Image Description: a title photo with the words Diverse Books Reading Challenge 2017: Prizes displayed in rainbow-coloured text with four red roses in each corner of the picture
List of Possible Prizes:
Image Description: from left to right, a Blue bubble-wand, a Green bubble-wand and a Pink bubble-wand
1 x Bubble Wand (1 x Pink, 1 x Green and 1 x Blue)
Unfortunately due to the to the nature of Australia Post, I’m going to have to bubble-wrap the ever-loving fuck out of these items (Yay! An Excuse to buy excessive amounts of Bubble Wrap), but its better than the alternative.
Image Description: from left to right, a blue and red zip-lanyard and a yellow and red zip-lanyard
1 x Zip Lanyard with large beaded-circle (1 x Blue and Red, 1 x Red and Yellow, 1 x Pink and Green)
I bought these from Daiso and I have yet to obtain the pink and green one, however, this can be easily fixed. The end result will hopefully look something like this. I’m not sure if I’ll use wooden beads, I’ll probably just use the ones I’ve already got, but I do have some large star beads with a metallic sheen to them (I got them from Lincraft), but I’ll see how I go.
Image Description: from left to right, a green-purple-red-yellow transparent Tangle Jr and a various-shades-of-purple Tangle Jr
1 x Tangles Jr each (1 x Red/Pink tangle, 1 x Blue Tangle, 1 x Green Tangle)
Kim went above and beyond the call of duty and was able to travel to both of their local Toyworld Stores and obtain more Tangles on my behalf (here’s a link to their post). Tangle Jr (or any type of Tangles really) are super difficult to obtain in Australia, so I figured from the very beginning I had to involve a Tangle Jr in my giveaway.
Image Description: three black and white snake puzzles from K-Mart
1 x Black and White Snake Puzzle
I was hoping to get my hands on the Stationery Gift-Bags at K-Mart, which contain bigger snake puzzles, but unfortunately my local K-Mart sold out of them. It also means I’ll have to put all the Stim Toys in a Daiso Shoe Bag instead (picture below).
Image Description: from left to right, a small pale-pink bag with flowers and bunnies printed on it. Next to the pale-pink bag is a dark-pink with multicoloured hearts printed on it
Image Description: three large Kids & Co. multi-coloured large bouncy balls
1 x Kids & Co. multi-coloured large bouncy ball
Kim bought me one of these for Christmas and I love it, it’s roughly the size of my palm, which makes it easier to catch and bounce in comparison to my smaller bouncy-balls. It’s bright colours makes it easier to focus on and it turns out problems with fine motor skills are a Neurodivergent thing, so I figured it should be included.
Image Description: A pale white hand holding a pale-pink squishable strawberry. Around the wrist are three telephone-cord hair-ties, a pink one, an orange one and a yellow one.
1 x Squishy Strawberry each
For some reason, this Squishable Strawberry has kind of become my thing, I even have a strawberry mascot for my blog.
Image Description: A cushion in the shape of a pale-pink strawberry with a cute smiley face and gold-coloured seeds.
I’ve done a review of these as Stim Toys and, just like the Tangles, I felt as though these Strawberries should be included in the giveaway (you can purchase these items from Ebay and Banggood). To my knowledge, the colour selection is random, so I won’t know what colour they will be until they arrive, however, knowing my luck it’s most likely that all the Strawberries will be dark pink.
Image Description: a long beaded-lanyard made with dark-blue rat-tail cord with a chrome key-ring/split-ring and lobster-claw clasp connected at the end. The beads are a rainbow spectrum of colours with three different types of beads per colour (acrylic-pearl-glitter). The colour spectrum is pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple with an orange bead at the end as a stopper.
Image Description: a short beaded-lanyard make of pink rat-tail cord with a bronze-coloured key-ring/split ring and lobster-claw clasp at the end. The beads are a rainbow spectrum of acrylic beads with a pale-pink heart-shaped bead as a stopper. The colour spectrum is hot-pink, pale-pink, red, orange, yellow, green, dark-blue, light-blue, purple
2 x Beaded lanyards (one long, one short)
Now, the beaded lanyards pictured above are ones that Kim has made for me, so mine probably won’t be as good as I’m just starting out, however, I have ordered the various required items from Ebay, so hopefully by the end of March, all the prizes will be completed and ready to ship out. I’m planning on the long beaded lanyard being rainbow themed, like this:
Image Description: a long beaded lanyard made of black elastic with a rainbow spectrum of beads. The beads are a pattern of three different types of beads. The first one is acrylic, the second one pearlized and the third is transparent. The colour sequence is white, pale-pink, hot-pink, orange, yellow, green, light-blue, dark-blue and purple.
I would also like add that if a winner of the giveaway would prefer a pride-themed long beaded lanyard instead, that can be accomplished. The winner would have to tell me which pride style they would like and it also might take a little longer for the package to be shipped out, but that’s a small detail. At this point in time, I almost have a full rainbow in terms of colour and type, but the two gaps I have will soon be remedied.
Image Description: two necklaces with white cord, four chrome-coloured small loops and a key ring with beads on them, from left to right, the first necklace has green-yellow-pink-blue-pink-yellow-green coloured beads. The second necklace has white-orange-yellow-orange-white coloured beads
2 x Bead Ring Necklaces (one long necklace made with black rat-tail cord, one short bead ring necklace made with rainbow string)
Now, Kim made these ones for me as a Christmas Present, so my ones won’t be the exact same colours, but hopefully it’ll be the same sort of style. I’ll go into more details about this in another post (I’ve also included a link on how to make these in the links section below), but I found out that while I couldn’t use the rainbow string to make beaded lanyard, however, it might be possible to use the rainbow string as short Bead ring necklaces, I’ll make a separate post dedicated to making stuff with beads, although I would like to point out I’m a complete noob at these things.
Image Description: three gel ice packs, one orange pack and two blue-green packs
1 x Gel Ice Package each
This one was a bit of a last minute addition, perhaps to make up for the fact that I ordered a couple of pencil-cases off Ebay and it turns out they’re scented items.
Image Description: there are two pencil-cases in the picture, from left to right, the first one is a pink Smencil Buddies – Rainbow Sherbet Pencil Case and the other is a green Smencil Buddies – Watermelon Pencil Case
While I don’t have a problem with the way the pencil-cases smell, in fact I think they smell delicious, however, I’m trying to avoid scented items and slime for this giveaway (there are far too many variables involved in scented-items and slime).
So Yeah… Those are my potential prizes on offer for my Disability Give-away, pretty cool eh? Tell me what you think in the comments section below, also feel free to tell me what your favourite type of stim toy is :).
Stim Toy Box: Gel Ice Package
Stim Toy Box: An Ambiguous Quest For Tangles
Practically Safe: Beaded Lanyard Tutorial
Stim Toy Box: Chain Tassel Bag Charms
Stim Toy Box: Snake Puzzles
Stim Toy Box: Blue Gift Set Stationery Set
Stim Toy Box: Squishy Strawberry
Abstruse Arcana ~ Turtorial: Bead Ring Necklace