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Friendship Pixies: Charmed Little Dolls to Make & Share

Klutz (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Publisher: Klutz

Release Date: February 1, 2011

Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 6 x .8 x 9.2 inches

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Description

Bend some wire to form a body, wrap it with colorful raffia clothing, and add sparkly yarn hair. You’ve just made a friendship pixie! But that’s not all. Each pixie gets a twinkly charm that symbolizes a wish for a friend — useful things like laughter, love, and confidence. Friendship Pixies comes with everything you need to make eight adorable dolls and eight matching gift boxes. Whether you give your pixie as a gift or keep her close to your heart, she’ll radiate a magical combination of sweetness, charm, and encouragement.

Contents:
Sparkly fuzzy yarn, colorful raffia, round paper beads, covered wire, glittery charms, glitter glue, 8 matchboxes and lids to assemble.

About Klutz:
Klutz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California, by three friends from Stanford University. They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce bean bags. A week's effort earned the group $35. "It was then we realized the sky was the limit."

John Cassidy, the English major of the group, put the instructions in book form and titled it Juggling for the Complete Klutz. Darrell Lorentzen, the business major, wrote up the original business plan and the other partner, B.C. Rimbeaux, was assigned the task of getting a bank loan. Mr. Rimbeaux was a psychology major.

The first 3,000 books were distributed via bicycle and backpack, and sales grew from there. "It really was a failed scam," explains Cassidy, who remains the creative force of the company. "Our dream was to do a book on juggling, sell a bazillion in a couple of days, buy an island and retire. It didn't work out. After a year of steady, unspectacular sales, we found ourselves staring down the barrel of a career."

Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos), and are designed for doing, not just reading. "We think people learn best through their hands, nose, feet, mouth and ears. Then their eyes. So we design multi-sensory books," Cassidy says.