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December 2014 New Specialty Toys — Creative Activities





Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Tween



With this kit, create 8 sparkling, transparent flowers using liquid stain glass paint. Bend the frame rods into petal shapes and place them in the mold. Squeeze the paint color of your choice into the mold and wait 2 to 3 hours for the paint to dry. Assemble the petals and complete the flowers with pistils made from the "Patarev" supplied. A great kit for young girls who love decorating their room.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37064      (added 11/24/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Tween



These easy to use sets feature a distinct and unique method that makes painting by numbers obsolete. The painter has complete control. Unique embossed picture cards absorb paint in some areas and repel it in others creating intricate, detailed works of art that even the youngest children can achieve. The vibrant colors provided in these superb painting kits are extremely appealing to children, Parents describe Aquarellum as captivating and relaxing for both themselves and their Children. The Aquarellum have three boards and 9 washable inks to create 1000's of exciting color combinations!
— David Stelzer, owner of Shananigans Toy Store in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly in a January 2015 survey that Aquarellum painting kits were one of his store's best-selling STEM toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37063      (added 11/24/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Tween



These easy to use sets feature a distinct and unique method that makes painting by numbers obsolete. The painter has complete control. Unique embossed picture cards absorb paint in some areas and repel it in others creating intricate, detailed works of art that even the youngest children can achieve. The vibrant colors provided in these superb painting kits are extremely appealing to children, Parents describe Aquarellum as captivating and relaxing for both themselves and their Children. The Aquarellum have three boards and 9 washable inks to create 1000's of exciting color combinations!

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37062      (added 11/24/2014)
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Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Tween



My Perfume Maker is a classic among educational kits. Eight natural essences or fragrances from the world’s most beautiful sources allow children seven years or older to create more than 100 different "eau de toilette." My Perfume Maker uses the highest quality fragrances available on the market, and many have found that the resulting bouquets are also very enjoyable in the bath. The kit includes a perfume guide that makes creating perfumes a fun and educational activity.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37061      (added 11/24/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Collectibles



Follow simple steps to learn basic French Knitting techniques and sew your own chubby owl doll. Contains 1 set of pre-cut coloured felt shapes. 24-pronged French knitting reel, crochet hook, yarn, stuffing, ribbon, glue, plastic needles and detailed instructions. (Makes a 12cm tall chubby owl doll). Made by 4M, distributed by Toysmith in the USA.
Awards: 2014 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37060      (added 11/24/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Collectibles



Easy-to-do. Learn basic embroider stitches and create beautiful embroidery with outline stencils. Contains 1 set of embroidery hoop, 6 spools of coloured embroidery floss, 3 sheets of embroidery canvas, 2 outline templates, 2 plastic needles, pillow stuffing and detailed instructions. Makes a 14cm X 14cm mini pillow or a mini bag. Made by 4M, distributed by Toysmith in the USA.
Awards: 2014 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37059      (added 11/24/2014)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Windup
Creative Activities
Construction



Build your own dynamic wind-up robots. Wind them up and watch them twirl and move on the table top! Contains Cardboard robot templates, 4 wind-up gears with wheels, 4 plastic holders, double-sided foam tape and detailed instructions. Robot size : 6cm to 9cm tall. Made by 4M, distributed by Toysmith in the USA.
Awards: 2014 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37058      (added 11/24/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Creative Activities



The magic of the New York Times bestseller Press Here is now available in game form! Hervé Tullet has reimagined his groundbreaking book in an entirely new dimension. Players take turns completing color sequences by placing red, blue, and yellow playing pieces on one of twenty-five fabulously designed game boards. What seems like a simple choice is likely to lead to animated discussion as players come to understand the visual logic at the heart of the game. With two levels of play to choose from—so that it's easy enough for a toddler to grasp, but also complex enough to challenge older siblings and adults—this engaging game delivers hours of entertainment for the whole family.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37041      (added 11/14/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Kits



Get "blown" away creating stencil art with blow pens and colored pencils! Children can experiment with fun blow pens to create brightly colored artwork in their sketchbook using the stencil spinner, chipboard shapes and colored pencils. Blow pens are BPA-free and safe for children. Practice mixing colors, creating "negatives" with the chipboard shapes, or using the stencil spinner - choose from a variety of shapes and letters. When the fun is over, everything stores neatly inside the package.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37039      (added 11/14/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Creative Activities
Preschool



Explore the outer limits of your creativity with various patterns to choose from. This set includes 1 handle with 2 interchangeable rollers, 3 various pattern designs, a rolling pin and a dough cutter.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37036      (added 11/14/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Kits



The easy make and bake eraser kit where you can shape your very own eraser. The Creatibles DIY Eraser Kit is easy as 1,2,3. You build it, bake it and erase with it. Make all sorts of amazing eraser creations with this Do It Yourself kit. Creatibles comes with 12 pliable clay colors that can be mixed for an endless amount of hues. Create any kind of cool shapes, characters or whatever you want your eraser to be. Follow the baking instructions and you'll have an amazing eraser all your own. And it comes in a nifty reusable case. It's fun to make and fun to erase.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37034      (added 11/13/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
General Toys



String Art was originally invented to make math concepts more accessible to kids, but it isn't just for squares (or triangles or circles) any more. With our crystal-clear, step-by-step illustrated system you only need to learn three simple techniques to make all the kids art in this book, including a fun fox, a darling dandelion, a cute cat, an awesome owl - you can even spell your name. The final results may look intricate, but we include an only-from-Klutz pin-pushing tool so even a string-art newbie can create awesome art with this classic craft. And our pin-pusher solves string art's prickliest problems by making sure that every pin goes in straight and at the same height. With instructions for 20 projects and enough materials for six, kids will be making amazing art in no time. Comes with: 60 page book, 360 feet of craft thread in 8 bright colors, 550 sturdy pins, 6 project boards, 10 decorative sheets of backing paper, 5 sheets of tracing paper, pin-pushing tool.
— In a May 2015 survey, two out of 11 retailers told TDmonthly that Klutz was their best-selling brand of activity kits.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37032      (added 11/13/2014)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Kits
General Toys



Now girls can start sewing in a safe and creative way! The Sew Cool Machine is a revolutionary threadless device that's perfect for a first time experience. It has everything you need to start sewing right away. Create nine projects from start to end. This threadless sewing machine includes patterns and pre-cut shapes for purses, pouches, characters and more. Encouraging imagination and hand eye coordination, young sewers will love it because they can do it by themselves. Start creating today with the threadless miracle that's Sew Cool!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37020      (added 11/13/2014)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Pretend Play
Preschool



Set includes 1.5lbs of colored Sands Alive!, Brick & Pebble Rollers with interchangeable handle, 2 Sculpting tools and convenient Play Tray!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37018      (added 11/13/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Tween



The artist and writer sets are designed to inspire young artists and writers, these all-in-one sets contain everything girls need to get creative whenever they’re in the mood! With a thick pad of paper and plenty of writing/drawing utensils in one beautiful case, these sets open up a world of possibilities!

Say it Proud Writer Set includes a removable writing pad, cool pencil, pen and a chunky shaped eraser in one sweet book that writers  can take anywhere.

Draw With Your Heart Artist Set is perfect for every sweet artiste, this ultimate artist’s set includes a thick, chunky sketch pad, 6 colorful felt tip markers for drawing, sketching, doodling or designing any way they want. Marker colors include: Red Carpet Red, In the Clouds, Purplicious, Green Goddess, Bubblegum Pink, Black Licorice
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37017      (added 11/12/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puppets
Plush
Creative Activities



Out of hibernation and fresh from the den comes the newest POLAR BEAR CUB from Folkmanis® Puppets. Heirloom design with soft plush fur, padded paws and a workable mouth, this cuddly glacial gladiator will easily find a warm place in your heart.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37001      (added 10/31/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puppets
Plush
Creative Activities



Spanish for "little armored one" the ARMADILLO puppet is a ball of fun! Featuring a “plated” shell fabric and leathered-looking skin, you can animate all four legs and the head. When he’s feeling shy, roll him into his shell using the hook and loop fasteners.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37000      (added 10/31/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puppets
Plush
Creative Activities



Born with brown spots as protective camouflage, the MOUNTAIN LION CUB is well suited for a solitary existence. The puppet, however, is too adorable to resist with its sweet expressive eyes. Imagine it mewing for attention with its movable mouth and you’ll want to adopt this big cat baby as your own!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36999      (added 10/31/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puppets
Plush
Creative Activities



The DRAGON IN TURRET is the latest pop-up from the magic makers at Folkmanis® Puppets. King of this castle is a lively baby dragon with colorful metallic accents. Movable mouth and arms come to life as you imagine your own fairytale.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36998      (added 10/31/2014)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puppets
Plush
Creative Activities



In a quirky stance and ready to play, the FRILLED LIZARD puppet is full of surprises. With multiple variations of movement in his mouth and forelegs, you can even make his collar frill forward and back with a gentle squeeze of your fingers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36997      (added 10/31/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
SKU or Item #: DAKIT21117
Gender: Boys
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities



Same great DoodleArt but with four 11” x 14” posters (Monster Trucks, 4x4, Progress, Race) and 12 dual-tip markers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36965      (added 9/24/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
SKU or Item #: DAKIT11100
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities



Same great DoodleArt but with four 11” x 14” posters (Butterflies, Dolls, Floral, Kites) and 12 dual-tip markers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36964      (added 9/24/2014)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
SKU or Item #: DAFAl01049
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities



DoodleArt color-it-yourself posters. DoodleArt was originally launched in 1972 and the do-your-own-color-thing instantly became a worldwide craze that lasted through the 1980s. Fantastic family activity, kids’ project, or hobby. Sturdy, long-lasting posters stand the test of time. Enjoyed by kids, teens, college students, and adults. All posters come with 12 non-toxic, dual-tipped pens (calligraphy tip and fine tip). The Intricate designs provide approximately 60 hours of creative activity. Choose from five 24” x 34” full size poster designs, Butterflies, Flowers, Jungle, Prehistoric and Fairy Tales. Mini kits with four 11" x 14" posters also available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36963      (added 9/24/2014)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Fashion & Accessories



Quick and easy. Sew, weave, and wear a Headband and Bracelet with a Threadz Fashion Accessory kit. These unique fabric creations are available in pastel or neon color combos.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36962      (added 9/24/2014)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
SKU or Item #: TZ005, TZ006
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Fashion & Accessories



Quick and easy. Sew, wrap, and wear a Necklace and Bangle with a Threadz Jewelry kit. These unique fabric creations are available in pastel or neon color combos.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36961      (added 9/24/2014)
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