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    JIGSORT 1500 Jigsaw Puzzle Jigthings Is Perfect For Anyone Who Enjoys Puzzles

    June 3rd, 2015

    The JIGSORT 1500 Jigsaw Puzzle Jigthings is suitable for most puzzles up to 1,500 pieces – up to 36 inches x 26 inches. There is a separate tray for the puzzle to rest on to make it more moveable and portable along with 4 sort trays to work on individual parts in a smaller space, […]

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    The Surebonder Hot Glue Gun Features Low And High Settings

    April 22nd, 2011

    Small product picture of a hot glue gun review.

    The Surebonder Dual Temperature Glue Gun is a must-have tool for all your arts and crafts. This dual temperature gun is best for personal crafts and DIY projects. It features low and high settings, with the higher temperatures being suitable for metals and plastics. The lower temperatures are best for delicate materials, such as lace or foliage. What makes this hot glue gun rise to the top is that it has a flip down stand and a no drip tip. That means that when the gun is laid on its side, it won’t drip and cause extra mess. The 60-watt hot glue gun comes with a 10-foot cord, on/off switch and non-stick rubberized coating.

    Ratings from owners are positive but do emphasize that the hot glue gun is best for smaller projects or moderate use. Some of the best reviews come from product owners who have used the gun on lightweight materials such as felt, fabrics and foam. Consumers also rave about the safety features of this glue gun, as the hot parts are covered and the no drip tip means less hot glue on the table. That said, some reviewers found that the no drip tip is a bit exaggerated, as dripping does occur. While less than other glue guns, product owners recommend placing a pad underneath to catch dripping glue. There was also some concern over the power cord containing lead and a few consumers felt that this was unnecessary with products today. Overall, this is an average-quality craft glue gun that will get small projects done in a snap!

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    The Melissa And Doug Easel Is Designed for Maximum Creativity

    December 9th, 2010

    Product review of melissa and doug easel.

    Let your little Picasso practice their painting with the help of the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel. This Melissa And Doug Easel features a dry erase board on one side and a chalkboard on the other. Kids can use the included clips to attach drawing paper to the top, allowing them to paint or draw like the real artists! When their masterpiece is finished, the handy cutting edge located at the top of the easel will help them to cleanly remove their work. The Melissa And Doug Easel can be folded up for easy storage in closets or under the bed and comes with a tray for holding paint cups, brushes and chalk.

    With a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from a total of 554 Amazon user reviews, it is safe to say that this Melissa and Doug easel is a hit. I did, however, come across many reviews that said that the chalkboard side simply didn’t work. Frustrated users wrote that their children were unable to make even a mark using chalk on the chalkboard. Not everyone had this complaint, many were completely satisfied with the easel and highly recommended it. Hopefully the problem with the chalkboard was just a fluke.

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    Melissa And Doug Deluxe Standing Easel Provides Hours Of Fun!

    November 2nd, 2010

    Product display of Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel

    Looking to expand your kids creativity? Or, maybe you have a budding artist in the family? This Melissa and Doug toy company wooden easel looks just like a real artists easel and will make your kids feel like one too. The Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel is a double-sided comes with both a chalk and dry erase boards. If offers the ability to adjust the height of the board for little and big artists. Easels are perfect for the creative experience, no leaning over tables or the smearing bottom half of a nearly finished piece of art work. The blackboard and dry erase surface has built in trays to hold all your crayons, chalk, makers and paints.

    The paper-roll holder is easy to reach for children as they keep producing wonderful pieces of art. You can purchase the accessory kit with paints and extra paper. The paints that are included are bright and thick with smaller brushes that are created for finer detail. Your budding artist will be inspired with the many free-form options available while they spend hours drawing, painting or doodling. This workstation is ideal for ages 4 through 10 and will unleash the inside artist in every child.

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