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

 


2001 Awards
Betty's Begin to Sew Sets
(Quincrafts $4.99 Score:) Small affordable kits for trying out a variety of needle crafts. This is a good way to develop kids fine motor skills, the dexterity needed for penmanship. Once they make these beanbags they can play with them too. The bean bag sets feature a Dolphin or Butterfly and come with plastic safety needle and precut holes for easy sewing. 5 and up. For more advanced sewers, Make Your Own Teddy Bear ($7.99) makes a very pleasing 9 inch bear. 8 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1997 Awards
Harrisville Easy Weaver
(Harrisville $89 Score:) For a large loom, consider this handsome wooden loom which comes pre-threaded with projects that slip right onto the loom. Since the projects are predesigned this is less open-ended than an empty loom, but it guides the beginner to success. Refill kits are also available. ($25.95). 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1997.

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1999 Awards
I Made My Telescope
(Kahoot $13 Score:) Testers have consistently loved this series of hands-on science kits. I Made My Telescope (in ten easy steps, really!) calls for reading and following directions. When the deed is done you have a low powered scope that can be used for several activities suggested in the booklet. Great parent/child projects for 5s to 7s or solo for 8 and up. Also top-rated, I Made My Microscope and I Made My Periscope. 770-704-6009

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1999.

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1998 Awards
I Made My Kaleidoscope
(Kahoot $13 Score:) Kids make their own Kaleidoscope with unbreakable Mylar mirrors and an end piece that can be loaded with ever-changing contents. Great parent/child projects for 5s to 7s or solo for 8 and up. Also top-rated, I Made My Microscope and I Made My Periscope 770-704-6009

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1998.

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1995 Award
Silk Painting Art Kit
(Alex $25 Score:) Kids can transform two 9" x 45" pure silk scarves with special dyes, bamboo brush and salts for sealing in truly delicate designs. This makes a nice gift for a friend or relative with all the fun of making it by the giver. Adult supervision required for this somewhat messy project. We suggest doing it outdoors.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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1999 Award
Create Your Own Scrapbook
(Creativity for Kids $20 Score:) Kids are great collectors, and having a scrapbook is one way to get their collectibles organized. Kit includes a notebook, markers, stickers, paper, glue, color foam pieces, plastic sleeves, and ideas. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1999.

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Pet Story
(Creations by You $28.95 Score:) Kids write their story about their family pet(s). Take photos and have kids draw pictures, too. Kit comes with stickers that can be added to photos and story. Send the manuscript and pictures to manufacturer and the book is sent back published and bound. You can even get extra copies of the book for an extra fee. School classes can also do a co-operative kind of book about the classroom pet. This is a project pet lovers of all ages can enjoy.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: .

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Awards
Tissue Paper Flowers
(Klutz $16.95 Score:) Making paper flowers with the Tissue Paper Flowers book from Klutz introduces kids to the names and parts of the flowers and helps them notice the shapes that distinguish one flower from another. Again--there's reading involved along with dexterity and this is the kind of craft that can grow into a hobby that you might want to join in on.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Award
PegLoom
(Harrisville $19.95 Score:) (Harrisville Designs $19.95)A small over/under loom with large needle, is also a good choice for true beginners. 5 & up. For a larger loom, consider Harrisville Easy Weaver ****($89), which comes pre-threaded with projects that slip right onto the loom. Refill kits ($25.95).

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Kidology's Buried Treasure Kits
(Learning Resources $17.95 Score:) For beginners look for these easy to chip away at kits with Castle, Egyptian, or Mayan Treasure themes. These do not come with protective glasses- we wish they did! We are not recommending the new for 2002 hanging dig projects. testers found these extremely difficult to unearth.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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