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November 2007 New Toys — Arts & Crafts



The DrawBasket™ by IDEAON LLC
The DrawBasket™ by IDEAON LLC

This double-walled wastebasket accepts three standard, letter-size sheets in the slots between its walls. The sheets wrap around its exterior, decorating it with drawings, printouts, photos, magazine covers and more. To display artwork, one simply pulls up the top ring, removes any existing sheets, and inserts three 8.5" x 11" sheets into the slots. Four colors are available. “Every child needs a wastebasket, and the DrawBasket is by far the most appealing one,” Guy Zilberman of Ideaon LLC told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $24.99)

Chalk Factory by SKULLDUGGERY
Chalk Factory by SKULLDUGGERY

Using this kit, kids can create colorful sidewalk chalk in six iconic shapes: moon, heart, four-leaf clover, star, circle and triangle. Mix the chalk powder with water, add one or more colors as desired, pour into the shape molds and then draw away. Launch date: Spring 2008. 11/30/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Bead Factory – Hearts by SKULLDUGGERY
Bead Factory – Hearts by SKULLDUGGERY

The Bead Factory Kits come with high quality molds, paint, necklace and bracelet ties and enough Perfect Cast to create 50 beads. The kit allows kids to create their own personalized beads from scratch. Launch date: Spring 2008. 11/30/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Disney Mickey & Friends Holiday Pillowcase Art by JANLYNN CORP.
Disney Mickey & Friends Holiday Pillowcase Art by JANLYNN CORP.

This kit includes a pillowcase screen-printed with outlined drawings and 16 non-toxic crayons. “Simple coloring with non-toxic crayons creates a creative keepsake that every child will cherish,” National Sales Manager Catherine Dyjak of Janlynn told TDmonthly. 11/27/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Disney "I Believe in Fairies" Pillowcase Art by JANLYNN CORP.
Disney "I Believe in Fairies" Pillowcase Art by JANLYNN CORP.

This kit includes a pillowcase with outlined drawings and 16 non-toxic crayons. “These all inclusive kits are fun and easy to do. There are not many more things a child takes more pride in than a project they can create themselves,” National Sales Manager Catherine Dyjak of Janlynn told TDmonthly. 11/27/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Kookle Nesting Dolls by KOOKLE GIFT COMPANY
Kookle Nesting Dolls by KOOKLE GIFT COMPANY

Kookle Nesting Dolls are a set of fun and meaningful paint-it-yourself dolls from Russia. This kit allows children to create a momentous object of their own creativity. Children can develop coordination and artistic expression while creating a lasting piece of art to commemorate their childhood. Adults can create a distinctive sentimental gift for their loved ones with their own theme, meaning, and personality. Kookle Nesting Dolls kit includes a set of primary acrylic colors, two paint brushes, a handy color-mixed chart, and a set of five stackable dolls (tallest is 6"). Launch date: September 14, 2007. 11/27/2007 (Price: $27.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Shrinky Dinks® Christmas Fun Pack by JOOBLI STUDIO
Shrinky Dinks® Christmas Fun Pack by JOOBLI STUDIO

The Shrinky Dinks Christmas Fun Pack contains six sheets of Shrinky Dinks shrinkable plastic, specially designed Christmas artwork, and awesome ideas for making sensational Shrinky Dinks. 11/26/2007 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Toilet Ink™ by JECKIDA INC.
Toilet Ink™ by JECKIDA INC.

The washable vinyl adhesive transfer easily adheres to standard toilets, transforming toilets into creative works of art. Over 40 designs are available, each designed by a tattoo artist. Launch date: May 2007. (Watch the Toilet Ink™ Video Watch Video) 11/21/2007 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Cotton Loops by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.
Cotton Loops by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.

Cotton loops that are custom-sized to fit our potholder loom. Every loop fits!!

Bags of Cotton Loops in your choice of:

Assorted Colors, which will vary and are not necessarily a mix of our individual colors.
Individual Colors: Green, Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, White, Pink, and Turquoise

Each bag makes 2 potholders. 11/19/2007 (Price: $4.98)

Designer Purse Kit by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.
Designer Purse Kit by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.

Kit contains enough loops to make 4 potholders! Make 2 purses like these or one with a flap! Make a cool purse on the potholder loom! Design it yourself using different weaving patterns.

It’s Fun and Easy for Beginners!

Kit contains:

  • Metal Potholder Loom
  • 2 Weaving Hooks
  • 2 Bags of Custom Fitted Cotton Loops
  • 100% Pure Wool Yarn for Strap
  • Glass Beads
  • Complete Instructions and Design Ideas
 11/19/2007 (Price: $18.95)

Felter's Wool Variety Packs by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.
Felter's Wool Variety Packs by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.

Turn this fluffy fleece into these fun creations. Discover the magic of feltmaking!

Available in 3 Colorways:
Brights, Pastels, & Naturals

Each colorway contains approximately 3 ozs. of fleece, a packet of nubs, pencil roving and instructions. Enough to do several projects like these! All you need is fleece & liquid soap and water. 11/19/2007 (Price: $17.95)

Traditional Cross Stitch Sampler by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.
Traditional Cross Stitch Sampler by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.

Make your own heirloom sampler using traditional patterns! The possibilities are endless.
Finished Size: 5" x 7"

Contents:

  • Wooden Frame for working and mounting (8" x 10")
  • Tapestry Needle (size 22)
  • Cross Stitch Fabric
  • Wool Yarns in 8 beautiful colors: Gold, Tundra, Aster, Teak, Charcoal, Topaz, Periwinkle, and Iris
  • Illustrated Instructions

Lots of Fun Ideas! (Watch the Traditional Cross Stitch Sampler Video Watch Video) 11/19/2007 (Price: $24.95)

Knot Your Scarf Kit by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.
Knot Your Scarf Kit by HARRISVILLE DESIGNS INC.

This kit lets kids enjoy looped scarves that are easy to make and fun to wear. 11/19/2007 (Price: $10.00)

ArtFolio by THE PIGGY STORY INC.
ArtFolio by THE PIGGY STORY INC.

Another artistic innovation in the Piggy Story Art-To-Go line, our new ArtFolio takes case design to a whole new level.

Beautifully crafted in your choice of cute patterns, this velcro-secured fold n' stow art case will keep your kids steeped in creativity (and happily occupied) at home or on the road. Each organized ArtFolio comes complete with a drawing pad and 12 crayons ­ sure to inspire the most discerning petit artiste. (8.5" w x 6.5" h)
 11/15/2007 (Price: $20.00)

Fully Woolly by KIDS CAN PRESS
Fully Woolly by KIDS CAN PRESS

This book in the Planet Girl series includes three project levels and instructions on knitting, crocheting and felting. It is written by Ellen Warwick and illustrated by Bernice Lum. 11/14/2007 (Price: $12.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Make A Plate® Kit by MAKIT PRODUCTS
Make A Plate® Kit by MAKIT PRODUCTS

Make-A-Plate® has been a family fun memory maker since 1969. Preserve a memory by capturing the imagination of the artist in a usable product that is dishwasher safe and break resistant. Each Make A Plate® Kit contains 5 drawing sheets and markers, plus one pre-paid certificate for processing artwork into one 10" melamine plate at the Magic Factory™. Awards: TDmonthly Classic 2009.

Past Videos: Toy Fair 2008

Where to Buy: Poopsie's

(Watch the Make A Plate® Kit Video Watch Video) 11/7/2007 (Price: $13.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Color-a-Messenger Bag by ALEX BRANDS
Color-a-Messenger Bag by ALEX BRANDS

Decked out with designs of pets, fruits, stars and flowers, this bag, measuring 14” W x 11” W x 4” D, allows kids to custom-color to their heart’s content. It is large enough to carry school books and binders, and comes with six permanent markers in a pouch. This product was named one of Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Creative Products and 100 Best Children’s Products.
— “The Color-a-Messenger Bag from Alex is a good one for us,” said Emily Bieritz, manager of My Favorite Toy Store in Downers Grove, Ill., of the strongest-selling items for girls in her store in summer 2009.
— In late 2007, 40 percent of retailers singled out Alex-Panline USA Inc. as their best-selling arts-and-crafts manufacturer. Two of 47 retailers told TDmonthly in June 2009 that the Color-a-Messenger Bag is a best-selling gift item for girls.
— Ken, working manager at Toys Unique in Dallas, Texas, told TDmonthly previously that his store does well with Alex’s Color-a-Messenger Bag, selling just under 50 per month. Explorations Inc. Owner Chuck Harper in Granger, Ind., had named this item as his store’s best-seller. (Watch the Color-a-Messenger Bag Video Watch Video) 11/5/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Magnetic Chalkboard and Dry Erase Board by MELISSA & DOUG
Magnetic Chalkboard and Dry Erase Board by MELISSA & DOUG

This two-sided board allows kids to release their artistic expressions either on a chalkboard or dry-erase surface. It comes with colored chalk, a dry-erase marker, and 36 magnetic letters and numbers. The board measures 16” x 12” x 0.75”.
— As of fall 2007, new art supplies by Melissa & Doug rank as a top seller at Brain Station and Tree Town Toys in Ann Arbor, Mich., said Owners Hans and Tricia Masing.
— “Melissa & Doug has some cute new travel games they just came out [with], and we are selling one or more a day,” Andre Truso, a longtime salesperson at The World of Mirth in Richmond, Va., told TDmonthly in March 2008.
— “New travel games by Melissa & Doug…We just got them in, but they are selling pretty fast,” Mary Fortier, a longtime salesperson at The Toy Palace in Jackson, Miss., told TDmonthly in March 2008. 11/5/2007

Sticktak 3D Rubber Stickers by mY DESIGN
Sticktak 3D Rubber Stickers by mY DESIGN

The 3-D rubber stickers are specially designed to fit My Design’s Paintable Boots. The stickers are weatherproof and can be removed at any time. Kids can personalize their boots with eight different varieties. 11/5/2007 (Price: $10.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sticking Stencils by mY DESIGN
Sticking Stencils by mY DESIGN

The stencils are specially made for sticking on My Design Paintable Boots. Kids can paint a variety of beautiful figures with these stencils. 11/5/2007 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Photo Plate Kit by MAKIT PRODUCTS
Photo Plate Kit by MAKIT PRODUCTS

Preserve a favorite image in a usable product that is dishwasher safe and break resistant. Each Photo Plate® Kit contains all the information you need turn a photo into a special memory! Photos can be submitted by mail or online and all kits contain one pre-paid certificate for processing the photo of your choice into one (1) 10 inch melamine plate at the Magic Factory™. We have been capturing and preserving family memories since 1969.  11/5/2007 (Price: $16.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Marvel Spidey & Friends Make-A-Plate Kit by MAKIT PRODUCTS
Marvel Spidey & Friends Make-A-Plate Kit by MAKIT PRODUCTS

Kids can turn their imagination into a lasting memory with the Marvel® Spidey & Friends Make-A-Plate® Kit. Each kit includes 6 different pre-printed character coloring sheets, two blank sheets for kids' own inspired creations, art markers and a pre-paid certificate for one plate. Kids can color them all and mail their favorite one to us. The Magic Factory™ will mold the artwork into a colorful 10” diameter, dishwasher-safe, break-resistant plate (one design per plate) and ship it back within three to four weeks of receipt. This product is no longer licensed nor carried by Makit. 10/08
 11/5/2007 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Licensed Activities by COLORBOK

Quincrafts is proud to produce great craft products for kid's favorites such as Nickelodeon. Look for these and other fun and creative Quincrafts products at your favorite retailers. 11/5/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Begin to Sew by COLORBOK

Kids can learn to sew with colorful felt projects! All projects consist of pre-punched felt pieces, a large plastic safety needle, decorative embellishments and easy to follow instructions. Some learn to sew kits by Quincrafts include: Sewing Sampler and Begin to Stitch with which kids can create needlepoint and crosstitch projects as well as sewing projects. Look for these and other Quincraft projects at your favorite retailers. 11/5/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Dollar Scrap Program by COLORBOK

Get creative with cheerful mix & match designs and a price to make you smile. Coordinating papers and embellishments to create a unique look that's all your own.

Made to match - priced to please. 11/5/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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