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May 2008 New Toys — Arts & Crafts



Transportation Set: Formula 1, Bi-Plane, Catamaran by WOODLAND MAGIC IMPORTS
Transportation Set: Formula 1, Bi-Plane, Catamaran by WOODLAND MAGIC IMPORTS

Complete wood project kit with all a child needs to create the car, plane and catamaran transportation set. Pre-cut wood, hammer, and old fashioned glue & dowells to assemble the toy the old-fashioned way. Acrylic paints in durable pots and two paintbrushes to personalize the project. 5/30/2008

Woodman Concept Fighter Plane by WOODLAND MAGIC IMPORTS
Woodman Concept Fighter Plane by WOODLAND MAGIC IMPORTS

This complete wood project kit comes with all a child needs to create a fighter plane aircraft. It includes pre-cut wood, a hammer, and old fashioned glue and dowels to assemble the toy the old-fashioned way. Acrylic paints in durable pots and two paintbrushes to personalize the project are also included, as well as stickers for decoration (added in 2009). 5/30/2008 (Price: $24.95)

Woodman Concept Safari Jeep by WOODLAND MAGIC IMPORTS
Woodman Concept Safari Jeep by WOODLAND MAGIC IMPORTS

Complete wood project kit with all a child needs to create this safari jeep. Pre-cut wood, hammer, and old fashioned glue & dowells to assemble the toy the old-fashioned way. Acrylic paints in durable pots and two paintbrushes to personalize the project are included, as well as stickers for extra decoration (added in 2009).
 5/30/2008 (Price: $24.95)

Kid Clock by Creations by You, Inc.
Kid Clock by Creations by You, Inc.

This kit allows children to put their drawings into the face of a wall clock. A time-teaching dial is also included to help children learn how to tell time. Launch date: 2000. 5/30/2008 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Shrinky DinksŪ The Enchanted Kingdom of Dink Party Pack by JOOBLI STUDIO
Shrinky Dinks® The Enchanted Kingdom of Dink Party Pack by JOOBLI STUDIO

Like the other party packs, this one includes everything you need to enchant and entertain. It includes invitations, envelopes, Shrinky Dink sheets, baking instructions and more! 5/28/2008 (Price: $17) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

GO Art Flip Book Animation by MAGNETIC POETRY
GO Art Flip Book Animation by MAGNETIC POETRY

The kit comes in its own handy travel case, along with blank flipbooks, instructions and four stencils containing eight images of a character in motion. When drawn in sequence and “flipped,” the character appears to move. The kit is great for any child with an interest in animation. Launch date: Spring 2008. 5/22/2008 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

GO Art Drawing Kit by MAGNETIC POETRY
GO Art Drawing Kit by MAGNETIC POETRY

The kit comes in its own handy travel case, along with eight colored pencils and a pad of paper. The first few pages of the pad show step-by-step drawing instructions for simple things, such as a boy, a girl, a house and a cat. “The colorful packaging, size and travel strap appeal to children and make it easy for them to bring their art supplies with them wherever they go,” Joyce Johannson, a representative for Magnetic Poetry, told TDmonthly. Launch date: Spring 2008. 5/22/2008 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

GO Art Watercolor Kit by MAGNETIC POETRY
GO Art Watercolor Kit by MAGNETIC POETRY

The kit comes in its own handy travel case, along with watercolor paint, a water bottle, a paintbrush, watercolor paper and suggestions of things to paint and how to get started. “The GO Art Activity Kits encourage kids’ imagination by providing everything they need to explore different art forms,” Joyce Johannson, a representative for Magnetic Poetry, told TDmonthly. Launch date: Spring 2008. 5/22/2008 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

GO Art Coloring Kit by MAGNETIC POETRY
GO Art Coloring Kit by MAGNETIC POETRY

The kit comes in its own handy travel case, along with eight washable markers and a book full of geometric patterns and designs for coloring. “Each kit also has ideas for things to try – making it fun for kids to come back to create their own works of art time and time again,” Joyce Johannson, a representative for Magnetic Poetry, told TDmonthly. Launch date: Spring 2008. 5/22/2008 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mugwaz Teez-Business Casual by MUGWAZ
Mugwaz Teez-Business Casual by MUGWAZ

Each machine washable, tagless t-shirt is made from 100 percent cotton and comes boxed in a green gift box with six brilliant fabric markers. Launch date: May/June 2008. 5/21/2008 (Price: $18.00)

Beautiful Doodles by RUNNING PRESS BOOK PUBLISHERS
Beautiful Doodles by RUNNING PRESS BOOK PUBLISHERS

Each generous-sized page prompts doodlers with playful text and whimsical line drawings. The paperback book includes over 100 pages to complete and create. Launch date: June 9, 2008. 5/19/2008 (Price: $12.95)

Kid's Stepping Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY
Kid's Stepping Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY

The complete kit includes rainbow rocks, glass gems, glitter and more, so kids will have plenty of creative choices when making their unique stepping stone. Launch date: January 1, 2000. 5/19/2008 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Kid's Glow-in-the-Dark Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY
Kid's Glow-in-the-Dark Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY

Kids can make their personalized stones for their backyard using iridescent glitter glass and glow-in-the-dark stars. Each kit contains stepping stone mix, a reusable mold, charcoal stone color, plastic glow-in-the-dark stars and complete, easy-to-follow instructions. Launch date: January 1, 2004. 5/19/2008 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Kid's Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY
Kid's Mosaic Stepping Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY

The all-inclusive child’s mosaic stepping stone kit allows young children to create a fun, brightly colored, 8” mosaic stone with real stained glass. Four easy-to-follow design templates and complete instructions are also included. Launch date: January 1, 2002. 5/19/2008 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

All About Me Squiggle Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY
All About Me Squiggle Stone Kit by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY

Each kit includes cement mix, a reusable stepping stone mold, reusable letter stamps, real glass “squiggles” and easy to follow instructions. Kids can make a 12” personalized stepping stone for themselves or as a gift for a loved one. Launch date: January 1, 2003. 5/19/2008 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Handprint Keepsake Party Pack by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY
Handprint Keepsake Party Pack by MILESTONES PRODUCTS COMPANY

The kit is perfect for parties or classrooms. Each kit includes ten 11 oz. packets of non-toxic, air-drying clay, ten plastic molds and a set of alphabet stamps — enough material to make ten personalized, handprint plaques. Launch date: January 1, 2008. 5/19/2008 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Chicken Socks - Tree House Bugs by KLUTZ
Chicken Socks - Tree House Bugs by KLUTZ

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. (Watch the Chicken Socks - Tree House Bugs Video Watch Video) 5/8/2008 (Price: $14.95)

Sweet Hearts Jewelry Kit by MELISSA & DOUG
Sweet Hearts Jewelry Kit by MELISSA & DOUG

The colorful jewelry set comes in a handy wooden box and includes five laces and more than 150 beads in a variety of shapes, colors and patterns. Kids can create an array of necklaces and bracelets.
— “I like the new travel and craft kits by Melissa & Doug. We sell at least one a week,” Bob Colbert, owner of The Toy Box in Searcy, Ark., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— “Craft kits by Melissa & Doug,” Kathy Byrd, owner of Fantasy Island Toys in Fairhope, Ala., told TDmonthly in April 2008, when asked to name the best-selling kit her store.
— In April 2008, more than 5 percent of the 50 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly singled out craft kits by Melissa & Doug as best-selling craft kits. 5/8/2008 (Price: $9.99)

Paint Ceramic Beads by ALEX BRANDS
Paint Ceramic Beads by ALEX BRANDS

Kids can design and paint their own ceramic beads and create personalized bracelets, necklaces and keychains. The kit includes 16 square beads, 10 shaped beads, two large heart pendants, six ceramic paints, two brushes, two keychain accessories, glass seed beads, ball chains, elastic and easy instructions. This item is an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner.
—  “Any arts and craft kits by Alex sell really well,” Linda Angel, owner of Kidoodles Toys in Norman, Okla., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— “Our best-selling craft kits are bead kits by Alex. …[We sell] at least three or four every day,” Gary Timmerding, manager of Johnny’s Toys in Covington, Ky., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— Over one-fourth of the 50 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in spring 2008 named Alex kits as  best-selling kits in their stores. 5/8/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Patch-a-Peel Purse by ALEX BRANDS
Patch-a-Peel Purse by ALEX BRANDS

Kids can create their own beautiful handbag with this kit, which comes with a canvas purse, adhesive gems, more than 160 precut, sticky fabric shapes and easy instructions. This product is an iParenting Media Award winner.
— “Alex is our number one activity set … [and] make-your-own purse is good right now,” Joyce Matthews, owner of Just 4 Fun in St. Simon’s Island, Ga., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— In April 2008, Steve Ricks, owner of My Story House Toys in Roswell, Ga., told TDmonthly that his store sells “maybe one a day” of this particular item.
— Six of 50 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in spring 2008 singled out this particular item as the best-selling kit in their stores. 5/8/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Hearts & Crafts by ALEX BRANDS
Hearts & Crafts by ALEX BRANDS

The kit comes in a heart-shaped keepsake box and includes materials and instructions on how to make 25 heart-themed projects, including a stuffed bear, treasure box, brooch and heart garland. Kids can use the materials for cardmaking, scrapbooking, sewing, embroidery and beading.  “Hearts & Crafts is a unique craft kit, with colorful high quality components, clear and easy instructions,” Alex-Panline USA Inc. Director of Communications Elin Kabo told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2008. 5/5/2008 (Price: $33.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Silkscreen Factory by ALEX BRANDS
Silkscreen Factory by ALEX BRANDS

The kit lets kids create colorful, silkscreen art on t-shirts, bags and cards. The kit comes with 14 stencil designs, silk sheets, four bright ink colors, a bandana and simple instructions. Refill kits are available separately.  “ALEX kits include stylish stencil designs, brightly colored inks and quality components. Instructions are clear and easy!” Alex-Panline USA Inc. Director of Communications Elin Kabo told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2008. 5/5/2008 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sensory Table Mats by JONTI-CRAFT INC.
Sensory Table Mats by JONTI-CRAFT INC.

The soft, non-woven fabric mats are super absorbent, stain-resistant, machine washable and dryable. They feature non-slip backing and are designed to fit under sensory tables. Two different colors and three different styles are available. 5/5/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Rally by HAMA - MALTE HAANING PLASTIC AS
Rally by HAMA - MALTE HAANING PLASTIC AS

The set includes 4,000 beads, two large square pegboards, 11 bead supports, a color-printed design sheet, instructions and ironing paper. Kids can use the kit to create four cars. “Hama offers the best quality beads for ironing – [it] stands up to all safety tests!” Hama – Malte haanic Plastic A/S Export Manager Steen Fabian Jensen told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2008. 5/5/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pony Fun by HAMA - MALTE HAANING PLASTIC AS
Pony Fun by HAMA - MALTE HAANING PLASTIC AS

The set includes 6,000 beads, three large square pegboards, a color-printed design sheet, instructions and ironing paper. Kids can create two large ponies, a girl and small accessories. Launch date: April 2008. 5/5/2008 (Price: $12.75) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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