Top Christmas Toys for 2012: Part 2

Here we are, just a few weeks from Christmas, and we’re thrilled to share our second installment of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s Best Christmas Toy List for Kids! Here we’ll share with you the Top Toys of 2012 for artists, scientists, and gamers of all ages!



First up, you can give kids the gift of creating fabulously unique homemade bracelets, necklaces, anklets, belts, and more with the simple-to-use Loopdedoo! Design a piece of jewelry within minutes or spend the whole day with your friends making funky custom wristbands. Just pick your favorite colors of thread, wrap them around the Loopdedoo device, and turn the knob! With 18 different colored skeins of embroidery thread, the design possibilities are endless. Ages 8+. 



The next hot Christmas toy provides your little artists with what they need to recreate the beauty of van Gogh's artwork with the Master Kitz Sunflowers set! A sturdy, re-usable art tool box with magnetic closures is packed with 3 custom acrylic paints, 1 van Gogh roller, 2 sunflower stencils, 1 foam brush, 2 pieces of deluxe art paper, learning materials, and step-by-step instructions. The Sunflowers Master Kitz includes all the tools kids need to paint their very own masterpieces! Ages 5+.



For a cooperative children's game that has players working together to keep Feed the Woozlea hungry monster fed, check out Feed the Woozle! Children will roll a die to see how many pieces of food to place on their spoons to feed the Woozle. Yummy cards are then collected from the pile to show how many pieces were successfully delivered to the Woozle's mouth. When the group has collected all 12 yummy pieces, the Woozle will be full! As children become more adept, they can add the use of the spinner, which will have kids bunny hopping, marching, and walking backwards to Feed the Woozle! For 2-5 players. Ages 3+.



TenziGet ready for a TENZI frenzy! All players will roll their dice at the same time and then quickly decide which number they’ll keep. Rolling continues until you have all ten of your dice showing the same number. Be the first player to get all ten of their dice to match, and shout out "TENZI" to win the game! Each game includes 40 dice (ten each of four different colors). For 2-4 players. Ages 8+.   


Is it a fast-paced individual game, a challenging multi-player game, or a colorfully chaotic puzzle? Pajaggle is all of these things and more. The trick to any version of the game is to correctly fit each piece in its perfect spot. Some pieces are similar and other pieces fit inside one another, so things can get tricky! There are infinite ways to play, and you can challenge yourself or a friend - or two or three! Each Pajaggle game board includes 61 colorful insert pieces, a pajiggler (read: pointy poker to reposition those pesky misplaced Pajaggle pieces), Pajaggle playbook, timer, and piece bag. For 1-4 players. Ages 3+.


My First Super Science KitYour little scientists will love being able to explore, experiment, and discover their world with My First Super Science Kit for kids! They can use the giant magnifier to get a close up look at fabrics, bugs, and even their own skin. They will discover how our bodies carry electricity with the Energy Stick, and grow a GIANT crystal ball! Over 70 exciting experiments will stimulate young minds and enhance a love of science! Ages 4+.
We will have one final installment of ASTRA’s Best Christmas Toy List for Kids to share with you. If you know someone who loves sports, classic wooden trains, or brainteaser puzzles, you’ll definitely want to stay tuned!

Thank you for reading!