I let Aleena and Connor try out the balloon cocoon in our living room yesterday. Of course, as soon as a balloon came out, mayhem ensued and they turned into crazy monkeys. They certainly tested out the resilience of the product by poking it, prodding it, throwing it, squishing it and even jumping on it. I realize it's not immune to be popped or broken but I imagine a balloon popping inside the cloth cover would be less traumatic than one popping without one. Actually, the balloon is still fully inflated inside the cocoon today so the kids were able to play with it again. It wasn't so crazy the second time around and they mostly just tossed it and chased it around.
|Aleena eating the balloon cocoon..better than eating the actual balloon!|
Aside from cute unique toys, Playful Peanut sells a variety of handmade items including the following list that I borrowed from them: Toddler Belts, Snap Belts, Nursing Covers, Hair Clips, Bibs, Burp Clothes, Sock Monkeys, Car Seat Canopies, Soother Clips, Chalk Place-mats, Quiet Books, Quilts, Change Pad Covers, headbands, Balloon Cocoons, Snack-Loc Bags, and Wet Bags.
They have a lovely Website, Etsy shop and Facebook Page with LOTS of things for sale. I love the designs and all the interesting items they've created. They have great taste in fabrics for their products especially the cute girls' dresses. If you're looking for some excellent handmade gifts for Christmas, there are some great options on their Facebook page in particular. It has the most selection right now based on what I saw today. I also noticed that they're making the rounds to some craft and Christmas shows in Manitoba so you can watch for them if you're from that part of the country. They post their sale information on their Facebook page so that's the best way to stay up to date.
If you somehow don't find exactly what you are looking for on their site, you can contact Playful Peanut and they would be happy to customize an item for you.
Playful Peanut is giving one lucky winner their very own balloon cocoon and $25 to spend on Playful Peanut merchandise. (Shipping is additional or you can include the shipping in the $25 gift amount.)
I will be using www.random.org to select the winner of the contest. You must make each entry in a separate comment below.
How to Enter:
1. Visit the Playful Peanut Website and/or Etsy Shop and let us know what you like the best!
2. "Like" Playful Peanut on Facebook. Feel free to let them know I sent you!
3. Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect.
4. "Like" A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.
5. Share this giveaway and let me know how. (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Forum)
This contest is open to Canada and the US. The contest will end on Sunday, October 30th at Midnight Saskatchewan Time. I will announce the winner on Halloween Day.
Here are a few other things that I love from Playful Peanut.
|I Spy Bags|
|Personalized Super Hero Capes|
|The pattern of the balloon cocoon that the winner will receive.|