CraftSanity On TV: Fun spring break ideas for the kids and a friendship bracelet maker giveaway

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  1. Bonney says:

    I would love to win this. It will be a lot of fun to connect with my granddaughters. Maybe they’ll even think I’m cool!

  2. Rachel says:

    i would really enjoy making these bracelets with my daughter ~ thanks for the opportunity :)

  3. Cheri says:

    My daughter would just love one of these…she loves all kinds of crafts, art and has even started some sewing projects now. This looks like it would make the process easier and she also enjoyed your segment on TV this morning!

  4. Amy Witt says:

    My daughter just saw the segment on Take 5 and begged me to go to your site to see it! She made tons of friendship bracelets (which I still have many of) when she was young! She is now 20 and would love to have this to make some now that she is older! She is the only “crafty” one in our family but maybe with this product she could teach her younger sister how to make a bracelet : )

  5. Juanita D. says:

    My generation is so deprived! ;) There wasn’t any such thing as a friendship bracelet when I was a kid. These are so neat! There was the fad of the unimaginative friendship rings that were bought, not made. We did, however, make ‘love chains’ by weaving together a bazillion gum wrappers. LOL We girls were suppose to make one as long as your love interest was tall; in my case he was 5’9″. Then you were supposed to give it to him and if he burned it, it meant he loved you!!! After all that work… Most of the boys were clueless about all this anyway and didn’t know about the burning part. They just kept them. My granddaughters and I could have fun making friendship bracelets!

  6. Beth says:

    Oh i have a niece that this would be PERFECT for…I hope I win it (if not, I’ll be checking out Meijer ASAP)

  7. deb mersman says:

    Would love to win one of those! The girls would have fun with it I know, but really I want it too. After they go to bed, I can imagine crafting my way back to my childhood. :)

  8. Kelli says:

    Wow! What a cool tool. I’m getting ready for spring break by purchasing you magazine, and a few other .PDF magazines full of fun activities. We’re also going to plant some fast growing kitty grass for Easter this year.

  9. Ramona says:

    I would like this for my daughter. She get in the car to go to school or come home from school and get the scotch tape and her color string and work on craft. She away make it for her friend and family. This would be a great way to carry her stuff .

  10. Nina says:

    What a nice idea to give one of these away. We didn’t make bracelets in my day; we made cootie-catchers:-)

    But I know 2 little girls who would go bananas for this. They’ve tried on their own and it is a bit hit or miss!

    Thanks, Jennifer – for all the info you connect us to.

  11. I use to make friendship bracelets when I stayed with my grandma during summer vacation. I’ve started making them again this week after discovering a technique I’ve never seen before. I’m having so much fun making them.

  12. DianeP says:

    Great ideas to keep the little ones, and some big ones, busy during school break.

    Your daughters are so well behaved on tv – and they both are lovely. You must be very proud :-)

  13. Jan Stave says:

    My best memories are crafting with my Grandma! I now have 5 grandbabies and we spend hours crafting together “making memories”. It is so important to learn to create things as you will never be bored or lonely. I am blessed to be able to share these times with them and would love to be able to use a bracelet maker with them! Happy crafting, Happy Spring! :)

  14. My daughter is making these all the time! She even brought the supplies and made them on our cruise while sitting by the pool! Thanks for sharing your Spring Break crafting ideas!

  15. Please enter me! I would love to win this so that I can teach my grandchildren how to make friendship bracelets to give away to their friends at school! Heck, I may even give some away in my giveaway contests that I host every now and then too!!! ;) Thanks so much! ♥Dig♥

  16. menolly says:

    I have never made friendship bracelets before. I would love to give one of these to my step-daughter for her upcoming birthday. Then she could teach me how!

  17. Pearlie says:

    My niece would absolutely LOVE this! She is always trying to make things for people, mostly bookmarks and drawings. She’s in second grade and loves crafty things so I’m certain she would find MANY ‘friends’ between school and church to give these to! (Would make a great birthday/Christmas present too!)

  18. Amy Sue says:

    Friendship bracelets bring me back to Girl Scouts and summer camp. Love your website!! THANK YOU!!!!

  19. Very cool! I would have loved one of those when I was in middle/high school! Reminds me of the countless hours I spent picking out embroidery floss at Ben Franklin’s and working on friendship bracelets with my girlfriends.

  20. miranda says:

    Wow, a clipboard for holding the bracelets. I always used a safety pin and then pinned it to my knee or the couch. And now there is a jog for it. So cool. We still have tons of floss from way back when. I always liked the ones where you just did the same knot over and over so it would twist around. Thanks for reminding me of those good times. I also shopped at Ben Franklin. All the ladies that worked there were always crabby, anyone else have that? Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  21. That looks amazing – I LOVED making those bracelets when I was young. I made a whole pile of them, gave them to friends and even tried to sell them! I would love to teach my daughter the fine art of friendship bracelets. I’m happy to know it works. Do you remember making friendship pins with safety pins and seed beads – I loved those too. My Great Grandmother still wears one of those pins I made in 2nd grade on her necklace every day. Thanks so much for posting!

  22. Penny says:

    Supercool! My daughter (13) loves making friendship bracelets. This could help her be even more productive!

  23. kritty says:

    I can do it the old fashioned way, but this sure would be a cool upgrade. ;)

  24. chppie says:

    My daughter makes friendship bracelets but when I was a kid I never really got into it. We made other things for each other and maybe beaded a bracelet but I like that these are nonbreakable and I don’t have to worry about stepping on spilled beads.

    thanks for blogging spring break ideas. Ours is in a couple of weeks so I have time to plan.

  25. dana says:

    very, very cool. i hope i can find one for my bf’s daughter.

  26. Ananda Glick says:

    I remember tying several strings around my big toe to make friendship bracelets… or using scotch tape! I remember getting the strangest looks from adults as they walked by me in this twisted contorted position all wrapped up with string in my mouth and strings on my toes…. I used to spend hours making bracelets =) My legs would get stiff and fall asleep…. oh the good old days

    This is such an innovative design. I just Love it. Thank you for reviewing it and for the opportunity to win.

  27. Deb says:

    Many happy hours were spent on these at the park = }

    This looks like an amazing product — love the color palette!!

    Thanks for entering me for a chance to win!

  28. Amy says:

    This machine just makes me smile. The colors are great! Friendship bracelets are so very summer, aren’t they? I remember using a saftey pin and pinning them to the couch for tension. Just the thought I need to keep persevering through another cold week! :D

  29. Deb says:

    Granddaughter Payton is urging to me to enter so we can make some bracelets! Been teaching her to crochet them, too. Thanks@

  30. Michelle says:

    This is fantastic! My 6 year old is desperate to make bfraid and can’t quite coordinate her fingers – it’s perfect. wonder if we have them in Australia?

  31. Glenys says:

    I made a collection of friendship bracelets myself!

  32. Heather says:

    This looks like a great tool for making friendship bracelets! When I was growing up we made simple bracelets using macrame knots and beads. This device enables you to manage so many other strands at once.

  33. Julie says:

    That looks so fun! I remember knotting the threads around a safety pin and pinning it to my jeans — and having it come undone and poke me! I think friendship bracelets are one of those projects that I started a lot more often than I finished. But the ones I wore were always special.

  34. Arlene says:

    Would love to share the bracelet maker with my nieces & nephews!

  35. T. Crockett says:

    I remember before we were old enough to make friendship bracelets, we used to make friendship pins. They were safety pins with tiny seed beads on them (of course in your friend’s favorite colors). We put them on our shoe laces and backpacks.

  36. Charlene says:

    I remember making these with a friend of mine and we always got frustrated because they would twist and whatever. What a wonderful invention. I’d love to win one to share with my niece’s and nephews.

  37. Oiyi says:

    What a neat machine! I can remember fondly making those bracelets when I was young. Wish I had this machine then! This would be great to teach my daughter how to make them.

  38. Wow, that looks great! I’ve just bought a friendship bracelet kit for my niece’s 10th birthday, but this would make life a lot easier. I still use the clipboard and bobby-pins-as-bobbins method myself :)

  39. Sharon says:

    my niece would love this … it would make thing so much easier for her, as she has limited use in one hand

  40. Wacky Lisa says:

    I made a few bracelets as a preteen or teen. Usually using the clipboard method or sometimes just taping the end to something. A few times i’d safety pin the knot to a pillow or my pant leg.
    I never learned any of the really neat patterns but I eventually got good at basic diagonal stripes and at undoing mistakes since I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

  41. CuteCreations says:

    Oh this is too cute. I remember making friendship bracelets for all my friends when I was little. The joy of picking out the right colors and making the right pattern. I would love to get this and make some with my kids.

  42. dennise says:

    My daughter and I would love to have one of these. I have always been very crafty and my daughter is following in my footsteps. she is just learning how to make friendship bracelets and this product would make it easier for her to do. she is the craftiest four year old i know. thanks for the oppurtinity to get one.

  43. Nina says:

    Golly, I hope I win this for dd!

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