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Product Type: Toys
Age: Early Elementary School Years
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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. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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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 Awards
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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2014 Award
Seedling Design Your Own Bird's House
(Seedling $29.99 Score:)

A smooth pre-assembled birdhouse comes ready to paint and then put out for your feathered friends. The kit includes three tubes of acrylic paint, a stiff acrylic brush, and instructions.  There is no hanging devise so you may want to tie this in place in a nook of a low tree where kids can keep watch. A great way to introduce kids to birding. Help them start their life list of the birds they have sighted.

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

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2014 Award
Tape-a-Doodle Extreme
(Creativity for Kids $19.99 Score:)

Designed to appeal to boys, this kit includes five rolls of magical tape a doodle to apply to the pages of the activity sheets. There are paper airplanes to decorate and fold and fly as well as robots, aliens and rocket ships. To add more color there are markers and an idea/instruction leaflet. Putting the tape onto the page is easy and pleasing and the patterned tape can be used elsewhere as well. The tapes include sport balls, eyes, dots, flames and teeth. This is one way to get boys, who often avoid crafts that require fine motor skills, involved. 7 & up

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

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2014 Award
Tape-a-Doodle Arts and Crafts
(Creativity for Kids $19.99 Score:)

You get five different tape-a-doodle dispensers along with markers and a spiral bound journal to decorate. Using the tape is sheer magic. Each tape dispenser has a different color and pattern and there’s no problem with pulling the tape out or cutting it. All you do is roll it and it leaves a colorful trail. This set comes with 98 feet of tape and it will stick to surfaces other than the books provided. If you want to experiment with the tape alone you can bring home a three pack with 55 feet of tape. 7 & up.

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

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2014 Award
Creativity for Kids What's Up Journal
(Creativity for Kids $24.99 Score:)

A 7" X 8" spiral bound journal has 20 pages with ready-made graphics that kids can enhance with the crafty ingredients in the kit. It includes three rolls of bright washi tape, pearls, rhinestones, canvas and acetate stickers, markers, and more. This is less elaborate than a scrapbooking kit, but a good place to start for younger girls. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Creativity for Kids BFF Stamp Art Scarves
(Creativity for Kids $24.99 Score:)

Two silky-sheer white cotton scarves come in this craft kit along with permanent fabric paint, 2 sponge brushes, a peace sign, heart, flower, and cloud shaped foam stampers, a work tray, plastic sheet and very clear directions. Keep in mind that the fabric paint will stain clothes and counters, so the directions are very explicit with cautions. We also suggest wearing vinyl gloves, although they are not in the kit. Once the design is on the scarf it must dry for 24 hours and then rinsed to set the paint. In short, this is a kit that will need adult supervision and assistance. It's also the kind of kit that kids love since they make an end-product they can actually wear and share. Marked for 7 & up, we think it will be better for slightly older girls 9 & up, and even they will need supervision.

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

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