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Kids can customize cool street bikes with an assortment of stickers and paint. This set includes two 5.5" W x 4" H motorcycles. Launch date: February 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15852 (added 10/22/2007)
Kids can decorate this trio of wooden race cars with paint and stickers. When finished, they simply pull the cars back and watch them go. Launch date: 2005.
— “Creativity for Kids Fast Car Race Cars and similarly styled items sell around 20 per month,” said Kathy Mabry, owner of The Village Toy Shop in North Easton, Mass.
— Of 44 retailers surveyed in fall 2008, seven percent named Fast Car Race Cars as a best seller.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15851 (added 10/22/2007)
Girls can store all of their jewelry essentials inside this cleverly designed armoire, which can be decorated with decoupage, fun paper accents, sequins and sparkle glaze. The top opens to reveal a mirror, and the jewelry chest measures approximately 8-7/8” x 5.25” x 3.5”. “We wanted to develop an item that didn’t use painting,” Lisa Ritchie, public relations manager for Faber-Castell, told TDmonthly. “There’s plenty of decoupage designs in the kit, and kids can use their own images, too.” Launch date: March 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15850 (added 10/22/2007)
This designer-set features a mannequin, sewing materials, a sketch book, yards of fabric, a swatch booklet, trims, a satin dress form, a garment bag and a design manual. Kids can decorate the dress included or create their own dream designs. “This product taps into the energy generated by television shows, such as ‘Project Runway,’ and excites tweens to try out their fashion design skills. The thoughtfulness that went into the selection of materials in the kit makes it ideal for the specialty market,” Lisa Ritchey of Faber-Castell told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2007.
— Terry Meyers, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, Texas, told TDmonthly that her store “sells several dozen” of this item each month.
— “They're all inclusive and that's attractive to customers because they don't need to go out and buy a whole bunch of other supplies,” said John Goehring, owner of The Toyworks in Santa Rosa, Calif., of his top-selling Creativity for Kids crafts in late 2008.
— Thirteen percent of 44 retailers listed fashion-related kits as top-selling crafts in fall 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15519 (added 9/28/2007)
Young ladies can combine the soft and silky lip balm base with a variety of yummy flavors to create their own lip sensations. Simply soften the base in a bath of warm water and then add the flavorings. Mix up fun fruity combinations and add a hint of color, too. Cool cosmetic tins that come with the balm kit can be decorated with layers of fun sticker designs and labels. It's a fun, creative, and practical way for a girl to learn and role play.
— "Make Your Own Lip Balm from Creativity for Kids: It's a craft kit that gives you all the materials to make your own," said Mary Sisson, owner of Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash., when asked about popular gift items for girls in her store.
— “The lip balm from Creativity for Kids does very well,” Ron Kutchik, owner of Grand Slam Toys in Kodiak, Alaska, said when asked about best-selling activity kits in spring 2009.
— About half of 49 retailers surveyed about their sales in activity kits or playsets mentioned craft items as top sellers in April 2009. Three of 39 retailers identified lip balm kits as a best seller for tween girls in fall 2009.
— “Creativity for Kids. The Make Your Own Lip Balm kit is best,” said Amy Hofsetter, owner of The Toy Store in Atlanta, Ga., of her top-selling item for tweens in September 2010.
— Three of 44 retailers said Creativity for Kids supplies their best-selling items for tweens.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14509 (added 8/7/2007)
The Foam Craft Workshop includes a tool so cool you have to try it to believe it. This tool allows you to do wood-working-type projects with foam, but it's easier and safer to do. Children simply guide the foam patterns through the machine and the wire heats up and slices through the foam. They can then use the foam cut-outs for a variety of fun craft projects — frames, door hangers, magnets and more. This complete set includes paint, glue and all the craft accessories needed to complete each project. It requires two D batteries (not included). Launch date: March 2007.
― Gwen Bowden, manager of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Springfield, Va., told TDmonthly in spring 2007 that Creativity for Kids is one of the most fair and accommodating suppliers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11916 (added 3/14/2007)
This kit makes drawing portraits and personalities easy. Children and teens can trace and carbon copy photos of friends and family, and then use Color GRIP watercolor pencils to paint portraits on sand textured paper and velvet. They can try realistic, cartoon and Picasso styles, and then frame and display their artwork on a wooden easel.
— Julie Vaughn, assistant manager of The Village Toy Shop in North Easton, Ma, told TDmonthly that Creativity for Kids had “a lot of great new kits” at Toy Fair 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11725 (added 2/28/2007)
Trendy tiles will bring attention to a locker, file cabinet, refrigerator or any metal surface. Children and adults can simply paint an assortment of 32 mini tiles and add word and letter stickers to create their own ceramic sayings. Tiles stay in place with super-strong peel-and-stick magnets. “Rather than buy magnets already pre-printed with words, use Tile Talk to design magnets with your own favorite sayings, expressions, names and abbreviations,” Lisa Ritchey of Faber-Castell told TDmonthly. “This project is completely open-ended in encouraging self-expression.” Launch date: September 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11217 (added 1/22/2007)
Girls get chic with fashionable feet. There's a foot-shaped buffer to prepare toenails. Then use the daisy toe separator to get toes in line. Polish with 3 trendy shades – pink, purple, and blue. Add some flair with glitter and mini stickers. Make toe rings with pastel beads and gel cord. Kit also includes a ready-made toe ring plus spa recipes to soothe the feet. The pink plastic case is handy for storage.
— Kits by Creativity for Kids are best sellers at Juggles in Wakefield, R.I., Owner Idanna Smith told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10599 (added 12/8/2006)
This kit contains 40 child-size fake nails to decorate and wear, or do the activity right on your own nails. There's a daisy-shaped emery board and buffer to get your nails prepped. Then add some dazzle with mini stickers, mini rhinestones, glitter, and 4 trendy colors of polish – pink, purple, blue, and orange. The pink plastic case is handy for storage.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10598 (added 12/8/2006)
Girls on the go can with bath fizzies & confetti soap. Includes an eye mask to soothe the eyes, as well as a comb & headband for hair, nail polish, file, toe separator, tooth brush & case. Also includes spa bag to store your supplies.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10595 (added 12/8/2006)
This portable, foldable tray with a cup holder is great for breakfast in bed or for use as a writing desk, a creation station or a convenient homework helper. It comes with an array of decoupage designs, glitter and rhinestones for decoration. Launch date: Fall 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10525 (added 12/7/2006)
Children can customize their own fleet of awesome monster trucks. Four different trucks come ready to decorate with stickers and paint. Just pull them back and watch them race, roll and flip. Launch date: Winter 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10524 (added 12/7/2006)
Children can embellish these three fancy felines with cool 3-D cat eyes, markers, glitter, rhinestones, ribbons, charms and a mini boa. The cats are about 4" tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10327 (added 11/30/2006)
The Play Foam Activity Set includes five colors of the super-popular Play Foam, which can be used to create awesome creatures. Children can transform creations with an assortment of feathers, straws, pipe cleaners and wiggly eyes. The fun and creativity is endless as the Play Foam can be used again and again. Launch date: October 2006.
— "Creativity for Kids....Parents really appreciate a product where the children are creating something," responded Ann Walker, owner of Curious Kidstuff in Seattle when asked for great-selling items in her store.
— Play Foam’s been a top seller for Michelle Deutschmann, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Falmouth, Mass., since November 2006.
— “Our product development team constantly reviews trends in the marketplace to keep current with what interests children. This involves store visits, online research, and getting feedback from children,” Lisa Ritchey of Faber-Castell told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9974 (added 11/9/2006)
Children can create two hardcover books with this set. The smaller book includes a die-cut frame and room for a story, which makes a great family activity. The kit includes story ideas, markers, clip art and sticker sheets. “Create Your Own Books encourages children to use their imagination to write and illustrate stories that reflect their interests and personality. The activity is both enriching and fun, and allows children an opportunity for open-ended self-expression,” Lisa Ritchey of Faber-Castell told TDmonthly. This item was named one of the 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9969 (added 11/9/2006)
Kids can have fun personalizing the look of this pair of Bobble Head Dogs from Creativity for Kids. The paints come in realistic colors, and can be used along with a dog tag to give each of the toys a name. Launch Date: Spring 2003.
— "Creativity for Kids is very popular," is the experience of Priscilla More, owner of Fub’s Party/Toys and More in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
— "All from Creativity — paint your own alarm clock, butterfly, paint by number, bobble heads, etc.," said Debbie Wurzburger, owner of the Toy Chest in Pikesville, Md., when naming her top-selling painting toys.
— “This kit started our Bobble Head series, which now includes Poodles, Kool Kats and Dinos,” Lisa Ritchey of Faber-Castell told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9061 (added 8/21/2006)
Embellish a wood framed mirror with sequin trims and pre-strung beads. Mirror measures 9" by 9" and includes an easel back, ribbon and hanging hooks for display. Reverse the mirror and use it to frame your favorite photograph.
— “Creativity for Kids art kits” were the top seller for little girls at Ambassador Toys in San Francisco, said one long-term employee.
— Creativity for Kids arts and crafts kits do well, agreed Rob Slye, owner of Toys Ahoy in Barrington, R.I.
— Arts and crafts are almost always cited as a strong category for girls of all ages among the retailers that TDmonthly surveys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7634 (added 4/20/2006)
Great for parties, the Nail Art Fun Party Pack Craft comes in a cake-shaped box that opens to reveal all the accessories for six at-home manicures and pedicures. The kit includes 6 colors of nail polish, 6 sets of fake nails with adhesive, 6 sheets of adhesive-backed glittery nail art, 6 foam toe separators, 6 flower-shaped nail files/buffers, and 6 drawstring tulle bags for taking supplies home. It comes complete with 6 thank you cards for the guests.
— Little girls like tea parties, but big girls prefer craft parties, agreed retailers.
— “This is fun done by groups of girls,” said Elaine Hackney, owner of J.P. Boing!’s Toy Shop in Jamaica Plain, Mass.
— Craft activities for birthday parties do well for girls 8 and up at Teri’s Toy Box in Seattle, said owner Teri Soelter.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5148 (added 10/21/2005)
Girls can keep their special memories in scrapbooks they design. This spiral-bound scrapbook with a hard cover comes with decorative paper, vellum stickers and mini envelopes, scalloped-edge scissors, stencil, glue stick and marker.
— Scrapbooking was one of the top-3 most popular sharing craft kits for girls, according to retailers surveyed.
— “We've done very well with this. We’ve had it all year," commented Kelly Smith, owner of The Learning Express in Carlsbad, Calif.
— “I got one for my niece last Christmas and she loved it,” noted Robin Hillier, manager of The Learning Express in Carlsbad, Calif.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5144 (added 10/21/2005)
Girls can make one set of jewelry for themselves and another for a friend with this all-inclusive kit. Contained are 8 silver fashion charms, including sunglasses, ring, purse, comb, mirror, flip flops and shoe. The kit also includes 2 premium enameled charms with rhinestones, 2 charm bracelets, 2 silver jewelry chain necklaces, gel cord, jump rings and a sparkling bead assortment.
? Friendship bracelets were the top-selling tween sharing toy at four of the retailers surveyed.
? They?re a big deal with little kids at the Village Toy Shop in Castro Valley, Calif., said owner Jonathan Berman.
? Girls like bracelets they can ?make together,? remarked Carolyn Smolski, manager of Fire Fly?s Toy & Book Shop in Valencia, Calif.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5141 (added 10/21/2005)
The wooden dragon, inspired by traditional Chinese design, is first assembled from pieces of slotted wood. Paint, glitter and feathers can adorn the finished product from the Creativity for Kids Puzz-A-Model line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3992 (added 7/18/2005)
This room décor kit results in a sparkling canopy ? and what little girl can resist a canopy over her bed? The kit includes tulle, sparkle paint, mini butterflies and flowers in tulle, and rhinestones.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3991 (added 7/18/2005)
Age Range: 6 and up
Users can hand bead this ceramic heart box with matching mirror and picture frame.
--This company?s mission is to provide children with experiences that stimulate and encourage natural creativity.
--Renee Lamb of Creativity for Kids says that retailers have responded positively and have placed enough orders to push this product into the top seller realm.
--Creativity for Kids gives kids a new way to bead, by applying the beads to the surface of the mirror, frame and box.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3242 (added 3/17/2005)
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