I'm all about toys and activities that focus on creative and imaginative play as well as those that are educational and fun. This usually falls in the range of arts and crafts, reading and science games and activities. At a recent preview for American Girl Crafts I had the opportunity to check out their new line of creative-thinking games, crafts and art projects for girls.
The line features 300 products, which includes a wide range of contemporary projects covering creations with paper and embellishments, cool tools, fashion art, room decor, needlecrafts and party. Designed for girls from eight to 12 years old, the line features fun projects like card-making, albums, paper pads, felt storage pouches, scrapbooking, kits to make coin purses, and kits to make jewelry, scarves and bags (to name a few).
At the launch, I loved checking out the crafts and the DIY spirit from the line that features high-quality supplies, designer tools and easy-to-use instructions. These sets are also great for a beginning crafter with easy-to use instructions, cut-out felt pieces, pre-punched holes, and on-trend designs.
Here are some of my favorite products and some new projects that will be released later this year.
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1. Create and Craft Jewelry Keeper (Available Now). This cool kit allows girls to organize their hair accessories, jewelry, stickers, etc. I put this together with my daughter and we loved storing her crayons, hair ties, and bracelets in there. It is also easy to put together and the kit includes colorful adhesive papers to decorate the drawers that can then be 'jazzed' up with fun stickers and labels.
2. Historical Character Kits (Available April 2012). I love how many of the American Girls dolls are connected to a different time in history. These new kits are based on handicrafts from various times in history such as weaving, embroidery, painting and string art. The kits also include interesting content about each of the historical characters so that girls can have an understanding of the time.
3. Sew and Shares (Available August 2012). This new kit is a great way to create personalized messages. Simply sew various shapes together (hearts, bags, spiders) that can be used as a pencil topper, hair and fashion accessories or as note (there are pre-cut felt pieces) for quick and easy crafts.
4. Creative Card Making Pad (Available Now). Although I do a lot of communicating online I still do love to send personal thank you notes. This kit is perfect to install the love of thank you notes to your daughter with 29 cards and stickers.
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