Over the past few years, it seems that fashion toys have come into play as a way to get young ladies’ creative juices flowing, no matter what age. And – it seems that more and more top-notch toy companies are providing some wonderfully creative picks for kids to help generate unique ideas and a fun sense of style.
Our top 10 best fashion toys embodies these ideas perfectly! Here you will find all kinds of truly wonderful options that fuel your little ‘uns creative fires. Whether creating jewelry from the oh-so-classic Shrinky Dinks, putting together a fashion portfolio inspired by Project Runway, designing nifty bracelets and butterfly necklaces, or developing a virtual fashion empire, these toys make it easy for young imaginations to soar all over the darn place. Don’t be surprised if you get a few necklaces and bracelets as thoughtful gifts from your little shavers!
About this page: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best fashion toys for kids for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and parenting experts. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Memorable and totally fashionable. Fashion Plates have been around for a very long time. I remember playing with these when I was a kid, but mine were Barbie editions. These are revamped to represent modern styles. Includes a carry-anywhere case.
Admittedly, I never, ever believed Shrinky Dinks would take off the way they did, but kiddos LOVE them. This jewelry set includes 68 possible Shrinky Dink creations, like pineapples, butterflies, poodles, and cats. Kids color the dinks, bake them (with parental supervision), then string the dinks together. Makes cute charms!
Fashion plates are really the end-all be-all of fashion toys. You can do so much with them. The Melissa & Doug versions are classic, more like the fashion plates of yesteryear. So there are trendy, retro styles, like evening gowns, bell-bottom jeans, and miniature skirts with leggings. Includes storage case.
What a wonderful idea! This creative jewelry kit is a little designer’s imagination incarnate. Decked out in a purple or pink case, this DIY studio makes over 20 beautifully unique bracelets. Great symbols of friendship! Includes over 1,770 colorful beads, 6 yards of elasticized cords, and lots-a rainbow-colored embroidery strings.
Project Runway is, in my opinion, an innovative fashion toy. Instead of plates, designers have colorful fabric swatches in a slew of cool patterns. They piece together entire outfits with pre-drawn models, fashion stencils, and a mix-and-match fabric swatch guide.
Sparkly and glittery, these bracelets are DIYs for fashionistas who love stylish accessories. There are 4 twinkly, pretty, colorful bracelets, each double-sided with a reusable tab closure. Features over 100 shimmer gemstones and a few glitter stickers for optimum embellishment.
Kids today are probably the tech-savviest bunch that has ever been. And tech-savvy fashionistas will love bringing their models to life on a virtual runway. Download the app onto a iOS or Android compatible system. After kiddos draw their own designs, they scan them so the models strut their stuff.
What I love most about the Fashion Studio is the tangible materials and creative process. Kiddos can actually design their own clothing—only scaled down to Barbie doll sizes. Includes a designer mannequin and lots-a fabric swatches for epic fashions.
I Heart Charm Bracelets! No, really, I do, but that is the name of this awesome jewelry-making set. With Crayola’s Magic Air Dry Clay, kids roll out and shape their own charms and beads. Set them out to dry, then make charm bracelets with the included clasps and silver wristbands.
Sparkly, pretty, and colorful. These butterfly necklaces are must-haves for fashion-fabulous youngsters and designers-to-be. They make great friendship gifts. The butterflies are made from layers of soft felt on colorful ribbons. Little charms clip onto the butterflies’ wings. Includes gemstones!