Back to school arts & crafts for kids

Good Morning CT Weekend

NEW HAVEN Conn. (WTNH) — Kids are back to school and that means parents are looking for some back to school arts & crafts for their kids.

Showing us some great toys for kids is editor-in-chief for ‘The Toy Insider’ is Jackie Breyer.

Here is some of the crafts Jackie brought in:

  1. Lil’ Lockitz supplies kids with beads, sparkles, and charms to design a wearable collage that tells a story. Lil Lockitz can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, or even a key chain. Memory Maker is a super deluxe design studio for creating Lockitz. With 11 covered compartments there’s room to organize and store all of your charms and locket. Choose the locket you want to make, fill it with the perfect colors and pieces, lock it, and with a turn of the knob, the lights and music infuse the locket with your personal story.

    • The set comes with everything kids need to make 10 Lockitz, including Memory Studio with Locket Display (3 pc), 10 Locket Tops, 10 Locket Backs, 4 Necklaces, 3 Bracelets, 3 Keychain Clasps, 40 Charms, 30 Gems, 16 Backgrounds, Tweezers, and a Photo Stencil.
    • Ages: 5+
    • Available at Toys “R” Us for $29.99.
  2.  3Doodler Start.  Creative kids can finally bring all of their imaginative ideas to life in 3D. This 3D printing pen extrudes an eco-friendly plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air.  Specially designed to be clean and safe, with no hot parts or messy resins or glues to contend with. It uses an Eco-Plastic that’s made entirely from food grade materials, so it’s completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and BPA-free.

    • The 3Doodler Start is easy to use. Just turn it on, insert a strand, and start Doodling in 3D. It can either be used while plugged in, or charge it up and Doodle wirelessly for up to one hour.
    • The 3Doodler Start is easy to use. Just turn it on, insert a strand, and start Doodling in 3D. It can either be used while plugged in, or charge it up and Doodle wirelessly for up to one hour.
    • Ages: 8+
    • Available at Toys “R” US, Target, Amazon for $49.99.
  3. Trolls Color Your Own Shimmer Messenger Bag. Show off your style by coloring your own trendy Trolls messenger bag. It comes with 4 fabric markers and 6 peel and stick gemstones.

    • The Trolls movie, expected to be a big hit with kids, comes out in November and features the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and other stars.
    • Ages: 6+
    • Available at Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart for $9.99.
  4. Crayola Crayon Factory. Watch your colorful Crayon bits transform into customized car, heart, and puppy Crayon creations. Use the included Crayons or recycle your old Crayola Crayon bits to create marvelous melted creations with the electronic Crayola Crayon Factory.

    • Simply mix, melt, and mold to make custom creations for playing and doodling.
    • Ages: 8+
    • Available at Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart, Amazon for $34.99.
  5. Do-It-Yourself 3D Puzzle Vase and 3D Puzzle Globe. The vase features 160 high-quality, durable plastic puzzle pieces that hold tightly with no glue required. Includes eight permanent markers, a stand, and a removable water cup that allows the completed puzzle to function as a real vase.

    • Build the all-white vase and then use the eight permanent markers included to create your unique piece of artwork on the blank canvas of a functional vase.
    • Makes a Great Gift: Build the puzzle, create your design, then dis-assemble it and give it as a gift to someone special. Enjoy watching the recipient build and discover the image on their one-of-a-kind, functional keepsake vase.
    • The unique 240-piece globe puzzle is made of curved, interlockin. Plastic pieces that hold tightly with no glue required.
    • The completed sphere is 6″ in diameter and features a world map that can be displayed using the included base.
    • Ages: 8+
    • Available at Amazon for $24.99.

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