Just because the Olympics are over, doesn’t mean the excitement of Team USA doesn’t live on, even when it comes to playtime. My 4-year-old’s summer camp fashioned gold medals out of sparkly glitter and construction paper, while a childhood friend’s kids turned a manicure into a opportunity to display their patriotism with red, white and blue fingernails. Maybe that’s why the timing couldn’t be better for the new line of American Girl Crafts, inspired by McKenna Brooks. Dubbed the 2012 Girl of the Year by American Girl, the aspiring gymnast is the focus of this collection of craft kits that let girls dream big as they express their creativity. Whether they share their heartfelt sentiments with family and friends using the Super Spirit Card-Making Pad and celebrate girl power with Color Coded Friendship Bracelets, there are plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Ideal for either a group crafting session with friends or a solo project, the American Girl Crafts line makes for an entertaining way to enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation’s down time, and have something to show for it.
In a Nutshell: The latest American Girl Crafts invite you to show your good sportsmanship–and show off your artistic talents.