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Coloring meets crafting in the innovative, patent-pending COLORGAMI. It debuts with several thematic sets, including "Space Adventure," "The Red Carpet Collection" and the "Puppet Maker Activity Kit." Each COLORGAMI kit includes markers, giant COLORGAMI design sheets with characters, accessories, themed environments and more. When the coloring is finished, the illustrations can be popped out, folded and constructed into a three-dimensional scene. Launch date: February 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33230 (added 11/29/2011)
Dr. Carey's Baby Care Kit
From: DR. CAREY'S NEW BABY KIT
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This kit was developed by a pediatrician to assist parents in getting through their child's first year. The kit comes in a pastel colored gift box and contains a Fussy Baby Soother blanket, diaper rash ointment and skin protectant, a Gumdrop pacifier, a bottle for homemade saline solution, a digital thermometer and a nose suction bulb. Also included is a Baby Care guide, covering topics such as developmental milestones, health care, rashes and common questions new parents ask.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30732 (added 10/6/2010)
Magician's Apprentice: Card Tricks Unshuffled
From: MELISSA & DOUG
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This magic set is full of professional-quality magic devices and gimmicks. It includes step-by-step instruction booklets with detailed illustrations for performing over 30 mystifying tricks. Additional sets include rope tricks, thumb tricks and coin tricks.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30207 (added 8/25/2010)
Lightning Bug Literacy Kit, Level K
From: LIGHTNING BUG LEARNING
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Lightning Bug Literacy Kit Kindergarten Edition is designed to teach children essential skills that build a strong foundation for reading and writing. This program aims to help kids gain confidence while mastering grade level phonics, reading and writing skills. "This comprehensive, teacher-designed kit builds a foundation for literacy: reading, writing, reading comprehension and handwriting," Lightning Bug Learning President Julie Rebboah told TDmonthly.
— The mom blogger at Welcome to Our Wonderland read both Magic Letters and Magic Words from the kit. She stated that the “text is predictable so your child can learn the story and participate,” leading to “the clicking moment” when letter sounds and words are associated in the child’s mind. The reviewer and her daughter enjoyed the books “more then most other word family books.”
— Jenny Thompson of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine reviewed Magic Letter, Magic Words and the audio CD from the kit. Jenny exclaimed “I am not exaggerating when I say that these books changed our lives! These were the first books my daughter was enthusiastic about reading. She could not wait to read each story.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30079 (added 8/17/2010)
This craft activity kit enables kids and adults to create handmade bag tags, key chains and more. Shrinky Dinks is a shrinking plastic that users can draw on, color in, cut out, and bake in an oven to create all kinds of crafty items such as jewelry, bag tags, charms, magnets and ornaments.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29233 (added 6/29/2010)
Made of heavy-duty plastic with snap-together tubes and chutes, this kit includes plenty of marbles for hours of building and rolling.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28949 (added 6/16/2010)
The Mehndi Glitter Kit allows users to create unique body art designs with three colors of glitter. The cosmetic grade adhesive and glitter are long-lasting but easily removable. Each kit includes three jars of glitter (silver, lavender and turquoise), adhesive in a fine applicator bottle, a special applicator tip, five self-adhesive stencils, cotton swabs, instructions and design ideas.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28742 (added 6/2/2010)
The 44 pieces in this kit from Elenco Electronics include a miniature motor and a working solar panel. Children can assemble six different machines and watch their creations come to life while learning how the energy in sunlight converts to powerful electricity. A detailed instruction manual is included with the kit.
― “I can't keep those in stock,” remarked Casey Sartain, buyer for Tutoring Toy in Salt Lake City, Utah, of Elenco's 6-in-1 Solar Kit. Sartain listed the 6-in-1 Solar Kit as his best-selling activity kit during an April 2010 survey of 48 storeowners.
— In a Fall 2013 survey, Kim Emigh, manager of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly that this solar kit is one of their best-selling science toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28662 (added 5/26/2010)
Galactic Spaceships Kit - Quick Sticker Project
From: PEACEABLE KINGDOM
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This solo activity kit doesn't require reading and comes with 13 interchangeable parts for three spaceships, plus 60 decorative stickers. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27975 (added 4/13/2010)
Grasshopper Preschool Prep - Following Directions and ABCs and Simple Shapes
From: GRASSHOPPER INC.
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This two-in-one kit for "Following Directions" and "ABCs and Simple Shapes" was developed by an occupational therapist and contains 20 hands-on games in a no-spill carrying case. It's designed to get children prepared for school through activities such as ABC fishing, letter building, turn taking, coloring on bumpy line pages to enhance concentration, and more. It comes with an illustrated guide for parents.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27601 (added 3/17/2010)
The Easter Grass-kit offers an eco-friendly, all-natural alternative to wasteful plastic grass. It's designed as a fun and educational activity for parent and child to enjoy together in anticipation of the holiday. Each kit contains enough materials for two medium baskets of real grass. Recommended growth time is seven to 10 days. Launch date: March 5, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27579 (added 3/15/2010)
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)
Top Chef, Food Network, and “Julie & Julia” have made cooking popular once again, and BANDAI’s Chef Kids capitalizes on this current popularity. While most cooking programs are aimed at adults, the Chef Kids line includes instructional DVDs created for kids with interest in the kitchen. The ChocoPot lets kid chefs make chocolate treats using a battery powered pot and three molds. Everything is included—just add chocolate!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27148 (added 2/16/2010)
Magic School Bus Back in Time with the Dinosaurs
From: THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUB
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On this latest Magic School Bus ride, Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists back in time with the dinosaurs through these marvelous experiments. Young Scientists create a timeline, design a diorama, build a wooden dinosaur replica, make cast and mold fossils, mold clay dinosaur teeth, simulate a dino dig, fold 3D dinosaurs, and much, much more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27131 (added 2/15/2010)
This easy-to-use kit allows anyone to create professional-quality screen prints on paper, fabric, vinyl, plastic, leather and more. High-quality inks stay fresh on the screen for effortless multiple applications. Well-suited for production runs, these durable inks hold up to washing and dry cleaning on natural and synthetic fabrics and are water-soluble for easy clean up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25413 (added 9/24/2009)
Sew beautiful paper together with decorative beads and thread to make handmade books to fill with memories, poems, stories and artwork. With easy to follow tips and lots of examples for inspiration, craft 4 fabulous books, plus cards, bookmarks and even origami ornaments! Two bonus projects in every kit! Turn the box into a mailbox, birdhouse or special treasure box. The inner tray is perfect for framing your art. Ages 8 and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24512 (added 7/9/2009)
Individuals can learn the art of sculptural needle felting with this kit by Woolpets. A generous amount of wool roving and instructional photos are provided to make it simple to create a family of penguins. Also included are two new felting needles and a wooden skewer packaged in an attractive take out container. All one needs is a foam pad and a sense of adventure. "Lots of step-by-step photographs and very clear instructions ensure success for beginners," Kevin Sharp, owner of Woolpets, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24463 (added 7/7/2009)
The Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook kit features easy-to-learn recipes, such as The Great Wall of Chicken Lettuce Wraps, while teaching about the Great Wall of China; and Kung Pow! (Kung Pao Tofu), which shows characters doing karate. The Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook introduces readers to the Mandarin language and comes in an adorable takeout box with a pair of child-friendly chopsticks. "The Chinese Cookbook introduces kids to the language, culture, and food of China in a delicious and healthy way! Children learn about new countries while gaining cooking skills that will assist them in being healthy and interested in the world around them," Yvette Garfield, creator of Handstand Kids, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22927 (added 3/23/2009)
Kids Color Tissue Box® - Happy Birthday
From: VANTISS CREATIONS LLC
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This birthday-themed Kids Color Tissue Box® kit features birthday party-related illustrations such as confetti, balloons, and presents for a child to color in. Each Kids Color Tissue Box® kit includes 2 Coloring boxes, 4 Crayola® Crayons, and 2 packs of Hankeez Brand facial tissues, each with 80 SuperSoft 2-ply tissues in each pack. The tissue box size measues 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" at the base, and 4 3/4" tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22814 (added 3/17/2009)
Kids Color Tissue Box® - Educational
From: VANTISS CREATIONS LLC
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This educational-themed Kids Color Tissue Box® kit features educational items such as alphabets and shapes for the child to color in. Each Kids Color Tissue Box® kit includes 2 Coloring boxes, 4 Crayola® Crayons, and 2 packs of Hankeez Brand facial tissues, each with 80 SuperSoft 2-ply tissues in each pack. The tissue box size measues 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" at the base, and 4 3/4" tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22813 (added 3/17/2009)
Kids Color Tissue Box® - Fun Vehicles
From: VANTISS CREATIONS LLC
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This vehicles-themed Kids Color Tissue Box® kit features illustrations of different modern day vehicles such as cars, boats, and even helicopters for the child to color in. Each Kids Color Tissue Box® kit includes 2 Coloring boxes, 4 Crayola® Crayons, and 2 packs of Hankeez Brand facial tissues, each with 80 SuperSoft 2-ply tissues in each pack. The tissue box size measues 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" at the base, and 4 3/4" tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22812 (added 3/17/2009)
Intro to Engineering is part of the Little Labs line, which is intended to be the portal through which children ages five to seven first begin to explore and appreciate science. Intro the Engineering introduces young children to the field of engineering with 25 experiments in five sections. Children learn engineering basics with experiments on levers, forces, and pulleys. They explore engineering on land by building vehicles with wheels; engineering in the air with a helicopter, a parachute, and a glider; and engineering in the water with a diving bell, a sailboat, and a paddleboat. They even find engineering at home, with experiments modeling the telephone and television (without breaking them, of course). This kit has a 48-page, full-color experiment manual, and a retail price of $34.95. Available summer 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22412 (added 2/6/2009)
The Dangerous Book for Boys: Classic Chemistry
From: THAMES & KOSMOS
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The Dangerous Book for Boys: Electronics presents information on electronics every child should know through fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Children ages eight and up learn how to construct simple electronic toys, such as a joy buzzer and insect. It comes with a 32-page, full-color experiment manual and retails for $35.95. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: Fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22411 (added 2/6/2009)
As a follow-up to the bestselling Power House kit comes Power House Green Essentials Edition, targeted towards a younger audience of ages 10 and up. This kit teaches children about the timely issues of alternative energy and sustainable living, by conducting 30 experiments and building ten energy-related models: the power house itself, a greenhouse, a solar cell array, a passive solar collector, a solar oven, an air conditioner, a refrigerator, a hydrometer, a lemon battery, and a wind power generator. They can even sow seeds in the greenhouse! The kit comes with a 64-page, full-color experiment manual and retails for $89.95. Available now.
— “Most anything from Thames & Kosmos, like the Power House, Wind Power [and] Creative Cosmetics,” sells well for education, according to Patti Tepper Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys, Games & Books in Oklahoma City, Okla.
— Three of 40 retailers mentioned science kits by Thames & Kosmos when discussing best-selling educational items in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22409 (added 2/6/2009)
Clear Rubber Stamp Starter Kit
From: Bigfoot & Pickle Face™ Creations, LLC
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Complete and fully equipped starter kit for the little stamper/crafter in the family. Using the clear stamps and clear blocks makes stamping easy and fun because you can see how to line them up perfectly. The Clear Rubber Stamp Starter Kit comes in 3 different themes for creative stamping and artwork: “Circus Act”, “Farm Friends” and “Fun with Fish”. The Clear Rubber Stamp Starter Kit includes (1) Plastic storage case (1) Clear stamp set (1) Childsafe/washable dye ink pad (4) Clear acrylic blocks.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22128 (added 1/22/2009)
Designed as a fun activity for children at a birthday party or just for play at home, this kit includes tea party supplies for four: invitations to color and mail, plates, tea cups, favor bags, sets of teatime stickers, teatime fortune tellers, teacup temporary tattoos, fans to color and make, a tea party recipe book, five napkins (one to use as a tablecloth), and five sets of non-toxic crayons.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22121 (added 1/21/2009)
Kids Color Tissue Box® - Animals
From: VANTISS CREATIONS LLC
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This animals-themed Kids Color Tissue Box® kit features illustrations of popular animals such as a tiger and a panda for a child to color in. Each animal occupies a different face of the tissue box. Each Kids Color Tissue Box® kit includes 2 Coloring boxes, 4 Crayola® Crayons, and 2 packs of Hankeez Brand facial tissues, each with 80 SuperSoft 2-ply tissues in each pack. The tissue box size measues 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" at the base, and 4 3/4" tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22027 (added 1/7/2009)
Children's Leather Craft Kits
From: TANDY LEATHER FACTORY INC.
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Tandy Leather Factory offers a full range of children’s leather craft kits designed for all ages. The kits can teach kids pride and accomplishment by letting them create their own leather items. Kits include basic leathercrafting such as stamping and painting kits.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21011 (added 10/27/2008)
Glowtastic!™ U-Draw Night Light Art Kit
From: NIGHT LIGHT DESIGNS
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This kit allows kids of all ages to design their own works of art that can then be displayed in a fun-to-see light. Children can simply design and/or color their picture with any markers and then place it into the night light. Each kit comes with four blank coloring sheets plus a promotional, preprinted butterfly design coloring sheet. Replacement insert pages for the GLOWTASTIC! U-Draw Light Kit are also available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20516 (added 9/16/2008)
Weddings Day Kits for children are attractive keepsake, self-closing clear plastic envelopes filled with fun things to do! Designed for those long wedding "wait" times in cars, at reception venues, photo sessions etc. These kits include custom wedding stickers, coloring postcards, memory card-photo frame, a temporary tattoo, non-toxic crayons, flavored lip balm and more fun activities to keep children occupied for hours. The perfect solution for girls and boys at weddings. The Crystal Clear Wedding Day Kit has a self handle and is easy to personalize for each child and put at their place at the table. 6-1/4"x 4-1/2".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19189 (added 6/2/2008)
This kit shows kids how to assemble the included colored pipe cleaners, bright wooden beads and glittery paper wings into five bug buddies. Kids can even stick on pre-printed sticker faces to give each bug its own personality. Additionally, the book opens up to become a charmingly detailed, three-room tree house, complete with a front yard, punch-out furniture, stickers and decorative accessories.
— “We do well with the Klutz books ... [especially] the Magnetic Magic and the bug book,” Mary Ellen Cerney, owner of Dear Friends and Children in Duncan, Okla., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— “Anything by Klutz,” Emily Bieritz, manager of My Favorite Toy Store in Downers Grove, Ill., said in April 2008, when asked to name the best-selling arts and crafts item in her store.
— In spring 2008, more than 3 percent of retailers who spoke with TDmonthly named Klutz activity books as best-selling kits.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18769 (added 5/8/2008)
Kits include the Funky Groovy Tie Dye Kit and the Large Tie Dye Kit. The Funky Groovy Tie Dye Kit contains three primary colors of Procion MX dye in applicator bottles, gloves, rubber bands, soda ash and written instructions. Enough product to do up to 5 shirts. The Large Tie Dye Kit dyes up to 15 adult T-shirts and contains primary colors of pre-measured procion dye powder in applicators, soda ash dye fixer, rubber bands, rubber gloves, an extra applicator bottle for mixing secondary colors and simple instructions. Launch Date: January 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18714 (added 5/5/2008)
Stonehenge: Build Your Own Ancient Wonder
From: RUNNING PRESS BOOK PUBLISHERS
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The kit includes 16 Stonehenge rocks, a landscaped mat and a 32-page guide about the ancient wonder. Launch date: March 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18567 (added 4/28/2008)
The kit takes approximately 30 minutes to build and will allow kids to observe and learn all about how the lift is powered by water. Everything needed is included in the kit except for scissors, a ruler and water. Launch date: April 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18543 (added 4/24/2008)
The kit is designed for children, allowing them to easily create a variety of unique robots. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18502 (added 4/18/2008)
Dino Dig – Tyrannosaurus Skeleton
From: KRISTAL EDUCATIONAL INC.
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This kit allows kids to excavate, restore and display a 12" replica of a Tyrannosaurus skeleton. The kit comes with a skeleton replica embedded in a 12" x 9" slate-like slab of rock, an excavation tool, two brushes, two paint tablets and instructions. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18349 (added 4/11/2008)
The set comes with a variety of items to help children learn their numbers, ABCs and more. The contents of the set are powered by the cipher pen, which will translate anything on a piece of paper for a child. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18345 (added 4/11/2008)
Qubits Construction Toy - Junior 96-Piece Kit
From: QUBITS TOY COMPANY
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The 96-piece kit contains 36 Qubits, 30 connectors and 30 bridges. The educational set’s easy-slide connectors slip into place, keeping the structures strong and steady. All designs touch on architecture, structure and basic concepts of geometry. Launch date: May 2008.
— "My husband came home to find [our four children] immersed in fabricating various projects and was so intrigued that he spent 30 minutes building with them," said Teresa Wilson, a reviewer among the five families that evaluated this product for a TDmonthly Roundtable.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18271 (added 4/4/2008)
The kit allows children to decorate their own unique baseballs and baseball bats. The kit comes with two baseballs, two display stands, a 12” wooden baseball bat, paintbrushes, instructions and specially formulated, chip-resistant, non-toxic paints.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18016 (added 3/18/2008)
The mom-invented magnetic chart helps children make good behavioral choices, develop important life skills and highlight family values. The kit includes over 100 positive choice words and 50 celebration activity ideas. Children and parents choose – together – six positive character traits and a celebration activity to post on the magnetic chart. Children add stars to the night sky area on the chart each time they display any of the posted character traits. My Choice Chart is not a rewards-based system; it is an interactive teaching tool that supports ongoing character development and family togetherness.This product is an iParenting Media Award winner. Launch date: June 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17670 (added 2/25/2008)
This 150-piece game set allows kids to construct their own racing system. It includes instructions for 30 raceways as well as track, connectors, loops and two cars in a reusable storage bin with handles and a top that locks.
— Products by DARDA, including this set, are best sellers at Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash., Co-owner Mary Sisson told TDmonthly in early 2008.
— Racing sets were best sellers at Twirl Toystore & Playspace in Taos, N.M., in early 2009, according to Owner Molly McMullin. “They are a great example of how having a demo out to be played with makes all the difference in selling,” she told TDmonthly. “Our salespeople all love showing people how to get the most effective run out of the pull-back cars.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17226 (added 1/28/2008)
The Potty DVD, Book and Doll Package for Girls (Hannah Edition)
From: BARRON'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES
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This kit includes a storybook of one toddler, Hannah, learning to use the potty, a plush Hannah doll, a small, stuffed teddy bear and an animated DVD. The DVD includes a live-action segment of toddlers dancing to the song, "Bye-Bye Diapers" and an informative segment from a pediatrician. A "Henry" version of the kit for boys is also available. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16577 (added 12/14/2007)
Zoo Buddies You Can Draw: The Amazing Step-by-Step Art Card Studio
From: STERLING PUBLISHING CO.
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Illustrated cards included in this set guide children through each step in creating a complete picture; each new stroke is displayed in a contrasting color. Kids can then flip the card to try drawing the picture from a different perspective or pose. Subjects include bears, chimpanzees, pandas, penguins and more. Each kit includes 32 double-sided cards, eight colored pencils, a 64-page drawing pad and a pencil sharpener. The box features front magnetic closure. “Using an easy, no-erase approach, our art cards eliminate the frustration kids feel when they have to go back and erase guide lines to finish their drawings,” Associate Publicist Meaghan E. Finnerty of Sterling Publishing told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14960 (added 8/29/2007)
Each kit contains code-making instructions, 16 sheets of notepaper, 16 envelopes, six postcards and two sheets of stickers. This one is assembled from the desk of missing explorer and amateur Egyptologist Emily Sands, and it allows other fans of Egyptology to communicate using hieroglyphics, which comes in hand when sharing secret discoveries. Launch date: November 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14939 (added 8/29/2007)
This kit gives future paleontologists an opportunity to discover firsthand what it’s like to carefully excavate dinosaur bones from hard rock through role playing. It includes archaeological digging tools, eye goggles and a brush. Kids can excavate the stegosaurus skeleton, which comes encased in clay rock, and then assemble the pieces for display. Launch date: June 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14811 (added 8/22/2007)
This Woodman kit includes durable beech wood components and the tools a child needs to build the toy. The pre-cut wood is slightly unfinished, allowing kids to sandpaper it for the finishing touches. The set includes a hammer, dowels and glue for old-fashioned assembly. It also features paints and paintbrushes for detail and personalization. Launch date: August 2007; stickers added to the kit in 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14065 (added 7/13/2007)
Everything is provided for kids to create their own mystery eggs. This fun and easy activity includes educational factoids about fossils and the creature of their choice.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12299 (added 4/12/2007)
The Rock-it Stone Age Flyer is a Skill Level 1 kit that launches on Estes C11 or D engines. Underneath its rocky exterior is laser cut fins, a pre-shaped stone nose cone and a sleek design that launches this rock to over 540 feet.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12297 (added 4/12/2007)
Tweens will be ready for their next sleepover with the new Beacon Street Girl Sleepover kit. The Vinyl train case, covered in cool swirly flowers, contains everything needed for an overnight — a toothbrush, face cloth, BSG soap, even a mini book filled to the brim with fun sleepover ideas. It’s a must for any slumber party. Launch Date: January 29, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11071 (added 1/11/2007)
Using this science kit, kids will learn the secret of the Giant Test Tube and how to make Touchable Bubbles that don’t pop. They can make a super bouncing ball and 20’ of gooey, slimy worms. Almost everything kids need comes in one clear vinyl bag for easy clean-up.
— In a September 2011 survey, Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Brynn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly, "Be Amazing’s Lab in a Bag (any one) does very well here. They have great experiments included and are a good 'birthday present' price."
— In a Fall 2013 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Lab in a Bag was one of their best-selling science toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9698 (added 10/17/2006)
Chocolate Chip Bath Cookie Kit
From: KITS FOR CRAFTS
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The Chocolate Chip Bath Cookie Kit contains everything you need to make decadent chocolate chip bath cookies that fizz in the tub. Cocoa butter and glycerin moisturize your skin while you soak. Sea salt, milk and oatmeal soothe and nourish your skin. The fizzing combination of citric acid and baking soda add extra fun to your bath. Whether you stack them in cellophane bags, or layer them in cookie boxes, these Chocolate Chip Bath Cookies make a great holiday gift for friends and family. Everyone will be amazed at how real they look and smell!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7709 (added 4/26/2006)
The make it yourself rubber band ball kit includes a Super Ball and an ultra bright assortment of the highest quality American made rubber bands available. Children love the highflying rubber band ball that they can create for themselves. Stimulates both eye-hand coordination and visual sequencing in Children. Fun to throw and catch, it can bounce over 40 feet in the air.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7643 (added 4/20/2006)
Crafty Cooking Kits™, the new cooking kits that are Fun to Make, Great to Eat™, are designed to give children and caregivers an opportunity to create sweet memories while completing unique, high quality, interactive cooking projects. Launching in spring 2005, six introductory kits encourage limitless creativity, sharing and learning between children and adults of all ages. Crafty Cooking Kits are sold in baking aisles at grocery stores and other specialty retailers. Crafty Cooking Kits are developed by devoted parents Jimmy and Andrea Zeilinger, founders of Brand Castle, LLC, the privately held Cleveland-based company specializing in bringing innovative products to market.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7617 (added 4/20/2006)
Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun. Kids follow the colorful pictures in the manual to build exciting projects, such as FM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells and more. Parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. “Children can play with this kit for hours and hours and still have not completed all the projects the snap circuit kits have to offer,” Walter Larsen, national sales manager for Elenco, told TDmonthly.
— One retailer said in summer 2007 his store sells 25 Elenco units monthly. Five percent of 64 retailers said in August 2008 that Snap Circuits are a best-selling science product, reporting average sales of six units per month. Four of 38 retailers echoed the same a year later. “They’ve gone back to this game six or seven times,” between January and July 2006, said TDmonthly's homeschooling mom Susan Ledford.
— Any time TDmonthly asks specialty storeowners about top-selling science toys, Elenco's Snap Circuits heads the list. This simple electronics kit appeals to both girls and boys. By making science fun and easy, Snap Circuits earned a TDmonthly Classic Toy 2007 award.
— As of 12/17/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 575 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: One user said that her grandchildren were "not all that interested" in the Snap Circuits, and told her that they would prefer LEGOs on their birthday.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5252 (added 10/27/2005)
My PhotoStory allows you to "publish" your own hard cover book featuring all your favorite print or digital photographs! This kit includes all the materials you need for making your book, including markers, tape for adhering photos, over 100 "Mrs. Grossman´s" stickers, and a postpaid envelope for returning your materials to "the publisher." The standard book includes 15 professionally typeset pages. My PhotoStory now offers an internet production option that includes online drawing tools with assorted backgrounds and stickers, photo downloading capability, allows for more words per page, a choice of font styles and colors and faster production times at no extra cost. This option is perfect for those who now use digital technology for photos. This kit is very popular with the "tween" market.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4813 (added 9/27/2005)
This net habitat (almost like a Chinese lantern) encloses caterpillars, food and the setting for a caterpillar’s eventual metamorphosis. It requires mail-sent larvae. “The Butterfly Garden not only shows actual insect metamorphosis, but it does so in just three weeks' time. Many other animal habitats can take up to six months for any changes to occur. This makes it a perfect item for kids who have short attention spans and is an ideal science project for any classroom,” John White, marketing director of Insect Lore, told TDmonthly.
— Fred Rosenberg of On the Park in Kingwood, Texas, named this as his No. 1 seller in May 2008, with sales of 50 to 60 units monthly. “I just can't keep them in stock right now,” he told TDmonthly. “We have a display on our counter with the real butterflies so people can see it go through the process,” said Kim Emigh, VP of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Pa.
— 25% of 64 retailers surveyed in August 2008 named this as their top-selling nature toy, reporting average sales of 12 per month. Five of 38 retailers named Insect Lore’s butterfly habitats as best-selling science and nature products in late summer 2009. In an August 2010 survey, 21 percent of 43 specialty retailers said Insect Lore is a top-selling science and nature brand. Five retailers specifically cited Butterfly Garden as a best seller.
— As of 5/21/2012, the Butterfly Garden had spent more than 1,600 days in the top-100 best-selling toys and games at Amazon.com and has 4.4 out of 5 stars from 461 reviews.
AWARDS: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3975 (added 7/18/2005)
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