DuneCraft Adds Character to Homes with Character Mini Domes

DuneCraft, CharacterMiniDomes1DuneCraft has introduced its new Character Mini Domes, which consist of character-themed gardens, such as Franki Fly Trap and Robert Radish. Each kit includes the dome top and bottom, soil, seeds, gravel, and instructions.

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DuneCraft Announces Growing Contest


DuneCraft will hold its second growing contest from August 1 to December 31 this year. DuneCraft’s goal is to create fun, exciting terrariums grown from seeds that will last for years and to further interest in plants and nature. Prizes include $150 of free DuneCraft products if 200 entries are submitted, and $150 of DuneCraft products and $300 to your choice of selected retailers if 500 entries are submitted. If more than 1,500 entries are submitted, prizes include the above and an all-expense-paid, three-day trip for two to visit DuneCraft and local attractions, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Science Center, the Botanical Gardens, and Cedar Point. Select retailers participating include Michael’s, Toys “R” Us, Hobby Lobby, ThinkGeek, Meijer, and Shopko. All details will be available on the DuneCraft website.

This post was originally written by Ali Mierzejewski and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

Build-A-Bear and Michaels Introduce Craftshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop and Michaels Stores, Inc. have partnered for Build-A-Bear Craftshop, a line of creative products and activities for kids of all ages that will be sold exclusively at over 1,020 Michaels stores in the U.S. and Canada, starting September 12.

Build-A-Bear Craftshop will include 24 make-your-own projects. Projects include a Jewelry Kit and Hair Accessory Kit, Paint-Your-Own Figurines (polar bear, bunny, and bears), as well as Make and Share crochet scarves and totes. The line will also feature Make and Play Kits for easily assembled stuffed animals, featuring embroidery floss for sewing, stuffing, a safety needle, and a complete outfit.