May 3, 2010
100% Cool Badge Maker Review
When I opened the package, I was immediately disappointed with the instructions. Though I love to have pictures with the instructions, I hate it when it is just pictures and no words. I understand that it cuts down on the manufacture’s cost because they do not have to have several translated versions of the instructions but often just pictures can be very confusing to the consumer.
I have so much card stock on hand I thought it would work great for the pins but card stock is too heavy. You have to use thin paper, magazine images seemed to work the very best for making the pins.
Once, I got the hang of the Badge Maker I helped my children make some pins. My children are 6 and 8 yrs old. They were immediately excited to make the badges. They worked on decorating the fronts but were quite frustrated with the assembling of the badge and needed a lot of help.
Overall the 100% Cool Badge Maker is an okay kid’s product but it is not something they can do completely on their own. Please note on Amazon.com the product did not get a good review. I think because it is hard for kids to use and needs a lot of adult help. Which I strongly agree with, the product frustrated my children more than it helped to foster their creativity.
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Mother's Day Pin and Card Tutorial Using the 100% Cool Badge Maker
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