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

 


2013 Award
Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Sparkletastic Jewelry
(Manhattan Toy $18 Score:)

All the makings for three bracelets, three pendants, gems, glitter, a work mat and cords come in this craft kit for true beginners. Aside from the glitter, which will need supervising, the gems shake out of a cleverly-designed container and stick to the pre-adhesived bracelets and necklaces. There is no glue or need for fine motor skills. This makes for nicely finished jewelry that girls will enjoy wearing. Marked for 3 and up. We think this will be a better choice for 4's and 5's, who will still need help with the necklace laces and keeping the glitter from spreading all over.  

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Creativity for Kids Butterfly Necklaces
(Creativity for Kids $16.95 Score:)

All the makings for six sparkly necklaces. Kids construct the layers of the butterflies with adhesives to make  3-D charms that hang on the premade necklace cords. There's enough in this kit for a small birthday party craft activity that can go home as a party favor. Just right for 7's and up with a little help from adults. A nice choice for a princess or hello, spring party.  Also a good choice for a play date or two. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Award
Creativity for Kids Sparkle Butterfly Purse
(Creativity for Kids $14.95 Score:)

A peel and press kit with a premade pink purse and self-adhesive sticker butterfly with easy to stick on sequins and rhinestones. Trust us, the bag inside is cuter than the photo on the box and will appeal to the "dress-up" fantasy of some five-year old princess types.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Faber-Castell Collage Art
(Faber-Castell $14.99 Score:)

A colorful collection of printed papers, interesting images, colored paper, backing boards, fabrics, glues, scissors, frames and an idea book for creating original art. It is a treasure box full of goodies with an open-ended approach for learning about creative composition and design. A good choice for 7 year olds and up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Award
Creativity for Kids The Complete Paper Jewelry Set
(Creativity for Kids $22.95 Score:)

Enough supplies for making over 200 paper beads! A splendid kit for learning the technique for making big and little paper beads with colorful patterned, solid colored papers. The kit includes two tools for making the beads, gel cord, paper flowers, seed beads, sequins, varnish, paint brush and stencils for making more bead papers. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Creativity for Kids Fashion Macrame
(Creativity for Kids $19.99 Score:)

Often the directions determine if a kit works well or not. In this case kids get clear step-by-step instructions for making colorful bracelets, necklaces, key chains, headband, and even a belt! The kit comes with a 200+ feet of cord, a generous supply, as well as colorful beads, hooks, key ring, plus glue and scissors. Great choice for play dates or solo craft time. This is one of those perennial crafts that develops fine motor skills and rewards patience with finished products that kids can use. Marked 7 & up, but we'd say it's a better bet for slightly older kids with more dexterity.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Award
X treme Sticker Maker Set
(Creativity for Kids $29.95 Score:)

The "X" design of this new sticker maker makes for a fun modern piece of room decor. And even better, it's very easy to use. The set comes with many sets of premade art for coloring in (including a page of velvet-shaped art), but from our point of view we loved that you can make your own stickers from photographs or things you find in magazines. Comes with markers, a sticker journal, pre-made shapes and one refill. Additional refills are available from the company for $7.95.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Sparkling 3D Wonder Paint Snowflakes
(Creativity for Kids $22 Score:)

We're big fans of 3D wonder paint. It's great fun to make the designs and then decorate your windows with them. Our biggest problem is that we never wait long enough to let it dry so we always have one that is smushed a bit. This kit comes with six glitter paints (some are intended as liners), suggested traceable patterns, 2 plastic project sheets (where you place the glitter paint), self-adhesive rhinestones and instructions. You can either attach your snowflakes to the window or make 3D ornaments that can be hung up with the included satin ribbon. We had less success with the new Activity Kit -- that is intended for making 3D flowers. Ours just didn't work out very well.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Color Changing Flower Lights
(Creativity for Kids $26.95 Score:)

A really satisifying kit for adding some light and sparkle to any room. Comes with three battery powered (batteries included) round clear plastic globe bulbs that have faceted surfaces. The set comes with plastic leaves, shimmering fabrics, beads, self-adhesive rhinestones, thread, double-sided sticky foam, a bead threader and an instruction book with ideas.  Comes with green satin cords to hang the lights up with. Very pretty and our testers liked that the bulbs have three different settings for varying patterns.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Kiwi Crate Handmade Hanukkah Kit
(KiwiCrate $19.99 Score:)

Crafts, science, holiday traditions all come together in this Kiwi Crate. There's a wooden dreidel with discs that kids decorate with drips of paint. Watch the patterns that form as the dreidel twirls. Later put the Hebrew letters on a disk and play a traditional game using raisins, candies or pennies. The crate also comes with very special makings for a menorah. There are plastic holders for the nine battery operated lights that look like small white votive candles. Add tissue paper squares with mod podge and brush to decorate the holders. A safe enough Menorah for the youngest celebrants. What a nice kit for getting ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights. You can join this for a monthly treat or buy kits one month at a time. 6 & up.


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Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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