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Critter crafts! Make plush, paper, and porcelain animal pals

alex toys bling a piggy bank crafts

Nearly all children find animals fascinating – even babies are delighted by furry and feathery friends, and more than a third of the average baby’s first words are animal names. And babies love learning to make animal noises, which also happens to be great for their cognitive and verbal development. (Animal noises never stop being fun either! The entire family will ... Read More »

Arts & Crafts At Magic Beans: Not Just For Kids!

arts & crafts kits for grownups

Though Magic Beans is primarily for the little beans, getting creative is loads of fun for grownups too! The arts & crafts kits in this roundup would be amazing additions and/or gifts for showers, weddings, bachelorette/bachelor parties, and so much more. My first selection for big kids to enjoy is the Melissa and Doug Design Your Own Bracelets Kit. In this ... Read More »

Magic Beans Fun Size Picks: Top Five Arts and Crafts Toys

Hey everyone – it’s Kelsey again, with the scoop from Magic Beans Fun Size, in NYC! As you may remember from my other blogs, our store is located in the lobby at Kidville in the Upper East Side, and we sell a handpicked selection of the best-of-the-best toys for ages 0-5. As with any other Magic Beans store, along with our amazing selection, ... Read More »

Our guide to building a healthier Easter basket


Here at Magic Beans, we unabashedly love the holidays, and since we’re a company with a variety of religious traditions, there’s something different to celebrate practically every week. Every holiday has associated food, and every holiday, it seems, comes loaded with more and more sugar, and more challenges in negotiating how much and which candy your kid can eat. You ... Read More »

Craft kits for a chilly weekend


If you’ve been enjoying a staycation this week while the kids are out of school, chances are you’re looking for activities to keep them busy as this (or any) weekend approaches. Craft kits are a perfect way to pass the time, especially when it’s cold outside. Here are five of my recent favorites, and all but the last one are ... Read More »

Confessions of a Toy Copywriter – and a Cool Giveaway

For almost a year now, I’ve had a bit of an obsession. Can I trust you with my secret? OK, I love Sticky Mosaics by Orb Factory. There, I said it. As a writer for Magic Beans, I get to play with all the toys I want. I stack blocks, deal cards, enjoy craft projects, play with teeny animal figurines, ... Read More »

Day 18 – Melissa & Doug Art Easel with Companion Set

I am an enormous fan of Melissa & Doug. Most parents are probably familiar with their products, as you’ll find them on the shelves of virtually any store that caters to kids. Over the years, I’ve had the chance to get to know Melissa, Doug and their amazing team. They are, of hundreds of amazing companies we work with, the ... Read More »