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Draw Like a Pro

Draw Like a Pro

Fall 2008 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: ALEX
Price: $39.99
Review:
Help a struggling artist draw upon her inner confidence. This set features a battery-powered projector and 124 images grouped by category (i.e. dinosaurs) that can be projected onto a drawing tray and traced. The kit also includes 6 markers, 10 sheets of paper and a flip book, and the entire unit folds up for easy storage and portability. Kids will have fun setting up the gadget themselves: turning on the light, selecting a picture to draw, and sitting down with tracing paper. The selection of available "clip art" (as one of our older kids called it) and the ability to draw on not just paper, but also on cards, tee shirts and foam door hangers made this activity popular with even the teenage testers. Take the finished product and turn them into decals for wrapping paper or note cards for Grandma. The resulting artwork is authentic, colorful and best of all, your child’s own creation.
Ann Hillers   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

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ALEX
800-666-ALEX
http://www.alextoys.com
Specialty Stores
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0013JPVN8/parentschoice-20

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