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

 

 
2006 Awards
Musical Jewelry Box
(Alex $19.99 Score:) Originally a Platinum Award winner in 2000, this box has been updated (with extra bling). This is the quintessential jewelry box with a spinning ballerina inside. Comes with sparkling gems to glue on top and a frou-frou tutu of pink tulle on a hot pink ribbon to attach to the box. A very girlie-girlie gift, but likely to win the oo-oohs and ah-h-h-hs of beginners. The box is finished in pink so there's not a lot to do, but it's showy and quick. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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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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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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2001 Awards
I Dig Dinosaurs and Egyptian Dig
(Action Products $24.95 Score:) These archeological digs got high ratings even though they are harder to chip away. This is a craft that takes time and patience. In time kids unearth treasures that they can paint and display. These kits come with safety goggles. 7 and up

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

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2002 Award
Pretty Dresser
(Balitono $16 Score:) Once it's painted, this small wooden mirror with three drawers will hold jewelry and other small treasures. For the cat lover we recommend the cat-shaped My Purrfect box ($16) or make your own wooden Nature Tic Tac Toe game ($16) with a wooden butterfly board and four flower and bugs playing pieces. Testers absolutely recommended this kit. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Paint Your Own Ceramic Tea Set
(Creativity for Kids $15 Score:) Make a unique and charming 17-piece ceramic tea set. Kids paint the teapot, sugar, creamer, and cups and saucers. You can wash the paint off if you aren't happy with the design, or bake the set in your oven for half an hour and it's permanent!

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Soda Pop Science
(Scientific Explorer $20 Score:) A hands-on kit for making home-made soda pop! Comes with all the ingredients (except sugar and food coloring) to mix up batches of lime, cherry, cinnamon, and vanilla soda. Recipes call for measuring and keeping records of your own secret recipes! A great science and party activity. Adult help for 6 to 9s. Older kids will be able to handle this on their own.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Mini Windowsill Garden
(Creativity for Kids $14 Score:) A ceramic set with two mini flowerpots. watering can, tray, and mini hand tools. Kids paint and then plant with soil and fast-growing wheat seed that are also included. Pots are smaller than they look on the box, but charming. A nice gif t for a child to give to a teacher.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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