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8 Years

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 Trula Magruer

Her doll can go shopping for glamorous gowns, fancy handbags, and high-fashion hats in her very own boutique! She can set up shop with a fun and fancy boutique tabletop and dress rack for displaying items, plus a chandelier and decorative posters to add pizzazz. The book includes ideas to create jaw-dropping, no-sew dresses and accessories from shirt sleeves or other simple clothing items she no longer uses, and the included receipt pad, store signs, and business cards, plus other shopping supplies, create a realistic luxury store experience!

Softcover containing 32 pages.

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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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By Colleen Dorsey

Are you ready to make the most awesome, fun new accessories EVER? Then jump in to Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry, the ultimate companion for making the next big thing for cool kids! With just a few simple tools and easy-to-follow patterns, you can create completely colorful and super stylish bracelets, necklaces, earrings, mini purses, and other accessories in just minutes.

Rubber band jewelry is great for parties, sleepovers, recess, bus rides, and any other place you can think of, and you can enjoy it alone or with friends. Be pretty in pink with a Zigzag Bracelet, hit the pool in style with Toe-and-Ankle Chains, and tote your new Mini Purse to the mall. The possibilities are endless.

Softcover contains 48 pages.

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By Sarah Courtauld, Illustrated by Adam Larkum

Cultivate art appreciation as you are introduced to 30 of the world's most beloved paintings! Each Usborne Famous Paintings Card has an image of a famous painting on one side and fun illustrated facts on the reverse, including the story behind the painting, when, where and by whom it was painted and interesting details. What are you waiting for? Dive into the world of art with Famous Paintings Cards from Usborne!

Includes masterpieces by da Vinci, Vermeer, Kandinsky, Pollock, Monet, van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Matisse, and more!

Deck containing 30 cards.

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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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When kids open The Art Creativity Book they’re inspired to make a colourful collage with art paper, find the difference between an art masterpiece and a forgery, learn to draw a human face, change the expression on Mona Lisa's face, colour Van Gogh's Sunflowers, and more!

Features include:

  • Games, puzzles, stencils, sticker sheets, and an illustrated gatefold page for sticker decorating
  • Special pull-out art paper and art projects to complete
  • Pages for colouring
  • Fun-to-answer quizzes
  • Illustrations on virtually every page, including 40 pages in colour

Softcover containing 80 pages.

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By Lonely Planet

A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, narrowest, coolest, hottest, scariest ... things on the planet! What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? Most treacherous road in the world and why? Most dangerous food to eat? Scariest place to stand because you're most likely to be struck by lightning? It's all here in this Not-for-Parents book!

containing 192 pages.

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By Annie Barrows, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

It's easy-peasy to make buttons for wearing and sharing! Included are a button-making tool, all the materials necessary to make 15 buttons, and lots of button designs to choose from. A fun and fashionable gift for any Ivy and Bean fan!

Each metal button measures approximately 1" in diameter.

Softcover containing 15 pages.

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By Peter Eldin

Calling all budding magicians! Here's a fabulous kit to help you realize your magic dreams. Open up the box, take out your own magic wand, lay out your tricks and props, and let the show begin!

In the 48 page colour book, you'll find a wide range of tricks to perform, complete with easy to follow instructions, tips on performing, and helpful, step-by-step illustrations. So, get started! Set off on a journey of wonder, excitement and satisfaction as you amaze and entertain your family and friends.

Includes a full-colour book, magicians wand, 3 dice, deck of cards, ball and vase, magic coin box and floating match card. There's also great stories of magicians of the past to thrill and inspire!

Measures approximately 9" long x 9" wide x 3" high.

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Create colourful cards, letters and notes with this cool, creative stationary kit for kids from SpiceBox! Inside the beautiful, magnetic-closure case you'll find an amazing variety of art supplies to create cards for friends and family, add personal touches to your letters, and pass colourful notes to your friends!

Includes:.

  • 1 letter writing pad with 5 great colours of paper (30 sheets total)
  • 1 cute note pad to scribble quick notes to your friends
  • 12 cards with envelopes to decorate
  • 16 mini gel pens in glitter, pastel and neon colours
  • 3 tubes of glitter glue (6ml/0.2 US fl oz per tube)
  • 13 pompoms
  • 20 sticky gemstones
  • 17 foam stickers
  • 20 wacky googly eyes in different colours
  • 3 feathers
  • 95 additional fun stickers in all sorts of styles

The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild with this cool, creative, colourful set!

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Ages 6 and up

Who knew paper dolls could be so enchanting? The Marvelous Book of Magical Horses comes with 6 gorgeous paper ponies and 3 paper-doll fairies. Plus, of course, everything you need to dress them up and play! Frustration-proof sticky shapes hold the outfits on tight and make this activity as simple as can be.

Includes: 6 paper ponies, 3 paper fairies, 12 fabulous wings, more than 200 punch-out saddles, manes, bows, and other horse and fairy fashions, and 4 fabulously illustrated playscapes.

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By Jackie Zorovich and Kristina Sacci

Master the art of creating Zoku Quick Pops faster than ever! With over 40 quick and delicious recipes, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Those with a penchant for light and healthy pops will love Just Peachy and Watermelon, while those with a love for decadent desserts will devour Marble Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie. The collection ranges from nostalgic favourites like Neapolitan and Mint Chip to trendy flavours like Pink Mojito and Chai!

Also included are Zoku's original pop-making techniques, decorating ideas, and tips to inspire Quick Pop enthusiasts to create their own unique recipes!

Intended for use with Zoku Quick Pop Makers (sold separately).

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

By Caroline Fernandez

Let's get crafty! You will never be bored again with the brilliant things to make and do in Boredom Busters. The book is divided into five themed chapters: Art, Craft, Science, Food, and Travel. Art Activities shows you how to create pretty pictures using homemade paint, recycled crayons, and even coffee filter paper and shaving cream! In Craft Activities, reuse milk cartons for your own bowling game, turn a baby food jar into a snow globe, and make cinnamon clay decorations. You will love the cool experiments in the Science section--from growing your own crystals to setting off plastic bottle tornados and creating "lava" in a cup. Cook up a storm with the great recipes in Food Activities: cool ice cream cone cupcakes, delicious chocolate mug cake, and colorful pizza faces. Finally, discover ways to keep yourself busy on journeys and holidays in Travel Activities, such as making a T-shirt pillow, wooden spoon puppets, and homemade travel journal.

Softcover containing 128 pages.

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Spool knitting is a craft that has been around for more than a century because it is fun and simple to do! Once you start, you will become hooked on spool knitting. Even better, you can use your knitting to make adorable little animals following the instructions in the step-by-step guidebook. Also included in the kit is your own spool-knitting tool, loads of craft yarn to get you started knitting and plenty of craft supplies to make these charming toys!

This Spool Knitting Kit Includes:

  • 1 Instruction Book
  • 4 Skeins of craft yarn
  • 3 Felt Squares
  • 4 EVA Foam Squares
  • 12 Google Eyes in assorted sizes
  • 12 Pipe cleaners in assorted colours
  • 1 Wooden spool-knitting tool with crochet hook
  • 3 Assorted styrofoam shapes (egg and ball)
  • 12 Assorted Mini Pom-Poms
  • 3 Feathers in assorted colours and sizes
  • 1 White Glue
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Create super chic, 3-dimensional fashions — no sewing required! Those clever style mavens at the house of Paper Fashions are taking fashion fun to a whole new dimension. With Fashion Forms, kids create fully formed outfits that are amazing from any angle. These stylish looks go beyond flat paper fashions — think chic paper sculptures!

The book comes with innovative plastic guides that you use like real sewing patterns to trace and cut the included double-sided designer papers. The resulting paper shapes can be easily folded, wrapped, rolled, and creased into indispensable fashion pieces: tops, skirts, coats, and more. Inspirational photos, step-by-step instructions, and how-to illustrations make assembly simple — even showing exactly where to put each drop of glue for the smoothest seams.

Combine the pieces to create outfits in your own style, whether classic, romantic, or trendy. Then use the included ribbons and sequins to embellish your creations. Add rows of tissue paper ruffles or a flower corsage. Complete the look by constructing coordinating purses and even adorable little shoes. Finally, display your finished fashion line on the included custom hangers and freestanding dress stands. Gorgeous!

Hardcover containing 68 pages.

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Concept by Roger Price and Leonard Stern

LEGO Star Wars fans and Mad Libbers unite! This awesome Mad Libs book features 21 original stories based on the classic Star Wars films and featuring the unique art that makes LEGO Star Wars so popular!

Softcover containing 48 pages.

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By Karen Phillips

The only thing cooler than doodling ON white is doodling IN white! The Klutz Write in White Doodle Journal provides pages of vivid colour and dazzling designs ready for you to add your personal brand of creativity. Freestyle doodling space shares the page with cool designs to trace, embellish, or cover completely with your own artwork. Also included are hundreds of doodle starters to spark your creativity. Making your mark is simply amazing with the opaque white pen, which writes clearly over everything from black to brights!

Includes: journal and white ink gel pen.

Hardcover containing 76 pages.

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Books and building bricks come together like never before! This Brickmaster is filled with Star Wars themed, dynamic full-colour photos that are combined with clearly labeled instructions, trivia and a compelling story to make this Brickmaster kit a perfect find for all LEGO and Star Wars fans! With this kit, kids can create incredible space craft from the world of Star Wars, or build their own unique warp-speed ships! Includes more than 240 bricks to make eight models and two figures.

Hardcover contains 48 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

Create all kinds of fun, glittering crafts and gifts with this 150-piece kit! Inside the beautiful, magnetic-closure case you'll find an amazing variety of art supplies to create paper crafts, add finishing touches to gifts, and glitter-up your special treasures! Also included with the SpiceBox Kits for Kids Ultimate Glitter Glue Activity Kit is a 40-page, full colour book "Glitter it Up!", which explains how to use glitter glue, and has lots of fun and creative ideas and tips for you to try.

Includes:

  • 12 (0.35 fl oz/10.5 ml) tubes of glitter glue
  • 6 craft sticks
  • 1 (40-page) full-colour book
  • 85 stickers
  • 6 pompoms
  • 12 stick-on craft foam shapes
  • 1 sheet of gemstones
  • 4 greeting cards
  • 2 photo frame cards
  • 6 envelopes
  • 2 gift tags

Add a little sparkle to your day with this great, glittering kit - perfect for gifts or as a birthday party activity!

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Ages 5 and up

This set includes 2 hardcover pop up books (12 pages each, including front and back covers), 2 sticker sheets, 8 markers, 31 die cut pieces of various sizes and pop up designs. Illustrated instructions include story starter ideas and step-by-step pop up ideas. Just add your own imagination!

Books measure approximately 8.5" long x 8.5" high and 6.25" long x 6.25" high.

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