Sep 27, 2010

Review of Kidzsack: The Eco-Friendly Backpack You Can Color!

Art is super important to me, whether it's painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, writing - any kind of art.

I honestly believe that children benefit when they're exposed to many different kinds of art, and when they're given the freedom to be creative and to try many different kinds of art. When I was given the opportunity to try Kidzsack, I was so excited!

What is Kidzsack?

Kidzsack is a backpack created from 100% eco-friendly materials, including recycled plastic bottles. The outside of the backpack has a printed picture for your child to color. You can pop it in the wash and your child can color it over and over again.
There are several different designs you can choose from, including a sports theme, a jungle scene, a beach picture, and more. We received the ballerina kitties scene to try out. (Total WIN for my daughter, who snapped it up immediately!)

How'd We Like It?

The Kidzsack comes with 8 non-toxic markers that your child can use to color the picture, which I thought was super-neat. Sure, it's just markers, but the fact that they're included is a mini bonus for this product.The kiddies went right to coloring (with made-up rules that my son was only allowed to color the leaves and surrounding pictures while my daughter colored the cats. Yep, they made up this rule because a.) my son thought he was too macho to color cats in skirts and b.) my daughter wanted the privilege of doing that!)

I loved the fact that they had so much fun coloring the bag. They worked together until they had the picture filled in and colorful. In fact, my son was already asking me to buy a boy-themed bag for him. I had reservations, though. See, one Christmas, my daughter got one of those bears you can write on and then wash...except when you put it in the wash, all of the marker didn't come out.

I figured the Kidzsack would be the same way, but I was wrong. It looked brand new when I took it out of the washer. (Lazy Mom Confession: I didn't look for washing and drying instructions so I was hesitant to place it in the dryer. I just let it dry flat on the counter rather than risk the dryer.) The kids loved it, which is what I really look for in any product that is designed for kids. It's not enough for the moms to think it's a great idea - the kids must love it too!

The one thing we did notice is that the bag is quite small. If your kids are in pre-school or kindergarten, it would be perfect but for bigger kids that have to carry folders and books - it's probably not going to be large enough. That didn't matter here, because my daughter used it as an overnight bag when she went to stay the night with her grandparents. After that, she shoved little girl make-up and various other things in it and has been carrying it around ever since.

We give Kidzsack a big thumbs up, and couldn't have been happier with it. My partner, Yona, also reviewed a Kidzsack with her adorable nephew, so jump over and check out her Kidzsack review. This is a PERFECT Christmas gift, so if you're shopping for little ones, keep it in mind. Stop by the Kidzsack website to check it out further and pick up one for your little ones today.

Note: I was not monetarily compensated or compensated in any way for this review. Kidzsack sent me a free product to review and provide my opinions on. All of the opinions in this post are 100% mine and uninfluenced by the company that created Kidzsack.

1 comment:

  1. I never thought of it, it does make a nice bag to pack things for overnight stays, like snacks, toys, games, books, and other distractions. Ohhh - you can use it for long car rides too when traveling. That's cute about the 'rules.'