Creative and educational items make great gifts! These items will allow you to learn, discover, and play!
Here are my favorite creative and educational products for Holiday 2010.
Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots
With the Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots it’s easy to begin building your own original creature. A quick press and pops covers your characters with presto dots. Pop away with different colored dots, or pop dots on top of dots to create original 3-D creatures that air-dry in just 24 hours.
Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic
The Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic is the perfect way to create colorful, glow-in-the-dark creations that can be set in motion. Try making a spinning mobile or whirling lantern. The colorful, glowing shapes like planets or hot air balloons appear as if they are spinning in mid-air in mobile mode. The base unit doubles as a lantern with five different scenes (skate-o-rama, cityscape, lost world, hangin’ 10 and wilderness) that create cool shadow-effects as they rotate around the glowing designs created on Glow Explosion paper.
Crayola Glow Explosion Pop & Glow
The Crayola Glow Explosion Pop & Glow allows you to supercharge your artwork and turn it into fun paper shapes like a cupcake, pumpkin or skateboarder. Just choose a design from themes like holidays, parties or sports, pop it out and assemble it, then color and design the shapes with Glow Explosion markers. Use the Glow Activator marker to turn on the glow and you’re ready for a glow show!
Create your own magical barnyard with the Moon Dough Barn play set! You can mold hay bales and 4 different barnyard animals. Then you can mold fences that you can connect together to build a barnyard of your very own.
The great thing about Moon Dough is that it never dries out so you can make fun creations again and again. It’s soft, wheat-free and hypoallergenic. With Moon Dough you can always create your own creations! Make animals, buildings and play food; whatever you want!
The Moon Dough Magic Barnyard is hours of farm fun. You can make hay bales, animals and a fence.
Other Moon Dough kits include the Moon Dough Diner (where you create French fries, shakes and pies) and Moon Dough Pan Pizza (where you create your favorite pizza with any topping; pepperoni, mushroom, green pepper and more.)
What will you create with Moon Dough?
Fashion Angel Kits
Fashion Angel Enterprises has been in existance for over 10 years manufacturing fun products for tween girls. From their line of CrazErasers puzzle erasers to their sketch and design portfolios and kits, they have some amazing products for girls of any age who enjoy sketch and design.
Interior Design Light Box Studio Set
Learn to do your own interior design. Create and draw your own dream rooms! The kit includes 20 films with over 200 designs for furniture and decor, 25 interior design sketch sheets, 10 colored pencils, a light box and 5 rubbing plates. You also get instructions and ideas for tons of rooms! Time to show what a great interior designer you are!
Bling By Number Lap Desk Super Set
Make your own alphabet banners, memory album and greeting cards all on this fancy lap desk. This kit has over 200 pieces! Included is a deluxe lap desk, 48 alphabet letters, memory album, 8 greeting cards, 4 postcards, 8 envelopes, 100+ stickers, 50+ punch-out designs, 4 glitter paints,sequins, gems, ribbons, and instructions. Do you have what it takes to create? :)
Playmobil Furnished School Building
Going to school has never been so much fun.
School has always been cool but thanks to Playmobil it just got even cooler.
It is a large two story building. The building has an open design and looks much like a real school. There is one main classroom and other places where more classes could take place, like science, music or art. The accessories for these classes are included. There are also two restrooms (one for boys and one for girls).
If what comes with the school isn’t enough for you, add-on set are available. Some of the extra add-on sets include a wood shop class, gym, music class and cafeteria.
A perfect gift for a young child who loves to play school. This set will bring hours of fun and unleash a child’s creativity.
SmartLab toys have some fun kits that allows kids to build their own robotic bugs, mix concoctions in a ‘science lab’, they also have a large line of art and puzzle kits and even baking sets for any little chef.
Custom Rides Design Studio
Want to customize a vehicle? Now you can, easier and funner than ever! Design cars and motorcycles with this Custom Rides Design Studio. Now everything you can imagine in a car or motorcyle can be created on paper using the light up tablet, how to book, and colored pencils and markers. The Custom Rides Design Kit includes a light tablet, traceable car and motorcycle bodies, car and motorcycle accessory clings, 10 Colored and 2 graphite pencils, 10 markers, sharpener, eraser and a 56-page fully illustrated how-to and idea book. What custom car will you create?
The Amazing Squishy Brain
It’s squishy brain!! Ready to build a brain, then pick it apart? Heads Up! is the brainchild of Ben Grossblatt who will blow your mind as he covers all the parts of your brain that matter.
What weighs three pounds and lives betweeen your ears? Who is that ‘little man’ living in your brain, and what is he doing there? Which does all of your seeing – the eyes or the brain? All of your brain questions will be answered with this brainy kit.
Crunch your way to fun creations with Crunch Art! They’re fun to make and beautiful to look at. You can create a 3-D masterpiece you can hang on the wall or flip it over and crunch a whole new picture on the back. The Cruncher Tool does it all without any glue, so no mess. Get set for good clean and creative fun!
Unleash your inner artist with cute PEANUTS Craft Kits by Colorbok. You can choose from a foam dog house, plaster scene with Christmas tree, Snoopy and Woodstock felt magnets, artist kit featuring Charlie Brown and his Christmas tree, Peace on Earth garland kit, Snoopy felt stocking, Snoopy holiday mobile and more. Available exclusively at Michaels.
Christmas treats are fun to taste but with PEANUTS Baking Kits from Brand Castle, Christmas treats will be funner to bake. Choose from Snoopy’s Holiday House Cookie or Brownie Baking Kit and let the baking fun begin.
Whether you are giving a tasty gift to someone dear or want to decorate those cookies for Santa, Hershey’s holiday selection is perfect. Wrapped in festive packages, they are treat to see and eat. Products great for giving or baking are the Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment, Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. For the holidays, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come shaped as bells. Are you ready to get creative with Hershey?
Oregon Scientific Barbie Pocket Learner
Send text-like messages to Barbie and learn on the go with this super portable Barbie Pocket Learner. Features eight amazing activities to teach essential skills while encouraging coordination and creativity. Other activities include alphabet knowledge, vocabulary, spelling, numbers, shapes and memory. Whether sending messages and learn the basics, it’s always fun with Barbie!
Have fun this holiday!