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The only time it's ok to draw on your brother's face is if you're making him smile. Encourage creativity and family unity with an imaginative kit that lets kids create their own wooden family from seven dolls, 3 pieces of fabric, 3 pieces of felt, craft glue, yarn in 4 colors, and 12 colored pencils. Instructions included. Made in New Zealand.

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Item ID
19943
Ages
4+
Made from
felt, pencil, fabric, glue
Measurements
Packaging: 10.5" x 7.25" x 2"; Adults: 4.9" H x 1" dia.; Children: 3.5" H x 0.75" dia.; Baby: 1.75" H x 0.6" dia.
Notes
To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Keep these items out of reach of young children.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stores easily (4)
  • Lasting fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Art (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (4)

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5.0

Great toy !

By 

from CT

About Me Educator

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fosters Creativity
  • Lasting Fun
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Long Term Use
    • School

    Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

    Great toy for boys and girls. Can be used with existing and alternative materials to create dolls. Nice alternative to plastic toys!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Difficult for a young child

    By 

    from Old Chatham, NY

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stores Easily

    Cons

    • Child Found Hard To Use
    • Pencils Did Not Work Well

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Family fun

    Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

    Our granddaughter found it difficult to color the wooden dolls with the pencils. Also, there were no instructions and/or examples of how to use the fabric, thread, etc. Think you should consider improving pencil quality and including instructions. Great idea, but not user friendly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Grandparent
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Too Difficult to Use

    By 

    from Chatham, NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Good Variety
    • Stores Easily

    Cons

    • No Instructions Or Ideas
    • Pencils Don't Work Well

    Best Uses

    • Art

    Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

    Gave this to our 5 year-old granddaughter. She loved it, but found it difficult to work with. I sat with her entire time and I too found that the pencils did not work well on the wooden pieces. It would have been good to have an instruction or idea booklet as to how to cut fabric.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt. Product arrived in good condition.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    A cute but overpriced gift

    By 

    from Norcal

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

          Avoid until it comes down to $25.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          such a cute gift!

          By 

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Gift

          Cons

          • Packaging

          Best Uses

            Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

            It's a perfect birthday gift for a young girl. She loved it!

            Service and delivery comments:

            everything was still in good shape, but all the pieces moved during shipping so it looked like a mess. not the best presentation for a gift. also, it came in a huge box, but it's a small gift. the extra packaging is uncessary. it made me have to go to the post office to pick it up, rather than have it delivered.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Kept a 4 and a 7 year old happy

            By 

            from New Orleans, LA

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Allows creativity
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Variety
            • Keeps Kids Away From Tv
            • Stores Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • School

              Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

              The product was pretty easy to use and you can use more than once. It also allows a kid to really represent their own family. My only suggestion would be to use darker shades of wood that vary for kids from biracial families (like my niece and nephew). But other than that, I like it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By 

              from Toms River, NJ

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lasting Fun
              • Stores Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

                  My Granddaughter made them to resemble her family. Loved it!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Seven steps up from clothespin dolls

                  By 

                  from Gaithersburg, MD

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lasting Fun

                  Cons

                  • Runs Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Term Use

                  Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

                  My granddaughters love to put these dolls together...and then to play and use their imaginations to make up stories & use them in play. They loved the clothespin dolls, so I thought this would be a little more sophisticated and give them some variety in size & shape. They LOVE THEM!!!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  fun family togetherness activity

                  By 

                  from Bowling Green, KY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative
                  • Good for wide age ranges

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family togetherness
                    • great gift
                    • Rainy day activity

                    Comments about MAKE YOUR OWN FAMILY SET:

                    I bought this to make Christmas ornaments of our
                    family members. It was fun for my husband and I to
                    watch our three children (13, 10 and 5)laugh so much while doing a craft together. We all had a blast creating and representing ourselves out of
                    these perfect pieces of wood. They will be fun to
                    look at and cherish in the years to come.

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