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We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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By Jessica Prescott

Learn how to play chess, the world’s most popular board game! It’s easy to learn, and anyone can play it. Jessica Prescott teaches you how you can get good at it and start winning. Improve your skills through 35 fun activities. This isn’t just a textbook about the rules of the game! Why not have a game of Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side), or do the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king)? Try Scholar’s Mate: the four-move checkmate every beginner needs to know, and when you’re really good, play Bughouse, a crazy four-person game with two chess sets. All the activities have clear, colorful illustrations so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chessboard. There are also helpful hints and tips throughout, and if you’ve ever forgotten how a piece moves or need to brush up on a rule, look at the Starting Out section for a reminder.

Softcover book containing 128 pages.

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By Chris Alexander

36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Kids love origami - and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies! Star Wars Origami marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars.

Here are 36 models, clearly explained, that range in difficulty from Youngling (easy) to Padawan (medium), Jedi Knight (difficult), and Jedi Master (tricky!). A front section introduces origami definitions and basic folds. Bound in the back is the book's unique folding paper, two sheets for each figure. Illustrated with original art, it makes each creation - the essential lightsabers, the Death Star, and much more - true to the movies!

Softcover containing 272 pages.

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Have the sweetest dreams on a pillowcase that you paint all by yourself! Use the included paint brush and 6 colours of vibrant fabric paints to personalize and decorate your very own Magic Pillow.

Set the fabric paint with your iron and the help of an adult.

The non-toxic fabric paints will stay bright and are machine washable.

A perfect activity for sleepovers, vacations, camp, and visiting with relatives. A great idea to encourage a good night’s sleep with a soothing, personally painted pillow!

The Magic Pillow Pillowcase Painting Kit is made in Canada! The clear plastic packaging is 100% biodegradable!

Includes: paintbrush, 6 colours of fabric paint, hand printed pillow case, instructions.

Pillowcase fits one standard sized pillow.

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By F. Watt

Get creative and express your flair for fashion with this fabulous art book! The Usborne Book of Drawing Doodling and Colouring Fashion allows you to create your very own custom designs. The ultimate gift for any blossoming fashionista!

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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By Pat Murphy

Introducing Paper Flying Dragons from Kutx, fantastic flyers unmatched in the world of paper airplanes! They swoop, they glide, they dive and crash... and then they fly again. That's because these dragons are made of sturdy card stock - beautifully illustrated punch-outs, ready to fold and assemble. Every one of them is kid-tested for durability, ease of building, and spectacular flight.

You also get 6 foldable paper hatchlings, speedy little baby dragons just out of the egg. Best of all, with our Klutz-engineered construction system, you can build a dragon of your own invention. Assemble the parts however you want, flight test, and then follow our expert tips to modify your creation for better aerodynamic performance. Also included are cool dragon facts!

Hardcover containing 8 pages.

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Ages 6 and up

By Laura Torres

The ultimate friendship bracelet book, with directions for designs ranging from simple to simply amazing. The back cover doubles as a clipboard (clip included) so bracelets can be made directly beside their instructions. Comes with supplies to make at least one bracelet for each of your 12 closest friends.

Spiral bound, contains 60 pages

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Use this fun kit to create decorative boarders, patterns, and embellishments for your next art project. Make your creations even more special using the included brightly coloured sticky gems and pencil crayons! This box contains all the supplies you’ll need to make the most beautiful crafts, cards, and whatever your imagination can dream up!

Includes stamp roller, 2 stamp wheels, 8 wooden stamps, 30 sticky gems, 3-colour ink pad, and 5 coloured pencils.

Contains 47 pieces.

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Make homemade cards for any occasion with this kit from ALEX! With 250 pieces included, the possibilities are endless!

Includes 12 printed cards, 12 assorted envelopes, 101 stickers, 47 precut shapes, 30 sticky gems, 40 adhesive foam squares, twine cord (60”), 3 wooden stamps, stamp pad, 2 Washi tape rolls, glue stick, and instructions.

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By Becky Thomas and Monica Sweeney

From the authors of bestselling titles Loom Magic! and Loom Magic Xtreme! comes Loom Magic Creatures!: 25 Awesome Animals and Mythical Beings for a Rainbow of Critters. According to the New York Times, Rainbow Looms are the hottest trend on the market, and it is continuously growing in popularity. New and crazy designs are being created every day, and now you can astound all of your friends with these fun and wacky critters, including: Medusa, Butterfly, Penguin, Crab, Dog, Bunny, Spider, Pig, Gingerbread man, Parrot, Dragon, Princess, Santa, Robot, Cat, And many more!

This collection of never-before-seen projects will have all of your friends begging for your Rainbow Loom secrets!

Hardcover containing 128 pages.

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Learn to think and see like an artist, and discover how great works of art were made, from prehistoric cave paintings to masterpieces by artists like Van Gogh, Raphael and Degas. Then use the art supplies included in the kit, along with materials you find around your home, to construct a cool 3-D landscape, make a mosaic picture of your pet using beans, and turn plain paper into amazing sculptures!

Includes project book, paints, pastels, paintbrushes, chalk, scissors, glue, art board, and more!

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Add power to your paper airplanes with PowerUp 2.0 !

Introducing the NEXT generation - PowerUp ® 2.0 - Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit. Powerful, durable (featuring fiber carbon) and fun to fly! This is the second generation of the award winning PowerUp System. Take your basic home-made origami paper airplane designs to the next level with the NEW - PowerUp ® 2.0. Just attach to the nose of any paper plane and see this fly hundreds of feet above a soccer or football field. Quick charge for 20 seconds with the included power pack and see it fly across the sky. Learn the art of flight with no worry of damaging the plane - just fold another one! PowerUp kits are perfect for science classes, afterschool programs, or a sunny day in the park with friends - a challenging, creative, and educational activity for kids and adults alike. Prepare for liftoff!

Requires 3 AA batteries, Phillips head screwdriver, and paper. (sold separately)

Includes PowerUp 2.0 power module, quick charging pack, extra propeller, template, and 4 airplane designs.

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Ages 4 and up

Explore the wonders of science while doing the experiments from the instructions inside the Giant Test Tube on the front. Each Super Tube contains instructions for at least three distinct science activities around the theme of the Super Tube!

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It's amazing what you can do with a few small bits of clay! You can make anything from rocketships and aliens to cute little penguins and mice. You can create your own personalized jewelry, keychains and marbles. If you can think it up, chances are you can make it! This kit includes easy-to-use air drying clay in different colors, A book full of step-by-step instructions for projects, and some sculpting tools. Everything you need to start making cool clay creations. The Fun With Clay Kit Includes: - 1 Full Illustrated Instruction book - 6 Containers of non-toxic, air-drying clay - 3 Sculpting tools - 1 Rolling Pin - Various Wacky eyes, ears, feet

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Ages 8 and up

By Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs

This book comes with all the plastic pieces, paper parts, and special pages you need to experience 25 impossible things. These objects work like magic, but there are no tricks. All this weirdness has a solid scientific basis and we tell you why — from the mathematically amazing Möbius strip (a band of paper with only one side), to cardstock acrobats with amazing balance, to a colour-changing spinning top.

Comes with: wobblestone, hinged monster-making mirrors, acetate animations viewer, a variety of custom-designed cardstock curiosities (optical spinners, balancing acrobats, transforming sign, 3D stare-o-saurus, phenakistoscope wheel, flexagon labyrinth)

Paperback contains 48 pages.

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Everything you need to make 4 wind-up dinosaurs! Assemble the pre-printed patterns to create dinosaurs that you easily attach to the included wind-up components. The fun doesn’t end there! Wind them up, then race your Jurassic creations across the tabletop to the finish line!

Includes materials to create 4 wind-up dinosaurs, paper tree "Start" and "Finish" race markers and detailed instructions.

Largest dinosaur measures approximately 5.75” long when assembled.

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Everything a young stylist needs to put together fabulous sticker looks! Choose every stylish detail with hundreds of colourful stickers. Select just the right model, garments, accessories, fabric swatches and make up colours then stick them onto the 20 pre-formatted stylist sheets.

This fashionable sticker kit stays organized and makes it easy to style on the go since it comes in it's own spiral bound book.

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The Braidzilla tool makes it a breeze to braid your very own nautical-inspired bracelets! Everything you need is included to create12 bright and colourful braided bracelets you can wear or give to your best friends!

A great gift for any fashionista and a fun activity for at home or on the go!

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There is so much fun to have with the SuperSet Activity Playground from Playmobil. All 3 children are having a blast on the flying fox zip line, climbing wall and spinning carousel! All this activity has made these kids thirsty! Luckily, Mom has brought something along to drink.

Includes: 1 adult figure, 3 child figures, rock climbing wall, carousel, functioning zip line and accessories.

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Show off your fancy fashion flair with this cute Fancy Nancy Stick n’ Style Clutch! Use the provided "jewels" to decorate your clutch anyway you like! Also included are a pair of pretty bows, a fancy charm and a sticker sheet! Your friends will call you a fashionista once they see this adorable accessory.

 

Includes:

  • 1 clutch purse
  • 2 pretty bows
  • 1 fancy charm
  • 1 sticker sheet
  • Over 100 sparkling jewels
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Ages 6 and up

Learn French with Spot it! Basic French. This educational game features universal images and French words. There is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any two cards. Spot it to win! Players search for matches between a word and its corresponding picture, between two pictures, or between two words. While the repetition encourages word recognition, the pictures support reading comprehension. Spot it! Basic French aids learning for French speaking emergent readers and second language learners of all ages.

Spot It! helps develop visual perception skills and quick reflexes. With lively action and endless fun, your family will only have eyes for Spot It!

Contains 55 round picture cards and illustrated instructions in a small, portable storage tin.

For 2 - 8 players.

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