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Kristen Nelson

Kristen Nelson is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She does weekly toy reviews for The Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book. She is an expert in Penn State sports, as well as with numerous cooking techniques. Kristen has been crowned the Queen of Potatoes, but her friends call her Lady Spud. When not yelling at the TV during football or hockey games, she is often binge-watching virtually any cooking show. You can delve into her witty mind and follow her on Twitter @Krypton_87.

Become a Bubble Master with Slick Tricks

If you get as excited as a little yellow fish in Finding Nemo when it comes to bubbles, you may want to grab your bubble chest. The Slick Tricks kits, from Little Kids Inc., allow kids… read more

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Big Fun Comes from Tiny Hands

I remember the first time I fell in love with tiny hands. It was 2008 and I was sitting in my basement watching Saturday Night Live. Fred Armisen cleverly counts off a song as Lawrence Welk… read more

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Everybody Gets a Kirby in Kirby Battle Royale

Kirby and cake. Cake and Kirby. Life can’t get much better than that….or can it? Everyone’s favorite little bubble of joy somehow got cuter in Nintendo’s Kirby Battle Royale, available for the 3DS system. There’s not just one… read more

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Create a Mosaic Masterpiece with Paint by Sticker

Move over intricate coloring books, there’s a new activity book in town and it doesn’t make your hand cramp as much. Paint by Sticker, from Workman Publishing, is a line of themed activity books that… read more

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Think Outside the Blocks with Smarty Parts

Some of the most successful things in life develop when we stick to the foundation, acknowledge the roots, and take a page from Christina Aguilera’s book and go Back to Basics. Smarty Part sets, from… read more

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Come for the Porgs, Stay for the Female Empowerment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

There has been a great disturbance in the Force, and thankfully the ladies are here to try to balance it out. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, has finally arrived and it… read more

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Impress Royalty with Real Cooking Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set

Betty Crocker has been there for me in all the moments I’ve ever need her in life. Whether it’s brownies, cakes, cupcakes, or something of my own invention, that lovable gal has a mix ready… read more

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Build the Ultimate Voltron with the Legendary Lion Assortment

There’s nothing quite like making an entire meal from scratch. And you know what they say, that’s true for when you’re building a Voltron, too. Based off the Netflix show, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Playmates Toys‘ Voltron… read more

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Partake in Flatulent Fun with Farty Franny

Growing up in Ohio, experiencing the essence of cows was not an uncommon feat while driving literally anywhere because there was a dairy farm right next to my neighborhood. But once I moved to Brooklyn,… read more

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Embrace Peace and Harmony with Enchantimals

We have all taken numerous online quizzes to determine which mysterious animal we most resemble, whether it’s in personality or physical features. I’m pretty certain I share a special bond with doggos, so I’m patiently… read more

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