May 5, 2012

makedo {A Giveaway}



I was so excited when I recently discovered a new product, called makedo. I immediately went and checked out the website and after seeing all the wonderful possibilities, I couldn't resist getting it for the boys. 

What is it? Essentially, as they so aptly put it, it is "a set of connectors for creating things from the stuff around you". 

I particularly like that they offer both free-play kits, as well as find-and-make kits. In the free-play kit, you have a set of connectors and using the recycled objects you have at your disposal, as well as your imagination, you can make anything you want to. The find-and-make kit is a project-based kit, in which you make a specific thing, for example, flowers. These kits tell you which recycled objects you need for the project and it gives you the required connectors and instructions - cool hey?

In the Easter holidays we had some friends over and I gave the kids some recycled items as well as our free-play kit. Here's what they came up with...can you spot the tiny toilet roll character?



According to the website, this product is suitable for ages 5 and over. I think this depends on the child's fine motor dexterity and finger strength. The children who made these items in the picture were aged 10 and 12.

I really knew I had made a smart purchase when shortly after getting our kit, Big One had to go dressed up to school for "Crazy Day". He created a mask from a box and using the connectors, he attached items to the box to make it interesting. I was so thrilled, because it was far easier and quicker than using glue - no drying time required!

And now for the best part, Annelize, our local agent for this super product, has very kindly given me a 33 piece free-play kit to give away to you! 

How do you enter? It's really easy. 
  • For one entry, leave a comment and tell me what one of your favourite posts has been here at Love and Lollipops.
  • For a second entry, tell a friend about this competition. 
  • And, for a third entry, "like" my Love and Lollipops Facebook page. 
  • You need to leave separate comments for each entry and please make sure that I have your contact (email) info.
  • The competition closes on Sunday the 13th of May and is open world wide.
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Can't wait and want to buy some in the mean time? If you are local, you can contact Annelize via her Facebook page or send her an email at preta(at)mweb(dot)co(dot)za

Annelize will also be exhibiting at the next My Favourite Things market, being held in Paarl on the 12th of May. 

Good Luck! 

19 comments:

Km said...

Is it totally cheating to say that every single post is my fave??? no joke! I don't ever remember I post that I didn't love! :)hmmmmm if I had to pick a favorite it would be the handmade kid's medical kit... I still want to make one. Or perhaps it was your take on the chocolate buses? Everything you do is creative and wonderful! It is not fair for me to enter the contest since I am your real life friend.... :). But I know someone will love these. Xoxoxxox

Makedo said...

Thanks for the great post on Makedo. We'd love to see the mask Big One made too! You could enter it into our Maker of the Month competition by posting on our Facebook. www.facebook.com/makedo
Goodluck everyone with the giveaway!

Celiah Ann said...

What a great giveaway! It's really hard to choose just one favourite post but I must say your post on making a hot plate out of a fruit box and CDs was really cute and so clever. It's definitely on my soon to do list of projects for the kids.

Donette said...

Awesome giveaway!
One Only??? Well that is difficult. I do love your felt ideas. I am busy with a car mat for my son's birthday next week so I will pick that one.

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

I have to say the recyled robots blew my mind! I've got a jar collecting little bits and pieces for that project ever since I read it. I need to go puruse you're archives more, because everything I've seen I've really enjoyed.

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

I just liked you on FB!

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

I shared about your giveaway on my blogs fb page :)

Grace said...

I love the post about Recycled Robots. They are really cute!

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Grace said...

I liked 'Love and Lollipops' on Facebook.

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c is for cape town said...

Great give-away! I'd have to say one of my favourite posts was the edible Christmas trees, 'cos we did it and they were great fun, but I really do love all your projects!

c is for cape town said...

and I just shared this on twitter ...

c is for cape town said...

aaaand I just liked your facebook page. over eager, that's me :)

Lizanne said...

I love the bottle top creation posts... I tried making a card for my dad last year using your ideas... Yours look way better!!

Lizanne said...

I will share the giveaway on Facebook, so I'm sure some friends will enter!!

Lizanne said...

Oh, and I like your FB page :) Still hope to meet you IRL!

Little People's Products said...

Great give away. Always nice to find something totally new. I love so many of your posts like Bottle Top Earth Day, Bottle Top Animals, Three Little Pigs and Doctor Doctor Mini Theme. They are all great but I think the one that impressed me the most was 'Recycled Robots'!

Ursula said...

I love the mini designer bottle top and play dough cakes blog!!!
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Kathryn (Becoming you) said...

hard to choose only one post georgia!! they are all so creative and inspiring...

Chels said...

Every one of your posts are fantastic! The can critters are on the summer to-do list!

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