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Mugwaz Craft Products for Girls: A Review AND Contest

October 23rd, 2007 · 49 Comments

“The Mugwaz are here! The Mugwaz are here!” exclaimed Darling Daughter number two (DD2) as she tore open the box and lifted out the layers of pink and purple tissue paper.

Inside the box were the four Mugwaz fashion craft kits that Mugwaz president, Bree Altman, had asked us to review for OpinionMom readers: two Original Mugwaz D.I.Y. Flip Flop kits, a Mugwaz Beltz kit, and a Mugwaz Bagz kit. Each kit was neatly packaged and contained all the materials needed to make each craft as well as easy, step-by-step instructions. (We did have to use our own scissors and some plastic spoons.)

(One lucky reader will get a Mugwaz Bagz kit. Read to the bottom of the review for details on the give-away contest.)

Make Something Fun To Wear!

My two darling daughters tore into their responsibilities as reviewers, starting


with the flip flops. (My girls practically live in flip flops year-round, so this was a natural beginning for them.)

The flip flop kit contains lots of glitter and some sequins that can be used to decorate them. The flip flops themselves look sturdy with nice, thick soles.


My girls want crazy with the glitter. (You can see the results in the picture.) In less than an hour, each girl had a fancy new pair of flip flops.

An extra nice feature of the Mugwaz flip flop kit is that it comes packed in a plastic purse that can easily be reused as a makeup bag, or even a small purse.


Next the girls opened the Bagz kit. Both girls are sort of purse fanatics – constantly switching purses.


(For myself, I like to stay with the same purse.) The Mugwaz Bagz comes with a matching change purse (our sample was a snazzy pink) and a removable strap as well as the cloth flowers to decorate them.

Of all the crafts, I think this one was the easiest.


It took one of my daughters only about fifteen minutes to put the flowers together and attach them to the purse. If your child is younger, this might be a good starter craft for them to work on (with parental supervision, or course). (See photo.)

Finally, the girls worked on the Mugwaz Beltz kit. Although the concept is simple, the belt was a little bit hard to make. The girls wanted the sequence to stay the same throughout the belt and that took a bit of advance planning on their part.

Mother and Daughter Quality Time

While my girls were old enough to make these crafts by themselves, I stayed nearby talking to them. I think making these crafts with your daughter could be an excellent time to bond.

(Note: the box said for ages five and up, but I think that most five year-olds would need adult help with these projects.)

Have a Craft Party

A few years ago DD2 had a craft/sleepover birthday party. I didn’t know about Mugwaz, so I went ahead and made up my own crafts and bought materials from a local craft shop. The party was a huge hit, but I wish I’d known about Mugwaz craft kits for girls. A Mugwaz party pack would have saved me a lot of time and the finished crafts would have been more useful.


Mugwaz fashion craft kits are definitely something that I would recommend. As a parent I like the idea that it encourages girls to be creative. So many popular toys like video games are passive and don’t really encourage kids to think or use their own creativity. With Mugwaz, not only do they get a chance to be creative, but they get to create something useful as well.

With the holidays around the corner, Mugwaz just must be the perfect gift for that special girl on your list. In fact, my own girls (I almost typed girlz) are hoping that Mugwaz will develop more products for them to test.

Mugwaz Contest for OpinionMom Readers

Bree Altman, the Mugwaz president, has agreed to a give-away contest for OpinionMom readers located in the United States and Canada. One lucky reader will get a Mugwaz Bagz kit. (Kit is individual size, color to be selected by the company.)

To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post before midnight on October 31st, 2007, telling me what you think you would like about Mugwaz crafts. I’ll use a random number to choose one to receive the craft kit! Winners will be announced on November 2nd, 2007.

(By participating in this drawing, all participants agree that they are trying this product at their own risk without any warranties or guarantees about product performance from OpinionMom.)

(Disclosure: Product samples were provided by an agent for MugWaz.)

Contents (c) Copyright 2007, Laura Spencer. All rights reserved

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49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Char // Oct 23, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I have two girls who love to do crafts. They would love being creative and making things. Please enter me to win!!

  • 2 Laura // Oct 23, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Yeay! My first contestant. (Your girls truly would enjoy this.)

  • 3 Betsy // Oct 24, 2007 at 6:04 am

    I would wrap that up for Christmas for my dd. She would love it!

  • 4 TheAngelForever // Oct 24, 2007 at 7:33 am

    This is a wonderful looking product that will actively engage girls into making something to use. Great contest!

  • 5 Mama Zen // Oct 24, 2007 at 8:23 am

    I would love to (for once) have all the necessary supplies for a craft in one place! This sounds awesome!

  • 6 bebemiqui // Oct 24, 2007 at 10:37 am

    I think it would be a great thing to do with my daughter for bonding time.

  • 7 Suzanne // Oct 24, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    There’s a girl in my life who would like the idea that she made something she’d be willing to actually use!

  • 8 Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings // Oct 24, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    I would love to win this to share with my daughters in craft time. The all in one craft kit idea is the most appealing… no buying a lot of stuff to do something.

    I blogged ya:


  • 9 Caryn // Oct 24, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    I really love this! My best friend has 3 girls and they would LOVE this! I really think this promotes creativity (at least that’s what I’m hoping for!)

  • 10 Mae // Oct 24, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    I love the party packs. It’s great to have everything needed all bundled together. Kids can work on something together, yet all get beautiful individualized results! My daughter would love one of these kits!

  • 11 Qtpies7 // Oct 24, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I like that everything is included, even the glue, so I don’t have to buy additional stuff for it!

  • 12 amanda // Oct 24, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    please enter me thanks

  • 13 Andrea // Oct 24, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    I love that it’s all there…you don’t have to go searching for supplies! What a time-saver, and I also love how creative and fun their crafts look!!

  • 14 Angela Willis // Oct 25, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    I love craft kits.. something about the smell of glue and sparkles really makes for some bonding moments.

  • 15 Kena // Oct 26, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I think this craft kit would be a lot of fun for my two daughters…decorating anything is fun (and crayons are getting a little boring!).

  • 16 Elaine Heller // Oct 26, 2007 at 11:24 am

    I love to do crafts with my kids. My daughter loves the Mugwaz products because they are so pretty-perfect for a “girly girl!”

  • 17 Brooke // Oct 26, 2007 at 11:51 am

    This would be FABULOUS!!! Please randomly select me!

  • 18 Jill // Oct 26, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Another mom of a kid who loves crafts and purses. She would have a terrific time with this.

  • 19 Sarah // Oct 26, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Oh this is so great!!! I love it!

  • 20 Stephanie // Oct 26, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    A great craft to do with the kids during a snow day from school! Yes it’s almost that time of year again!

  • 21 Julie Mead // Oct 26, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Would love to do this with my nieces!

  • 22 Becca // Oct 26, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    My daughter would appreciate something more that she made herself.

  • 23 Naomi // Oct 26, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Having everything available, already in the box, is HUGE!

  • 24 Lauren@Baseballs&Bows // Oct 26, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    This would be great to have for one-on-one time! SO cute!

  • 25 Deanne // Oct 26, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    My daughter is very crafty and loves to makes things, she would love the projects that come in the kit!

  • 26 Carrie Z // Oct 26, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    I have 3 boys, so I love buying girly things for my neice. She is just getting into purses and stuff and I think she would love this!

  • 27 Laura // Oct 26, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    oh what fun!!! My daughter would flip over this!!! something that she can create AND wear (maybe she’ll leave my stuff alone now) as if…. I do hope I win, but if not, I now have a fab xmas gift idea! THANKS!!

  • 28 divrchk // Oct 26, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    My daughter loves to do crafts. This would be a great thing for us to do together.

  • 29 Becky // Oct 26, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    I often have trouble coming up with good crafts for kids. This looks like an easy way to be creative.

  • 30 Lisa W // Oct 26, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    My daughter and I would enjoy these projects!

  • 31 Jenny M // Oct 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    My niece would love this for her upcoming birthday. This will be the first one without her dad and I would love to do this project with her as she absolutely loves purses. Thank you!

  • 32 Jill H. // Oct 26, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    DD is a major crafting fiend. I’d love to try this w/ her!

  • 33 Tonya // Oct 26, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    This would be great to do when a friend sleeps over with her.

  • 34 meredith // Oct 26, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    What a great prize!

  • 35 Camille // Oct 26, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Oooh… I have a 7 year old craft loving DD!! She would love this!

  • 36 Donna // Oct 27, 2007 at 7:11 am

    I love craft kits – less spending time gathering stuff and more time crafting!

  • 37 Deemy // Oct 27, 2007 at 7:24 am

    Love it, want it

  • 38 Doreen // Oct 27, 2007 at 10:17 am

    These are so creative and cute! This would make a great Christmas gift!

  • 39 Meghann // Oct 27, 2007 at 10:25 am

    What a great craft. Mygirl would love this.

  • 40 Lisa G. // Oct 27, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    These craft are really neat and would be a great way to spend quality time with my daughter!

  • 41 Cindi Hoppes // Oct 28, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, I am entering this for my niece and her daughter! With working and school, they never seem to have much time doing activities together! I know they would thoroughly enjoy these craft activities together!~ Thanks, Cindi

  • 42 Patsy // Oct 28, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Such a nice crafty fun thing to do, sounds like a lot of fun playing with the glue and glitter!

  • 43 Heidi O // Oct 29, 2007 at 11:01 am

    My daughter would absolutely love this. She loves to do wild creative things and that she could actually use it and people could see it would be a great plus. Of course, I would love that everything she needed came all together and I wouldn’t have to go everywhere to find everything that was needed.

  • 44 Jewelshud // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:18 am

    I think this would be great for my niece – she loves crafts and this would be something fun for us to do together!!

  • 45 Tricia // Oct 30, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    I love the creativity that is involved. My nieces would love it!

  • 46 Hannah C. // Oct 30, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    My daughter and I would LOVE playing with that together!

  • 47 Shannon // Oct 31, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Hey this kit would be really nice to do with the neighbor kids.

  • 48 Laura // Oct 31, 2007 at 10:41 am

    One more day and then I announce the winner!!

  • 49 MomsBlogging.com - THE Blog for Mom Bloggers Everywhere! » Contest Frenzy November 1 // Oct 31, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    […] Opinion Mom is having a Mugwaz Contest. A craft kit for girls. Ends November 2. […]

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