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Chalkboard Frame

Chalkboard Frame

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Faber-Castell USA
Price: $18.00

The Chalkboard Frame is an arts and crafts kit that includes a picture frame that can be painted with chalkboard paint and decorated with stickers and rhinestones. It also comes with chalk and an eraser. This is a fun and easy project. The chalkboard paint makes it different from other similar products and enhances the long term use. It can serve a dual function of picture frame and message board.

One tester, age 7, painted and decorated her frame over a two day period. Her older sister, age 9, completed hers in one two hour sitting. Once the frames were finished, both girls picked a favorite picture to put in the frame and put the frames in their rooms. While they don't write on them that often, they do have them placed in their rooms where they can look at them.

The Chalkboard Frame is a wholesome product that will appeal to young crafters, though it is likely to serve more as just a frame, not a message board, over time.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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