Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden

Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden by Creativity for Kids

Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden by Creativity for Kids

 

Create and grow a magical minature fairy land with this kit.

A magical garden is waiting for you, just open the box and you will see waht to do.  Plant the seeds and the beans and water with care.  A fairy named Hannah will help you from there.  Paint tiny toadstools and  set them inside.  Add the sweet flower house so the fairy can hide.  Two beautiful butterflies dance in the air, chasing flowers and playing without any care.  Add a sprinkle of pixie dust and now you can seem how growing a garden can make you believe!

Color by Number Kits from Faber-Castell

LOVE Color by Number by Faber Castell

LOVE Color by Number by Faber Castell

 

  • non-toxic water-based ink washes out of most fabrics
  • ventilated safety caps prevent choking
  • long lasting markers can be re-hydrated if caps are left off – just dip tip into water
  • strong tips withstands 13 lbs. of pressure
  • GRIP dots for comfortable grip and better control

Little Raccoon Stage Puppet

Little Raccoon Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

Little Raccoon Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

FACTS OF INTEREST

  • raccoons are native to North and South America
  • they live in every habitat from desert to seashore and woodland to city
  • raccoon means he who scratches with his hands in Algonquian Indian
  • baby raccoons are called kits and a group is called a nursery
  • a group of adult raccoons is called a gaze
  • raccoons’ eyes caontain tapetum lucidum, a layer of tissue behind the retina that reflects light – so it appears to glow in the beams of light
  • mother give birth in the spring to up to 7 babies
  • raccoons are almost as dexterous with their front paws as monkey – they can even open doors knobs and refrigerators
  • raccoons in wilder habitats get most of their meals from rivers and streams
  • rural and city dwelling raccoons eat mostly fruit and vegetables
  • thier vision is fairly poor, but their sense of touch is very sensituve
  • they d not hibernate, but they do gorge themselves in the spring and summer to build up body fat for long period of sleep in the winter

NEW Horse Hand Puppet from Folkmanis

Horse Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

Horse Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

FACTS OF INTEREST

NEW Gopher Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

Folkmanis Gopher hand puppet

Folkmanis Gopher hand puppet

 

FACTS OF INTEREST

  • gophers carry food in fur lined cheek pockets that open from the outside
  • true gophers are called pocket gophers
  • gophers make their homes in intricate tunnel systems which they dig using their teeth and front claws
  • the name comes from a Frech word for honeycomb as these rodents could riddle an area with burrows
  • in constructing tunnels, one gopher can move a ton of soil to the surface in a year
  • gopher activity can be a nuisance, but they actually benefit the soil and vegetation by bringing plant matter down into the ground and bringing fresh soil to the surfce in their mounds
  • burrows divet water from rain and snowmelt – helping to lesen erosion

NEW Little Polar Bear Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

Little Polar Bear Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

Little Polar Bear Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

 

FACTS OF INTEREST:

  • polar bears can be found in the Arctic, Alaska, Russia, Canada, norway and Denmark and live on coasts and ice floats
  • polar bears are solitary animals and do not hibernate
  • polar bears are the largest land carnivores with some adult males weighing in at up to 2000 pounds
  • they can grow 10 feet tall
  • due to their webbed paws, polar bears are excellent swimmers and have been sighted 200 miles from the coast
  • polar bear fur is coated with oils and repels water
  • the number one threat to polar bears today is the decreasing amount of arctic ice due to global warming
  • humans are the polar bear’s only predator
  • because they live in the world’s coldest climates, polar bears have two layers of insulating fur and beneath that a layer of blubber that can be up to 4 inches thick
  • polar bear fur appears white because each strand is hollow and reflects light – each hair traps solar heat to keep the bear warm
  • a polar bear’s diet consists mainly of seals – they are fierce hunters and the most carnivourous member of the bear family
  • while a mother polar bear is off hunting, her cubs are taught to remain completely still to avoid predators
  • polar bear cubs are able to leave the den at about 3 months old – but they will stay with their mother and nurse for up to two and a half years.

NEW Willow Dolls from NA Bear Company

NEW COLLECTION – Willow Dolls

Inspired by the traditional European style of classic Wladorf doll, the Willow Dolls have a subtle expression and relaxed body shape, enabling a child to imagine their own doll personality or special characteristics.  The cotton jersey knit body offers cuddly soft companionship.  The neutral embroidered facial expresssion engages creativity and imagination.  The removable linen jumper and cotton jersey knit top provide dress-up play.

Tan Willow Doll by NA Bear Company

Tan Willow Doll by NA Bear Company

Peach Willow Doll by NA Bear Company

Peach Willow Doll by NA Bear Company

NEW Little Hare Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

Little Hare Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

Little Hare Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

 

  • FACTS OF INTEREST
  • hares can be distinguised from rabbits because of their longer ears and taller hind legs
  • unlike the often domesticated rabbit, hares are not kept as pets
  • hare fur is usually grey or brown and sometimes turns white in the winter in northern regions to act as camoflauge in the snow
  • hares live in underground burrows alone or in pairs
  • the hare can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa and Northern & Central American
  • the hare was introduced o Australia in the 19th century where it became a notorious agriculatural and ecological pet
  • hares have been associated with humans since prehistoric times – hare fossils have been found next to human fossils dating back as far as 10 million years – depictions of hare hunting can be found in the ancient paintings of Greece, Eygpt, Persia and China
  • hares are hebivores and eat mostly twigs, bark, leaves and grasses
  • the hare’s natural predators include foxes, wolves, bobcats, owls and other large carnivorous birds
  • hares are active mostly at night and have an excellent sense of smell and hearing
  • they are good swimmers
  • a group of hares is called a down or husk
  • like deer, male hares are called bucks and female hares are called does
  • a baby hare is a leveret
  • female hares give birth to  2 or 3 litters per year, each with 1-8 leverets
  • leverets are born covered in fur and with their eyes open – they can be comletely self-sufficient at less than a month old
  • hares can run as fast as 45 mph

Little Bear Stage Puppet by Folkmanis

Folkmanis Little Bear Stage Puppet

Folkmanis Little Bear Stage Puppet

 

FACTS OF INTEREST

  • brown bears are found in the mountains and forests of North America, Europe and Asia and are the most widespread species of bear on the planet
  • the grizzly, the Alaskan and the Eurasian bears are all subspecies of brown bear
  • a goup of bears is called a sloth or sleuth
  • in preparation for winter, brown bears eat up to 90 pounds of food per day in the fall and can weigh up to twice as much as after hibernation
  • the most characteristic feature of brown bears is the large hump above their shoulders – this is a result of extremely strong shoulder muscles, which help them dig up roots and split logs to find food
  • although most of their diet is made up of vegetation, brown bears are omnivorous, eating everything from nuts and berries to salmon, rodents and even moose
  • during hibernation, a brown bear’s heart rat will slow from 40 beats a minute to 8 beats a minute
  • female brown bears give birth as they sleep during hibernation – their cubs suckle and sleep alongside them during the winter
  • female brown bears usually produce offspring in pairs – these cubs will stay with their mother for up to 3 years
  • despite thier massive size, brown bears are surprisingly fast, having been clocked at 30 mph
  • brown bears live up to 30 years in the wild
  • the grizzly bear is seriously threatened in the lower 48 states, where they are confined to the northern Rocky Mountains – there is still enough wilderness in Canada and Alaska to support them

Check out other stage hand puppets by Folkmanis at http://www.cowandlizard.com/brand/stage-puppets

NEW American Alligator Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

American Alligator Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

American Alligator Hand Puppet by Folkmanis

available at http://www.cowandlizard.com/product/american-alligator-hand-puppet

  • FACTS OF INTEREST
  • the american alligator, native to the southern US, is one of only 2 alligator species
  • the other is the Chinese alligator which is extremely endangered
  • american alligators faced exrinction in the mid 20th century, but successful management programs have reversed this condition to the point that they are even raised commercially for hides and meat
  • female alligators build nests and lay 20-30 eggs
  • newly hatched babies average less than 10″ in length
  • the larges adult was 19′ 2″ long and weighed 2,000 lbs
  • american alligators may have the strongest bite of any animal and prey on a wide range of creatures regardless of size – even bears and cattle