Hours of Entertainment For Your Child with a WavyWand #ad

by Jennifer Donovan

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.

Fun in the dark with WavyWand

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!

Adriaan Smit is using Kickstarter to bring back the WavyWand. Check out the video below to see how fun and easy it is.

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?



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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 kymi ( June 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I’m checking this out I never seen this before would be great to just wave my message. I have backed an item on kickstarter good place to raise money for a great invention. Thank you for the post!

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2 Ned July 5, 2013 at 3:06 am

I love kickstarter.. so many creative projects see the light of the day.. thanks to the site!the wavywand looks cool!
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