Magazine article USA TODAY

Greating Special Moments of the Heart

Magazine article USA TODAY

Greating Special Moments of the Heart

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What parent's heart doesn't melt when presented with a homemade trinket, crafted by the tiniest fingers, by a child beaming with pride? With Mother's Day upon us and Father's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to pick up a few of the latest offerings from Creativity for Kids, Faber-Castell USA, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Tops on the list is My Hand Print ($6.99), a kit containing just enough air dry clay to make the perfect impression of a hand that, years from now, we'll have trouble believing was ever that small. Three colors of acrylic paint, paintbrush, and hanging ribbon also are included to complete this keepsake.

Since pictures always make great gifts, use Paper Petals Photo Frames ($15.99) to add a flowery flair to three small snapshots. With seven sheets of punch-out cardstock shapes, kids can layer the flowers into designs of their choosing and accent with pearl beads and iridescent sequins. The finished frames will vary in size, up to 7", and can be strung together--the kit includes clear hanging tabs and ribbon--or placed on the three printed cardstock easels.

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The Deluxe Rock-a-Doodle kit ($16.99) includes 12 smooth rocks in assorted sizes that can be painted or adorned with feathers, felt, fun fur, chenille stems, rhinestones, and wiggly eves to create adorable pebble pets--or anything else the mind can imagine. …

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