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Beautiful Beaded Mirror
(Creativity for Kids $17.99 Score:) This would have been a top winner if it included more materials. A beautiful kit that requires more attention to detail than can be expected from 8s & up. (800) 311-8684. Still top rated, Beaded Dresser Set ($14.99 4) that comes with a small mirror set in wood, a ceramic heart frame and heart-shaped box, pastel colored beads, ribbons, and glue. A straightforward, easier project that requires kids to spread the glue out and then spill beads onto the glue for decoration. The light beads have a “princess/fairy” look to them and will appeal to younger girls. 6 & up. (800) 311-8684.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Create Your Own Books
(Creativity for Kids $15.99 Score:) Two blank books, one with a “window” cut out of the cover and pages that a photograph will show through. This could make a great book that’s all about one person or a pet or a special place. A second book is notebook-sized and has lined paper with spaces for illustrations, plus colored pencils and stickers. These are open-ended materials for the budding author/artist. Comes with some suggestions for creating rough drafts and a list of story starter ideas. Says 4 & up, but this is likely to be a better choice for 5–9s. (800) 311-8684.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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200 Award
Decoupage Diva Jewelry Keeper
(Creativity for Kids $21.99 Score:) Kids get a test run on decoupage with this mini-armoire with mirrored lid, doors that hold bracelets, interior for necklaces, and bottom drawer for pins and such. Comes with paper accents, sequins, and sparkle glaze. 8 & up. (800) 311-8684.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 200.

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2007 Award
Wrist Pix
(Fashion Angels Enterprises $16 Score:) Set comes with small metal frames that you decorate using either the enclosed designs (ready for coloring with markers) or your own drawings or digital photos. Once you place your design, put a small acrylic cover over it; then you’re ready to make your bracelets by stringing the metal frames together using the enclosed elastic and glass beads. Still top rated, World Colors ($19.99 4), a more advanced kit with four colors of hemp to weave with a generous supply of shells, bells, wooden beads, and painted beads for bracelets, necklaces, and rings; Alphadot Bracelet Kit ($19.99 5), with 85 Alphadot beads that slide onto three thin watch-like bands; Ribbon Raps ($14 5), has beads to string on gossamer ribbon; and Mystix ($16 4), which includes semiprecious stones. 8 & up. (800) 492-3237. Editors’ Note: these new kits are marked 8 & up, but we found that kids often needed help getting started.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Hug This Shrug Kit
(Fashion Angels Enterprises $17.99 Score:) Picking up on a big fashion trend, this kit provides clear directions and materials for making a small black shrug as well as a big fashion beaded safety pin for closure. Marked 8 & up, but we’d say more like 10 & up, and then new knitters will need assistance. Flash Dance, anyone? Check out Leg Warminators ($17.99 5), which allow another generation to make their own with very bright colors using a large plastic spool knitter. Still top rated, I Knit this Poncho! ($16 41⁄2). (800) 492-3237.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Super Embroidery Kit
(Alex $19.99 Score:) Packaged in a red felt bag with a pocket, this is a charming sewing set for beginners. There’s an embroidery hoop and one practice cloth for trying out stitches as well as a dozen colors of floss, scissors, needles, transfer patterns to iron on, felt letters, shapes, and pieces to decorate with beads and sequins. A clear stitching guide is included. They have even included some buttons for practical needle-work. Marked 7 & up, we’d say more like 9 to ’tweens. (800) 666-2539.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Connect Four
(Milton Bradley $19.99 Score:) Large enough to handle with ease and compact enough to take along for travel or the beach. A zip fabric case opens and the four-in-a-row checkerboard stands up; there is storage for the playing pieces. Learning this game of strategy gets better as kids become familiar with it. You can even stop in mid-play and continue a round later. 7 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Games to Go
(Alex $25.99 Score:) Six oversized 36" game boards for classics such as checkers, mancala, tic-tac-toe, snakes and ladders, backgammon, and Chinese checkers are printed with colorful graphics on fabric. Games are bound together like a giant book along with big playing pieces that all store in a zip-up bag. Clever way to take games along to beach or grandmas or a sleep over party. 5 & up. 5 & up. (800) 666-2539.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Imaginetics
(International Playthings $6.99 Score:) These are similar to the Colorforms we grew up with, but they are magnetic. 5s and 6s will enjoy playing with these in the car and airport on their own or with you. New sets include Angelina Ballerina Friends Forever and Bob the Builder Sunflower Valley. (800) 445-8347.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Highrise
(Fundex $29.99 Score:) Here is an all-new twist on dominoes—a 3-D game with 36 dominoes stacked on top of each other. Matching is done on two adjoining dominoes below. Easy to learn, quick to play, and fun! Calls for seeing spatial relationships, not just simple matching skills. 8 & up. (800) 486-9787.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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