Busy Boxes

Busy Boxes

Portability. One of the greatest attributes of any toy, in my opinion. And no more so than during the holiday season when road trips are aplenty. So it's no surprise that I love these busy boxes- available in coffee shop and hospital models. From the site: Rooms with a view! These colorful wooden boxes really open wide - to become mini wooden stage settings just waiting for kids to bring them to life. Fold each box's central table down from a wall painted to look like a Hospital or Coffee Shop, set it with the included linens (ruching-trimmed sheets or checked tablecloth), arrange the abundance of accessories all around and by the time the adorably dressed figures take their places, pretend-play adventures have already begun to unfold, too. Fun for ages 3 and up.

  • Make your own Muppet. This is not an imitation or some partial facsimile. If you grew up loving Muppets this is awesome. Heck even if you don't buy one it is really fun to see what you can create. I got one for Christmas and I can... Make your own Muppet. This is not an imitation or some partial facsimile. If you grew up loving Muppets this is awesome. Heck even if you don't buy one it is really fun to see what you can create. I got one for Christmas and I can't wait to share it with my Son who, thanks to Elmo, is incredibly into Muppets already.

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  • Colors, patterns.... even a custom 10-letter word on the heel stripe (my own say "whackjob")... All options can be chosen by you or by the recipient of a gift card to the Converse site. My 10-year-old put these on her XMas list... Colors, patterns.... even a custom 10-letter word on the heel stripe (my own say "whackjob")... All options can be chosen by you or by the recipient of a gift card to the Converse site. My 10-year-old put these on her XMas list after seeing the ones I made for myself (*cough* before making any for my kids, I might add *cough*) this past summer.

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  • I LOVE Muppets so the idea of being able to make a muppet of my own is fascinating to say the least. Looking for an original gift? This is it!

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  • For when you get bored at home, you can write on all of your t-shirts to try and make them cooler. Comes in a set of 8.

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  • Fill it with trivia questions and reuse for baby and bridal showers, for starters.... Or have your kids come up with a new game that utilizes this as a 3-D gameboard... Re-load it with applicable coupons, advice and a gift certifi... Fill it with trivia questions and reuse for baby and bridal showers, for starters.... Or have your kids come up with a new game that utilizes this as a 3-D gameboard... Re-load it with applicable coupons, advice and a gift certificate or two and you have a unique New Baby gift..... Put office co-workers' names in each box for Secret Santa picking.... Or just use it as an advent calendar. from the site: * Wood Advent Calendar * Includes 25 Doors * Accented with Hand-Painted Design * Christmas Theme * No Assembly Required * Dust with Dry Cloth * Overall Dimensions: 11.75"L x 7.25"W x 9"H

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  • from the site: Translucent colors on Frosted Take Out Boxes make creative packaging for packaged gourmet foods, party favors, pet treats or any festive presentation! Made of polypropylene these colorful pails are great for basket... from the site: Translucent colors on Frosted Take Out Boxes make creative packaging for packaged gourmet foods, party favors, pet treats or any festive presentation! Made of polypropylene these colorful pails are great for baskets, soaps & wrapped food (indirect contact). Handles are pre-attached for convenience.

  • Buy retro candy (like Dots and Now and Laters) or vintage Christmas ribbon candy in bulk and fill. Voila! A cool and unexpected party favor!

  • Another fun and funky way to present a gift that will stand apart from the rest... I buy these in all sorts of colors and patterns and fill them with Dollar-Store-like trinkets for my kids. They love the quantity-vs-quality app... Another fun and funky way to present a gift that will stand apart from the rest... I buy these in all sorts of colors and patterns and fill them with Dollar-Store-like trinkets for my kids. They love the quantity-vs-quality approach, lol.

  • from FAO Schwartz: (required) Turn stormy weather into creative expression! Sturdy, waterproof pull-on boots come with a set of special paints for decorating with any design that inspires your little artist. The waterproof des... from FAO Schwartz: (required) Turn stormy weather into creative expression! Sturdy, waterproof pull-on boots come with a set of special paints for decorating with any design that inspires your little artist. The waterproof designs stay on until wiped off with the magical erasing pads included in your kit. Then the boots can be painted all over again. So fun, your kids will wish for rain. Kit includes: 1 pair of paintable boots, 6 colors of water proof paints, 32 magical erasing pads, 2 paintbrushes and 1 mixing palette. Children's sizes come in a light blue tote, while adult sizes are packaged in pink.

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  • From FAO Schwartz: How would you like to be the editor-in-chief of your own fashion magazine? Here's everything you need to do just that- all you need is a computer and your creativity. Included are a digital camera with tripod... From FAO Schwartz: How would you like to be the editor-in-chief of your own fashion magazine? Here's everything you need to do just that- all you need is a computer and your creativity. Included are a digital camera with tripod, four photo backdrops for your fashion shoots, computer software, and complete, easy-to-follow instructions on putting it all together, from setting up the photos to working on the computer. 1. Set the scene 2. Shoot the photos 3. Import photos to your computer 4. Use the templates to layout your stories 5. Print your magazine 6. You're fabulous! Voila! Camera is compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, and XP. Software is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Camera requires 2 "AA" batteries, not included. Doll and outfit sold separately.

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  • With all of the holiday travel plans ahead, what a perfect gift for a young person to use to record their adventures.... from Garnet Hill: This pocket sketchbook features a collection of 12 tiny colored pencils and a pad of pa... With all of the holiday travel plans ahead, what a perfect gift for a young person to use to record their adventures.... from Garnet Hill: This pocket sketchbook features a collection of 12 tiny colored pencils and a pad of paper. It's just the right size for stuffing into stockings, backpacks and purses. Imported. Size: 4½"H x 2¼"W Buy two and save! Two for $24.

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  • The full collection of the sets I love soooo much.... from the site: Archiquest Reconstruct the world's architectural masterpieces! Take the "tect" out of architect, substitute imagination, and you get a stunning set of bui... The full collection of the sets I love soooo much.... from the site: Archiquest Reconstruct the world's architectural masterpieces! Take the "tect" out of architect, substitute imagination, and you get a stunning set of building blocks. Fully illustrated with original artwork inspired by famous architecture from around the globe, these blocks invite kids to share the amazing spatial, proportional, and dimensional discoveries celebrated in that architectural style. Each set includes a hardbound book on the history and culture that inspired the architectural style it features. Deluxe World Fusion's 218 blocks and 86 pages set the stage for an imaginative amalgam of the diverse and fascinating styles of Egypt, Byzantium, Medieval Europe, China and Rome. For ages 5 and up.

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  • My ten-year-old actually picked this out of a catalog, exclaiming, "Oh my GOSH this is so COOL!" The ultimate compliment to the toy but kind of a passive aggressive hint to her mother that it was time to let her decorate her room ... My ten-year-old actually picked this out of a catalog, exclaiming, "Oh my GOSH this is so COOL!" The ultimate compliment to the toy but kind of a passive aggressive hint to her mother that it was time to let her decorate her room herself for a change. Fabulous kit. from the site: If you could redecorate your room, where would you begin? Open our professional pink portfolio and use the supplies to start tracing pieces of furniture - there's enough to redo the kitchen, living room, and play room, too - onto the included vellum. Get really creative with our Add-On Kits that include more designs to trace and vellum. Kits are for designing decorators ages 9 and up. Make your designs pretty as a painting with our set of 12 Brush Markers - markers that have little paintbrush tips. For ages 6 and up. Save $4.90! The Design Studio Special includes Design Studio plus both Add-On Kits. Available Add-On Kit Styles Bedrooms Living Rooms

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  • This may not be quite warm enough for the winters here in Wisconsin but it would do a great job taking the chill out of an early springtime walk.... There is a ladybug version as well. from the site: Dress for adventure! Ki... This may not be quite warm enough for the winters here in Wisconsin but it would do a great job taking the chill out of an early springtime walk.... There is a ladybug version as well. from the site: Dress for adventure! Kids can pretend to be anything and anywhere they want to be the instant they don this cute cape. Be a Dalmatian dotted with spots and spotted with dots - it's arf-fully exciting to trot into dress-up fun any day of the year in this special "coat." Cape is made of 100% polyester plush and features a hood that ties. Easy for kids to slip into, warm, and wonderful. For ages 3 and up. Imported.

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  • 5 Capes for $16.95? Great deal. How much fun would they add to a nature walk? Lots. That's how much. from the site: Kids sporting these colorful capes look "cute as a bug." How does metamorphosis occur? Easy! Children simply... 5 Capes for $16.95? Great deal. How much fun would they add to a nature walk? Lots. That's how much. from the site: Kids sporting these colorful capes look "cute as a bug." How does metamorphosis occur? Easy! Children simply slip their arms through the foam-crafted capes' armholes to blossom into a bee or beetle, butterfly or ladybug - then make-believe magic takes wing. Set of five bugs-to-be is fun for parties.

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  • I just added this to the stash of make-believe themed Christmas presents for my two daughters, both of whom LOVE to play house. Oh wait, excuse me. Now that they're 7 and 10 they have changed it to "apartment"- as in they "live in... I just added this to the stash of make-believe themed Christmas presents for my two daughters, both of whom LOVE to play house. Oh wait, excuse me. Now that they're 7 and 10 they have changed it to "apartment"- as in they "live in their own apartment." Sigh. For $10, you can't really go wrong with this one. From the site: Nothing goes better with a warm spring day than fresh lemonade. And with this fun, unbreakable plastic set, kids can even help squeeze the lemons - right into the pitcher. Pour into the colorful cups, and stir in additional magic with the cosmic-topped spoons ("Who wants the sun?"). Add wee treats to the four snack plates, and raise a toast to spring.

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  • from HearthSong: Winter storms turn the yard into a young artist's brand-new canvas with these easy-to-use squeeze paints that are designed especially for use on snow. Tinted powder dissolves easily in warm water, is harmless... from HearthSong: Winter storms turn the yard into a young artist's brand-new canvas with these easy-to-use squeeze paints that are designed especially for use on snow. Tinted powder dissolves easily in warm water, is harmless to people, pets and the environment, and magically disappears when the snow melts. Set includes 4 paint packets, 4 squeeze bottles that look like crayons, and instructions. Sno-Paints Refill has 8 packets of color.

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  • Over 40 wooden pieces! from HearthSong: Make your snowman stand out! Our exclusive kit has everything you need to turn joyfully rolled snow into a crowd of captivating characters. Choose from over 40 whimsical wooden feature... Over 40 wooden pieces! from HearthSong: Make your snowman stand out! Our exclusive kit has everything you need to turn joyfully rolled snow into a crowd of captivating characters. Choose from over 40 whimsical wooden features (shaped like eyes, noses, mouths, ears, buttons, and headwear) to create truly memorable additions to your family. It's so easy, you can change your snowmen's identities every day if you like. The components have wooden dowels on back that you simply press into the snow. And the pieces are BIG. Everyone will be able to see and enjoy the 12"-tall hat and 9"-tall grin, for example. It's a great way to spend a day in the snow with your children and friends. Comes with a cloth bag for easy storage.

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  • These plastic gadgets will cover your offense AND defense in the upcoming snowball fights this winter....

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  • My kids had so much fun last year in a pile of snow they mashed up into a crazy looking igloo that this winter I'm going to spring for a "professional" kit, lol. This one has the plastic gadgets they'll need to get the job done. C... My kids had so much fun last year in a pile of snow they mashed up into a crazy looking igloo that this winter I'm going to spring for a "professional" kit, lol. This one has the plastic gadgets they'll need to get the job done. Check out the Super Shovel on the site, too.... From the site: Snow day? Yay! Celebrate by making a real igloo. Just fill an Eskimold with a few shovelfuls of snow, and flip out a curved eskiblock. Snow-proof instructions tell you how to place the blocks and to use the plastic "eskisaw" to even everything off. You can also build straight walls for forts. Kids can use the ergonomically designed, high-quality plastic Children's Super Shovel to carve a deep and wide path to their new and exciting play place. Colors for both will vary; we will choose for you.

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  • Three choices available: Car, Boat or Airplane from HearthSong: "If you could design your own car, what would it look like? Classic? Compact? Futuristic? A truck? Design these vehicles and more with the cool components tucke... Three choices available: Car, Boat or Airplane from HearthSong: "If you could design your own car, what would it look like? Classic? Compact? Futuristic? A truck? Design these vehicles and more with the cool components tucked in this handsome blue portfolio. Included are 10 pages of different car and truck bodies to trace, 2 pages of accessories (tires, mirrors, steering wheels, roof racks), 2 pages of stickers (numbers, racing stripes, and other ultra-cool finishing touches), 12 colored pencils, an eraser, heavy vellum paper, and helpful instructions. Use Metallic Colored Pencils to make custom paint jobs gleam. For ages 9 and up. Let your imagination soar with our Add-On Kits that include design sheets, a #2 cedar pencil, and 20 sheets of heavy vellum paper, packaged in a colorful cardstock envelope.":

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  • Full of medical and office supplies (like forms and signs) so that your child can take care of every single ailment their stuffed animal comes up with!

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  • Whoo hoo! Girl-themed building blocks! Cute and durable.

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  • My 3-year-old will be getting this for Christmas. He's crazy about trucks and I like how this is rugged and has vehicles with real working parts. Over 40 pieces in all.

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  • from the site: Kids get cooking with our authentic appliances…and enjoy all the sights, sounds and action of a real bustling kitchen! 3-piece set includes a blender, a mixer with interchangeable beaters and a coffee maker—all wit... from the site: Kids get cooking with our authentic appliances…and enjoy all the sights, sounds and action of a real bustling kitchen! 3-piece set includes a blender, a mixer with interchangeable beaters and a coffee maker—all with safe, rounded parts designed especially for kids. Rugged plastic; blender measures 8 1/2" tall. (4-10 years)

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  • My kids have all gone through a stage (starting when they were toddlers) of being fascinated with cleaning. Unfortunately, my ten-year-old has outgrown it, lol. But this is one of the best versions of a cleaning trolley I've seen.... My kids have all gone through a stage (starting when they were toddlers) of being fascinated with cleaning. Unfortunately, my ten-year-old has outgrown it, lol. But this is one of the best versions of a cleaning trolley I've seen. The vacuum even has sound effects.

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  • I bought the older version of this a year ago. It's great because it's both durable and compact yet has all your child needs to play Mommy (except the doll itself). Site Description: From a detachable highchair and built-in ba... I bought the older version of this a year ago. It's great because it's both durable and compact yet has all your child needs to play Mommy (except the doll itself). Site Description: From a detachable highchair and built-in bathtub to a super-cozy crib, our cute nursery has all kids need to take care of baby! Measures 30" high. Easy assembly. Doll sold separately. (3-8 years)

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  • My 7-year-old LOVES to play school. This is one of the best, most all-inclusive kits I've discovered at a decent price. Over 70 pieces including a chalkboard, tests and charts.

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  • Hmm... mine would look like my post-Christmas credit card bill.... from the site: Make all those imaginary monsters come to life with the Make-My-Own-Monster Custom Design Kit. We've partnered with the talented designers and... Hmm... mine would look like my post-Christmas credit card bill.... from the site: Make all those imaginary monsters come to life with the Make-My-Own-Monster Custom Design Kit. We've partnered with the talented designers and artisans at the North American Bear Co. to offer this extraordinary chance to design your very own one-of-a-kind monster. The experience begins when you receive the Make-My-Own-Monster Design Kit, that includes colored pencils, paper, and a detailed questionnaire. With this kit you create not only what the monster looks like, but you also create a story about the monster and describe his or her personality. Once you've completed the kit and sent it in, the designers at North American Bear Co. will faithfully reproduce your design as a plush monster, including a descriptive hang-tag that tells the story of your monster as you have described it and identifies you as the creator.

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