Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Thursday 27th February 2020 - 08:43:58

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Arts and Crafts > Child's Play > Twisted Critters. The pipe cleaner book review

« Stamp Art reviewStamp ArtThe Amazing Spiderman. An Origin Story reviewThe Amazing Spiderman.  An Origin Story »

Score: 9.4/10  [4 reviews]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 3253 - Twisted Critters. The pipe cleaner book
Brand: Klutz

Twisted Critters.  The pipe cleaner book
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
February 2012

Twisted Critters. The pipe cleaner book product reviews

By the editors of Klutz.

Twisted Critters is the new and updated take on the good old pipe cleaner. With custom-made pipe cleaners, such as extra fuzzy and striped, and instructions that are broken down into five easy-to-master moves, our cuddly caterpillars and fire-breathing finger-puppet dragon will quickly get you twisting.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel

craft   critters   fun   kids   klutz   pipe cleaner   scholastic   twisted
Other listings you may be interested in:
Building Cards - Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and WizardryBuilding Cards - Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Rating: 9.5
The Solar Car BookThe Solar Car Book
Rating: 9.3
Building Cards - SpaceshipsBuilding Cards - Spaceships
Rating: 9.3
Klutz Crazy Action ContraptionsKlutz Crazy Action Contraptions
Rating: 9.4
Tricky VideoTricky Video
Rating: 8.5
The Klutz Hand BookThe Klutz Hand Book
Rating: 9.0
Klutz - Headbands & hairstylesKlutz - Headbands & hairstyles
Rating: 9.8
Klutz - Make Your Own Music VideoKlutz - Make Your Own Music Video
Rating: 9.0
The Encyclopedia of My ImmaturityThe Encyclopedia of My Immaturity
Rating: 8.8
Klutz - Fabulous FlowersKlutz - Fabulous Flowers
Rating: 9.5
Klutz - Draw the Marvel HeroesKlutz - Draw the Marvel Heroes
Rating: 9.8
Klutz - Mix & Match DrawingKlutz - Mix & Match Drawing
Rating: 9.6
Ashes, AshesAshes, Ashes
Rating: 8.8
Klutz - Pom Pom Monster SalonKlutz - Pom Pom Monster Salon
Rating: 8.6
Klutz - Wicked Cool Friendship BraceletsKlutz - Wicked Cool Friendship Bracelets
Rating: 9.7
Brilliant Bead RingsBrilliant Bead Rings
Rating: 9.3
Stamp ArtStamp Art
Rating: 9.3
Mini Capsters JewelryMini Capsters Jewelry
Rating: 7.9
Twirly Q'sTwirly Q's
Rating: 6.6
Write in White:  Doodle JournalWrite in White:  Doodle Journal
Rating: 7.1
Coin Blaster Arcade - 10 tabletop target gamesCoin Blaster Arcade - 10 tabletop target games
Rating: 9.3
Star Wars Folded FlyersStar Wars Folded Flyers
Rating: 9.8
Rating: 6.0
Klutz - Fashion FormsKlutz - Fashion Forms
Rating: 9.5
Klutz- Paper Flying DragonsKlutz- Paper Flying Dragons
Rating: 9.9
Klutz Dot JewelryKlutz Dot Jewelry
Rating: 10.0
Klutz - Make Clay CharmsKlutz - Make Clay Charms
Rating: 8.3
Klutz Star Wars Thumb DoodlesKlutz Star Wars Thumb Doodles
Rating: 9.5
Klutz Potholders and other Loopy ProjectsKlutz Potholders and other Loopy Projects
Rating: 9.0
Klutz: The Book of Impossible ObjectsKlutz: The Book of Impossible Objects
Rating: 9.1
Refined Yellow Beeswax PelletsRefined Yellow Beeswax Pellets
Rating: 9.5
Color Explosion : Drawing PadsColor Explosion : Drawing Pads
Rating: 9.2
Tadoodles : B.U.V.Tadoodles : B.U.V.
Rating: 8.9
HP Transfer Iron OnHP Transfer Iron On
Rating: 9.8
Klutz - Stencil ArtKlutz - Stencil Art
Rating: 9.5
Growing Pet Duck EggGrowing Pet Duck Egg
Rating: 10.0
Klutz - Nail CharmsKlutz - Nail Charms
Rating: 7.0
Sew Your Own Fluffy Llama PillowSew Your Own Fluffy Llama Pillow
Rating: 10.0
Klutz Yarn ArtKlutz Yarn Art
Rating: 8.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of cherrycola27

Review by: cherrycola27 (Cheri)
Dated: 26th of August, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.8/10
Score 9 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 9 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I was lucky enough to win one of these books and it has been fantastic!! I have shared with my nieces and nephews who are often at my house and it has provided hours of fun and entertainment for the younger and older. I am also considering taking it into my work to share (I'm an early childhood teacher)...

I sat down with them and we had a look at all the different creatures we could make, to start with we made one together so we all knew what we were doing, the instructions were simple though and the older children were busting at the seams to do it by themselves! Obviously the younger ones (2) needed lots more help but that's expected with their age, in saying this they were happy, as pipe cleaners are something they can actually manipulate easily. I was also happy that they could take their creations home and i can easily (and cheaply) buy more pipe cleaners! Definite win all round and is continuing to be a hit with them asking to use these products again whenever they visit! :)

Click here to read the profile of kymmage

Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 26th of May, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.3/10
Score 9 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 9 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

I was recently lucky enough to win copy of this book through KIWIreviews. We love Klutz books in our house, so it was really exciting to receive this new crafty fun book. I love how fun this looks before you even start. Its bright and vibrant. The pipe-cleaners draw your eye to so many critter possibilities.

I opened the package with my daughter present and she immediately started begging to use the kit. She is 5 and really loves arts and craft. So I held off for as long as I could before the cheeky monkey got the scissors out and broke into the pipe-cleaners herself.

We sat down with the book and had a look through the different critter types we could make. The instructions are laid out really simply. There are plenty of photos, measurements and the step through guide is awesomely easy. I also liked that all we needed to make these was nail clippers to cut pipe-cleaners and a pencil. Some kits will call for you to have more things - like glue which isn't always available.

All that said, my 5 year old struggled to follow the instructions due to impatience on her part.. She made a pretty cool lizard from the book, but its definitely got her own slant on it. She used the book as a guide, making use of how to do the head and tongue of the lizard but then making the body all on her own.

I love that there are so many different critters for us to still make. I can buy more pipe-cleaners fairly easily when we run out as well. Overall, a really cool book that is going to get a lot of use in our house!

Click here to read the profile of nerdalert1101

Review by: nerdalert1101 (Gordon)
Dated: 22nd of March, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 10/10
Score 10 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 10 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

At first, I wasn't too sure if this book was my kind of thing, but after trying some of the models, I now think that this kit is great! One of the best parts is the fact that you don't have to stick to the pipe cleaners in the book, once you have the basic idea of how to make the models, you can use any kind of pipe cleaner you want! Yes there are some specific types of pipe cleaners that come in the book, but I don't see many reasons why the instructions can't apply to other types that you can buy in the shops.

The models were nice and easy to make, and I made a whole pile of critters, like a lobster, mouse, caterpillar, tulip, parrot, tiger, and a pile of assorted fruits! I think that this kit would be perfect for kids 7+, in fact adults could try this kit, it's good for anyone who can follow step-by-step instructions and loves to be creative. The instructions were easy to follow, and the pictures made them much more easy!

The price is good, a lot of money must have been used to make the more unique types of pipe cleaners used in this book, and the high price tells you that the book is of good quality. I haven't made all of the models yet, but it is good to see that there are 20 different models to make, it gives the users a much wider variety. I have no negativity towards this kit, so I give every aspect of it a big 10, ah Klutz, you've done it again!

Click here to read the profile of sweetpea

Review by: sweetpea (Sarah)
Dated: 17th of February, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.8/10
Score 10 out of 10
Age Appropriate:
Score 10 out of 10
Ease of Use:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

My first thought when I saw this kit was "finally!" When Miss Five was not even one I bought a mass heap of art stuff like pipe cleaners etc that I then realised I had no idea what to do with so it was great to go get my stash and finally be able to create some pretty cool things.

As with all the Klutz products this kit comes with an array of what you need to get started. In this case it was lots of different coloured and sizes of pipe cleaners in a cool plastic box. Just a note here that you will probably never be able to get the pipe cleaners back in the box after they have been scattered everywhere so a large ziplock bag will be perfect to store the leftovers!

Included are:
- A book with step by step illustrated and explained instructions on 20 different things to make and lots of hints
- 72 pipe cleaners in 7 different sizes/shapes
- a ruler on the inside back cover.

You will need:
- finger nail clippers or some very sharp scissors,
- a black vivid marker pen
- a pencil.

The book recommends starting at the beginning but hey why not go for the fun stuff first! Miss Three got to choose so we made a brilliant Penguin which got to spend the afternoon being played with in ice! Our mouse wasn't so successful due to me not quite getting the hang of bundling however our cats enjoyed playing with him until he was totally destroyed....
We had fun making fruit and vegetables and I quite liked my bracelet which was so easy to make!

The animals are very cute and Miss Three had a lovely afternoon playing with her little troupe when we finished. I definitely found that I got better with each creation and although they didn't all turn out as good as I wanted them to we had so much fun making them it didn't really matter.

I loved that the instructions, as always, are depicted so clearly with the illustrations that you don't have to be able to read to be able to create.

I am intending to take this down to Miss Three's Kindergarten as it is a great base to work from. The book does say from ages 8+ but Miss 3 was able to give a few of these a go so if you are able to supervise I would say from age 4 up would be suitable.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Arts and Crafts'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 4447: Whipple - Sweet Heart Cookies -  Brand / Manufacturer : Whipple

Product image for Whipple - Sweet Heart CookiesWhipple Sweet Heart Cookies mint coloured crème set comes with everything you need to create four two layer cookies

Decorate with bling and assorted beads

Whipple treats are fun to wear, share or give to a friend, and they look good enough to eat.

Age 7 plus years

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream