About this project
Missed our campaign? Visit us at www.dbl-dbl.com to pre-order your SipSnap.
SipSnaps are a patent pending invention by Sativa Turner and Michelle Ivankovic. They are BPA- and Phthalate-free. Made from the best quality silicone available, they pass the most rigid food safety testing standards. SipSnaps are dishwasher safe.
Choose ANY tumbler, stretch SipSnap over the top of it, and you’ve got a spill-proof cup to hand to your kid. Take your kids to a restaurant, party, friend’s house, etc., without worrying they’ll spill. SipSnaps aren’t just for parents. If you’ve got friends with kids, own a restaurant, run a daycare, or just have some little relatives that occasionally visit, keeping some SipSnaps around can come in quite handy. We’ve made two versions:
Any Cup, Anytime, Anywhere.
The elasticity in the silicone allows you to stretch SipSnap over any cup (without handles) making it a universal spill-proof lid.
The elastic flexibility and strength of the silicone ensure a tight fit around any cup. Whether your kid knocks it over or walks around with it upside down, you can feel safe knowing that although a couple of drops may escape you won’t end up with a puddle of liquid.
When cups get knocked over they can roll off the table and onto a dirty floor. We’ve incorporated a roll stop feature in the rim of SipSnaps so they can’t get far.
Sets of 3
Each pack comes as a set of 3 so you can be sure to always have one with you wherever you are.
Facilitates Bottle to Cup Transition
By using SipSnap on real cups your kids can get comfortable with holding different sized cups with different weights without making a mess.
Allows for Material Choice
Plastic, glass, ceramic, metal… Easily control the material your kid drinks from. When your children are young you may wish to stay away from breakable materials, but as they gain more control you can expand your material options.
With SipSnaps you can use the cups you already own.
No Extra Parts
SipSnaps are simple. With no extra parts to lose they’re always in working order.
Stretch Goal - Free Rewards!
If we achieve our funding goal we will send out a survey at the end of our campaign to all supporters to select KID or TOT versions and color palette.
Add-On Rewards!!! For an extra set of SipSnap or Bamboo cups you will need to click the "Manage Your Pledge" button, then add in the amount and let us know which add-on you want once the campaign is over.
$20 IT'S A SNAP
1 set (3 pieces) of SipSnap TOT or SipSnap KID in your choice of color palette. Each set includes a carrying case. Thank you for your support!
$40 DOUBLE SNAPS
Pick ANY 2 of the following sets. You will also get 2 carrying cases to keep it clean on the go. Thank you, thank you!
$80 THE WHOLE SNAPPIN' FAMILY
You get a double rainbow! 2 sets of SipSnap TOT and 2 sets of SipSnap KID. Each set comes with a carrying case, total 4 cases. We thank you for your generous support.
$100 THE WHOLE SNAPPIN' FAMILY + CUPS
You will receive two sets of SipSnap TOT and and two sets of SipSnap KID + 4 carrying cases and additionally receive 6 100% natural biodegradable bamboo cups. We thank you very much and so does planet earth!
Features of our bamboo cups:
- 100% natural plant based ingredients
- 0% plastics/petroleum content
- Biodegradable. Bury them in your garden and they will integrate into your soil. No need to send them to landfill - ever.
- Stack-able to save space
- Break proof. The perfect drink cup material for little busy bodies!
- Dishwasher safe
- Holds 8 fl.oz.
To add a set of 3 bamboo cups to any reward please add $15.00 to your pledge.
Add on reward - Stainless Steel Straws
To add a set of 5 stainless steel straws + a straw cleaner to your pledge click "manage my pledge" and in the field for dollar amount add $6.00 to your existing pledge.
Features of our stainless steel straws:
- 18-10 rust proof, dishwasher safe stainless steel
- Chew proof
- Bent angle makes it easier for little humans to get the right drinking position
- Comes with a straw cleaner to get things really clean
Add on reward - New Colors
To add a set of new TOT or KID colors to your pledge click "manage my pledge" and in the field for dollar amount add $20.00 to your existing pledge.
Sativa Turner is an industrial designer and mom on the way. She received her degree in product design from Stanford University, learning from many of America’s contemporary design legends. Her career has taken her around the world, beginning with an apprenticeship in Berlin. From there she went on to work for Umbra in Toronto and Enesco in Chicago. She is now back in San Francisco where she is developing her skills as a designer entrepreneur. Her previous Kickstarter experience is as the founder of Whooz, a clever and fun way of identifying your smart device chargers so they don’t get lost. Sativa is a creative thinker who supports her ideas with serious analysis and technical know-how. She is passionate about play and believes that being a parent holds every bit as much wonder as being a child. With SipSnap she hopes to ease the lives of parents so that they can enjoy the adventures of parenting. She looks forward to her greatest creation yet with the birth of her first child.
Michelle Ivankovic is an industrial designer and mother of two wonderfully wild children. She’s cleaned up her fair share of spills and is excited to combine her passion for design and love for her family in the creation of SipSnap. Michelle studied design at the Ontario College of Art and Design and went on to work at Umbra in Toronto as lead designer and creative visionary. She has created some of the home décor industry’s most iconic designs and achieved numerous accolades and awards such as inclusion in the Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection and I.D. Magazine’s top 100 designs of 2008. Michelle has a skill for creating beautiful, intuitive designs that easily find a permanent place in our homes and hearts. She now works out of her studio, developing designs for exhibition, and co-directing Food Huggers, her first Kickstarter campaign.
As Seen In
Andrew Cloutier, our friend and totally awesome graphic designer.
Adrienne McNicholas, Michelle's partner at Food Huggers, always delivering smiles and bang-on advice.
Erik Urlings, for directing and editing our video and making it a great experience.
Tunella and Carol, and your beautiful children.
Dejan Kamenski and Suze Gardner, supporters extraordinaire.
Risks and challenges
This is, collectively, our third Kickstarter Project. We have successfully delivered two high quality products with great reviews—Food Huggers and Whooz. We have tested and iterated our prototypes to find the right form and ideal elasticity. Sam and Kevin are the wonderful guys behind the manufacturing; they are experts in manufacturing quality baby and toddler drinking spouts. They have been great at helping achieve the exact right technical specs on the materials and forms to ensure that we are fully ready to go to tooling. With two kickstarters under our belt we know what what needs to happen to ship the SipSnaps to your door.
Wait, didn’t we say Sativa has a baby on the way? Experienced mom friend Michelle knows what to do. Michelle has carried well over 50 projects through the manufacturing phase in her highly active career and has carefully planned out the production and delivery for SipSnap with the help of an assistant. We feel quite confident that our preparations and partners will result in a great production with minimal risks. Each project is unique so we have added extra time in our estimated delivery to account for the unforeseen hiccups.
Safety is the number one most important issue to us and we will be taking the time to make sure all testing requirements for child and food products are completed to the highest standards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
SipSnaps need a solid structure to grip onto. Attempting to use them on disposable cups will likely result in the cup cracking, tearing, or folding.
Yes you can get two sets of the KID version or two sets of the TOT version. If we reach our funding goal we will send out a survey to all of our supporters at the end of the campaign so you can choose your version and color.
When the Kickstarter campaign ends you will receive a survey to fill out. Here you will indicate the details of your order.
SipSnaps are spill-proof, but not leak proof. SipSnaps are a simple and versatile product that offer something unique and solve a significant need. If your SipSnapped cup gets knocked over there will not be a spill, but there may be some drips. SipSnap TOT has a drinking spout with a small slit in the top. If you were to hang a cup with the TOT version on it upside down and shake it you would see some dripping occur. SipSnap KID uses a straw and like any regular application of a straw, when you knock it over or turn it upside down whatever liquid is in the straw at that moment can drip out.
Yes! They absolutely will. You can Snap a whole range of large to small threaded jars and get huge environmental points.
The silicone used on the SipSnaps is so durable that you can regularly boil it to sterilize, BUT the SipSnap is not designed to be used with hot liquids. Please use the SipSnaps with cold or room temperature drinks only.
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