Saturday, June 20, 2009


Santa brought Sarah her single most-desired request: the oft-advertised Bendaroos.

Despite the negative reviews online, Santa---the consummate positive thinker---had faith, knowing the tenacity of Sarah's artistic commitment, if any child could make them work, she certainly could.

She's done wall drawings with them and decorated her drawer pulls with Bendaroo spirals. She even made me a sweet little swan.

[Overheard after dinner, after she's been laboring 45+ minutes to create her self-portrait in sculpture, using a styrofoam ball for her head and a Vitamin 10 bottle for her body.]

Sarah: "This Bendaroo stuff LIES! I've been working and working and they keep popping off. I love Bendaroos, but they just don't work."

Mommy: "Should we write a bad review? Give them a C...or worse?"

Sarah: "You should say that people should not waste their money on things that don't work like they say they Bendaroos. Also say that they look really fun on TV, but it's not like that in real life. I have to keep pressing and pressing them down...and they still pop off. See? One's popping off right now!"

Mommy: "If you had to give them a grade, what would you give them?"

Sarah: "An F or a D."

So ends our review: Purchase at your own risk.


  1. Awww :( She looks so sad!!!

    Thank you, THANK you for this review. I have a tab dedicated to their site (and have had it tabbed for a while now) just waiting to get up the nerve to click "buy now" ... I think I'll be clicking the big ol' X now.

  2. I read both good and bad reviews for bendaroos. More good than bad, but definitely some people seem to have trouble getting it to stay or stick, and others don't. I don't know what causes such opposite results.

  3. What a well-written review! My younger kids played with them recently at a restaurant and loved them, but they were just messing around, making balls and such. No big project was tried!

  4. those are so fun! I enjoyed playing with them more than my son. lol