mindful living, effortless style

Giveaway: Enough Makedo for a Small Play Group!

Congrats to Lyndsey, the winner of the Shen the Panda/Zylie the bear giveaway. If you didn’t win, don’t fret, there’s still plenty of time to get a bear of your own for your child by Christmas. By the way, are you guys loving all these giveaways as much as I am? Yes? Good, ’cause another great one starts today.

The guys over at Makedo contacted me recently to see if I’d be interested in trying out their product first hand and doing a little giveaway.  Having already shared about the Makedo concept here, I was pretty excited.  A toy that encourages open-ended creativity and recycling is a winner in my book.  Plus I talked them into offering up a whole prize package and it’s open internationally (an MPMK first!).
The lucky winner of this one will receive a Find&Make Flower Set, a Find&Make Robot Set, and a FreePlay kit for three (which has 170 pieces all by itself)!  Trust me, that’s enough to keep all the kids on your block occupied for a month’s worth of rainy afternoons.  

We’ll get to the rules in a minute.  First, let me share a little about the weekend we spent playing with the Find&Make Car Set, which (as the name implies) is a kit with everything you need to spend a few hours building your own car out of found cardboard boxes, paper plates, and etc.

Since first reading about the Makedo products, I’ve wondered – what do you actually get in the box?  Quite a bit as it turns out.  Along with lots of connector pieces, there was a safety scissors version of a saw, directions, an inspiration sheet, and enough stickers for at least three cardboard box cars.
I made poor C wait while I lined up all the pieces to show you (check out the top photo).  Then he and daddy took a few minutes to learn about how the connectors work.

Once a plan was formulated they got down to business.  First they rounded up left over party plates, cups, and a large box for parts.  Next C helped trace some cut lines and the hubs started sawing away.  To be honest, the saw wasn’t the most efficient tool ever and he eventually switched to a serrated bread knife but I can see how the plastic version would be a nice option for older kids to get more involved.

Once all the pieces were cut, it was time to attach the connectors.  What’s super cool about these is they’re reusable so once your creation losses its luster, all you need is another cardboard box and the fun can start all over again.  (This is also where all those extra stickers come in handy.)

Here’s the finished product.  Pretty rad right?  C gave it the old walk around (checked under the hood and kicked the tires) before hopping in.

Then it was time to grab his best pal and head off into the sunset.  This activity was good for a ton of quality daddy and C time.  They spent a few hours in the morning putting it together and trying it out and after C’s nap he hopped right back in for more imaginary play.  The car has been a fixture in the living room all week and is still a hit with both kids.

So what do you think?  You wanna try it right?  If you really want the car, you can get it (along with lots of other Makedo products) via Amazon here – it’s a steal at less than $9.  If you’re feeling lucky, you can enter to win the delux prize pack described above simply by being (or becoming) an MPMK facebook page fan and/or by being (or becoming) a makedo facebook page fan.  Additional entries are available for facebooking or tweeting about the giveaway.

That’s a total of four possible entries – YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY AND INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
The contest is open internationally (yipee) and ends at midnight EST on Tuesday, November 1st.  Good luck!

line-graphic


P.S. Looking for more ways to simplify and connect with your family?


POYEL ebook and printablessign up for the newsletter and get a free 6 week meal plan
 

{ 75 comments… read them below or add one }

LatteJunkie October 28, 2011 at 5:20 am

originalcynner(@)gmail(dot)com

Yay an international competition :)

Reply

Cath October 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

International give away! Yeees!
catya2005@yahoo.fr

Reply

Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

jjotte (@) hotmail (dot) com

The robot project looks right up our alley.

Reply

allison October 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

reid(dot)allisonl(@)gmail(dot)com

These are so cool!

Reply

Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

giulianobile(@) hotmail (dot) com
International giveaway hopeful!

Reply

Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I’m a FB fan of yours (Chel Krisik).

These look completely awesome!! BOTH of my kids would LOVE these! Even if I don’t win, I’ll still be happy! Now I have found some pretty cool stocking stuffers!

gabbychel_3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Reply

sara October 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm
sara October 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm
Mrs. Mordecai October 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Just became a fan of MPMK. mrs-dot-mordecai-at-gmail

Reply

Mrs. Mordecai October 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Makedo facebook fan. mrs-dot-mordecai-at-gmail

Reply

Mrs. Mordecai October 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/mrsmordecai
mrs-dot-mordecai-at-gmail

Reply

Jillv3@mac.com October 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Liked this on Facebook

jillv3@terrasavvy.com

Reply

JIll V. / TerraSavvy October 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Became a MPMK Facebok Fan

jillv3@terrasavvy.com

Reply

Jill V. / TerraSavvy October 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Became a MAKEDO Facebook fan.

Reply

Jill V. / TerraSavvy.com October 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Tweeted about it!

jillv3@terrasavvy.com

Reply

Lolo October 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I am a MPMK fan on Facebook!

lolo.harrison@btinternet.com

Reply

Lolo October 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I am a makedo Facebook fan!

lolo.harrison@btinternet.com

Reply

Lolo October 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Shared this giveaway on Facebook!

Reply

Bethany October 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Already a MPMK fan on Facebook! nannybubba@gmail.com

Reply

Bethany October 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I’m a Makedo fan on Facebook. nannybubba@gmail.com

Reply

Candice October 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I am a MPMK fan on FB! candicehackett@gmail.com

Reply

Candice October 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I am a Makedo fan on FB too! LOVE this stuff, my son would seriously go nuts!!! candicehackett@gmail.com

Reply

Candice October 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Shared the giveaway on FB! candicehackett@gmail.com

Reply

Candice October 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Tweeted the giveaway @ chackett32!
candicehackett@gmail.com

Reply

Lixa October 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm

i like makedo on FB. lixapopescu at gmail dot com

Reply

Lixa October 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm

i like MPMK on FB . lixapopescu at gmail dot com

Reply

Karla October 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I love the creativity! I’m already a FB fan. Thank you!

Reply

Sheri October 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm

following MPMK on facebook.
sheridack(at)yahoo(dot)com

Reply

Sheri October 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

following Makedo on facebook.
sheridack(at)yahoo(dot)com

Reply

Jenna October 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I’m following MPMK on facebook

Reply

Jenna October 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I’m following makedo on facebook
coachjenna at hotmail dot com

Reply

Debi October 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I’m a FB fan of mpmk!
deborahbenedict@ymail.com

Reply

Tenley October 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm
Tenley October 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’m a fan of MPMK on Facebook

TenleyCherie@gmail.com

Reply

Tenley October 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’m now a fan of Makedo on Facebook

TenleyCherie@gmail.com

:D

Reply

Amy K. October 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I like makedo on fb! mnkupinskis (at) hotmail (dot) com

Reply

Amy K. October 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I like mpmk on fb too! mnkupinskis at hotmail dot com

Reply

Amy L October 29, 2011 at 3:01 am

I have been a MPMK facebook follower.

Reply

Amy L October 29, 2011 at 3:02 am

I ‘like’ makedo on facebook – really cool products.

Reply

Anonymous October 29, 2011 at 3:02 am

would love to win :)
kcernick at netscape dot net

Reply

Another donkey design October 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Anonymous October 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I am a newsletter subscriber—love it!
Jwaisley1@yahoo.com

Reply

Anonymous October 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I just “liked” MPMK on facebook!
jwaisley1@yahoo.com
thanks for the fun giveaway!!!

Reply

Linda October 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm
Linda October 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Tweeted it at @SucreTheHappy

cartoonindividual@yahoo.com

Reply

Linda October 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Linda October 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Liked makedo on facebook

cartoonindividual@yahoo.com

done everything :D

Reply

Shan-shannon October 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm

i am a Facebook fan! Love thaws giveaways!
Shannon@heatandeat.net

Reply

mina October 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I’m a new FB fan! These kits look wonderful!
minipiccolini@gmail.com

Reply

mina October 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm
Holly October 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I am a facebook fan! This is perfect to encourage our 2, 5, and 8 y o to play together to make things!
hollymepham (at) hotmail (dot) com

Reply

Charlotte October 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’m an MPMK Facebook fan!

Charlotte xo

charlotte.taylorpage@hotmail.co.uk

Reply

Charlotte October 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I’m a Makedo Facebook fan too.

Charlotte xo

charlotte.taylorpage@hotmail.co.uk

Reply

Stacy October 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Shereen October 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Sounds great!
shereencook @ gmail.com

Reply

Shereen October 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I am a FB fan!

shereencook @ gmail.com

Reply

Yvonne October 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Reply

Yvonne October 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I’m a MPMK FB fan!

Reply

Yvonne October 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I’m now a Makedo FB fan!

Reply

K October 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I’m a MPMK fan on FB! Glad to have found the blog!

kim. bieniek at gmail. com

Reply

kate @ another donkey design November 1, 2011 at 2:20 am

I am a Makedo fan on facebook now too!
another.donkey.design@gmail.com

Reply

kat November 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

fan of both on facebook.. Yeah for international giveaway.. makes me love the company even more. Go Germany!
lomokat@yahoo.com

Reply

Jen Craun November 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

we are crazy for corrugated constructions!!

team craun [at] sbcglobal.net

Reply

Destri November 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Oh I love this! What a great idea. My hubby is an engineer, so he might have more fun than my son :)

Reply

fisiwoman November 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Enter me please! I’m an MPMK facebook page fan (Ana Belén R M).

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Reply

fisiwoman November 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I’m makedo facebook page fan too (Ana Belén R M).

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Reply

fisiwoman November 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/131481231744438273

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Reply

fisiwoman November 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Post it on my FB wall: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=266697843373853&id=100000825276857

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Reply

green with grace November 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

I’m your fan on fb! mollygail@hotmail.com

Reply

green with grace November 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

I’m a makedo fan on fb! mollygail@hotmail.com

Reply

Katie November 2, 2011 at 12:58 am

So cool! I am a MPMK fan and now a makedo fan! gillharveyk@yahoo.com

Reply

MamaBurt November 2, 2011 at 2:23 am

Makedo Fan on FB

mrs.burtole@gmail.com

Reply

MamaBurt November 2, 2011 at 2:25 am

Posted about it on FB also

mrs.burtole@gmail.com

Reply

MamaBurt November 2, 2011 at 2:25 am

I also liked MPMK on FB

mrs.burtole@gmail.com

Reply

liz November 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

I spread words about giveaway in twitter here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/131669620666023936

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Reply

Leave a Comment