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Play Work Bench for Kids- Guidecraft Review and Giveaway

>> Thursday, July 15, 2010

kids furniture
Guidecraft has been around for 46 years and they make it their mission to "stay true to the tradition of smart, beautifully crafted wood products, which allow children's minds and imaginations room to truly wonder and grow." They have tons and tons of educational toys and really amazing kids furniture that will make your jaw drop from all the cuteness and functionality! I spotted something in the toys and manipulatives category that I knew would be perfect for my son and that I thought my daughter would enjoy too.

The kids work bench looked great to me because I have seen how much my daughter likes to try to take things apart and enjoys putting things together and I have seen huge admiration in my sons eyes when he watches his daddy work. I told Leo he was getting a special surprise in the mail and he was so excited when the box came! It was packaged well and the the image on the box was great so that he knew what to expect. We opened right up and it was well packaged inside to protect the painted pieces. The assembly was very easy with just 10 screws to insert and twist and the kids loved helping!



The workbench makes a great addition to their toy room as a nice piece of colorful furniture that looks cute, doesn't take up too much room and provides for lots of educational fun. They really love it. In fact, they have been getting up and playing with the workbench instead of coming and waking me up! (Of course, I still hear the banging wooden hammer on the wooden nail from bed!) Both my son and daughter enjoy working with it. There are holes in the top of the workbench that they enjoy hammering in and pulling out with the hammer and holes that they like screwing in with the wrench or screwdriver. The screws have different color tops and my daughter wrote numbers on the tops of the nails so that they could keep track of them too! They also like working with the c-clamp, vise and t-square. My son is very proud to have his own tools.




My daughter also enjoys organizing the workbench! She called me the other day and was so proud of how she had placed all of the tools neatly in their hanging spots and arranged all of the screws, nails, nuts, and bolts neatly in the drawer of the work bench. They have also been experimenting with building letters out of the pieces!

I am impressed with the quality and I am sure I will be able to pass it to many other families to enjoy when my kids grow out of it. We like the workbench so much that I am eager to try out some of Guidecraft's other amazingly cute items like, bookshelves tables and toy boxes.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Guidecraft will give one lucky reader one kids wooden work bench complete with tools ($90 value).

Giveaway Dates: July 15- August 12, 2010 Midnight CST

How to Enter:
To enter this Giveaway, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took. Each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit Guidecraft and leave a comment with what other product you absolutely love.
2. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect or subscribe to RSS feed
3. Like Guidecraft's Facebook page
4. Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page in right margin
5. Follow Guidecraft on Twitter and MWYT on twitter
6. Tweet and leave URL: Enter to #win Guidecraft Kids Work Bench Giveaway http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot.com @MWYT @guidecraft
7. Follow the Guidecraft Blog

Giveaway Rules:
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner selected through random.org #256 susan.

Guidecraft did provide me with a work bench in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions with others. I received no monetary compensation and opinions expressed are my own and those of my children.

424 comments:

WinItMama,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

I really like the Light Oak Roll-Top Desk!
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WinItMama,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

I like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page!
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WinItMama,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

I follow both Guidecraft and MWYT on Twitter (winitmamawins)!
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WinItMama,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/WinItMamaWINS/status/18606672929
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Tj and Amy,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

I like guidecraft on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

follow u both on twitter and tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/18607659508

Joshlin,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

My son would LOVE to have the Creation Station Art Center!
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Joshlin,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/savingmomsanity/status/18607865381
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Katie,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

I love the 4 in 1 Dramatic Play Theater!

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Katie,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

I like Guidecraft on Facebook.

Katie E.
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Katie,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

I like your blog on Facebook.

Katie E.
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Katie,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

I follow your blog and Guidecraft on Twitter.

@skaketgirl
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Katie,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!

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Shelly,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

I would love to own the swan lake toy box & table & chairs set.

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Shelly,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

following Guidecraft on FB as shelly hill

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Shelly,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM  

following u both on Twitter @Ravish30

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Shelly,  said... July 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

tweet-
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Jenny L,  said... July 15, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

I've been eying the Guidecraft website for a toy chest - love the Pirate Treasure Chest!

Rebecca Graham,  said... July 16, 2010 at 1:56 AM  

I like the Guidecraft Kitchen helper.

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Rebecca Graham,  said... July 16, 2010 at 1:57 AM  

Follow you and Guidecraft on Twitter: rhoneygee

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Rebecca Graham,  said... July 16, 2010 at 1:57 AM  

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/18666476417

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Shelly,  said... July 16, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/18689820733

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Genevieve,  said... July 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

Wow, it is hard to choose my favorite. I love wooden toys. I would say I really love the kitchen helper. What a great idea!

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fun,  said... July 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

We have the magneatos and they are fabulous. In addition to the play work bench I really like the safari book display.

aimee,  said... July 16, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

The Creation Station Art Center looks amazing.

athrahans at hotmail dot com

Just Another Hofeling,  said... July 16, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

Follow through google connect via twitter-AutumH

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Just Another Hofeling,  said... July 16, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

tweeted this giveaway- http://twitter.com/AutumH/status/18724940133

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smilekisses,  said... July 17, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

I like the Pirate Collection Rocking Chair.
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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:17 AM  

REQUIRED ENTRY: I like the "DRESS UP CAROUSEL (NATURAL)."
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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:19 AM  

I am a Facebook FAN of GuideCraft's.
My Facebook ID: ChicagoBearsFan1

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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM  

I am a Facebook FAN of yours.
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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

I follow you on Twitter. My Twitter ID: kimbuckjr
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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

I follow GuideCraft on Twitter also.
My Twitter ID: kimbuckjr
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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:24 AM  

Daily Tweet...

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Kimbuckjr,  said... July 17, 2010 at 4:26 AM  

I have your button here...

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simone/ thebubbledies,  said... July 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM  

I follow you & GC on twitter.bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

simone/ thebubbledies,  said... July 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM  

I "Like" GC on Facebook. Simone T. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

bitt,  said... July 17, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

i like the puppet theater:

http://www.guidecraft.com/product/225243/G51062/_/4_in_1_Dramatic_Play_Theater

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Joshlin,  said... July 17, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/07/saturdays-giveaways_17.html
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Joshlin,  said... July 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

Daily Tweet!
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wildcat32,  said... July 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

I like the 4 in 1 dramatic play theater.
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wildcat32,  said... July 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM  

tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/18798408134
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Felicia,  said... July 17, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

I like the Butterfly Table and Chairs Set.
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Felicia,  said... July 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

follow guidecraft and MWYT as @fce431
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Felicia,  said... July 17, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

tweeted
http://twitter.com/fce431/status/18802489642
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coliebear,  said... July 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM  

I like the 4 in 1 dramatic play theater.
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stacey,  said... July 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

Oops forgot to leave url from tweet Here it is

http://twitter.com/babygeartoday/status/18865353525

Katrina,  said... July 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

I also like the pirate toy chest and kitchen helper!

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Katie,  said... July 18, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

The ART TABLE & CHAIR SET (Red) looks great!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Allie,  said... July 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

I love their all in one play kitchen. There are so many out on the market that look cheesy or cheap, this is really nice!

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Shelly,  said... July 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/18929823739

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mogrill,  said... July 19, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

The Puppet Stand looks like a blast.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Mary A,  said... July 19, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

We could really use the Art Activity Cart. Thanks for the giveaway.
maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

Tabathia,  said... July 19, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

I am in love with the creation station art center
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Tabathia,  said... July 19, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

follow both on twitter (chelleb36)
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Shelly,  said... July 20, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/18993999737

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Shelly,  said... July 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

http://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/19082421906

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Nicole,  said... July 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

tweet
http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/19226185783
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Nicole,  said... July 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

I like Guidecraft on FB (Nicole Krebs Balogh).
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Nicole,  said... July 21, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

I like Moms Wear Your Tees on FB (Nicole Krebs Balogh).
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Nicole,  said... July 21, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

I follow both on Twitter @maybaby522.
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Nicole,  said... July 21, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

Voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs
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pawsnhooves,  said... July 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

http://twitter.com/pawsnhooves/status/19253517369
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Shelly,  said... July 22, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/19274061842

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Danielle,  said... July 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

Magneatos, Magneatos and more Magneatos i would like to also own it would be so fun playing with the kids.

waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

♥Heαther♥,  said... July 22, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

I would love to have the pirate ship rocker!
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♥Heαther♥,  said... July 22, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

http://twitter.com/hell_0kitty/status/19301675393

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Jenny L,  said... July 23, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

Tweet! http://twitter.com/TheLadyMama/status/19341560743
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Shelly,  said... July 23, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/19347084113

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Katie,  said... July 23, 2010 at 1:33 PM  

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/Skaketgirl/status/19360076134

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Joshlin,  said... July 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

Daily Tweet!
https://twitter.com/savingmomsanity/status/19428365143
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quitecontrary1977,  said... July 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

My duagter would flip for the natural kitchenette!

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Shelly,  said... July 25, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/19494989540

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Joshlin,  said... July 25, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

Daily Tweet!
http://twitter.com/savingmomsanity/status/19525029719
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pawsnhooves,  said... July 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

http://twitter.com/pawsnhooves/status/19535869659
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Jenny L,  said... July 25, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

Tweet! http://twitter.com/TheLadyMama/status/19540149374
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A Place For Every-Thing,  said... July 26, 2010 at 1:07 AM  

Little Farmhouse Collection table set is my favorite

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Joshlin,  said... July 26, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

Daily Tweet!
http://twitter.com/savingmomsanity/status/19577516880
savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

Shelly,  said... July 26, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

https://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/19583789218

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pawsnhooves,  said... July 26, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

http://twitter.com/pawsnhooves/status/19593926388
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Jolee,  said... July 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Love the espresso high chair. Pretty. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Chrissyb,  said... July 26, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

I'd love to have the pirate ship rocker for my son!
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Chrissyb,  said... July 26, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

follow you both on twitter @lilbabybootie
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Shelly,  said... July 27, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

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