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Kids can cultivate a tiny garden wonderland in this "terra cotta" plastic planter. It comes with potting soil, seeds, paints, rocks, gravel, miniature woodland creatures and a fairy tale bark home for all the elves and gnomes who inhabit the enchanted garden. “This classic item has been in our line for many years,” Lisa Ritchie, public relations manager for Faber-Castell, told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15854 (added 10/22/2007)
With a little creative magic, a child can grow his or her own enchanted fairy world. The garden set includes a flower house, tiny gemstone treasures, flowers, butterflies, paint, soil and seeds that grow like magic. It also comes with a friendly fairy, a sparkling garden path and teeny, tiny toadstools.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15855 (added 10/22/2007)
This journal includes a light-up pen that attaches securely to the cover, making it perfect to keep on a bed-stand to record dreams or late-night inspirations, or just settle down for some quiet time before catching some shut-eye. The kit includes a pen, a 100-page journal and a small information booklet on dreams and creative inspiration.
— Lauren Obenour, manager of Green Frog Toys in Portland, Ore., noted in fall 2008 that her top sellers to tweens tend to be “diaries and kits from Creativity for Kids.”
— “Arts and crafts have consistently been one of the three best departments in the store since we opened,” said Gregory Sahagian, owner of Learning Express of Beverly in Beverly, Mass. “This age [tweens] also favors journals.”
— Eight percent of 51 storeowners said they consider diaries and journals to be top sellers for tween-aged children.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20612 (added 9/19/2008)
Age Range: 9 and up
Launch Date: January 1900
This kit is designed to give the feet a real spa experience. Girls can soak their feet in the inflatable pedicure pool with included confetti soap, file and buff their toenails, and then create interesting nail designs with three colors of nail polish and sparkly rhinestones. The set also comes with pink spa slippers, toe separators and a handy tote to keep it all together when not in use.
- “The Pretty Pedicure kit from Creativity for Kids. That’s a great set,” said Janet Gregory, owner of Over the Rainbow Toys in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Linda Laramy, owner of Cracker Jacks in Easton, Md., told TDmonthly she sells about 40 Creativity for Kids kits every month.
- Twenty-four percent of 51 retailers surveyed in September 2008 said fashion-related products accounted for their best sellers to tweens.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20619 (added 9/19/2008)
This set includes supplies to make six handcrafted ornaments to give as gifts or to adorn the Christmas tree. It comes with hanging ribbon and gift envelopes.
— Creativity for Kids “offers kids 2 to 12 years old a craft they can do alone or along with other friends, [and the] prices are just right, too. Also, they have never given me a problem with returns,” Jeanette Lauture, owner of Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J., told TDmonthly in late 2008. More than 7 percent of 52 retailers named the company as a favorite supplier.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21911 (added 12/19/2008)
This kit includes four big, chunky pull-back monster trucks, ready to take a custom paint job and adhesive decals dreamed up by a young designer. On their giant wheels, these lifted pickups are fit to race, roll, and smash their way around. The early auto enthusiast is provided with the four assembled trucks, acrylic paints, a paintbrush and two sheets of stickers.
— “From Creativity for Kids, the [Monster Trucks] have been great,” John Naisbitt, owner of Thinker Things in Del Mar, Calif., told TDmonthly.
— “Monster Trucks … sell well,” said Jeanette Lauture, owner of Aunt Jean's Toys and Treats in Montclair, N.J.
— “It's a great line; we sell tons,” said Jake Thomas, co-owner of Applause Toy Store in Bracebridge, Ontario, of Creativity for Kids, which 20 percent of 44 retailers listed as their best-selling craft line in fall 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22017 (added 1/7/2009)
Astronomy and crafting are combined in Planets – Create a Solar System Mobile, which provides kids with the ingredients they need to create a solar system. The set includes foam balls with eight colors of air-dry clay to create an array of planets that later can be fixed to the galaxy base with string and displayed. An instruction booklet contains planetary science facts.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22587 (added 2/25/2009)
Starting with the base of three different couture style dresses in shiny satin, young designers can decorate, accessorize, and embellish to their heart's content. Included rhinestones, ribbon, flowers, lace, glitter and trims offer plenty of possibilities for kids to get creative and bring their fashion designs to life. The gowns are sized to fit most 9” to 12” dolls.
― “We sell a lot of craft kits for girls, especially the fashion kits from Creativity for Kids,” said Janet Gregory, owner of Over the Rainbow Toy Store in Anchorage, Alaska, in June 2009. “Those are usually a sure-fire sell when people come in shopping for little girls.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24762 (added 7/24/2009)
Kids can create 10 paper airplanes with the Sky Diver Paper Airplanes set, following simple folding techniques to turn sheets of paper with awesome patterns into slick airplanes. Kids can add sticker accents, then try to land their planes on punch-out runways. A bonus sky diver with parachute is included. "The thoughtfulness that goes into our product development process — selecting appropriate and engaging materials and providing detailed instructions for a quality creative experience" sets these kits apart," Lisa Brody, PR manager for Creativity for Kids, told TDmonthly. This product received a 2009 iParenting Media Outstanding Product Award and a 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award. Launch date: January 13, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24994 (added 8/19/2009)
Girls can make a special place to store their jewelry with the Mosaic Jewelry Box, using more than 300 colorful acrylic tiles and glitter grout to decorate a plain white jewelry box and transform it into a sparkling masterpiece. This product received a 2009 iParenting Media Outstanding Product Award. Launch date: December 3, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24995 (added 8/19/2009)
This ultimate nail set includes a nail dryer, pedicure slippers, toe separators, 2 press-on French manicure sets, self-adhesive nail art, nail buffer and file, cotton balls, glitter, and 6 bottles of real nail polish in a rainbow array of colors. Items can be stored inside the bonus spa bag.
— Sisters Kids in Springfield, Mass., sells about a dozen Creativity for Kids pedicure and manicure sets monthly, Co-owner Diana Gisolfu told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
— Seven of 39 specialty retailers named Creativity for Kids kits as a best-selling item for tween girls in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25116 (added 8/26/2009)
Kids create a 9” sparkly Christmas tree, then color Shrinky Dinks ornaments with the included color pencils, bake them, and then hang them on the tree. The kit includes 30 ornaments, eight colored pencils, a hole punch, metallic stars, ornament rings, a star-shaped tree topper, silver metallic tree branches, metallic foil paper for wrapping the base of the tree, and a pre-assembled tree base.
— Two of 40 specialty retailers mentioned Shrinky Dinks when asked about best-selling hobby products in fall 2009.
— Two other retailers named Creativity for Kids as a best-selling hobby brand in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26022 (added 11/9/2009)
Photographs of a girl's friends, family and self mixed with a little creativity turn this kit into a bright colored, highly personalized scrapbook. Kids can collect and celebrate their favorite memories by creating beautiful pages that retell the story with decorative paper, rhinestones, stickers, and exciting pop-up pieces. The hardcover scrapbook measures 9” x 11.5”.
— “Creativity for Kids Scrapbook kit, that's a good one,” stated David Hesel, owner of The Toy Shop of Concord in Concord, Mass., when asked about his best-selling craft items in early 2010.
— Greg Larson, owner of Larson's Toys and Games in Columbus, Ohio, told TDmonthly Creativity for Kids supplies his best selling craft items. “The whole new line from Creativity for Kids, we got it in in September  and it’s been doing very well.”
— Twenty-five percent of 48 retailers surveyed in January 2010 named Creativity for Kids as their top-selling craft line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26811 (added 1/28/2010)
Turn 25+ real sea shells into a crew of creative crustaceans. This complete set includes a tropical pallet of paint, glitter-glue, wiggly eyes, craft glue, dimensional paint and ocean inspired felt accents.
— Kate Tanner, owner of Kidstop Toys, informed TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010 of how she was impressed by this kit's use of real sea shells.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27212 (added 2/18/2010)
This coloring tray features five dimensional rubbing plates and markers. The set includes 20 printed sheets, 20 blank sheets of paper and 15 break-resistant jumbo crayons.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28050 (added 4/16/2010)
Decorate six sturdy boxes with icing inspired trims and colorful felt accents such as cherry pom poms, glitter pain and a sprinkle of beads. The Dainty Desserts set comes with colorful felt, felt confetti, six colorful trinket boxes, chenille yarn, glitter gel, craft glue, scissors and assorted trims. The set includes a bonus 4.5" tiered dessert tray.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28051 (added 4/16/2010)
This kit has everything needed to assemble and decorate a jewelry tree. Easy to assemble 14"" wooden tree features velvety flocking and fashionable felt accents. Bonus jewelry included too! The set includes assorted felt flower and leaf shapes to decorate the tree and bird, a wooden bird tree topper, assorted felt flower shapes for jewelry making, assorted wooden beads, three satin ribbons, one pair of 100 percent steel earring hooks, a bead threader, and double-sided adhesive dots.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28052 (added 4/16/2010)
Left or right handed - these safe and simple scissors are ergonomically designed with little hands in mind. Kids can practice fine motor skills on simple paper patterns and use the glue stick and wiggly eyes to turn these clever cut-outs into abstract art or amazing animals. Display boards and hanging yarn are included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28053 (added 4/16/2010)
The sturdy corrugate dollhouse comes complete with markers, sticker accessories, punch out dolls and easy to assemble furniture. Use the supplies included in your set or go "green" and turn every day items into awesome accessories using the enclosed fully illustrated guide. Measures 21 in x 17.25 in x 9 in assembled. The Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse includes an imprinted color-in playmat, decorative papers, four sheets of creative color-in cut-outs, 10 piece punch-out furniture set, glue stick, adhesive foam squares, 40+ color-in stickers, 12 washable markers, and instructions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28054 (added 4/16/2010)
These create-your-own whimsical wind-ups with this set. The Wind-up Workshop Robots come with five wind-up mechanisms, colorful cardboard robot cut outs, retro-robot stickers, wiggly eyes, sticky foam shapes, eight mini markers and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28055 (added 4/16/2010)
The Bitty Bobble Pet Shop includes bobble-head dogs that kids can paint with fur-colored paint and bright accent colors, as well as accessorize with included trimmings. Launch date: 2010.
— “The kits from Creativity (have) the biggest sell-through for young girls,” George Emerson of The Walrus & Carpenter Toys in Middletown, R.I., told TDmonthly in June 2010.
— Thirty-two percent of 40 retailers named craft kits a top seller for girls in early summer 2010. Ten percent of the 40 retailers mentioned the Creativity for Kids brand.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28225 (added 4/26/2010)
Measuring 4” x 5” each, the three blank books are packed with markers and sticker accents. Kids create their own stories, photo albums, journals or anything else they can think of. The books are unlined to accommodate any style of contents imaginable.
― Three out of 43 retailers in an April 2010 survey listed Creativity for Kids as their top-selling provider of activity kits and playsets.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28658 (added 5/26/2010)
This set includes two high-quality hardcover pop-up books (8.5"L x 8.5"W and 6.25"L x 6.25"W), stickers, eight markers and pop-up designs. Just add drawings, photographs and imagination. Illustrated instructions include story starter ideas and step-by-step pop-up ideas.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29243 (added 6/30/2010)
This cleverly designed set comes complete with everything kids need for play and pretend; from fuzzy flocked animals and a tree full of monkeys to a realistic looking fish-filled aquarium. The easy-to-assemble zoo includes animal enclosures, entrance arch, 12 markers, color-in stickers, aquarium accents, pre-printed paper backgrounds, punch out people, animals and plenty of zoo accessories - more than 100 pieces in all. The zoo measures 30"w x 17.5"d x 15"h. Kids can use the supplies included or go "green" and turn everyday items into fun accessories. Even the package becomes part of the play experience.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32160 (added 4/25/2011)
This quick and easy craft makes a spook-tacular Halloween decoration. Includes genuine Shrinky Dinks®, 11" x 8" sturdy black velvet tree, colored pencils, sharpener, mini hole punch and all the extras needed for decoration and display.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32849 (added 9/7/2011)
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