Klutz Debuts 17 New Products at Toy Fair 2016

Come craft with Klutz® at Toy Fair 2016 and Play Fair 2016

New York City, NY (February 11, 2016) – Klutz, the creator of premium, goof-proof activity kits for kids, will debut 17 new products at Toy Fair 2016, all jam-packed with the supplies kids need to get started creating. For decades, Klutz’s unique combination of crystal-clear instructions, custom tools and materials, and hearty helpings of humor has sparked the imaginations of kids everywhere. Klutz’s proud commitment to innovation, excellence, and fun shines in award-winning and best-selling products, and today there are more than 110 million Klutz activity products in print.

"From motorized 3D papercraft robots to sequin masterpieces to growing your own crystalized jewelry—the new list is exciting, varied, and aimed at kick-starting the creative process," says Klutz SVP Stacy Lellos. “There is something for everyone: girls and boys, aspiring fashion designers, future engineers, developing artists, crafting mavens and doodling day dreamers." Join Klutz at Toy Fair 2016 (Toy Fair Booth #249, Level 3) for a hands-on crafting experience and sneak preview of 2016 titles.

The Klutz fun continues at Play Fair 2016 (Play Fair Booth #253, Saturday 2/13 and Sunday 2/14) with crafting and activities including creating thumbprint art, a coloring station, face painting, freebies, and more!

Klutz SVP and General Manager Stacy Lellos will be available for interviews throughout Toy Fair 2016. To set up an interview with Stacy, or to schedule an appointment to learn more about Klutz, please contact Becky Amsel at Becky_Amsel- consultant@klutz.com or stop by booth #249.

NEW from KLUTZ this Spring 2016:

Sew Mini Treats by the editors of Klutz ($21.99; Ages 8 and up) Stitch and stuff your favorite pretend foods with Sew Mini Treats! Make your own felted play food with fabulous faces. Includes instructions, patterns and materials for 18 cheerful, itty- bitty food items as well as tips and tricks to customize your own designs.

Create Your Own Quote Art by the editors of Klutz ($19.99; Ages 8 and up) Color and decorate 11 quote art prints any way you please with this customizable collection of inspirational phrases. Each board has a special sticker surface so you can add sparkle with glittery foil. Go wild coloring the quote-worthy sayings or create your own motivational mottos with 4 fill-in-the- blank boards and 2 included stencils.

Shimmer Art by the editors of Klutz ($21.99; Ages 12 and up) Add twinkling personality to your de?cor with glimmering sequin masterpieces. Craft 3-D art that shimmers and sways! Shimmer Art brings sparkle and shine to our cardboard-and- pins String Art system. Choose from 12 dazzling designs including a unicorn, hot air balloon, sea horse, peacock, and more. Then use our only-from-Klutz double-tipped tool to easily push pins and sort sequins into the color scheme of your dreams.

Marker Everything by the editors of Klutz ($19.99; Ages 8 and up) Give everything a permanent-marker makeover! Make your mark with a rainbow of mini markers and this hands-on guide to drawing and doodling. Master more than 30 techniques, like making patterns, masking, and tie-dying to bring a little color into your world. Get your creative juices flowing with our 10 project ideas or dive right in with the two included fold-and-build 3-D paper figures.

My Fashion Portfolio by the editors of Klutz ($21.99; Ages 8 and up) Designing your dream fashion collection has never been easier! Unleash your inner designer by creating more than 40 unique looks, styled your way. Simply choose your model, pick your swatches, and cut and tape them under the cutout illustration to create one-of-a-kind outfits. Includes fancy formal dresses, beach-ready bikinis, and super-sweet street-style looks - from your hat right down to your shoes. With more than 100 cool and quirky prints to choose from, countless ideas, and lots of inspiration, you'll be a quick snip away from your very own fashion show.

Color In Stained Glass by the editors of Klutz ($21.99; Ages 8 and up) Color-in Stained Glass takes coloring sun catchers to radiant new heights. 18 boldly outlined designs printed on translucent paper are waiting to be brought to life. Whether you'd like to practice first on the coloring pages before drawing on the vellum, or display two radically different designs, the future looks bright

Klutz Smash Bot Battle by the editors of Klutz ($19.99; Ages 8 and up) Get ready to smash, crash, and bash! Klutz Smash Bots are no ordinary paper robots. Build 8 action-packed, 3D papercraft robots that zoom on pullback motors. Then create an entire city and prepare yourself for ultimate mayhem. Topple skyscrapers and wreck ramps in an epic battle between good and evil.

Coloring Crush by the editors of Klutz ($16.99; Ages 8 and up) Bring one-of-a-kind flair to fantastical designs! Proudly display every page as a work of art. And, for those who can't find the pointy end of a pencil, our introductory how-to guide includes a crash course in using colored pencils, blending and layering, as well as color scheme inspirations.

NEW from KLUTZ this Fall 2016:

Design Your Dream Room by the editors of Klutz ($19.99, September 2015) Decorate the room of your dreams with this unique interior design portfolio. Different activity sections let you skip the drawing, and experiment right away with patterns, colors, and space to decorate a room like a designer extraordinaire! Transform a range of rooms into boho-chic, glam rock, vintage, modern, and more with 300+ patterns and punch-out pieces. Get inspired and style spaces that look like they came right out of a magazine! (Ages 8 and up)

Draw It 3D by the editors of Klutz ($16.99, September 2015) Learn how to make your art POP with nothing more than the tools in this book: pencil, pen, ruler, and eraser—3D glasses not required! The drawing techniques in this book are just as fun for doodlers and scribblers as they are for aspiring artists. With inspiring illustrations of aliens, zombies, dragons, dinosaurs, and the like, you will learn about perspective and optical illusions, along with cool tools that real-life artists, engineers, and video game designers use to bring their drawings to life. (Ages 8 and up)

Glitter Face Painting by the editors of Klutz ($26.99, September 2015) KLUTZ knows Face Painting, and now there’s more! Brush up on your face painting skills and create shimmering masterpieces in minutes. This kit comes with 6 shimmery paint colors, more than 45 gems, and cosmetic-grade glitter. With 45 designs to choose from, you’ll choose to sparkle wherever you go. (Ages 8 and up)

Grow Your Own Crystal Jewelry by the editors of Klutz ($22.99, September 2015) Explore the science of gems and minerals while you craft 6 dazzling, wearable crystal projects in your choice of colors. This kit includes everything every stylish scientist needs to make three pendant necklaces, two statement rings, and a pair of earrings. Crystal-clear instructions and fun facts about crystal chemistry spark creativity every step of the way. (Ages 8 and up)

Make Your Own Mini Erasers by the editors of Klutz ($21.99, September 2015) Making mistakes has never been this much fun! Sculpt your very own creations with eraser clay, and then bake them in the oven to make absolutely adorable, slightly squishy erasers that really work. With 8 bright colors of clay and 35 eraser designs to choose from, you’ll never have to worry about making an error again. Make no mistake, this kit is fun for the whole family! (Ages 6 and up)

Nail Charms by the editors of Klutz ($21.99, September 2015) Make your manicure shimmer, sparkle, and shine with 3D nail charms! Start your very own nail salon with 450+ gems and charms to wear on your nails. Learn to create nail designs and add decorative charms with the 2-in-1 detail brush tool and a step-by-step instructional book with more than 30 designs to make your nails picture-perfect. (Ages 8 and up)

Neon Chalk Lettering by the editors of Klutz ($18.99, September 2015) Electrify your words and learn to draw beautiful, fun, vibrant letters in NEON! With more than 25 letter-drawing activities in this book including mini quote posters and customizable flip signs for your bedroom door, you can learn how to draw letters that have your own personal style. With 2 colored pencils, a ruler, and 4 neon chalk markers you’re a few strokes away from taking your lettering game to a whole new level. Nothing makes a statement quite like neon. (Ages 8 and up)

Make Paper Lantern Animals by the editors of Klutz ($19.99, September 2015) Let your imagination run wild as you choose from 21 designs and transform 6 paper lanterns into adorable animals. Simply cut out the stencil shapes from a variety of patterned papers, glue them in place, and display with pride. It’s the cutest collection of paper lanterns you’ve ever seen. (Ages 6 and up)

Watercolor Crush by the editors of Klutz ($18.99, September 2015) What comes next after coloring? Watercoloring, of course! This book includes everything you need to make watercolor wonder: 18 paint-ready pages to transform into one-of-a-kind works of art, a book packed with tips, tricks, and techniques to help you express your inner artist, 7 premium watercolor paints in a rainbow of colors, an art- quality brush, and a palette mixing tray. (Ages 6 and up)

About Klutz®
Founded in 1977, Klutz has been engaging kids for more than 35 years with more than 110 million activity products in print, including such popular and award winning products as Cat’ s Cradle®, Face Painting, Friendship Bracelets, Juggling for the Complete
and The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes. Today, more than 175 Klutz® products are sold in book, toy and gift stores
worldwide. Klutz’s unique combination of crystal-clear instructions, custom tools and materials and hearty helpings of humor has kick- started creative geniuses everywhere. Klutz is an imprint of Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. For more information, please visit www.klutz.com and http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/klutz
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Media Contact: Becky Amsel