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Find Your Inner Artist with Adult Coloring Books on WPIX-11

Coloring books are not just for kids anymore. Many grown-ups have been caught up in trend of adult coloring books. Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by WPIX-11 in New York City to show… read more

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The Toy Insider Gets Creative with Arts & Crafts Toys on ABC World News Now

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by ABC’s World News Now to show off some very colorful arts & crafts toys. These toys allow kids to use their limitless imaginations to design, illustrate, and decorate… read more

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Best of Toy Fair 2016: Toys To Inspire Story-Telling

Kids’ imaginations take them to new heights, soaring above logic and reality to faraway lands of magic, unlikely friendships, and inexplicable weirdness. Toy companies are kicking imaginative fun into high gear this year, with new… read more

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Coloring Outside the Age Lines

Coloring books are integral to kids’ creative development, with thousands of titles featuring thick black outlines of cartoon characters, just waiting to be scribbled on, torn out, and hung on the refrigerator. But kids aren’t… read more

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Faber-Castell Connector Pens Link Kids to Creativity!

Faber-Castell has long been known for its colored pencils, markers, and other art tools for kids. However, with its Connector Pens, suitable for kids ages 6 and up, the opportunity for creativity extends beyond the… read more

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Create the Journal You Wish with Washi Tape

I’m known as the girl who crafts everything. A good “do-it-yourself” project turns a dull afternoon into a creative adventure, where I can design anything I imagine. Also a journalist, I tend to write even… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Shows Off the Latest and Greatest Toys at FOX5 Las Vegas

Summer means movies, travel, and lots of outdoor toys and our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht knows the best toys to fit each category. Here on Fox 5 Las Vegas she shows off the hottest… read more

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Faber-Castell Gives Little Artists the Tools to Create Masterpieces

As an artist, I appreciate quality art supplies. There are lots of products on the market that claim to do the same things, but the proof is in the pudding—and often, consumers quickly learn which… read more

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Creativity Cans Provide Kids with an Imaginative Outlet

With so much hype surrounding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lately, it’s important to consider that not every child is going to enjoy learning how to program a robot using a smartphone. Some kids… read more

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