Endless fun with Tangram Tee (and a giveaway)

Friday, November 06, 2015

What do you get when you cross a T-shirt with a Tangram puzzle? 

"One tee. Seven shapes.
Endless fun."

I am always intrigued by things that combine functionality and creativity. So, when I heard about the Tangram tee from Fabricate.sg, my first thought was, Woah! What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? 

Because ... Tangram tee is a T-shirt that allows kids to form different patterns on the shirt, using seven shapes that form the Tangram (Chinese geometrical puzzle). You can play with the Tangram puzzles and improve your problem-solving and spatial skills, change the design of your T-shirt as often as you like, and wear your creative ideas too. 

There are over 6500 configurations to create your unique T-shirt design using the Tangram. Adding on the alphabets appliques means even more creative permutations for your kids to showcase their ideas. 

Made with 100% cotton, the Tangram tee is soft and of the right thickness. It is also machine-washable, and can be tumbled dry with normal heat settings. The soft-loop strips on the front of the T-shirt adhere well to the shapes and alphabets. You will need some strength to remove the appliques, so losing them is not really an issue. 

The T-shirts come in kids sizes S, M, L and there are four colours (Frost White, Yellow Lemon, Light Blue and Lavender Pink) to choose from. Ch and L are both wearing M size ones, and K has the size S tee. Each Tangram tee is priced at $29, and comes with a set of black Tangram shapes. 

The kids have worn their Tangram tee for a number of occasions since we got them. They have fun creating their own designs and often brainstorm for phrases together. Ch prefers forming phrases with the Two Dozen Letters, while L enjoys creating his own pictures and words out of the Tangram shapes and letters. 

Canvassing for the church's Blood Donation drive
At friend Josiah's birthday celebration
Offering morale support at our church's Blood Donation drive
Out for dinner
Enjoying each other's company

One small problem the kids have is finding the letters they want when creating their T-shirt design, as the black letters stick to themselves easily. It is also difficult to tell one black letter apart from another when they are stuck together. The kids would separate all the letters one by one, and lay them all over the floor. This time-consuming process can take as long as 15 minutes before they start putting the letters on the T-shirt. So when I am in a hurry to leave the house, waiting for them to complete their design can be rather frustrating. 

What we did to solve this problem was to get two boxes with compartments from Daiso. We separated the black letters into each compartment. I didn't need to do that with the Fairy Fuchia letters as they don't have the problem of sticking together firmly. Do note that some of the glitter from the pink letters does come off, if you are thinking of combining the black and pink letters together. 

These tees will be excellent gifts for a birthday child, and as Christmas pressies too. The fun we have with our Tangram tee is endless, and the sky's the limit for the possibilities of designs you can create. I am definitely hoping to see adult-sized Tangram tee soon, so that we can have our own unique Family tees. 

If you are interested to get the Tangram tee, Fabricate.sg is now having a promotion where you will get a free pack of alphabets worth $8 with every purchase of a Tangram tee. Just key in "SECRET12" upon checking out. 

       SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! (6 - 16 Nov)       

Fabricate.sg has kindly sponsored three sets of Tangram tees (worth $37) to three Simply Lambchops readers. Each tee will come with the Tangram shapes and one pack of alphabets. 

How to enter the giveaway:

I will be doing a random draw for 3 winners using the Rafflecopter widget.

In order to qualify for the giveaway, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. The first 3 steps of the instructions are compulsory.

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This giveaway will end on Monday 16 Nov, 2359 hrs. Results of the draw will be announced here. You can also hop over to these blogs over here and here to triple your chance of winning. 

Giveaway Terms and Conditions
  • The winner will be contacted using the particulars provided when entering the draw, and has 48 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. 
  • All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will also be ineligible to win.
  • This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was given for this review and all opinions are ours. We were sponsored Tangram Tees and alphabets sets for the purpose of this review. 

[17 Nov 2015] 
Ms Katherine H., Mr Robert S., and Ms Anna C.
for winning the giveaway! 
I will be getting in touch with you soon!
Please check your email for details to collect your prize! 

To everyone who has participated in 
this giveaway, THANK YOU for supporting 
Simply Lambchops! 
Do continue to visit the blog for more updates!

Want more chances to win this cool tee? 
Hop over to A Pancake Princess for her giveaway!

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  1. thanks for the giveaway!



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