What It Is
Catwalk Creations is a new, sophisticated line of arts & crafts for the young, emerging fashion designer. The kit allows you to create and customize your own miniaturized fashions just like real designers. Follow the pattern guides or sketch out your own designs. Then cut the design into the fabric and fit it to your mini mannequin. Once it's fitted, you can accessorize the designs with gems, ribbons, and more. Online, you can use the web tools to get inspired or print out fabric designs to jazz up your creations.
The kit includes a poseable mannequin, pencil, scissors, two fabric markers, two sheets of printable fabric, two mini plastic belt buckles, five sheets of various fabric, five ribbons, 25 mini clothespins, rhinestone sheet, double-sided tape, a design guide, and a sketchbook with patterns.
Why It’s Fun
For girls who love fashion and also love crafts, Catwalk Creations lets girls begin the process of real fashion design. The activities are also not limited simply to the templates, the design kit encourages a lot of out-of-the box thinking and open-ended play. Girls will like using the online features and printable fabrics to create designs that are all their own.
Who It’s For
Crayola Catwalk Creations are for ages 8 and up.
It will be most appealing to kids who are interested in design and fashion.
What To Be Aware Of
This toy introduces kids to the basics of patterning and fashion design. It's a little more sophisticated than other fashion toys. There's no sewing, but kids use double sided tape to fit their garment creations to the forms.
Garments must be disassembled to change them on the forms.
At the time we reviewed this, the Catwalk Creations web site was not yet active in the U.S.