Saturday, May 7, 2011
Written by: Karen Phillips
Published by: Scholastic Klutz
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Source: Received from publisher for review
Ages: 8 and up
5 out of 5 stars - I loved it!
Synopsis (from klutz.com): Bend some wire to form a body, wrap it with colorful raffia clothing, and add sparkly yarn hair. You’ve just made a friendship pixie! But that’s not all. Each pixie gets a twinkly charm that symbolizes a wish for a friend — useful things like laughter, love, and confidence. Friendship Pixies comes with everything you need to make eight adorable dolls and eight matching gift boxes. Whether you give your pixie as a gift or keep her close to your heart, she’ll radiate a magical combination of sweetness, charm, and encouragement.
I remember summers I spent making fairies out of paper dolls, pipe cleaners and anything I found in my mother's sewing supplies. Don't you remember when a jar full of buttons was magical? Well, thanks to the folks at Klutz-Scholastic, you can get a creative little kit and make your own pixies.
On May Day, my eight year-old daughter and I took out the kit and made our pixies. Then I watched her play with them for hours, tucking the pixies and their boxes all around my flower garden. The kit contains just about everything you need. All you will need to add is a ruler, white glue and a nail clipper. It's truly easy and provided hours of fun for my daughter. And any kit that does that is worth it's price in gold.