Smooshies: Make Your Own Creature (Review & Giveaway – 8/1)

One2One Network recently sent us a Smooshie to try out. It was an absolute hit with all of the kids.

Before I get into my review of Smooshies, I want to tell you a bit more about them.

Made by Creativity Inc, Smooshies are a fun, easy way to release the creativity in your kids. Kids can use their imaginations to create anything they can dream up – a monster, a friend, a robot, or even an alien. The sky’s the limit when it comes to Smooshies!

Simply take the arms, legs, facial features, antennae, and even wings. Then attach them anywhere on the smooshie body that you’d like. The easy velcro tabs allow kids to create and recreate unique characters, mixing and matching all the body parts, in an infinite number of ways. Then, when they’re done, they can just pull the pieces off and start all over again!

Smooshies are award winning – taking both the Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Products award, as well as the Creative Child Magazine Top Toy award.

Monkey Mama’s Review of Smooshies
We received a Smooshie “Small Egg Kit” along with an extra set of legs and an extra mouth. When I opened the box, and pulled out the kit, Jace and Lucy immediately came running for me. They both wanted to play with the Smooshie.

I talked them into playing together, (which was surprisingly easy!), and together they built monster after monster after monster. Zander also joined in on the fun and created several monsters.

I love that the Smooshies get my kids thinking. My kids have very active imaginations to begin with, and the Smooshies help foster and build the creativity that’s just bubbling up inside them.

If I could make one suggestion to improve Smooshies, I’d love a bag to store all of the extra parts in. With 5 kids and a tiny house, we’ve lost (and found, and then lost again) the extra pieces more times than I can even count. If I had a bag to store the extra pieces in, it would help tremendously. OR, if they could just make the body of the Smooshie open up and allow you to store the extra pieces there, it would be awesome.

I love how bright the colors are, and the fuzzy part of the body is so soft! And they’re very reasonably priced! At just $9.99 for a starter kit, $5.99 for additional bodies, and $1.99 for extra “parts.” They are an excellent value for the money!

Overall, Smooshies gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me. My kids love playing with their Smoosie, and we’ve actually had to write up a schedule as to who gets to sleep with him on what night!

Want to try Smooshies for Yourself?

Purchase Smooshies:
Smooshies are available at select JoAnn & Michaels stores. (Click here to see if your nearest location has them.) You can also purchase them online at Joann.com.

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I am allowed to give away a Smooshie Kit to one of my readers!

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Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



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    I like the trapazoid.
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    Follow on twitter.(donnak4)
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    I like the "Small Hourglass" kit. Very cute.
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    I follow.

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    I follow on twitter.

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    The Smooshie Small Trapezoid kit is very cute!

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    I downloaded the Build a Smooshie activity page.

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    I subscribed by email.

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