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Imagine I CAN Crafts / Activity Sets For Kids – Fighting Boredom Blues

by TerriAnn
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Despite the oodles of electronic gadgets surrounding kids today, many are more than happy to put those down for some good ‘ol craft time together. Sure, doing the crafts are fun but the hard part is coming up with the ideas and preparing the supplies. All-in-one craft kits and/or art projects are always welcome in my home. When I learned about Manhattan Toy’s Imagine I CAN crafts for kids I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew was that they offered:

Imagine I Can is a unique line of affordable priced activities for kids ages 3 and up packaged in colorfully designed tins that are portable and reusable. Activities include: make-it-myself projects, role-play, games and arts & crafts.

I decided to browse their selection of 28 sets. Not only were the sets only $5-$20 but there were even a few items my tween daughter would enjoy too. We ended up requesting Imagine I Can Lace & Play Porcupine, Imagine I Can Crafty Eraser Creations, and Imagine I Can Pet Rock Pals.

Manhattan Toys Imagine I Can Crafts Activities for Kids

Okay, the porcupine project was so incredibly cute. How can you not like a smiling cardboard porcupine with large-googly eyes just waiting to get dressed up with some color?! My daughter and I had a blast making this even though the target age range is for preschool children. That’s probably why the package says 3+. Munchkin found the porcupine so adorable that she has it hanging in her room.

Manhattan Toys Imagine I Can Crafts Activities for Kids

Next up was the eraser making kit which came in a cute tin. My daughter, however, decided the bottom of the tin was perfect for molding the eraser clay. She tried to use the included shape trays but the clay would get stuck. The only way to get the clay out was to smash, pull, and yank it out. Obviously it no longer resembled the shape she was aiming for.

Manhattan Toys Imagine I Can Crafts Activities for Kids

Well, we made due and went freestyle. Oh, and thank goodness for cookie cutters! We spent a good couple of hours rolling and shaping. The mini-sculptures we made looked pretty good if I may say so myself. I was particularly proud of the clog and tulip I made. My daughter made us an eraser for our upcoming 13th anniversary – aww, so sweet!

The directions included were just a bit too basic in my opinion. It would have been nice to have some guidelines, such as recommended thickness or suggestions of how to attach pieces together. Our erasers went in perfectly but came out with a few issues. In the boiling process, areas that are not fully smoothed together are prone to separating. Also, moving or arranging the erasers while boiling may inadvertently break delicate connections. This was a quick lesson on how NOT to do things and the second batch I made was much better. Maybe that’s why it was suggested to do one piece at a time. Still, my poor tulip…

We tested some finished eraser parts on pencil doodles and they are, in fact, very good erasers! With the included clay, my daughter and I managed to make ten complete erasers. Plus, she can store them in the included tin. Not bad for an $11 kit!

Manhattan Toys Imagine I Can Crafts Activities for Kids

There’s still one project waiting for us as we were just to busy to  do it thus far. It’s kind of exciting since, even though they’re supposed to be ‘pet rocks’, real rocks aren’t actually used at all. It’s a special clay that just looks like rock when dried. Cool, right?

The Imagine I CAN series offers several different kits for ages 3 and up and include everything you need to complete them. The projects vary in difficulty so you’re sure to find something that will appeal to your child(ren). Feel free to check out the Imagine I CAN collection yourself and see which items will be right for your family.

Now on to the giveaway – you can win any Imagine I CAN set of your choice by entering below!

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Sonia March 29, 2013 - 12:56 am

I’d like to make some erasers 😉

YVONNE WOODSTOCK March 29, 2013 - 6:25 am

I am hoping to win the Craft Eraser Making Kit for my 13 yr old neice Jenah.

Thank you and to the sponsor as well, for this giveaway opportunity.

cco March 29, 2013 - 9:35 am

Those erasers would be a great project for both boys and girls!

Teresa Young March 29, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Knitting Beginnings looks fun to do with my granddaughters

linda sueyoshi March 30, 2013 - 4:21 pm

great kit!

shelly peterson March 31, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun

Suzie Williams March 31, 2013 - 9:00 pm

I like the Sew Sweet kit.

latanya April 1, 2013 - 10:49 am

Imagine I Can Feel Better MD

K.Pugh April 4, 2013 - 9:48 am

I Can Fairy Enchanted
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Kimberly Schotz April 4, 2013 - 10:00 am

I would choose Knitting Beginnings

Janet F April 4, 2013 - 12:12 pm

I like Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun.

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Tamar April 5, 2013 - 6:46 am

I like the Imagine I can spy kit!

Charlene S April 5, 2013 - 8:58 am

I like the MOTORWORKS FSX Monster Truck 1.0.

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janet benthin April 6, 2013 - 2:17 am

The cat in the hat boxed set

Kathleen Novak April 6, 2013 - 5:00 am

The Imagine I Can Cheese Chase is so super cute and looks like a lot of fun!!

Georgia Beckman April 6, 2013 - 5:10 am

Probably the pet rock kit. One of my grandchildren is really into making pet rocks right now.

Paula Michele Hafner April 6, 2013 - 7:48 pm

I would pick the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures

lisa lo April 6, 2013 - 8:16 pm
Angela Yeremenko April 6, 2013 - 10:58 pm

I like the Imagine I Can Sew Sweet.

Sallee Glickler aka Sorcha Griannon April 7, 2013 - 1:58 am

Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings

Patricia April 7, 2013 - 7:22 am

How fun. The sewing kit.

Virginia Rowell April 7, 2013 - 8:24 am

I would choose the Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun.

Katie Bellamy April 7, 2013 - 6:53 pm

The Groovy Girls Glam-It_Yourself jewelry box

sarah harding April 7, 2013 - 7:59 pm

Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures

Erika T. April 7, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Imagine I Can Pet Rock Pals…going on a rock hunt to get the rocks is a great beginning for this project!

Victoria Carlson April 7, 2013 - 8:49 pm

I would choose the MagnaMobiles Dump Truck!

Christina Howell April 8, 2013 - 2:55 pm

I would pick Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun.

Heather April 8, 2013 - 5:59 pm

i would choose the knitting beginnings kit

Stefhany April 10, 2013 - 12:20 am

I want the MOTORWORKS FSX Monster Truck 1.0.

Anne N. April 11, 2013 - 8:52 pm

I like the Pet Rock Pals.

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David Carlson April 13, 2013 - 10:54 am

I would most likely get the MOTORWORKS GT Road Racer 1.0

Samii Meyer April 14, 2013 - 12:44 pm

I like the Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings

susan smoaks April 14, 2013 - 3:29 pm

i would choose the finger paint fun!

kathy dalton April 14, 2013 - 6:46 pm

I LIKE Baby Stella

Donna K April 14, 2013 - 9:09 pm

Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings

YVONNE WOODSTOCK April 22, 2013 - 11:08 pm

Thank you so much to both blogger and sponsor for this fun creative giveaway. I am thrilled to have won the Crafty Eraser Making Kit for my niece Jenah and very grateful! : ) I will be sure to thank you both publically on facebook and twitter as well.

Melissa June 26, 2013 - 5:39 pm

TerriAnn, my family loves these arts & crafts sets which come with everything you need. This looks like a whole load of fun. For me, it’s easier than going to the store and finding all the supplies you need. I like that they are inexpensive. The eraser set looks pretty cool. I think the girls will love the sewing machine sets.

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