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Get and Give: 3 Bags Full Finger Puppet Pouch

I’m learning to be aware of the products I buy and where my money goes.  There’s much injustice when it comes to buying and importing products from developing countries.  I’m but one person.  I can’t change the world but I can do good where I can.

So, I want to share Sue’s story. Sue had a desire to improve the lives of indigenous families from a developing country.  On a trip to Bolivia, she made this a reality, buying local artistic goods to sell back in her home country, Canada.

Indigenous Crafts from Bolivia was born.

“Preserving their cultural identity through the production of traditional crafts is an important form of self-expression. The crafts we sell reflect the indigenous culture.” — Sue Berlove

The product: 3 Bags Full Finger Puppet Pouch

Includes: Bag (doubles as a backdrop scene) and 8 relevant finger puppets

How to use: 1. Use finger puppets  2.  Clip onto bag scene  3. Include a favourite book

Benefits: Creative Play ** Early Literacy ** Early Science ** Transportable  ** Fair Trade

Scenes: There are six different scenes to choose from and each scene comes with the relevant animal finger puppets to match.

L to R

Arctic

Farm

Garden

Jungle

Ocean

Woods

Review

I opened the package from Sue and was overwhelmed. The craftsmanship was stunning and there’s an amazing attention to detail.  The product is utterly adorable!  And it wasn’t just me that responded this way.  My husband said, “It’s absolutely beautiful!” And the children?  You can see how much they loved it.

I want to show you how it works

 

PS: I did look up the Musk Ox

Giveaway

I want to give this Arctic Scene away to a reader because I want someone else to enjoy this beautiful product. It truly is just — so beautiful, and full of all sorts of goodness!  To enter follow these steps:

To Enter

* After visiting the 3 Bags Full Finger Puppet Pouch Page, leave a comment here about your favourite finger puppet character.

* The competition is open to Australian residents only.

* Valid from Monday 27 September to Saturday 2 October 2010.

* I will draw the winner by random number at 7pm on the closing date.

* The winner will be notified via email and a post update link on the Be A Fun Mum Facebook Page.

Perhaps one of these beautiful products can be on your Christmas List.  I’m buying one for each of my children.

Your Choices Do Matter! Buy Fair Trade.

External Links

Book Chook Review: Farm

Planning Queen: 3 Bags Full Finger Puppet Pouch Review

Indigenous Crafts From Bolivia

Read the Story Behind the Product

Fair Trade Australia

Be A Fun Mum Reviews

Reviews

Congratulations Christine!

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    sarah hopkins
    September 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    WOW!!!! These are awesome! My 2yr old would love them….Would make a nice change to her getting around with socks on her hands!!! LOL

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    Rachael Stott
    September 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    How adorable are these? I just love fair trade toys from abroad, we have some fair trade Montessori wooden toys that we love! As for these, the Jungle themed one would delight my little boy. Jungle book is one of his favourite bedtime stories. I think he would adore the tiger *roar*.

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    Kel
    September 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Ooo, looks great, Nell! I’ve fallen in love with the garden scene (surprise, surprise!) – the butterfly is gorgeous! Quick question: what would you suggest is the minimum age appropriate for this beautiful product? Am looking for a first b’day pressie…..

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 28, 2010 at 7:01 am

      @Kel, Hi Kel. On the bag the recommended age is 3 and up (for small parts). However, in my opinion, I think they would be great, even for a newborn. And I know a 1 year old would enjoy them too with supervision.

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    Mel Peacock
    September 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    These are fabulous. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.
    It’s hard to pick a favourite…but I do love the Polar Bear. I use Polar Bears to teach my children about Global Warming, Climate Change and caring for our environment. (the polar bears are dying because they are having to swim too far because the ice is breaking up too quickly – just to explain briefly).

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    Christine Bunn
    September 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    What a fantastic product. My son in year one just finished a unit on story
    telling and using props to retell a story. These puppets would have been perfect. I will forward the link to his teacher. I love the mermaid of course.

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    Kalynda
    September 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    oh, these are absolutely AMAZING. My 15 mo has recently developed a bit of an obsession with puppets lol… will definitely have to put these on the xmas wishlist. I’m lovin’ the Woods scene, especially the little bat!

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    Katie
    September 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    They are all so gorgeous!! The ocean theme is definitely right up there, it matches the mural in our bathroom very well but the winner in our house would have to be the jungle set!! So hard to choose a favourtie character though. My 4 year old loves monkeys the most, my 2 year still carries around his zebra (or 2 when he finds the spare) but i have always loved tigers, even more so now when both boys screw up their little faces to give mummy a tiger grrrrrr 🙂

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    melissa scott
    September 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I love the skunk from the Woods pouch.

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    Naomi
    September 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Stunning sets! I love the jungle theme and the gorgeous Mum and baby monkey!

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    Shirley Rodriguez-Lane
    September 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Had a look at the crafts from Bolivia page and I reckon they are fabulous! Being South-American myself, I grew up with similar handcrafted toys. I would loooove for my 3 yo daughter, who is half Australian to be able to experience playing with and learn how to appreciate such beautiful toys. Thank you for sharing this with us! x

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    melissa@vidastyle
    September 27, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    These are fabulous! I love the garden set. They would definately make great christmas pressents.

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    Philippa
    September 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    WOW what a great giveaway …. I love the snail from the garden set the purple and green sprial shell is cool! but I have to say all the sets are fantastic 🙂

  • Reply
    Megan Spain
    September 28, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Hi Kelly.

    I love the jungle theme, my son would have a great time playing with these, they are gorgeous. Thanks for finding them 🙂

  • Reply
    Robyn
    September 28, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I think you know that I LOVE fair trade products and these are beautiful!

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    BookChook
    September 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I’m not entering. In fact, I’m reviewing my own pouch when it arrives. I’m intrigued by a toy that links with literacy this way. Your photos and video were great!

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    Michelle
    September 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

    So cool! I love the turle and can imagine him crawling onto my face to wake me up in the morning!

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    Shelley
    September 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

    These are gorgeous. We live by the water and I’m imagining sitting down at the beach with my little girl with the Ocean and Arctic scenes. Having worked in childcare for six years I’m a little puppet obsessed – to me they are the perfect toy to use and imagine beautiful things. That Musk Ox has a lot of stories to tell!

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    Amanda
    September 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    These finger puppets are great. I love the Garden Finger Puppets, in particular the butterfly-absolutely beautiful.

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    Alyra Shaw
    September 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I love the rooster – such detail! Fantastic!!
    And even better that it is fairtrade! Wish I could buy them all.

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    Katherine
    September 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    They are so cute! That picture of you with your kiddos is so happy and lovely 🙂

    Hope your holidays are going well.

    K xx

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    Sara G
    October 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

    So cute! Definitely going to buy buy them for my almost 3yo daughter, she’d love the Jungle set, we’re talking about a kid who lives and breathes giraffes lol
    The farm set would be cute too, my almost 1yo son is obsessed by ducks, the one in the set is too cute!

    PS thank you for a lovely website 🙂

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    Emma N
    October 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I love the Puffin, it reminds me of a book I used to love by Enid Blyton.

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    Yolande
    October 2, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Hi Kel, These are pretty cute. Love the face that they are in a bag and easy to take with. They are beautifully made. All the creatures are gorgeous, but to choose one, would have to be the turtle from the sea scene. I might suggest them as a prop (for demonstration purposes) at mainly music. I know they’re on tight budget, but I’ll raise it on Monday meeting. Thanks for school holiday blog. Have enjoyed reading each day.

    Love Yo.

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      Yolande
      October 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

      @Yolande, Whoops, thats fact not face. Hehe.

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    Sonja Mercer
    October 2, 2010 at 9:14 am

    How gorgeous!
    My little ones would love the bee as we are trying to encourage bees into our garden to help our passionfruit bear fruit. We’ve been talking a lot about the life cycle of food and how bees play their part 🙂

    Good on you for promoting such a fantastic company!

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    Jacqui
    October 2, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I love the parrot from the jungle scene. So colourful!!

    Such a fantastic product, will definitely be on my Christmas shopping list.

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