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

 


2013 Award
MindWare Paint Your Own Porcelain Vases
(MindWare $29.95 Score:)

A charming craft kit that comes with three white vases in three different shapes and 12 paints that are used to decorate them. These will make unique gifts for older kids to make for Gram, the teacher, or for Mom's desk. Clear directions introduce different techniques for stippling, sponge painting or designing with masking tape. After painting they need to dry for 24 hours and then the paint is set by baking it in a regular oven—not a microwave. This is a craft kit that requires adult supervision. 8 & up. 

 

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

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2013 Award
Alex Forever Bracelets
(Alex $38.99 Score:)

Make 30 bracelets with the goodies in this handsome package. There are six colored twines and embroidery floss, rope and elastic cords, one tassle, feathers, clasps, beads, metal charms and bangles to wrap. Our tester loved the suction cup hook that she used on the table to hold the work in progress. She thought that was a great innovation! A craft kit that calls for dexterity, reading and following directions, staying with a task that requires patience and colorful choices. The payoff is in finished products kids love to wear and share. Although only one person can use the suction cup hook at a time, there are enough supplies here for a play date or even an overnight party. A wow of a gift for 8's & up.

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

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2013 Award
Faber-Castell Block Printing
(Creativity for Kids $20 Score:)

Everything you need to explore the world of block printing. The 40+-piece set includes a step-by-step guide and the materials for making or tracing an image on your printing plate, washable paints in four colors, printing paper, drawing tool, foam block printing sheets, stencils, scissors, rollers, and a work tray. Adult help will be needed until they get the idea of how to make this art form happen. Then, stand back and watch the fun begin.

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 X-Treme Sticker Maker Set
(Creativity for Kids $29 Score:)

You get 40 feet of sticker tape and 80+ sticker designs. For family parties guests can go home with personalized stickers with velvet, metallic, and glitter finishes. Easy to operate with pleasing finished products that kids can do with independence, once they learn the way it works. Refill kits (9.99) are also available so this is not one of those disposable craft kits.  You get 40 feet of sticker tape and 80+ sticker designs.

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
Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit
(Alex $26.99 Score:)

Kids can make 22 friendship bracelets with this clever kit that comes with four different color-coded looms that guide them in making a variety of styles and patterns. Loaded with 22 colors of floss, beads and beading needle all stored in a sturdy carrying case.  Clear directions make this easy and fun to do for kids 8 & up.

 

 

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

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2013 Award
Creativity For Kids Color Cord Bracelets
(Creativity for Kids $19.99 Score:)

This craft kit involves macrame-type weaving with thick color cords that produce showy results that kids can enjoy wearing with pride. It comes with eight colors, buckles, stickers, scissors, glue, and clear instructions. There are enough supplies to make eight bracelets. A fun kit for play dates or sleep-over craft fun. Marked for 7 & up, but we think most kids of seven will need lots of help getting started and finishing up. We'd say it's a better choice for 8-9's.

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 Paracord Wristbands
(Creativity for Kids $15.99 Score:)

Designed to appeal to boys, Paracord Wristbands involve macrame-type weaving with thick parachute cord. It comes with eight colors, buckles, stickers, scissors, glue, and clear instructions. There are enough supplies to make eight wristbands. Marked for 7 & up, but we think most boys of seven will not have the dexterity to do this. We'd say it's a better choice for 8-9's.

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

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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
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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