wish list - Creative kids
Written by Oryx
Mibo’s range of geometric, make-it-yourself paper animals are now available on a series of brightly coloured tees, sun hats, and 100% organic cotton backpacks.
Organic cotton Lion backpack, US$45.
Organic cotton Lion sun hat, US$19.95.
The Wild Bunch paper animals, US$14.95.
Kern’s inflatable dinosaur series is, in fact, hand-cast in ceramic, with gold lustre, and then glazed to order in one of five colourways.
Tyrannosaurus Rex, approx. 39 x 33 x 20cm US$500
Stegosaurus, approx. 35 x 33 x 58cm US$800
This innovative build-it-yourself digital camera comes in kit form, and features a rotating ‘Swiss-army’ lens wheel that includes 3D, panoramic lenses. Battery power running low? Just rotate the crank handle to recharge, and download pics onto your home computer.
From age 8+.
Two great magazines that will engage young readers are Okido and Anorak, both lovingly produced with engaging text and rich illustrations. Okido brings to vivid life arts and science, while each edition of Anorak thrives on a single theme, such as seasons, inventions, or outdoors. Kids will return to these again and again.
Okido (6 times a year), ages 3–8
Anorak (4 times a year), ages 6–12
THE LEGO MOVIE
Engage creative play with these new sets from The LEGO Movie, including the 2-in-1 ice-cream van, and the enormous, 2,741-piece pirate ship which features a mini version of MetalBeard.
Ice Cream Machine, 70804, US$29.99
MetalBeard’s Sea Cow, 70810, US$249.99