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Product Type: Toys
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Categories: Activity and Craft Kits
Subcategories: Beads, Jewelry, and Accessory Kits


2014 Award
Alex Boho BandsActivity Kit
(Alex $19.99 Score:)

Crafty hands can make fashionable beaded bracelets that can wrap around the wrist multiple times or make singles with this bead weaving kit. It comes with a small loom, tons of beads, metal charms and clear instructions. It is marked for 8 and up, but 8's-9's will need lot of help to get the hang of this. That said, we do think teens and even Moms will like making some bands of their own and the kit comes with ideas for buying more beads and doing just that. A kit that introduces a crafting skill that can be used even after the beads are used up. 8 & up

Age: Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on

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2014 Award
Creativity for Kids Rubber Band Snap Wraps
(Creativity for Kids $17.99 Score:)

A terrific craft kit that can be enjoyed at a party, overnight, playdate or solo.
It comes with five brightly colored silicone snap wrap bracelets and more than 300 thick and thin rubber bands in vivid colors for making patterns that make each a unique creation. The kit also includes 10 metallic charms (peace signs, flowers, keys, hearts, and stars) with easy to use jump rings that attach to the colorful bracelets. Kids can use the ideas in the instructions or design their own. A satisfying craft kit with end products kids will like to wear.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2013 Award
Creativity for Kids Fashion Macrame
(Creativity for Kids $19.99 Score:)

Often the directions determine if a kit works well or not. In this case kids get clear step-by-step instructions for making colorful bracelets, necklaces, key chains, headband, and even a belt! The kit comes with a 200+ feet of cord, a generous supply, as well as colorful beads, hooks, key ring, plus glue and scissors. Great choice for play dates or solo craft time. This is one of those perennial crafts that develops fine motor skills and rewards patience with finished products that kids can use. Marked 7 & up, but we'd say it's a better bet for slightly older kids with more dexterity.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2012 Award
Creativity for Kids Rhinestone Rings
(Creativity for Kids $18.99 Score:)

Our tester liked everything about this kit with 12 adjustable rings and tons of flowers and butterflies that easily stick to them. The precut forms are attached with layers of foam squares and topped with a glue on the "gemstone" that is like icing on the cake. With a dozen rings, this makes a good kit for a play date. This kit calls for fine motor skills to handle the tiny foam adhesive squares. Of course, there are enough rings for every finger on both hands with two left over for toes! Marked 7 & up, but 7's will likely need help with the first few.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on

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