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School Book Covers

Posted by Karen Gilfillan on

School Book Covers

Hunting down book covers for school? We currently stock the special range in store, and are looking to add book covers to our online store during 2017.  Why do we love book covers?  Way back when my oldest began school, as a first time school Mum I diligently contacted all his school books well before school began. Two nights before school started, my son proudly 'got all that sticky wrapping paper off his books', leaving an entire pile of books I would have to cover... twice!  And that is the very last time I contacted a book. I thought there...

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Magformers Best Starter Set Ideas for Toddlers

Posted by Justin Gilfillan on

Magformers Best Starter Set Ideas for Toddlers

In our Brisbane shop we are often asked about what Magformers sets to buy to start your collection. As the range has grown over the last couple of years, sometimes the choice can be a little overwhelming, with around 40 different sets to choose from! Magformers are one of those great toys that you can build up a fantastic collection of over a couple of years, adding different shaped pieces, accessories, moving parts and themes along the way. Here are our top recommendations for starting your collection Toddlers - You can't go past the 'My First Magformers' line of sets. What is unique...

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Introducing STEAM Kids by Flying Fox Studios

Posted by Justin Gilfillan on

Introducing STEAM Kids by Flying Fox Studios

For the past 10 years we have been devoted to engaging kids through creative, engaging and educational classes and workshops at Flying Fox Studios. Since we first opened in 2006, we had a passion for coming Science, technology, engineering, arts and maths in a unique and creative way. Divergent thinking, creative thought, problem solving, innovative use of materials and skill building are all core to our programs.   Our in-house developed art and engineering curriculum has grown from a small studio, to now cater for hundreds of students each week. Our shop has been built on this creative foundation, and as we move...

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Plus Plus Building Shapes

Posted by Karen Gilfillan on

Plus Plus Building Shapes

We discovered Plus Plus in our store a couple of years ago, and over that time we have seen it added to the construction collections of many families all over Australia.  Would you believe when we first added it to our shop, we didn't sell a single box for months and months. We were convinced this was a simply wonderful, open ended toy for kids, and so we used it a couple of times in our school holiday workshops (in a pixel art class, as well as a mosaic building workshop) and it was such a hit.  From that moment...

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Colouring for everyone

Posted by Karen Gilfillan on

Over the last couple of years, we have been excited to seen an emerging trend in colouring for adults and older kids. And not just colouring, but integrating the leisure activity of art and creativity into your everyday life. Our little store Fox Shop, is a part of our bigger Brisbane complex Flying Fox Studios. Here we teach many creative courses for kids and adults, and see about 250 art students come through our doors each week. And we have loved this growing creative trend, adding in a huge range of books, markers, pencils, and art materials to complement your creative...

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