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American Girl Crafts® Cecile Rey & Marie-Grace Gardner Paper Flower Wreath Kit

American Girl Crafts® Cecile Rey & Marie-Grace Gardner Paper Flower Wreath Kit

Spring 2012 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: EKSuccess Brands
Price: $21.99
Review:

This is a one-time craft kit to make a wreath of paper flowers. According to the box, the craft is inspired by paper flowers that the American Girl characters Cecile and Marie-Grace made in 1853 to raise money for children orphaned by Yellow Fever. The paper flower wreath that the kit produces is very pretty, and the colors are vibrant purples and pinks.

The kit contains most of what you need - tissue paper, cardstock, felt, glue, ribbon, buttons, an underlying wreath ring. It requires newspaper, a stapler, scissors and tape from home. The instructions say kids should get a parent's help for stapling, but that probably won't be necessary for kids 8 and up (the recommended ages.)

The instructions are quite clear and have a lot of photographss. They demonstrate how to make 3 different styles of paper flowers that can be used on the wreath. Children enjoyed completing this project. The American Girl connection is minor, but the instruction booklet does contain some French vocabulary words for kids to learn.

Rachel Schiff   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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