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Product Type: Toys
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Activity and Craft Kits

 


2014 Award
Creativity for Kids Wow! Wiggly Eyes
(Creativity for Kids $12.99 Score:)

Want to make eye-catching art? Wow! Wiggly Eyes has more than 200 self-adhesive wiggly eyes plus headband, bracelet, an adjustable ring, hair clips, bottle cap, pinback and all sorts of craft items to decorate boxes, cards, and you-name-it with colorful stickers, markers, and pompoms. There are instructions and ideas, but this will swiftly become a goody box for kids who like to make up their own zany creations. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Creativity for Kids Wonderful Washi Tape
(Creativity for Kids $17.99 Score:)

Designing your own carrying case and 20-page journal is easy with the eight rolls of Washi translucent tape. You donít need any special tools to cut the pieces of tape and there is no right or wrong way to do this. An open-ended project with usable end products to store your treasures or keep notes in. 7 & up

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Crayola Window Markers
(Crayola $11.99 Score:)

One of our favorite art kits of the year! The set comes with a rainbow of 25 washable colors as well as some stencils and two window cling sheets. They work beautifully on windows and glass and wipe off easily. The juicy set of markers comes in a yellow case with a handle.  Fun for a playdate! Also fun, a  set of 25 washable Pip-Squeak Markers and 40 sheets of paper that come in a portable storage case.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Faber-Castell Irresistible Crayon Resist
(Creativity for Kids $14.99 Score:)

One of our favorite crayon/activities! The first step is to draw something on the watercolor paper with the included neon crayons (sharpener included). You can then use the included five watercolor paints with the foam brush. The set comes with 20 pieces of paper, sticky foam, hang tabs and five mounting foam boards-- so you can put up your creations.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Charity Bake Sale Kit
(Bizainy $30 Score:)

If you have a child that wants to run a bake sale as a charity event, you may want to take a look at this kit that really lays out the process. The set comes with a banner, signs, etc....we're more in favor of going old school on these items. That said the real value of this kit comes in the Fundraiser Planner workbook that takes your child (and you) through the process of planning an event. How much you'll need depending on the scale/location of your bake sale, how to promote it, and how best to run it.  There are also four baking recipes, donor stickers, a sales pad, donation jar stickers and money box. The age range on the box is off in our opinion. The box is marked 5 and up.  The value of this kit will be most appreciated by older school aged kids and tweens.

The company also makes a Lemonade Stand Kit which at first we thought was silly--but we LOVED the budget page that has kids think about the cost of the ingredients - a step most kids skip when planning on making lots of money via their own stand. 

For fans of Shark Tank this certainly brings a range of issues (budgets, planning, pr, marketing) into the equation for kids.  We know that some kids will love the structure and information, for others -- this will feel too slick.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Creativity for Kids Sparkling 3D Wonder Paint Ornaments
(Creativity for Kids $25 Score:)

The latest in the 3D Wonder Paint line of kits from Creativity for Kids. We love it. The set comes with six clear plastic ornaments that you can decorate with the very sparkling paint. Comes with five colors, a pearl paint outliner that you use on the included plastic sheets. Designs are made on the sheets, left to dry (overnight) and then added to the ornaments. One of the most satisfying kits we've tried this year! Great for making keepsakes and gifts for the holidays.

 

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Paint Your Own Porcelain Party Kit
(MindWare $39.95 Score:)

An engaging kit with a porcelain bowl for six party goers to decorate. We love that each guest will have their own "party set up"  including a paint brush and a customized gift box. We would have thrown in more than the 12 paint colors to cut down on any possible friction for any particular color.  For the price this is less expensive than going to a make-your-own store and will make a memorable party gift.  Parental supervision will be required for the baking aspect of the kit.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Paint Your Own Porcelain Tea Set
(MindWare $29.95 Score:)

If you have a tea-party fan in your midst, this is great fun. The set comes with a small tea pot, four cups and saucers, a creamer and sugar bowl, 12 paint colors, a brush and tiny invitations.  We really loved the super clear instructions that take you through the process of washing the pieces, painting them, letting them dry for 24 hours, and then baking to set the paint. A charming activity kit that will likely become a treasured keepsake. 

Safety Note: Due to the baking aspect of this kit, adult supervision is a must. Also it's good to know that all  porcelain tea sets are properly  marked 8 & up - however we all know that  tea parties happen with dolls and bears long before this age. For younger kids we would recommend tin or plastic-both much safer. 

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Creativity for Kids Tape a Doodle Fashion Designer
(Creativity for Kids $28.95 Score:)

Our testers gave high marks to new Tape-A-Doodle line from Creativity for Kids and especially enjoyed this kit that has a fashion designer theme. Comes with six different easy-to-use dispensers that have patterns for creating original "designs" in the  40 page fashion spiral book that has black and white drawings of clothing and accessories.  The kit says there is 100 plus feet of the pre-printed tape.   Trust us, you'll want more.  There's something very satisfying about the tape dispenser that makes it great fun to use. Also comes with color pencils and some stickers.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
My Princess Crown
(Seedling $23.99 Score:)

Girls can design their own princess crown with the makings in this charming kit. There's a precut pink felt crown that gets laced with ribbon supplied along with glitter glue, felt butterflies, gemstones, and east to follow instructions. The trick with this kind of project is to allow the glue to dry even though most little Princesses can hardly wait to wear their creations. 4 and up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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