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Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit

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  • Fashion-plate rubbing kit lets young designers show their flair
  • 16 pices include: double-sided, textured fashion plates, pencils, crayon, crayon holder and storage case
  • Simple process with amazing results!
  • Great for travel
  • For Ages 5+
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Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit + Crayola 8ct Metallic FX Colored Pencils + Fashion Design  Portfolio
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 2 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B004PBLSQ0
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  • Item model number: 4312
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 5 - 14 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,859 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
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This fashion-plate rubbing set lets design-inclined kids create a wardrobe full of fabulous fashions. Ideal for the fashion-conscious child who loves to color, the Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit includes nine textured fashion plates, pencils, a crayon, and a convenient storage case. Whether at home or on the road, your child will be inspired to create fashionable looks in seconds. With countless design and color combinations, this cool kit never goes out of style!

Fashion Design Activity Kit
At a Glance:
  • Fashion-plate kit for creating your own designs
  • Mix and match nine double-sided, textured fashion plates
  • Colored pencils and design crayon included
  • Simple and easy for children to use
  • Storage case makes it suitable for travel
  • For ages 5 years +
Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit Product Shot

Includes all the tools your child needs to produce fabulous fashions. View larger.

Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit Product Shot

Mix and match the different designs to form unique looks, then add color with the colored pencils. View larger.

Create Your Own Designs

With the Fashion Design Activity Kit, children can create their own designs in a few simple steps. Just line up the pieces of an original ensemble, lay a piece of paper over the top, rub with a design crayon, and add color and detail with the four colored pencils.

Mix and Match for a Different Look Each Time

This kit has all the tools your child needs to produce fabulous fashions. It includes nine double-sided, textured fashion plates, four colored pencils, a crayon, a crayon holder, and a storage case. Mix and match the different designs to form unique looks every time.

Design at Home or on the Road

Slim and compact, this kit is ideal for taking on vacations or short trips. The simple process will keep your fashion-conscious child designing and coloring for hours at a time.

Melissa & Doug stands behind every product they make, and always welcome your feedback! For questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to call at (800) 284-3948.

What's in the Box

Nine fashion plates, four colored pencils, crayon, crayon holder, and storage case.

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Product Description

This fashion-plate rubbing set lets design-inclined kids create a wardrobe full of fabulous fashions! Just line up the pieces of an original ensemble, lay a piece of paper over the top, rub with a design crayon and . . . voila! Haute couture.

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Customer Reviews

Great set...love Melissa and Doug!
Michele K.
Durability and Design - This seems like nice, sturdy plastic -- it is not like some of the cheap, thin stuff that is on a lot of toys now a days.
A. Peterson
My almost 5 year old daughter got this for Christmas and we love it.
JenniferB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey VINE VOICE on July 26, 2012
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When I was a kid, I had one of these fashion plate toys. It was fun. You set the outfit, rub the crayon over it, then color it. So, although the primary purpose of this toy is vanity, I like the creative and artistic aspect of it. My 6 year old daughter was thrilled when she saw it. The packaging leaves much to be desired. It is a clamshell package. I took it out, showed her how it worked, and set her to work on creating some outfits. There are 3 bottom plates (6 options), 3 top plates (6 options), and 3 head plates (6 options). All the plates fit inside a little drawer. It comes with one crayon to rub with an attachment so you don't have to get your fingers all messy and 4 colored pencils.

This is super cheap quality. The lid only closes (on the top) when you have the drawer pushed in. The plates themselves are not exactly even, they are a bit warped and don't lay flat. The drawing area is too small for a regular sheet of paper, but slightly larger than half a sheet of paper. You cut paper in half to use half sheets and they slide around a bit in the top area. Since the plates are a bit warped, you can't get a good rubbing of the pictures. (One skirt and top is polka dotted and not even half the dots will transfer to the paper.) The top is difficult to open. It also easily pops off on the opposite side that should not be opening. The eyes usually don't transfer to the rubbing either.

The colored pencils it comes with are pretty poor quality and not good color choices. (Brown, indigo, light pink, and yellow.) They don't have very much pigment in them and you're coloring on top of a rubbing, so you need much more vivid pencils than it comes with.

Within about 20 minutes of use, my 6 year old had already found the duct tape and taped the lid down. She likes the product and said other girls would like it too, just use duct tape.
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UPDATE 5/30/13

Sooo....I just acquired at a garage sale the vintage Tomy Fashion Plates that we all used as children, and I must say, our memories aren't so accurate. Oh perhaps I should say that our memories are blurred by childhood nostalgia! The vintage Tomy set is actually a little *harder* to get a clear picture because the picture ridges aren't as high as the Melissa and Doug set. Also, regarding durability, the plastic actually seems thinner and less sturdy on the Tomy set in comparisons to the Melissa and Doug set. Nonetheless, I was excited to get the Tomy set because it was the EXACT one that I had as a kid, but just an FYI for all those who are remembering the vintage set as the Golden Era of toys... :)

This Fashion Design Kit by Melissa & Doug is really great -- I had one of the Tomy ones when I was a little girl, and really **I** couldn't wait to play with this thing! However, I was a little hesitant with all the bad reviews...I was worried about: 1) The odd paper size (Because, frankly, it would be a pain in the rear to custom-cut endless pieces of paper for my Little Fashion Designer); 2) The smudgy-ness that everyone was talking about with the crayon; 3) The durability.

1) Odd Paper Size
- I got a tablet of drawing paper at the dollar store. The paper is 9x12, and I cut each sheet in half and it is the PERFECT size.

2)Smudgy-ness

- This paper I got at the dollar store is sort of a natural color, thin, and a little more grainy than standard computer paper (which is usually really smooth and sometimes has a glossy finish) -- it almost looks recycled, if you know what I mean. We have not had one smudgy work of art. The paper stays in place and the "rougher" texture helps prevent smudges.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Chel Micheline TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 25, 2012
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Fpr a few years I have been searching for "Fashion Plates" for my (now) 6-year old daughter, but finding nothing but a few knock-offs that weren't well reviewed. So when Melissa and Dough came out with *their* version, I jumped at the chance to share it with my daughter. Melissa and Doug toys are really well made and stand the test of time.

This "Fashion Design" kit is no exception. It comes with several different plates for mix-and-match (not as many as I remember my kit having, but my daughter thinks there are plenty!) as well as four colored pencils and a crayon rubbing tool.

The toy itself is durable, and very large. It's much larger than I expected. It's got a handle on top and everything fits into the toy when designing is over- the bottom of the toy is a drawer that slides out and holds all the plates as well as the drawing tools.

The negatives are the lack of variety of plates, and the fact the bottom of the toy is smooth plastic, which means that it slides around on a hard surface, such as a kitchen table or a desk when doing the rubbings. We remedied that by putting a little bit of foam tape underneath. The kit doesn't come with paper, either, which is sort of a negative since it requires a weird size of paper (smaller than a standard sheet of paper, large than scrap paper) and the plate holder won't close if the paper in it is larger than the frame. So you'll have to hand cut paper to the right size, and if your daughter is anything like mine, she'll go through A LOT of paper with this thing.

Also, using a crayon as a rubbing tool is sort of a drag- it makes muddy and blurry images. I remember my Fashion Plates having a piece of graphite or something in the rubbing tool. But maybe there are some health issues with that.
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