By Bendaroos

Reviewed for Second Grade, 2010

The company calls them "amazing flexible building sticks", but we call them unparalleled fun! Whatever you call them, these kits are incredibly simple: they contain a bunch of colored sticks, best described as thin, waxy pipe cleaners, that kids can bend, twist, and sculpt into a range of whimsical shapes. While each kit does contain a small paper guide with specific ideas for "models," the magic really happens when kids toss the brochure and start building from scratch. Contains 100 sticks in rainbow and neon colors for hours of creative play! (Bendaroos, $5.69)