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Product Type: Toys
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Art Supplies

 


2012 Award
eeBoo 12 Jumbo Double-Sided Color Pencils
(eeBoo $7.50 Score:)

Learning to write letters and drawing is just more fun when the pencils have colors. This wonderful set comes with a special pencil sharpener to fit the wider shaft. It has six extra big easier to grasp pencils; each have two different colors. There is a set with primary colors or another with pastels. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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2012 Award
eeBoo Fancy Scissors
(eeBoo $5 Score:)

There are six pairs of Fancy Scissors, each with a different kind of edge. There are zig zags, scallops, sawtooth edges that are perfect for making cards, giftwrapping, borders for bookmarks, or scrapbooking. Getting kids to develop their fine motor skills has never been more fun. These work well for righties as well as lefties. Pair these with some of eeBoo's new paper packs of printed squares. Also available Plain stainless steel scissors with two color handles($3.50) and a blunt tip but sharp enough for success. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2012.

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2012 Award
Faber-Castell Black Paper Sketch Pad
(Creativity for Kids $4.99 Score:)

A pad of 40 sheets of black paper that is thinner than construction paper and designed for metallic pencil and gel sticks. It would probably work well with glittery glue sticks ot colored chalks. A good choice for making Halloween decorations, too.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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2012 Awards
eeBoo Carnival Glitter Glue
(eeBoo $5 Score:)

Who can resist the thrill of a fresh pack of glitter glue? Use them for drawing, decorating cards or packages, add it to gift tags. eeBoo has several mixed sets with narrow tips that allow you to draw with some accuracy. Each set comes with four glue sticks of related hues.  They do look a bit like candy sticks and choosing the colors you may be hard to do...they all look so tempting to kids who like crafts.

SNAP: An appealing way to get kids to develop hand strength. Cover up the work space, cover up the cloths and let the fun begin. Allow kids to explore in an open-ended way for starters. Then, print your child's name on a big piece of paper and have her trace the lines to make a name sign.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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2012 Award
eeBoo 18 Crayons
(eeBoo $5.99 Score:)

These are bigger than the usual crayons and better suited for small hands. The plaid box has 18 colors inside and some have a neon look as well as pastels and your basic primary colors. A good choice for 5 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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2012 Award
eeBoo Learn to Draw with Lizzy Rockwell-Book 1
(Lizzy Rockwell, eeBoo $6.99 Score:)

First in a new series of drawing books for school aged kids. We usually prefer a blank sheet of paper, but we know that kids of a certain age begin to want their end products to look more realistic. Having some techniques for making that happen can be helpful. This is the first of a series that shows kids the step-by-step process of drawing simple items such as a bird, a cup and saucer, a tulip. These instructions are somewhat like the Ed Emberly drawing books but less cartoonish. The instruction pages are followed by a double-page illustration that provides a frame and setting. Here kids can use what they have learned in a more open-ended picture.  Tuck this in to your travel bag for a long flight or for quiet time at your destination. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Faber Castell Young Artists Essentials Gift Set
(Creativity for Kids $49.99 Score:)

An amazing wood case with 64 drawing essentials: 24 colored pencils, 8 water color pencils, 2 graphite pencils, 18 oil pastels, 12 duo-tip markers, pencil sharpeners, 1 paint brush, 25 sheets of art paper, and a booklet. This is a great choice for kids that are a step beyond crayons and ready to explore new media. The gift box will help keep these riches in orderly storage, ready for school projects or artistic explorations. They say 5 -9. We'd say more like 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
eeBoo Little Books
(eeBoo $7 Score:)

Want to encourage kids to write and tell their own stories?  These sets of four little paper books are perfect for inspiring beginners. They come with stickers for the title and author's name, to be added to the cover. Each page has lines on one side and a blank facing sheet, so kids can illustrate their original picture books. Have beginners make a book about their family, a counting or color book or retelling of a familiar story. For the youngest, you might want to have them dictate a small story about a trip to the zoo or the doctor's office and then have them illustrate it. There are various sets of these books with charming printed covers. Inspiring kids to make their own books develops their language,  dexterity, and creative thinking. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011.

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2011 Award
eeBoo Metallic Color Pencils and Sketchbook
(eeBoo $7.99 Score:)

Getting kids to pick up a pencil can be no fun, especially when kids find writing letters challenging. The very kids who need to practice the most are often the most reluctant. Enter a set of six metallic colored pencils ($7.99) that are slightly fatter but shaped with three sides, to make the gripping all the easier. Choose a robot graphic box or one with birds. Best of all there's a gold, silver, aqua, green, bronze and pinkish pencil for making unusual drawings and signs. Sure to please even the most reluctant beginning writers. There are also larger sets of metallic pencils with 24 pencils in a metal container($14.95. ) For inspiration, bring home matching spiral covered sketch books ($6) with Golden Bird or Silver Robot. The paper is smooth and heavy enough for color pencils and even watercolors. 5 & up. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements.  We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Crayola Story Studio
(Crayola $3.99 & up Score:)

When you say Crayola, most of us conjure up the idea of the yellow and green box, the smell of the crayons, and the possibilities that they present. High tech usually isn't in the picture- until this year.  Crayola Color Studio allows you to take a code off the box (boxes of 48 crayons or more) and use the on-line studio where you can import a picture of your child (or you!) to place as the central character of their own story.  You can print out as many pages as you'd like.  Great fun!

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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