Saturday, July 23, 2011

"see what they saw" First in Series. To learn more about this painting by Juan Gris, click on the image to go to the Art Institute of Chicago Web Page.

My two boys have been going to the "School of the Art Institute of Chicago Continuing Studies" for kids, a.k.a. "SAIC kids"!

For those of you in the area, I highly recommend it.  This is the second year we are doing the Multi-Arts camp for 2 weeks. (But it goes all summer, so you can pick the week you want).

I will be posting some of their work for the next few watch for it, it is amazing what all the children do.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We would like to thank James from "The New Toy" for featuring Master Kitz on his show.  We are proud to be among his picks for "The New Toy of the Week"!

You can get "The New Toy" in your inbox every week...just go to this site to sign up

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Boxes Have Arrived!

We received our first shipment of Kidzaw Kitz.  In true start-up fashion, we went to the warehouse ourselves and loaded up our cars.

It was a hot one today but kudos to Jane for beating the heat and delivering our first batch of orders!

"The Starry Night" and "The Tree of Life" Master Kitz are finally available!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Kidzaw Creates"

Welcome to our new series called "Kidzaw Creates"...we will give you creative ideas of things you can do with kidzaw.  We hope you get inspired and make your own creations and we would love to see what you come up with.

One thing that I love more than giving presents is wrapping them.  I love to put a smile on a friends face, and the way it is wrapped makes them feel special...because they are.

I took the van Gogh roller that was in the Starry Night Master Kitz and made wrapping paper.  For the "Little Prince" I took a used brown paper bag and rolled blue paint over it.  I had this gold trim that I had left over from a costume I made for my son, and it seemed so "Regal".  I was happy with the effect, and I had a book I wanted to give my sister, so I made some more wrapping paper but matched the color of the fresh cut lily from my garden and then tucked it under a piece of vintage ribbon.

Learn. Create. Share.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Kidzaw is proud to be part of this special group!

The Good Toy Group is a group of independent locally-owned toy stores that are knowledgeable and committed to making the best toys available to children across the country.
Currently they have 80 member stores with 120 locations across the country.  Each shop is independently owned and prides itself on the toy selection, service provided, and commitment to their local community.
Kidzaw Master Kitz® Will be featured on their 2011 Holiday Back Cover!  Check our website for these toy stores in your area.  If you have never visited that toy store it is worth the trip...and you can also sign up to receive their catalogs featuring the newest best products of the year.

Thank you "The Good Toy Group" and we are proud that you chose us to be in your collection of children's toys and products!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Robin's Nest

"The Robin is the One
That speechless from her Nest
Submit that Home -- and Certainty
And Sanctity, are best"
-Emily Dickinson, The Robin is the One 

These robin chicks took up residence in Michele & Tripp's hanging plant on their farmer's porch in New Hampshire for the past month or so.  The last photo was taken seconds before the inaugural flight of one of the chicks.  The other two took flight the next day.  Thanks Michele for sharing these beautiful photos, it must have been exciting to watch.