What I have observed of little girls like my daughter, Eva, is that they like jewelry and playing dress up and having fun. They also like cute animals like dogs and cats as well as ponies and wild animals. While at time to Play I learned about Bizu, which is a beading activity that children can use to create bracelets, necklaces and then twist the bracelet into a poseable pet.
We received the Bizu Style Studio which came with four Bizu characters including a Persian Cat, a Funky Fox, a cuddly puppy and a Zebra. The bracelets are made from eight beads which can be secured around the wrist as a bracelet or twisted to form a little pet. Pieces can be mixed and matched to reflect your child’s imaginative style. Additional sets can be purchased with 1, 2 or 4 additional Bizu Characters.
The Style Studio is a way in which kids can organize their Bizu collection. They put pieces into the correct slots, head, bodies, arms and accessories, legs and tails. There is room enough to store 8 Bizu character sets in the Style Studio. Then kids can spin the dials around to mix and match the parts. When they’ve selected the combination they want, they turn a dial and down tumble the pieces ready to be put onto Bizu bracelets. the Style Studio comes with enough beads to make four characters plus 8 additional extra beads for mixing and matching and exploring your child’s own style.
Once the parts come to the bottom of the dispenser then the child can take a blank bracelet and attach it to the Bizu beading tool. This is a very cool tool. It allows kids to easily slip the beads onto the bracelet without any trouble. Once I showed Eva how to hold this correctly then she was making bracelets very quickly. She enjoyed creating the bracelets and wanted to make one for her Auntie Shelby and for Allison and then keep a couple for herself.
The bracelets can be twisted into poseable pets. They can also be attached to a clip so that your child can clip them onto backpacks, clothes and more. This is a great way to add more play-ability to the line.
I did have one bit of trouble with the product and I have to examine a bit closer to see if I was just moving things incorrectly or if it is the product itself. But we had a tough time moving the different trays around to the proper location without the Style Studio “popping” and flinging beads around the table. The Style studio is a nice way to organize your Bizu beads and create mix and matches, just hold it securely when you are moving the trays.
If you’d like your little fashionista to be able to make her own funky bracelets with the Bizu Style Studio then enter to win below.
Please use the rafflecopter widget and follow all of the directions. The first direction is to leave a comment on this post (scroll to bottom to the comment section) after you’ve visted the Bizu website and then tell me what animal you’d like to see as a Bizu bead. Then click the “I did this” button on the rafflecopter widget. You can gain more entries by doing other tasks after that. But you must do the first steps to enter.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this toy to review and blog about as well as give away as part of the SwagsGiving Event. Opinions about the toy are 100% my own.
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