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Bitty Bobble Pet Shop by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Bitty Bobble Pet Shop by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

The Bitty Bobble Pet Shop includes bobble-head dogs that kids can paint with fur-colored paint and bright accent colors, as well as accessorize with included trimmings. Launch date: 2010.
— “The kits from Creativity (have) the biggest sell-through for young girls,” George Emerson of The Walrus & Carpenter Toys in Middletown, R.I., told TDmonthly in June 2010.
— Thirty-two percent of 40 retailers named craft kits a top seller for girls in early summer 2010. Ten percent of the 40 retailers mentioned the Creativity for Kids brand. 4/26/2010 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sand Memories by LICOFUN GMBH
Sand Memories by LICOFUN GMBH

SandMemories allows kids to make gifts for their parents, or for parents to make a wonderful keepsake of their child's hand print, out of sand. Made in Germany by a Danish company, the SandMemories hand print kit with wooden frame contains:

    * sand
    * sand adhesive
    * wooden frame for individual decoration (outer size 21x21cm, inner size 15x15cm)
    * loop
    * spatula
    * illustrated instructions on rear side
    * wooden stick for standing up the completed frame
 
When completed, the hardened hand print may hang on the wall or stand upright on a table. Launch date: 2010. 4/26/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Create-A-Clip Kit by KENSEY DESIGNS LLC
Create-A-Clip Kit by KENSEY DESIGNS LLC

The Create-a-Clip craft kit has been stringently tested and is CPSCA certified. The clips, appliques and ribbons, as well as the glue and non-slip liner, have been custom designed by Kensey Lu. Each kit comes complete with eight stainless steel hairclips, 11 non-fraying ribbons, 10 stylish appliques, 20 Swarovski crystals, one bottle of non-toxic ribbon and crystal glue, eight non-slip liners for stay-put styling and one craft stick. Launch date: 2009. 4/26/2010 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Glob Natural Paints Easy Shake Jars by GLOB LLC
Glob Natural Paints Easy Shake Jars by GLOB LLC

Kids can shake up some painting fun with Glob Natural Color Blends craft paints. This set includes four do-it-yourself paint jars. Just add water and shake to produce 2 oz. each of all-natural lemon verbena, tangerine, berry blue and pomegranate colored and scented paint. All Glob paints are gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, non-toxic, made in the USA, and boxed in recycled packages.
— Glob paints were a big hit with Eco Child’s Play’s Jennifer Lance: “This may be one of the coolest products we have reviewed in a long time,” she raved. With the all-natural ingredients, Jennifer felt assured the paints were truly non-toxic. She noted, “Mixed up paint needs to be stored in the refrigerator, because they are truly all natural, but you can easily just mix up a little at a time based upon your needs.”
— Tiffany of Nature Moms Blog found the Glob paint to require more work than other paints, but once mixed, the paint worked well for her children on a variety of surfaces. She also enjoyed the fruity and floral scents. 4/22/2010 (Price: $20) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Stand-Up Easel by TAG TOYS INC.
Stand-Up Easel by TAG TOYS INC.

Large, versatile and sturdy stand-up easel allows young artists to create masterpieces over and over! Painting area is 17" x 20" for chalkboard, write and wipe, and paper roll surfaces. Handy and spacious paint and brush shelf has a washable surface for easdy clean-ups. Spacious 18" x 18' storage tray conveniently holds a variety of art supplies. Paints, paintbrush, chalk and paper sheets not included.  Ships partially assembled. 4/20/2010 (Price: $139.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

25-lb. Box of Sandtastik White Play Sand by SANDTASTIK PRODUCTS, INC.
25-lb. Box of Sandtastik White Play Sand by SANDTASTIK PRODUCTS, INC.

Children discover and explore new shapes, learn measurements, develop primary motor skills, improve communication and language skills, and visualize their world in new ways with Sandtastik Play Sand. Sandtastik Play Sand is 100-percent natural, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The sand molds when wet and can be washed and re-used over and over again. Sandtastik Sales and Marketing Manager Chad Noyes told TDmonthly, "Sandtastik White Play Sand is safe for children of all ages. It is the only sand in the world containing no free crystalline silica or quartz, approved safe by the ACMI, ASTM (USA), Corporate and Consumer Affairs (Canada), and EN-71 (Europe)." Launch date: October 1990. 4/16/2010 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Giant Activity Tablecloth by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Giant Activity Tablecloth by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC

The Playdate Central Giant Activity Tablecloth is imprinted with more than 50 mazes, word finds, connect the dots and pictures to color. Children can color one side then flip it over for more creative activities. The tablecloth comes with six colored markers and works with any washable markers. Cloth is machine washable in cold water, no detergent, on gentle cycle. Measures 55" x 38". (Watch the Giant Activity Tablecloth Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $29.99)

Wind-up Workshop Robots by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Wind-up Workshop Robots by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

These create-your-own whimsical wind-ups with this set. The Wind-up Workshop Robots come with five wind-up mechanisms, colorful cardboard robot cut outs, retro-robot stickers, wiggly eyes, sticky foam shapes, eight mini markers and more. (Watch the Wind-up Workshop Robots Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

My First Scissors Kit by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
My First Scissors Kit by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

Left or right handed - these safe and simple scissors are ergonomically designed with little hands in mind. Kids can practice fine motor skills on simple paper patterns and use the glue stick and wiggly eyes to turn these clever cut-outs into abstract art or amazing animals. Display boards and hanging yarn are included. (Watch the My First Scissors Kit Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

The sturdy corrugate dollhouse comes complete with markers, sticker accessories, punch out dolls and easy to assemble furniture. Use the supplies included in your set or go "green" and turn every day items into awesome accessories using the enclosed fully illustrated guide. Measures 21 in x 17.25 in x 9 in assembled. The Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse includes an imprinted color-in playmat, decorative papers, four sheets of creative color-in cut-outs, 10 piece punch-out furniture set, glue stick, adhesive foam squares, 40+ color-in stickers, 12 washable markers, and instructions. (Watch the Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Felt Fashions Jewelry Tree by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Felt Fashions Jewelry Tree by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

This kit has everything needed to assemble and decorate a jewelry tree. Easy to assemble 14"" wooden tree features velvety flocking and fashionable felt accents. Bonus jewelry included too! The set includes assorted felt flower and leaf shapes to decorate the tree and bird, a wooden bird tree topper, assorted felt flower shapes for jewelry making, assorted wooden beads, three satin ribbons, one pair of 100 percent steel earring hooks, a bead threader, and double-sided adhesive dots. (Watch the Felt Fashions Jewelry Tree Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Crayon Rubbings by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Crayon Rubbings by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

This coloring tray features five dimensional rubbing plates and markers. The set includes 20 printed sheets, 20 blank sheets of paper and 15 break-resistant jumbo crayons. (Watch the Crayon Rubbings Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Dainty Desserts by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Dainty Desserts by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS

Decorate six sturdy boxes with icing inspired trims and colorful felt accents such as cherry pom poms, glitter pain and a sprinkle of beads. The Dainty Desserts set comes with colorful felt, felt confetti, six colorful trinket boxes, chenille yarn, glitter gel, craft glue, scissors and assorted trims. The set includes a bonus 4.5" tiered dessert tray. (Watch the Dainty Desserts Video Watch Video) 4/16/2010 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Novelty Chalk with Google Eye by REGENT PRODUCTS CORP.
Novelty Chalk with Google Eye by REGENT PRODUCTS CORP.

This novelty chalk with google eyes comes in a packs of 2. Chose between a tool, ice cream or solar theme. Dimensions : 17.5 X 10.75 X 11.75 inches. 4/16/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Galactic Spaceships Kit - Quick Sticker Project by PEACEABLE KINGDOM
Galactic Spaceships Kit - Quick Sticker Project by PEACEABLE KINGDOM

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 (Watch the Galactic Spaceships Kit - Quick Sticker Project Video Watch Video) 4/13/2010 (Price: $4.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Stick-Up Butterfly Kit - Quick Sticker Project by PEACEABLE KINGDOM
Stick-Up Butterfly Kit - Quick Sticker Project by PEACEABLE KINGDOM

This solo project includes everything a girl needs to create six butterflies. It comes with six paper butterflies, 184 glitter stickers, removable, non-staining adhesive for attaching butterflies to any surface, and instructions for five projects. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010 4/12/2010 (Price: $4.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Party in a Box! by ARTISANDS
Party in a Box! by ARTISANDS

Party in a Box! includes everything a parent needs to throw a party for 8. Party in a Box! includes 24 of geometric Sandesigns, 14 tubes of vibrant colorfast sand, eight no-mess trays, eight frames and a tablecloth for quick and easy clean up. "We are very proud to say that all of our products are still 100% made in the USA," Kyna Pearson, ArtiSands office manager, told TDmonthly. Awards: Creative Child Magazine 2010 Top Toy of the Year Award
(Watch the Party in a Box! Video Watch Video) 4/8/2010 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

ArtiSands Vehicle Mini Kit by ARTISANDS
ArtiSands Vehicle Mini Kit by ARTISANDS

Vehicle Mini kit-ArtiSands Mini Vehicle kit includes nine(9) shaker tubes of sand and eight (8) pre-cut Sandesigns (Dump Truck, Cement Truck, Race Car and Train). Features non-toxic colored sand, 5x7 vinyl pre-cut Sandesigns, sturdy carrying box, and easy to handle shaker tubes. 4/8/2010 (Price: $15.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

ArtiSands Farm Mini Kit by ARTISANDS
ArtiSands Farm Mini Kit by ARTISANDS

Farm Mini kit-ArtiSands Mini Farm kit includes nine (9) shaker tubes of sand and eight (8) pre-cut Sandesigns (Barn, Rooster, Cow and Horse). Features non-toxic colored sand, 5x7 vinyl pre-cut Sandesigns, sturdy carrying box, and easy to handle shaker tubes. 4/8/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Dry-Erase Travel Pack by CRAYOLA LLC
Dry-Erase Travel Pack by CRAYOLA LLC

Kids can get all the fun of coloring in a neat, compact and portable kit. Use the washable, dry-erase crayons to draw and color on the included reusable activity sheets, then wipe them clean with the EZ-erase mitt. The pack includes four washable dry-erase crayons, eight reusable activity sheets, dry-erase case, EZ-erase mitt, and crayon sharpener. Launch date: 2010. 4/6/2010 (Price: $11.99)

Silly Monsters Quick Sticker Kit by PEACEABLE KINGDOM
Silly Monsters Quick Sticker Kit by PEACEABLE KINGDOM

The Silly Monsters Quick Sticker Kit includes three bodies (printed on both sides) with stands and over 45 stickers to decorate, mix and match for monster mayhem. It lets kids use their imaginations to create silly monsters. Stickers include eyes, noses, hair and mouths. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: 2010. 4/6/2010 (Price: $5.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Dinosaurs on the Move: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble by FIGURES IN MOTION
Dinosaurs on the Move: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble by FIGURES IN MOTION

Kids can make movable dinosaur action figures with this activity book from Figures in Motion. Kids can move their jaws, clash their teeth and make their powerful legs run as they act out their own dinosaur battles. It includes Allosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex, plus dinosaur facts. This creative learning tool features easy to assemble dinosaurs in pre-colored and colorable versions, using only crayons or colored pencils, scissors, a hole punch and fasteners. Owner of Figures In Motion Cathy Diez-Luckie told TDmonthly, "Dinosaurs on the Move is an engaging, hands-on activity book that will captivate children for hours." Launch date: April 16, 2010. (Watch the Dinosaurs on the Move: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble Video Watch Video) 4/6/2010 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Enchanted Fairies Quick Sticker Kit by PEACEABLE KINGDOM
Enchanted Fairies Quick Sticker Kit by PEACEABLE KINGDOM

This kit includes three fairy paper dolls with stands, three fairy wings and more than 150 glitter stickers. Donna Modrell, marketing and operations manager of Peaceable Kingdom Press, told TDmonthly, "Girls will love decorating and playing with these enchanted fairies. It's super simple sticker fun!" Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: 2010. 4/6/2010 (Price: $5.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Owl Sewing Kit by KIT AND CABOODLE DESIGNS LLC
Owl Sewing Kit by KIT AND CABOODLE DESIGNS LLC

This craft kit allows one to create the Beaky Family: Mama Owl, Papa Owl and their little 'un. Young sewers can design their own color scheme from a selection of felt sheets (brights or pastels). The owls are approximately 3.75", 2.75" and 1.75" tall when sewn. The sewing kit makes all three owls and includes re-usable patterns and full instructions, wool felt (5 colors), stuffing, embroidery thread, buttons and needle. All the crafter needs to supply is tracing paper, scissors, pencil, pins and dried beans for balance. Owner Sarah Ketchley of Kit and Caboodle Designs told TDmonthly, "Kit and Caboodle Craft Kits are designed and developed to emphasize the natural, the reusable and recyclable and are ideal for the beginning crafter with scope for embellishment and personalization by those more experienced." Launch date: June 2009. 4/2/2010 (Price: $19) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Wire Sculpture by CRYSTAL PRODUCTIONS
Wire Sculpture by CRYSTAL PRODUCTIONS

Peggy Flores shows examples of wire sculpture and how creating them teaches students the elements of line, space, and shape. She explores using different types, gauges, and colors of wire and the tools necessary to cut and bend the wire to create a sculpture. She begins by drawing an outline of a subject and plans adding form by bending, sculpting, and cutting the wire. "This product is unique because an art teacher demonstrates the sculpting process and finished examples are shown," said Amy Woodworth of Crystal Productions. Launch date: March 12, 2010. 4/2/2010 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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