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Duct Tape comes in all sorts of fun colors and patterns. Now you can learn to use the sticky stuff to make all kinds of kooky crafts. Learn to make wallets, paper goods, and funky jewelry with Stick It!: 99 DIY Duct Tape Projects. This fun craft book will lead you through 99 different craft projects each starring good old fashioned duct tape. Each project is leveled from: “Dude, my five-year-old sister could do that” to “Don’t even think about operating heavy machinery.” This book uses language any teenager will appreciate and would make a great gift for that hard to buy for teen.

Rock out to your own personalized Ukulele. This Make Your Own Ukulele Kit is do it yourself fun for any music and craft lover. This unique kit includes an unfinished pre-assembled body, guitar neck and strings. After you put it together, get crafty with paint, wood stain or other decorations.

Outgrowing Play-doh but still looking for an easy go-to arts and crafts project? Check out the Crayola Model Magic Deluxe Variety Pack, a material that’s lightweight and spongy, even after drying. This easy to work with clay-like substance won’t crumble or stick to skin and clothing. Get super crafty and color or bedazzle your creation to make it extra special. The variety pack comes with the colors red, yellow, blue, green, orange, white, and black – plus over 60 ideas, tips and techniques!

Love artsy photography? Give your kids an appreciation for artistic photography with the Diana Camera. The Diana produces images that are soft and dreamy. You’ll be able to shoot incredible images with multiple exposures, overlapping frames, nighttime exposures and light leaks. What a great way to shoot nature shots! It even has a panoramic and pinhole feature. It comes with an instructional booklet and hardcover book, Diana: True Tales and Short Stories, which explores the history and uses of the camera. Uses 120 film (sold separately).

Any mom who has magic eraser walls, tables etc. surely appreciates mess free Color Wonder. We just had to check out the Crayola Color Wonder Stamp A Story. In this set, kids use special stamps that create outline forms of different sea creatures and special markers to color in the story. We think Color Wonder products are brilliant! This set Includes five Color Wonder Markers, 6 Stampers, one Color Wonder Stamp pad and an 18 page Color Wonder tablet with printed background.

Our toddler testers love playing house! Now they can create their own family with the Make Your Own Family Kit. This imaginative kit lets kids create their own wooden family from seven dolls, 3 pieces of fabric, 3 pieces of felt, craft glue, yarn in 4 colors, and 12 colored pencils. Get creative!

Ugh! Who knows what to do with all those pesky grocery bags that we save with good intentions? Turn your bags into art with the help of the Toysmith Plastic Bag Monster Kit. This super silly kit comes with card stock, punch outs, beads, pipe cleaners, and much more. Build marionettes using bags from home. A great recycling project!

Get creative at the dinner table with the Hula Roll N Go Chalkboard Mat. Designed by a mom, this cheery Hula place mat is perfect for on-the-go pint size diners. It features a drawing surface with a sponge eraser and pocket for chalk, and rolls up into the perfect size to throw into a purse or diaper bag. The chalkboard mat comes with a 12-piece set of colored chalk and a sponge eraser. Made in the USA, too.

Looking to treat your love bug to something special? This Color-My-Heart Pendants Kit is a fun craft set. It comes with six 1½” hearts of transparent polyresin ready to decorate, special paints, fine-tipped brush, craft stick , permanent marker and more. Perfect for a play date or a quiet afternoon crafting at home.

Teach the kids to give thanks in style with these super cute Happy Birthday Ice Cream Color-In Notecards. These adorable little notes allow kids to participate in thank you note writing.  As a bonus, they are made from recycled paper.