 2012 11:05 AM

My crafty 7 year old would love this!

Posted by: donna archambault | June 7, 2012 10:33 AM

What great fine motor practice and fun!

Posted by: Melissa G. | June 7, 2012 11:49 AM

I am so glad you shared this because they look ideal for me - I am not crafty at all, and kind of hate dealing with the mess and hassle (insert mom guilt here). This would be easy and mess-free! I love that they have pre-school versions too.

Posted by: Sheila | June 7, 2012 12:43 PM

This looks great

Posted by: Karen | June 7, 2012 1:43 PM

Please enter me in the drawing...I have special little boy in mind should I win this drawing!

Posted by: Chrissy | June 7, 2012 6:03 PM

There are all neat, but i like the horses.

Posted by: Melanie | June 7, 2012 7:39 PM

No mess=fun for mom and kids!!!!! This looks great!

Posted by: Katie Nohl | June 7, 2012 9:40 PM

Sign me up.

Posted by: Danielle | August 9, 2012 3:47 PM

I have 9 grandkids and love to surprise them with neat crafts, dollar spot finds and garage sale goodies. There's something so magical & mysterious about mosaics. All those tiny blocks come together to build such beauty.

Posted by: Judy | October 15, 2012 8:56 AM

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