The best part about being on Twitter, is meeting new people and companies. A few weeks ago a company called BlankZ added me. They make these really cute stuffed animals that you can decorate, and then wash and start all over.
I immediately thought back to my childhood sleepovers, where we would all decorate our pillowcases. I loved taking home a piece of those nights. However we did those in permanent marker, so they would last forever!!! Just like our friendships;) That was the one thing that I wasn't sure if I liked about BlankZ...would I want to wash off all of my hard work?? Not like they would force me to, but for some reason this upset me. (I am not a fan of change...lol)
However as I watched their tweets, and kept looking at their product I realized how much I actually liked that idea. I love items that inspire people to be creative, especially children. What a great way to get kids to use their imaginations!! They get to "re-dress" their best friend whenever they feel like it. One day their stuffed animal can be a pirate, and the next day they can be dressed for a wedding. They could be covered in get well messages, and the next day be in a Halloween costume... You can use these to teach kids about weather changes, holidays, body parts...anything that you like!! That is the best part, they are literally a "blank slate".
I can't wait to stock up on these for car trips, sick days, birthday gifts, party favors... I also am thinking this is a great grandparent gift, let my son draw on one for each of them (ok on that occasion we may still use our sharpies:) ) I am definitely a convert, and can't wait to pick a few of these up!!!
Currently they have 7 animals to choose from; Ele-Faint (elephant), No Bully (bull), Bare Hare (rabbit), Bare (bear), Bloink (pig), White Hound (dog), and Un-Sealed (seal). You can order them here.
What do you think about these?? I think I need to get a Bare, and make him my official Little Orso mascot...and change his outfit daily of course:)