Magic Color Scratch Square Key Chains
Very neat idea!
I got these for the reward box in my 2nd grade classroom. They went pretty quickly, and some of the completed keychains turned out pretty well. I'd say that in general, they're better for slightly older children, who have more fine motor skills.
As for quality, some of the cards were a little scratched up, but I just touched them up with black permanent marker after the students finished etching their designs. Extra work, I know. Maybe OTC could consider packing the cards in a plastic case to protect them?
The only other suggestion I have would be to change the removable backing for the plastic case. While none of the keychains had loose backings to my knowledge, I'm afraid that with fiddling, they'll get that way eventually and fall off. Perhaps OTC could add a plastic hinge on one side? The alternative would be to create a slit on the side of the keychain to just slide the etched card in, although it won't be removable and you'd have to be careful not to scratch the card's surface in the process.
May 18, 2014
If there was a way to give less than one star I would!!!
The price was fair. The packages were sealed, however when I opened the packages and started passing them out in my THIRD GRADE classroom, over half of them had SWEAR WORDS already scratched into them!!! There was no way this was unintentional. I order from Oriental Trading often, but I am APPALLED!!! I didn't think I would have to check them over before I passed them out, however I will check everything from this company from now on! I better not have to deal with angry parents over this!
May 9, 2014
absolutely terrible product
My 11 yr. old daughter likes to make crafts for everyone in the family for xmas. What a disappointment. The bracelets, once she had the beads on, I tried to tie them, so when the girls put them on they would be a bracelet, but the nylon wouldn't hold the knot, so they are garbage. the magic color key chains wouldn't snap close, so they are garbage. we didn't even do the other key chains, and she was very disappointed b/c she didn't have anything to hand out this year. my mistake for ordering these products an d wasting my money
December 26, 2012
Quality is poor
I bought these as a give-a-way to hand out to kids and the quality is really poor. They do not stay together well at all and half of the sheets in the pack are already scratched. I will definitely be returning these.
November 29, 2011
Just want to know
I ordered these for my sons magic show goody bags. One of the three packages didn't come with the papers so I had to use half from another set to make it work for my party. They are really cute, but know the size, they are small but that was fine with us. They either stay together or don't, so you may need to add a drop of glue to some.
February 24, 2011
Needs to be bigger
Most children scratched off the entire card. Too small to be creative and detailed. The cover did not want to stay on.
July 22, 2010
not so good
I I thought the idea was awesome but the overall product was not. i had to use super glue to hold the pieces together.
July 27, 2009
Not worth it
We did these for VBS and I was picking up pieces all week. They did not stay together well at all.
July 13, 2009
I really liked these! BUT!!! Be careful snapping the keychain together they do break easily and are sometimes hard to get together.
June 16, 2009
this breaks very fast i do not recommend this product.
October 27, 2008