Contained Creativity

Toy manufacturers introduce mess-free art products

Implications - To appease both parents and children, toy manufacturers have begun introducing art-centric products that allow children to express themselves creatively in a very contained space. Ranging from the type of materials to the place the toy can be used, these mess-free innovations suggest a desire to simplify the process of creation.
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Artistry Teaching Toys - The Dora the Explorer Trace and Learn Projector Teaches Art Basics
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Warm 1,003 Clicks Pub: Dec 29, 15
Artistry Teaching Toys
The Dora the Explorer Trace and Learn Projector Teaches Art Basics
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Children's Color-In Boots - Etsy's TheWoodsSecretGarden Provides a Template for Customizable Boots
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Warm 973 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 16
Children's Color-In Boots
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Colorful Play Tablets - Boogie Board's Scribble n' Play eWriter Lets Kids Doodle in Color
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Warm 2,552 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 16
Colorful Play Tablets
Boogie Board's Scribble n' Play eWriter Lets Kids Doodle in Color
At CES 2016, Boogie Board expanded its line of innovative eWriter devices by introducing the Scribble n’ Play. With Colorburst technology, Boogie Board is able to bring the vivid colors of a... [More]
Faux Precipitation Toys - The Indoor Snow Kit Can be Used Over and Over Without Melting
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Warm 1,165 Clicks Pub: Mar 17, 16
Faux Precipitation Toys
The Indoor Snow Kit Can be Used Over and Over Without Melting
With adults and children spending more time indoors than ever, the Indoor Snow Kit is designed to allow kids to play with snow without actually going outside. Created using mess-free soft snow-like... [More]
Bathtub Artist Kits - ALEX Toy's Paint in the Tub Playset Makes for an Easy Clean Up
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Mild 2,098 Clicks Pub: May 25, 15
Bathtub Artist Kits
ALEX Toy's Paint in the Tub Playset Makes for an Easy Clean Up
It’s often hard to contain the big imaginations of kids to paper, but knowing that inspiration has the tendency to strike in unusual places, ALEX Toys developed the Paint in the Tub Bathtub... [More]
Anti-Mess Glitter Toys - The Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Foam Stickers Require Zero Cleanup
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Mild 249 Clicks Pub: Mar 17, 16
Anti-Mess Glitter Toys
The Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Foam Stickers Require Zero Cleanup
Using glitter is a notoriously messy pastime, so the Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Foam Stickers are designed to make cleanup virtually nonexistent. Rather than offering children loose... [More]
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