Miss Claire has not seen a ton of television commercials in her short little life thus far, because we have a DVR and we mostly watch t.v. that way. We fast-forward through all the commercials.
As a result, she is MESMERIZED by commercials, and believes everything they say.
I'm not sure when or how it happened, but a few weeks ago she saw a commercial for this FabEffex moldable fabric, and was telling me how wonderful it was for several days. So I went online and ordered a Fab Effex Variety Pack through Amazon, because it did look neat, and seemed like a fun thing to close out the summer with. I should never have spent $30 on a craft, but maybe I am also becoming more susceptible to commercials since I haven't seen many lately. I don't know.
It is neat (really fun to play with), but WOW, you don't get much for your money. At all. Here is the official review I wrote for Amazon about it, just so other unsuspecting moms would know:
My eight-year-old daughter and I both enjoyed playing with this Fab Effex kit. It's wax-backed fabric that you can mold into different shapes and cut out. We covered a box with a little meadow scene, and really enjoyed ourselves.
The problem is that you really don't get much for your money. The "full-sized sheets" it refers to (there are six in this Fab Effex Variety Pack) are 3 by 4 inches each. Seriously. And the little plastic bag full of "140 precut shapes" are TINY. It's hard to pull the paper backing off them, they're so tiny.
So, in summary, really fun, but a total rip-off.