JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS FOR BEST CREATIVE PLAY (ARTS & CRAFTS): GOLD
WHO: LoLA - Lots of Lovely Art
WHAT: My Myself and I Art Box for young adults
WHY: LoLA’s box “Me, Myself and I” is designed for young adults and aims to help them explore the theme of identity through art. Our judges loved this idea and felt the box filled a gap in the market for older children age 8+ who are often left to their own devices when it comes to creative projects. The panel felt identity was an exciting theme that would resonate with its audience and that the box was full of fab engaging projects with plenty of high-quality art materials.
This box feels generous and well thought out and I can see older children feeling really excited by the projects. Fab!
A wonderful gift idea for artistic children. Parents will love the fact that it encourages creativity and conversation while providing hours of distraction from screen time.
WHERE: Lots of Lovely Art and Not On The High Street
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS FOR BEST CREATIVE PLAY (ARTS & CRAFTS): SILVER
WHO: Of Unusual Kind
WHAT: Peace for Ukraine Collection
WHY: These beautifully illustrated paper doll sets, created in collaboration with the Ukrainian Museum in New York, really touched our judges who loved this simple and direct way of celebrating Ukrainian culture and showing support for this war-torn country. The stunning linear illustrations and intricate details were admired by everyone, and the panel was thrilled to hear that for each Ukrainian paper doll sold, $2 is donated to various organisations that help those affected by the war.
Just beautiful. A wonderful way to teach children about Ukraine in an accessible and relatable way, while supporting a great cause.
Of Unusual Kind dolls are always beautiful but these studies of Ukrainian traditional dress are exceptional. I love the way that these simple paper dolls are ambassadors for education, creativity and positive change.
We love Of Unusual Kind! And her ability to always use famous people or actualities in her designs is so great!
WHERE: Of Unusual Kind
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS WINNERS FOR BEST CREATIVE PLAY (ARTS & CRAFTS): BRONZE
WHO: Little Change Creators
WHAT: Little Change Creators Re-FUN-able Colouring Sets
WHY: These re-useable, Re-FUN-able™ colouring Sets really excited our judges who thought they would make be the perfect travel activity or restaurant peacekeeper! The panel agreed that these wipeable food grade silicone mats that can even be washed in dishwasher were a really clever idea and that the fab double-sided designs would inspire and excite kids to get colouring. The versatility of these mats which can be used for baking, crafts, games and tableware also appealed.
This feels like a really simple way of keeping kids entertained time and time again! A great toy with longevity and multiple uses.
The wipeable, easy to clean silicone feels lovely and smooth under pen and I can imagine kids getting great satisfaction from colouring in the intricate illustrations and patterns.
WHERE: Little Change Creators