If there's a budding little artist on your gift list this year, you'll probably want to check out the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit. It is expected to be so sought-after that Kmart has included it on their 2014 Fab15 hot toy list and WalMart has included them on their 2014 Holiday Toy list.
The makers of Play-Doh modeling compound have created a new design compound called DohVinci for young sculptors and artists to decorate and build with. Crafting with this new compound is a little bit like working with cake frosting (without the cake), or maybe even a bit like hot glue (minus the hot, sticky mess!)
The DohVinci compound looks and smells a lot like traditional Play-Doh, but it's easier to work with. Using the compound and the DohVinci styler tool, the user squeezes out different colors of the compound to form shapes, swirls, and all kinds of complicated designs. It works on wood, paper, and other surfaces. Simply aim, squeeze, and design! If you change your mind and want to start over, just wipe off the design and do it again. The compound dries overnight to become a permanent, giftable creation. Once it dries, it can't be re-used, though.
For best results, go slowly at first until you get the hang of how it works. As you squeeze the compound from the styler tool, always keep the tip touching the surface you're applying it to. Remember to draw the styler tool toward you, rather than pushing it away. It's also a good idea to practice your designs on paper before applying them to the vanity. Once you're feeling confident in your skills, just wipe the compound off the paper and re-use it on the vanity.
The DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit comes with a storage vanity and mirror, four Deco Pop tubes filled with four different colors of the design compound, add-on pieces to be decorated and attached to the vanity with design compound, a styler tool, sculpting tool, a second tip to make star shapes, and a two-piece flower attachment. After decorating the vanity to her heart's content, your little artist can use its drawers to store the Deco Pops and tools.
Artists ages six and older are sure to be delighted when they find the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit under the Christmas tree this year. Since it's expected to be very popular this Christmas (and has even been listed in Kmart's "Fab 15" hot toy list, better order it early to make sure you get one before it's too late.