A fun way to encourage your daughter’s creativity is with the Harumika fashion design kits. Made for 6+, I would say they are most suited to older primary school aged children.
Inside the Harumika Style Starter Set you will find a miniature dressmaker’s mannequin which will allow your child to experiment with different clothing designs. In addition to the mannequin, the set has everything required for a doll sized outfit – a selection of fabrics, stickers, embellishments and rhinestones. She (or he!) can make something completely original, copy a style from her favourite celebrity or follow the pack design.
The best thing is there is no cutting, sewing or gluing needed, when she grows tired of looking at their design, she can simply start again and create something new.
No matter what she decides to create, one thing is for sure, she will be quietly concentrating for hours to get it just right.
Harumika Style Starter Set RRP: $24.95
Available from Myer, David Jones, Toys R Us and independent toy stores.
There is an interactive Harumika website where your children can upload their designs and participate in the daily fashion show, for more information please visit: www.harumika.com