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Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit

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CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Turn your home into the Shoemaker's workshop! Read the story together, then watch your little one's creativity blossom with a full-color, double-sided shoe shop play set with seven ready-to-color characters and a shoe to decorate and lace! This lesson-filled set includes a 24-page, full-color, illustrated Storybook with tips for reading aloud and additional activity ideas as well as all of the materials needed for the two story-themed crafts. A wonderful way to extend story time and encourage a lifelong love of reading!

The Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit Features:
  • Encourage a lifelong love of reading, inspire creativity and spend some cuddly, quality time together!

  • Includes 24-page, full-color, illustrated storybook, The Gingerbread Man, with tips for reading aloud and additional activity ideas.

  • Includes lace-up shoe with shoelace and 3 sheets of decorative foam stickers.

  • Includes double-sided, full-color play set featuring 2 different scenes from the story, 7 ready-to-color characters and 6 character stands.

  • Use the finished crafts for pretend play or as props for your next telling of the tale.

Features

  • Encourage a lifelong love of reading, inspire creativity and spend some cuddly, quality time together!
  • Includes 24-page, full-color, illustrated storybook, The Gingerbread Man, with tips for reading aloud and additional activity ideas.
  • Includes lace-up shoe with shoelace and 3 sheets of decorative foam stickers.
  • Includes double-sided, full-color play set featuring 2 different scenes from the story, 7 ready-to-color characters and 6 character stands.
  • Use the finished crafts for pretend play or as props for your next telling of the tale.

Additional Info

685452

A9149750

086002011145

1114

0.6 pounds

10.8 x 9.3 x 2.1

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging (4)
  • Interactive (4)
  • Lots of fun (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Entertainment (4)
  • Indoor (3)
  • Young children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (3), Stay at home parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

A Story with Crafts All-In-One!

By Erin Lowmaster

from Oregon City, Oregon

About Me Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit:

    The Once upon A Craft The Elves and The Shoemakers set would make a fun gift for a child with a love for listening or retelling stories, crafts, imaginative play, and reading! In this set, there's an illustrated full color book of the story, a lace-up shoe with shoe lace, decorative peel and stick foam stickers for the shoe, a double sided play-set stage to re-create the story , and characters to color.

    This set is something for a child to do on their own or with a friend, sibling, parent, sitter, family member, or caregiver. It's perfect for a rainy day, in my opinion! The future playability will clearly depend on the child. If for instance your child thrives on classical learning and a love for books and crafts this will certainly be an excellent gift choice.

    I like how mess free this set is. There's no glue or cutting paper. The only thing you'll need is some sort of coloring tool. My kids used markers to color the 7 ready-to-color characters. The stands these characters go on are very strong and durable!

    To be honest, my kids used this set once and haven't gone back to it. They did the craft but haven't gone back to read the story or retell it with the characters and stage. If I had this kit as a child, I would have been extremely happy with it and played with it over and over again. I would stress that parents/caregivers should use their best judgment in deciding if this kit would be right for the child in their life.

    Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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    3.0

    Mess-Free Crafting for ages 4-6 working independently

    By Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker

    from The Great White North

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Bright Colors
    • Customizable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fun

    Cons

    • Limited Uses
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Single Student Use

    Comments about Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit:

    I'm kind of ambivalent about a kit like this because I am one of those mom's who hates having junk everywhere. My oldest (who is now 8) would have been an ideal child to give something like this too. It's a self-contained kit containing a book telling the classic story of the Elves and the Shoemaker. The book itself has quality pages and is simply told for smaller children. The crafts, however, are aimed at children, who in my opinion, can sit through a longer retelling.

    The kit also contains a thick, colorful cardboard boot for lacing and foam stickers to decorate it with. The other craft is a board with the setting and several characters that the child can color themselves and use to reenact the story as it's being told. Or just play with.

    I like that the crafts are self contained and are mess-free. That is awesome! They are also perfectly suited for ages 4-6 and can be done unassisted, for the most part.

    On the other hand, they are simple cardboard crafts and when I pick them up for the 5th time, that equals recycling bin fodder. And my 5 year old, who has a different disposition than my 8 year old, was perfectly happy to play for a few days and then throw them away herself. So for me, they are just okay. It's more money than I tend to spend on a kit/project to end up with a just ok version of the story and the craft in the garbage in a few days. But that is just me and the kids I have available in the proper age range. It would be a good guided activity for a younger child (my 2 year old desperately wanted to "help.").

    Overall, it was just ok for me.

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this item in exchange for an honest review.

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    5.0

    Perfect rainy day activity for toddlers

    By Mom of 2

    from Chicago IL

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit:

      We loved this craft kit. I have a 3 year old boy, about to turn 4. He loves playing with superheroes and play sets. It is hard to get him interested in much else. He was the one who brought the kit to me. We read the easy-to-understand story together, and he did not lose focus once. The pages were colorful and the story was short enough to keep him interested. He loved coloring his own characters after he finished and play acting the story out. He couldn't wait for his older sister to come home to read him the story again and take turns acting it out. And getting to decorate his own shoe was his favorite part! He's a little young to practice the lacing but he knows it's there when ready. Thanks to Educational Insights for the kit in exchange for an honest review.

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      5.0

      Awesome gift!

      By Janessa

      from Charlestown, WV

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Travel

        Comments about Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit:

        My 4 and 8 year old really enjoyed this set! Lots to do-fine motor, reading, coloring, acting out the story! Great gift!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Elves & The Shoemaker

        By NewAgeMama

        from NJ

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Once Upon a Craft The Elves and the Shoemaker Storybook with Craft Kit:

          This is such a fun craft idea. You get both a cute story and crafts all in one package. This set tells the story of the elves who help a poor shoemaker find fame. It also includes several papers dolls that kids can decorate themselves. There is a big shoe with a real tie that will help kids learn how to tie their laces. This craft set makes for hours of entertainment and encourages storytelling.

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          • No

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