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Need More Stress in Your Life?

Do you have a quiet life? Even dull perhaps? Do you feel the need to add a little, oh, I don't know... blood pressure raising activity to your too-quiet days?

Then try this outdated product that is no longer sold in stores and can only be acquired from an elderly friend who has had them in her possession since her children left home some 20 plus years ago!

Be sure to gather ALL of your children around, even the two year old, give them only one pair of tweezers, and remind them to be nice and take turns with the minuscule beads. No shoving, now! Any slight movement will jostle the microscopic beads into the wrong compartment and excessive tweezing will be necessary.

This activity is guaranteed to raise your heart rate, make little children cry, and fill your kitchen with the fragrant odor of melted plastic.

Try it today while supplies last!

This offer does not apply to enrollment with triple advantage.  Void where prohibited.  The activity has been outlawed in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Washington, Rhode Island, Utah, Idaho, Kentucky, and in the US Virgin Islands.  For use only under the supervision of an individual between the ages of 30 and 57.  Results not typical. Do not drive or operate machinery while using this product.  Side effects may include blurred vision, throbbing temples, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, loss of speech, redness of face, and cardiac arrest.  If you have died from this product contact your veterinarian right away because this may be a sign of a rare but serious side effect. 
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  1. But they are so pretty…
    They actually still sell those – we have bought them :).
    AND, they now have numerous other nerve racking crafts that are about the same level of pain to the parent (pixos, perler beads, etc…)

  2. Jules Green says:

    Love it! I totally remember those, and did them all the time when I was younger ! Wait, that might explain a few things…

  3. Oh my goodness. I am seriously cracking up over this! I think we were only allowed to do this once while growing up …

    Also, I love your “product disclaimer.” My husband and I frequently have discussions about medication disclaimers on tv and this just cracked me up thinking of some of the goofy things we come up with.

  4. Thank you for the early morning laugh/cry! I could totally relate.

    Another stressful product I recommend is Perler beads. My kids will start their little project and THEN inform me that they need me to “use the iron to melt it right away.” Typically, I don’t have the iron set up right then, so before I get it done, the beads get all mixed up and mom is the bad guy. Ugh! We are not buying those again!

  5. Thanks for the giggles. They still sell those and I bought some and did them with the kids just a few weeks ago. It was crazy and I ended up fixing the one the perfectionist was crying over. It took forever and I had to go “rest with chocolate” afterwards. LOL! I have 6 more on my art shelves……


  6. Oh my goodness, I just about spit coffee on the computer screen from laughing so hard from reading this. The diclaimer just about done me in, I almost couldn’t breath I was laughing so hard, and of course my daugther says mom are you laughing at the computer again.

    Great post, Thank you for your wonderful sense of humor.

  7. Thanks! I enjoyed the laugh!

  8. I miss Make-It-Bake-It’s! I nearly always bumped something on the way to the oven with my perfect creation and had to start over.

  9. I have no idea what those are…I Loved Shrinky Dinks as a Little Girl…and they must have been Easy, because my Momma only did Easy. You can still get them from ChinaBerry. We bought those Ironing Beads for my Daughters 7th B’day…she’ll be 10 this month, and we still haven’t opened them :) I guess I’m a little more like my MOm than I like to admit :)

  10. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when I read in the disclaimer that it could only be used under the supervision of someone between the ages of 30-57. I’m only 29, so my family just cannot use this product. Whew! That was close. 😉

  11. HeatherWawa says:

    Lol, I LOVE those! Not for the impatient but so much prettier than the painted plastic ones. The smell of that melting plastic brings back such lovely childhood memories. :o) Do we get to see the finished results of your stressful project?

  12. Ha! So funny. Maybe the warnings should also advise against use by pregnant women? Or am I the only one that gets a double dose of the short-tempered grumpies while pregnant?
    Pregnant or not, I think we’ll be avoiding these at our house for quite a while! :)

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @Amy, “Short-tempered grumpies while pregnant”? Hm. Sorry, I have no idea WHAT you are talking about. (she lied)

  13. Thank you for the disclaimer — which was in microscopic print in my Reader, just like an actual legal disclaimer. I needed a good laugh.

  14. Love the craft and especially the disclaimer. Oh, I live in Miss, so I can’t use it. Thanks for the laugh, it was wonderful!

  15. This was the funniest thing I read all day!! Thanks!

  16. Oh! Thank you! Thank you! Thaaaaaank yooooooooou! I was seriously considering doing those things with my kids (got several of those from my hubby’s parents’ storage). I think I will wait until I am bored.
    Bless you. Thank you. (Can’t stop thanking you!)

    (Oh! And thank you for the laugh! Will you do a video of you reading your disclaimer really fast?)

  17. Lol, we used to get those every christmas, and we never got tweezers! We had to use our fingers!

  18. I totally made those all the time growing up! I would save my money to buy them because no mom in their right mind would purchase them willingly for a child! What fun.