5 Minutes for Books: Klutz Glossy Bands

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.


  1. Sarah Pacilio says

    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! :)

  2. says

    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!). :)

  3. Kelly Ann T says

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

  4. stephanie says

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

  5. says

    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.

  6. katklaw777 says

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

  7. tara w says

    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

  8. tammy b says

    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

  9. AL says

    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.

  10. Linda M. says

    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!

  11. Andrea says

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


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