China Toy Fair


COMMENTARY: Choose Friendship Company Lets Girls Get Creative

Christine.June18

At myfbm.com, girls can choose from six different kits, from the Choose Friendship Company, to express their creativity. From friendship bracelets to magnets, these kits provide the supplies, instructions, and inspiration to create one-of-a-kind items to display, wear, or swap.

My Ribbon Barrette Maker lets girls design and make their own hair barrettes. What little girl doesn’t love colorful hair accessories? What makes this kit awesome is the layout of the top of the box. There is a centered slot to firmly anchor the barrette, and numbered slots in which to place the ribbons as kids weave them into the barrette. Inside the box, the kit includes several silver barrettes, a rainbow of brightly-colored ribbon, and an array of colorful beads for girls to incorporate into their designs as they see fit. The kit comes with an instruction sheet with several design suggestions and photos to make it easy to master. [Read more...]

Crorey Creations Introduces My Friendship Bracelet Maker

Crorey Creations, Inc. has introduced the My Friendship Bracelet Maker, a kit designed as an easy way to create friendship bracelets. The kit features an adjustable butterfly clip at the top to hold strings in place, a row of numbered pegs at the bottom to keep strings in order, and a slide-out storage tray to organize and transport extra threads.

David Crorey came up with the initial concept for the kit while babysitting his granddaughters and struggling to make friendship bracelets with them. My Friendship Bracelet Maker first launched in Michigan-based specialty retailers and is now available in over 300 independent toy stores, as well as Hobby Lobby and Michaels stores nationwide.

Each kit comes with 56 pre-cut, 60-inch threads in 14 different colors, as well as directions for how to create a variety of different designs. The kit is recommended for ages 6 and up.