Have you ever wondered about that home repair compound that claims to fix almost anything around your house? If you are anything like me, then you are a bit skeptical about such claims. And then I discovered Sugru.
Sugru is a self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand, molds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything, and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. According to the company website, Sugru is suitable for extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean in Antarctica and everything in between. Sugru sticks to almost any surface and cures at room temperature: no special preparation or procedures needed. The colors can be mixed to match any colored surface around the home.
In my home, I have used Sugru around my house to fix the broken zipper pull on my daughter’s sleep sack, some minor cracks in the bottom of my bathtub, and a crack in the grout between the tiles in my bathroom. A coworker has used Sugru to fix a broken bumper on his car. I have also seen Sugru used to fix shoes and countertops. The possibilities are endless.
Although Sugru is a plastic and seems bad for the environment, using Sugru to fix broken things is actually very green. For example, instead of throwing out the old sleep sack and buying a new one, I was able to repair the broken zipper. I reduced my waste and reused a previously damaged item. Going greener around your house is easy with Sugru.
In an effort to make the world a little greener, The Parenting Patch is giving away a Sugru prize pack to two lucky readers. Two lucky winners will each win a Sugru grab bag that includes two (2) packages of black and white Sugru, one (1) package of black Sugru, and one (1) package of multi-colored (red, blue, yellow, black, and white) Sugru. The retail value of each prize package is $78.
To enter to win a Sugru prize pack, use the following Rafflecopter form. (You may need to click on the link to access the form.) The first entry is free. All other entries are optional.
The Parenting Patch Go Green for Spring Giveaway: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Sugru is restricted to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada. The Go Green for Spring Giveaway: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Sugru ends at midnight EST on March 1, 2013. Two winners will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Go Green for Spring Giveaway: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Sugru is in no way affiliated with the Sugru company.
Sugru Prize Pack 1 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sugru Prize Pack 2 © 2013 Heather Johnson