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It's time for some hands-on creativity!

In our house it seems like there is always some sort of project full of creativity in the works. Wait strike that, it seems like there are always MULTIPLE projects in the works. I honestly can't think of the last time at least one of my kids, if not both, had multiple different projects going at the same time. It's just something they have always done both being creative kids. Heck for that matter I'm guilty of the same thing. I'll have a scrapbook project going the same time as a sewing project, and sometimes even something else too. I think it's our way of not getting bored with one project. Plus there are times you only have a short amount of time to work on a project and some of them may be too involved to work on quickly.

My daughter is one of those kids that tends to lean towards projects that she can see instant results from. She's not big on things like yarn crafts where it can take several hours to complete a project. She's more of a make it and it's done in 15 minutes kind of kid. Don't get me wrong, she will start something and work on it over a period of time but it still usually produces fast results too. I think that's why she likes the Gel-a-Peel kits so much. She can pull out the parts, make something, and in a few hours it's dry and ready for her to do something with it. But it's also something she can do over a span of time by adding to the original project. This is the part she struggles a little more with. Like her mom patience isn't her best virtue.

Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker: 
With the new Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker, girls take their fashionable creativity skills to the next level by creating fun gel fashions, patches and accessories! This easy DIY crafting kit encourages girls to showcase their unique style through fashion. The Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker comes with 40+ design stencils and templates and is a great craft for girls to do with their friends - perfect for parties and sleepovers! Age: 8+, MSRP: $39.99

• Includes 5 gel color tubes, fashion maker with storage and gel tube display, 40+ design stencils and templates and more!

Gel-a-Peel Accessory Kits: 
The Accessory Kits include 3 gel tubes, 16+ design templates, 5 designer tips and more. Age: 8+, MSRP: $19.99
• Make over 60 gel bracelets or make earrings, charms and more.
• NEW colors: 2-Tone and Color Change
  2-Tone – 2 colors in 1 tube!
  Color Change – Jewelry changes color in the sun!

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My daughter also likes to use her mind when it comes to creativity. She's actually quite tech savvy for an 11-year old. I found this out during a parent-teacher conference when the teacher asked me if she had told me about the coding she was doing during her free-time. I had no idea, but was really excited to hear that she was applying herself during down time and learning something new. I guess that's paid off because she's pretty good at it now.

Project Mc2 recently came out with a really neat Smart Pixel Purse that can be a lot of fun for kids that like to be creative. I like that it provides them with different levels of involvement making it something all kids can do.

The purse comes with some really cute pre-programmed animations so it's actually ready to use right out of the box. My daughter is big time into cats so she kept changing it back to the cat animation where a little heart forms on it's paw. This is nice for younger kids because they can push the bottom on the front to scroll through the different ones and still feel like they are customizing the purse.

The purse also comes with the ability to either manipulate the pre-programmed animations or create your own using a smartphone which is nice for the holder more experienced kids. I my daughter download the app on my phone since it has a nice sized screen to it make it easier to use. Once you make your animation you use the plug found on the back side of the purse in the special compartment to download it from your phone to the purse. It's kind of neat because you can also store you phone right in the back compartment if you like. I will note that my daughter is 11 and she was able to open and go through the entire process by herself without any help from me. It does walk you through everything pretty well which is nice for kids to be able to do on their own. The only thing she wasn't quite as excited about was that the purse is plastic, she said it was kiddish (hmm silly, me I thought she was a kid) and that she couldn't really put much in it besides her phone and maybe a few other small things. I do have to agree with her on the latter part, it would have been nice if it had a larger interior making it more functional as a children's purse rather than a play toy for her age.

Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse: 
As seen in the Netflix original series, Project Mc2, customize Bryden’s Smart Pixel Purse! The Pixel Purse comes pre-programmed with 10 animations and combines technology play with tween girls' lifestyle and fashion. Using the free downloadable app, you can also create designs or scroll words on the multi-color LED display. Age: 6+, MSRP: $59.99

• Connect to device, and program the LED lights!
• Customize colors, designs (freehand or “stamps”), words, fonts and speed.
• Link images to create animations.
• Free app is compatible with iOS and Android users. (Smart device not included)

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