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Great Gifts that Nurture the Arts (page 2)

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Super Art Studio They don't call this art set "super" for nothing! With 140 pieces packed neatly into a sleek aluminum carrying case, this set has all the basics covered and then some. From watercolors and pencils to pastels, paint brushes and everything in between, this comprehensive art studio has everything your budding artist needs to create millions of masterpieces! The case makes it all perfectly portable, and slots for each piece in the set make staying organized a snap. Start your art now! (Alex)

Young Woodmaker's Project Kit Get your build on! This very cool set contains all the nails, glue, and pre-cut wooden pieces junior woodworkers need to make three good amazing projects. In addition to bragging rights, your carpenter will work on fine motor skills, building hand muscles for the more complex writing tasks of third grade. High quality materials lead to beautiful results, but instructions could be better—all the more excuse to make it a parent-child project and sneak in some quality time with your increasingly independent kid. (Toys to Grow On)

Muse Magazine Backed by the authority of the Smithsonian Institute and infused with the infectious writing of Carus publishers, this magazine is sure to delight the artist, writer, mathematician, astronaut, and philosopher in your child. Are humans born to run? Why can't you remember your first birthday? Is time travel possible? These questions and more help spark your child's quest to understand the world around her. Stuff that first mag in your child's stocking, and she'll be stalking the mailbox from then on! (Carus Publishers)

Fashion Studio Unleash your inner fashionista! Design your own fashion line from start to finish with the Fashion Studio from ArtLab. The kit has everything you need to create your own couture, including a designer's light table, 34 traceable clothing silhouettes, 10 artist-quality colored pencils, sketch paper and fashion forward book outfitted with everything from drawing techniques to fashion facts—even tips to get you started on your line. The sky's the limit with this fabulously fun fashion studio. (Smart Lab)

Book of Artrageous Projects Looking for a not-so-run-of-the-mill gift for your aspiring artist? The Book of Artrageous Projects is filled with hands-on projects and tons of fun facts that take art history to a whole new level. A wonderfully creative collaboration between Klutz and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this book brings art to life with everything from Egyptian tomb paintings to Michelangelo-inspired sketches. Packed with all the tools curious minds need to explore, imagine, and create, including copper-colored foil, color pigments, a paint brush, and even light sensitive paper, this book of "artrageous projects" inspires young artists to dive head and hands first into art's colorful history. This unique book reminds kids of the importance of imaginative thinking and the power of artistic creation. A must-have for any art lover. (Klutz)

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