TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Arts & Crafts Product Category
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by CRAFTSZOO INC
The Eco Crayon is a completely natural crayon that is made with all natural ingredients, and does NOT contain any petroleum wax, oil or other toxic ingredient. The Eco Crayons are currently available in two sizes, a 4-pack (MSRP $.79) and a 24-pack (MRSP $2.99). Launch date: January 2012. 2/8/2012 (Price: $0.79) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Hot Wheels “Full Throttle” Light Box Design Set
by FASHION ANGELS
Design “Full Throttle” cars with this portable light-box. This set includes light-box, 30 stickers, 25 car design sketch sheets, 20 films, 10 “Tree-Free” colored pencils, pencil sharpener, storage pouch and instructions. 3AA batteries required, batteries not included. Launch date: 2012. 2/8/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Trace Art® Trendy Fashion & Fashion Design
by LEE PUBLICATIONS
For Young Fashion Designers! Choose a border from transparency pages. Then place the trace paper over any of the hairstyles, shirts, skirts, shoes and accessories. Use the colored pencils (included) to create unique fashion styles. The possibilities are endless.
Each spiral bound book includes 8 colored pencils in a re-sealable pouch, 16 pieces of trace paper with colorful borders and 10 pages of traceable clothes, shoes and accessories. 2/2/2012 (Price: $7.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Trace Art Fashion Design Trace Art® Prom
by LEE PUBLICATIONS
For Young Fashion Designers! Choose a border from transparency pages. Then place the trace paper over any of the hairstyles, shirts, skirts, shoes and accessories. Use the colored pencils (included) to create unique fashion styles. The possibilities are endless. Each spiral bound book includes 8 colored pencils in a re-sealable pouch, 16 pieces of trace paper with colorful borders and 10 pages of traceable clothes, shoes and accessories. 2/2/2012 (Price: $7.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
4M Design A Pet
Kids will spend hours of creative fun decorating their pets with their own bright colors and patterns with this Design a Pet Kit. The Design a Pet Kit from Toysmith 4M contains a sand filled lizard, fish and frog for kids to paint and decorate. Each pet has their own adoption certificate and habitat. Kit includes: 3 sand filled pets, water soluable paints, paintbrush, adoption certificates, and habitats.
— In a January 2012 survey about arts and crafts toys, Mary Porter Green, owner of The Curiosity Zone
in Ashburn, Va., told TDmonthly
that they sell a dozen of this toy each month. In fact, they sell so quickly that they "Can't keep them in stock!" 1/6/2012 (Price: $10.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Shrinky Dinks® Deluxe
by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
A complete Shrinky Dinks fun factory with oodles of supplies. Includes 10 sheets of pre-printed Shrink film, charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, jewelry cord, hair clips and key chains. Plus 8 color pencils, pencil sharpener and hole punch.
— In a January 2012 survey about arts and crafts toys, Grafton Stine, owner of Toys on the Square
in Hummelstown, Pa., told TDmonthly
that Shrinky Dinks Deluxe was a best selling item. 1/6/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Sticky Mosaics Happily Ever After Jewelry Box
by THE ORB FACTORY LIMITED
Kids can custom design this jewelry box with shimmering faux jewels and colorful foam tiles. Includes more than 750 sparkling tiles and jewel pieces. Launch date: 2011. Awards:
2011 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids
— In a January 2012 survey about arts and crafts toys, ten of 13 retailers said Sticky Mosaics from the Orb Factory were among their top two best sellers in the category. Retailers reported selling anywhere from 10 to 150 each month.
— In a March 2012 survey, 2 out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly
that Sticky Mosaics from The Orb Factory were their best selling product. Elmer Caranza, manager of Doodlehopper 4 Kids
in Springfield, Va., told TDmonthly
that they sell about 2 dozen items from the Sticky Mosaics line each month, and that it's been a best seller for almost a year now. 1/6/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Art Activities with Paper, Clay, Fibers, and Printmaking by Kay Alexander
by CRYSTAL PRODUCTIONS
Adapted from the CLEAR program, this colorfully illustrated book emphasizes the art production skills of cutting and folding paper, sculpting, weaving, printmaking, and more and introduces masterworks created by artists from different backgrounds and cultures. This encourages students to learn about art history and to develop aesthetic perception and the ability to evaluate and discriminate between different art forms. Each activity covers materials, the procedures step-by-step, and related vocabulary. 8-1/2 x 11 in. Over 300 color illus. Grades K-8. 112 pages, paperback. 1/3/2012 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by eeBoo corp.
eeBoo continues its arts and crafts offerings with our easy-to-handle, easy-to-use Felt Sheets. Each packet includes five 12x12" sheets in 5 corresponding colors and a great project idea. While not a traditional arts & craft "kit", each Felt packet comes with suggested craft ideas, suggested materials, and an example of a felt project made by eeBoo friend Aya Kakeda. "eeBoo's Felt Sheets offer children a wonderful introduction to the art of seing and design, as well as a creative alternative to the over-stimulating, indoor activities that so often take over our lives. Plus, our beautiful felt sheets are extremely easy to cut," Regina Gelin, sales & marketing associate at eeBoo, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 2012. 12/29/2011 (Price: $7.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Crepe Paper Novas
by eeBoo corp.
eeBoo's Paper Novas are inspired by one of the universe's most impressive phenomena - Supernovas. Each comes with 200 strips of crepe paper in vibrant colors and a length of baker's string for hanging and suspension. All are aptly named after the brightest celestial bodies seen from Earth, such as Betelgeuse, Alpha Centauri, and Vega. "Papers Novas are assembled into bundles, then gently pulled apart until they puff up - one might say "explode" - into a big, colorful 10-inch diameter ball," Regina Gelin, sales & marketing associate at eeBoo, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: January 2012. 12/29/2011 (Price: $7.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio
by CRAYOLA LLC
Kids draw on the coloring pad as usual, but can select from 60 sound effect and add them anywhere on the Color Wonder coloring page.
— As of 12/13/2011 this product had 3.1 out of 5 stars from 46 reviews on Amazon.com. 12/16/2011 (Price: $34.99)
by ANN WILLIAMS GROUP LLC
Loopdedoo is a new spinning tool that makes fabulous twisted bracelets in just a few minutes. It's fast, easy and fun. Just wrap the threads around the Loopdedoo device, turn the knob, guide the thread and minutes later the bracelet is done. Kids can even make necklaces, anklets, belts and more. There's no pattern to follow so each accessory is completely different and unique. Kids can use as many threads and color combinations as they like, and can make them thick, thin or anywhere in between. Launch date: November 2011.
— In a January 2012 survey, Barbara Finblum, owner of Barston's Child's Play
in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly
that Loopdedoo is their best selling arts and crafts toy. "They came in in December and we sold 194 out of 5 stores - 163 out of 3 stores alone. We sold out and couldn't get them back," she said.
— As of 10/5/2012 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Easy to use; promotes creativity; fun. Cons:
One user couldn't figure out how to start.
— In a Fall 2012 survey, Dean Smith, owner of Jazams
in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly
that they sell 15 of this item each month, making it one of their top-2 sellers in the Hobby category. 12/15/2011 (Price: $34.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by eeBoo corp.
eeBoo's Pom Poms are lovely to look at, incredibly soft, and as light as air. They come in packets of 36 fluffy bunches - 4 extra large, 4 large, 12 medium, and 12 small. Back label includes project ideas. "The perfect add-on or beginning to any arts and crafts project," Regina Gelin, sales & marketing manager at eeBoo, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 2012. 12/12/2011 (Price: $5.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
PIPEROID - Lift & Pinch
Piperoid is a paper craft robot designed and produced in Japan. The robot is made out of just paper pipes with pre-drilled holes and marks to cut, fold, and connect the pipes without the need of glue or tape. All kids need is a pair of scissors, and with minimal assembly they can bring their own Piperoid to life. Launch date: April 2009. 12/12/2011 (Price: $15.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by SMARTLAB TOYS
Explore flights of fancy with five fantastical butterflies you build yourself. With this kit, kids get a close-up look at the fragile, fluttering creatures living in butterfly gardens. A one-of-a-kind tool allows kids to create oversized butterflies for their bedroom walls. "Wallscapes Butterflies includes a unique device that allows for 3D butterflies to be created easily by anyone. This interior decoration kit provides a social occasion to craft pretty, cheerful and fun projects that can be hung on a bedroom wall, placed inside a locker at school, or gifted to a friend," Nancy Storment, marketing & PR rep at SmartLab Toys, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: April 2012. 12/12/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by eeBoo corp.
Containing 72 soft felt triangles in 9 colors, a flocked game board, and 50 illustrated cards, teach color, form, and design to kids without their knowing that they are learning the fundamentals of design. The instructions offer increasing challenges, from Elementary Figures to Negative Space to Perspective to Translucency and Representational Imagery. "Mosaics offers a highly sophisticated introduction to the basics of art and design for children," Regina Gelin, sales and marketing rep at eeBoo, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 2012. ( Watch Video)
12/9/2011 (Price: $18.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Feather Hair Accessories
by MIDWEST DESIGN IMPORTS INC.
Midwest Design Imports offers many styles of feather hair extensions to choose from. We carry ready-made and individual feathers for those people who prefer to design their own "Feather Hair Extension" look. Launch date: June 2011. 12/9/2011 (Price: $7.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by METAMORPHIC TOYS
The Everythingland Mailbox is a kid-sized mailbox that will fit standard cards and letters. Made from sturdy 275# corrugated cardboard with white paper linerboard the mailbox can be decorated using paint, markers, crayons, glued on paper, fabric, photographs, beads, stones, seashells and sculptural media. The mailbox is made personal and important to them and when the art project is complete the mailbox is a great prop for pretend play or daily family communications. "The design details of our product sets us apart; material selection, shape, fit, scale and function separates our toys from other corrugated cardboard toys as well as other toy mailboxes," David Berglund, president of Metamorphic Toys, Inc., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: August 2011.Awards:
2012 Dr. Toy Best Green Toys, 2012 Dr.Toy Best 20 for $20 12/8/2011 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
My Fabulous Look Book: Fashion Drawing Made Easy
Young fashionistas get to design their own outfits, makeup, hairstyles, and accessories with our 75 pages of lightly printed outlines of faces, figures, and fashionable extras. The grand finale to the fashion show is the Look Book portfolio of keepsake album pages with die-cut frames, perfectly sized to display their best work. Launch date: August 2011. 12/1/2011 (Price: $19.99)
by WOWOPOLIS LLC
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. ( Watch Video)
11/29/2011 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Recycled Paper Factory
by SMALL WORLD TOYS
It's easy to turn old paper into custom-made new paper. Take any type of paper, add water, and grind away. Place pulp on the screen, press and let it dry. Easy, simple way to recycle paper while creating greeting cards, bookmarks, tags, announcement and more. Grinder, screen plus ribbons and jewels for decorating.
— In a November 2013 survey, Linda Graham, president and co-owner of Scheffel's Toys
, Inc in Jacksonville, Ore., told TDmonthly
that Small World science kits are among her store's best-selling educational products. 11/18/2011 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Crayola Glow Book
by CRAYOLA LLC
The Crayola Glow Book lets kids create glowing, moving, animated art. Six glow marker colors and four removable drawing surfaces allow kids to draw, layer, and arrange images, and then light them in sequence so that the images appear to move. And since glow marker drawing surfaces wipe clean with a damp cloth, kids can create new images as often as they like. Variable lighting effect options maximize the glowing contents.
— As of 11/16/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 17 customer reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Helps develop fine motor skills; easy clean up; versatile. Cons:
Only comes with one sample template to trace; hard to find refills for the markers; the plastic sheets can be difficult to put in place or remove. 11/16/2011 (Price: $29.99)
Crayola Model Magic Jewelry Studio
by CRAYOLA LLC
Crayola Model Magic Jewelry Studio lets kids fashion fun and fabulous handmade trinkets, bracelets, necklaces and much more. The bead spinner mashes small amounts of Model Magic into marbled beads and baubles. Kids can make handmade gifts for friends and family, host a jewelry—making party or create their own line of colorful accessories. Includes: Crayola Model Magic Jewelry Boutique workstation, 8 packs Model Magic, 5 bracelet charms, 18 sticky gems, 3 pendant charms, 5 toggle sets, 2 48—inch necklace cords, 2 shape cutters, 4 earring posts and ear wires, 1 36—inch elastic cord, Peacock dryer rack, bead bunch, bead glaze, and instructions.
— As of 11/16/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Comes with lots of modeling dough; easy; nice gift idea. Cons:
the dough can stain; only 4 storage compartments for 8 colors of dough. 11/16/2011 (Price: $31.99)
Crayola Princess Light Up Tracing Desk
by CRAYOLA LLC
Creating fun scenes with Disney characters is easy. Light Up surface makes tracing a snap. Comes with 20 tracing sheets, 10 scenes stickers and coloring pencils. 11/16/2011 (Price: $29.99)
by BEAVER BOOKS PUBLISHING
Introduce young children to water-color painting with Palette Pages Painting Books. Each painting page comes complete with its own palette of watercolors, ready to use. Just dip the brush in water and apply. Books feature 12 pages of black and white line art for painting and early-learning themes. Each book includes a sturdy fold-under painting page protector sheet, as well as a few handy painting tips for young artists. Launch date: February 2012. 11/14/2011 (Price: $3.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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