5 Minutes for Books: Klutz Glossy Bands

by Jennifer Donovan

glossybandsI’ve had so much positive experience with Klutz books and activity sets that if I’m tasked with buying a birthday gift for a girl between 9 and 13, I know that I will find something that she would love in their collection. They have a few that appeal to boys as well, and there are some fun books that are perfect for boys in that same age range as well, such as the Encyclopedia of Immaturity.

The newest in the Klutz collection is Glossy Bands: Stretchy Bracelets to Share with Your Friends.

My 11 1/2-year-old daughter spent a few minutes with her grandmother yesterday figuring out the instructions and designing two Glossy Bands for herself.

This would be a great kit to have on hand to squelch the summertime “I’m bored’s,” or to be prepared for gift-giving needs. My daughter loved this kit, and it’s something she could do on her own, without help or hovering from me (although she enjoyed sharing the special time with her grandmother).

I love that it provided enough instruction to get her started, and enough leeway for her creativity to grow and her to try new things on her own.

This video shows you how fun and easy it is to make your own Glossy Bands:

I have a great prize pack to offer you — 3 of you will receive your own Glossy Bands kit. Just leave a comment below to be eligible to win.

We’ll announce the winner in our June 21st 5 Minutes for Books column right here.

We have lots of winners to announce from previous giveaways:

Molly Ringwald’s Getting the Pretty Back: #34 Liz

Potty Animals: #15 Karen Rorison, #50 Amanda A., #6 Kathleen

The Summer Camp Survival Guide:#14 Mozi Esmes Mom, #7 katlaw777, #5 Alison S

Book Blogger Jennifer Donovan thanks the publisher for the review copy.

Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 lh June 7, 2010 at 6:02 am

I have a 9-yr old who would love these!


2 Mom24 June 7, 2010 at 7:37 am

My daughter would love these!!!


3 Dianna June 7, 2010 at 8:15 am

My girls would love these. How cool.


4 Kathy June 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

this is something my two daughters would LOVE!
kathy k.


5 Debbie F June 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

Wow – my daughter would love this. Thanks!


6 Ellen C. June 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

I’d love to win this for my niece. Thanks for the chance.


7 Sarah at themommylogues June 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

My daughters would love this! They’re so into the silly bandz, and I know they’d love to make their own bracelets.


8 Kris June 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

My 9 year old daughter would love this project book!


9 Sarah Pacilio June 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

My daughter would love this and it would be great to do on those rainy nights with nothing to do. Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)


10 anne June 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

that looks cool. My daughter and son would love to make those.


11 Rebecca June 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

This would be fun!


12 Chris June 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Would love to win this!


13 Liz June 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

My daughter would LOVE this.


14 Phuong June 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm

My 7-year-old loves to craft!!


15 Magi June 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

We’d have some fun around here with this.


16 Nad June 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Cute! My daughter would love it.


17 deanne June 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Oooooo…..my nine year old would LOVE this!!! summer vacation is right around the corner, this would be great to keep her occupied (and looking fabulous!). :)


18 Stephanie June 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

That kit looks super fun. I bet my 3-year-old would love making glossy, sparkly bracelets…for herself and friends!


19 Kelly Ann T June 7, 2010 at 6:34 pm

This would be great to keep the kids busy during the summer when they are out of school. Thank you for the chance.


20 stephanie June 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I would just love these for my daycare children, as well as my child :) Thanks for the opportunity to win great things


21 Gretchen June 7, 2010 at 11:47 pm

What a great summer-time boredom buster!!


22 meghan June 8, 2010 at 6:32 am

How absolutely awesome of a giveaway.
My twin neices would love this…I have all boys so I live my girly dreams thru them!

Thanks for the chance to win.


23 katklaw777 June 8, 2010 at 6:40 am

Thanks so much for the Summer Camp book, my kids are going to luv it.
We luv Klutz products, thanks for another great giveaway.


24 Karyn June 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

I love the Klutz books too! My daughter would love this book and it would be a great activity to do this summer!


25 Joanne Vanderheite June 8, 2010 at 9:24 am

I have two girls who will not be able to say I’m bored if I win this…Thanks for the chance.. joshmilky@aol.com


26 abi June 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

oh, my daughter would love if I won this. Thanks


27 Jeannine June 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

My daughter loves the Klutz books and has several of them.


28 tara w June 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

i’ve bought a few of these for when i babysit, i LOVE them, i can’t wait to do them with my little girl


29 LaVonne June 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I have always loved these Klutzy books since I was girl! Thanks for offering the giveaway.


30 tammy b June 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

fantastic! we adore klutz books and give them OFTEN! haven’t seen this one in our area and i have 3 little girls would love to do this


31 Anne June 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I love Klutz books, they are so creative.


32 Junglewife June 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I’ve got two daughters who would love these! And I would love making them WITH my girls!


33 Bailey's Leaf June 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm

My daughter loves Silly Bandz, so she would be thrilled to death with this one.

Thank you so much for offering this!


34 noreen June 9, 2010 at 12:21 am

my girls would love these


35 Jessica T June 9, 2010 at 1:16 am

This would be a hit in our house!


36 Kim S June 9, 2010 at 7:32 am

My Daughter and & I would love this craft !!


37 LingaB June 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm

My 9 year old would absolutely LOVE this! She is always making something crafty!


38 aimee June 10, 2010 at 8:32 am

Love everything from Klutz too; these would be fun!


39 Terri June 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

This looks like such fun. My daughter would love it.


40 Steph June 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

Looks like fun!


41 Andrea June 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

This will be fun to do with my 10 year old daughter :)


42 Jo Ann Molitor June 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm

kids would love this….even my son!!! They are very crafty kids :)


43 Marci June 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

great giveaway – thank you for the chance!


44 LT June 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

This looks like an excellent way to beat the “I’m bored”s! Thanks for the chance to win!


45 AL June 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

My niece’s birthday is coming up and this will make a great gift for her! She loves to craft and at the moment, she’s making herself bracelets from paper. It’ll be great if I can win this for her.


46 Shannon June 12, 2010 at 9:04 am

my little sister would LOVE this!


47 Liz June 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I have three daughters who would fight over, er, I mean love to share this with one another!


48 Linda M. June 14, 2010 at 9:23 am

My 9 yr. old Grand daughter & I love LOVE crafts & Klutz is our go to crafting favorite! Christmas was full of Klutz crafting & it’s about time to stock up on some more! LOL We would love to win this!


49 Hailey June 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I’d love to win! Great gift for the older children in my family!


50 nan lara June 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

thanks for the chance, my niece would love it

nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net


51 Jackiw June 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

My nieces would love these. They look super fun.


52 Andrea June 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Is it too late to get in on this one? My daughter would love to share this crafty idea with her daycare friends!


53 Nicole July 12, 2010 at 8:06 am

I just discovered the Klutz brand myself….love this stuff!


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