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For the sartorially minded but chronically uninspired, this activity book gives a budding designer just the right kind of direction to get started.
With prompts like "draw your own fashion logos," "add fancy stitching to these evening gloves," "design your version of the little black dress," "collect interesting scraps of of lace and ribbon and paste them here," and much more, you'll be struck with genius in no time. Your imagination will alight with fresh ideas for skirts, dresses, jackets, suits, hates, shoes, hairdos, and accessories. If you work your way through the whole book, just ship it off to Vogue and wait for the call - it's a portfolio, after all!
Compose music, then go online to hear it played by a real orchestra.$16.99
A great age for exploring the world around and climbing trees. Eight year olds are smart, resilient and very imaginative. Spy kits and secret agent stuff are very appealing. Or presents that involve setting up traps and alarms. For the more stylish 8 year old, a cool watch is a popular present. Or chalk to colour your hair.