5 Minutes for Mom contributor Jennifer Donovan is here to tell you about a plan to bring back WavyWand. She received a sample product, and we were compensated for this campaign, but her opinions are her own.
It’s a fact. Kids love things that light up. You can buy yourself hours (or at least long minutes) of creative play by giving a young child a flashlight.
When my WavyWand arrived, it was one of those summer days when my kids had already been in front of screens too long. I handed the box over to my daughter, 14, and told my son, 9, to get off the computer. By the time he wrested himself away, she had already been experimenting with some of the pre-programmed images, and was “oohing” and “aahing” at the results. I told them to go upstairs into the dark media room and play around with it.
I heard them laughing and having fun, so — mission accomplished.
I can see this being great fun at a backyard party or a camping trip. With a special message, it would even be great at a trade fair or blogging conference!
Are you familiar with Kickstarter? It’s a way that entrepreneurs or musicians to crowd-source to get funding. I’ve actually used it to back two musician’s projects.
In order to bring back WavyWand Adriaan Smit is trying to raise $50,000 in the next month to raise money to mass produce the product. The way Kickstarter works, is that people seeking funding can get it directly from people, and offer them incentives. You can give as little as $1, but if you give $15 in this case, you receive some merchandise.
If you give $30, you get a WavyWand. There are other options as well. I think it’s a cool way to fund creative endeavors.
Do you remember the WavyWand? Have you ever backed something on Kickstarter?