Fun with Flight DIY Projects with Target’s New Toy Emporium

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Fun with Flight Target Toy Emporium

Growing up, Target was a household name.  I learned from observing my mother’s shopping patterns that if she needed to purchase something that possessed the ideal combination of quality and affordable pricing, Target was the place to go {Tar-jhay she would of course say in a French accent}.  Now that I am a mother, it has been my pleasure to pass on this family value of smart shopping.

I am finding it an ardent task to steer my children away from consuming electronic play and towards good old fashioned creative play.  I was so thrilled to see that Target has taken on this mission as well, advocating interactive play through their new Toy Emporium {available online}.  This Toy Emporium focuses on 6 areas for children to engage in: Explore, Discover, Active, Imagine,  Create, and Build.    You will find all the best toys from top notch brands in one online location.  “Toys your kids will love.   Value they won’t outgrow.  Brands you don’t expect.”

Online Target Toy Emporium purchase

I knew I wanted to find a toy that the kids and I could create together.  Looking through the categories of toys, I stopped on the theme ‘Create’ and a brand that was perfect for my little crew and I, Kiwi Crate.

My requirements: pretty packaging {you know you do that too}, educational concepts, fun for kids and mom to play together, room for creative liberties.

Kids requirements: lots of hands-on fun, freedom to make it their own style, something to create with mom.

Target Toy Emporium Kiwi Crate Contents

There were so many different kits to choose from, but I chose the Fun with Flight Crate.  This kit is packed full of discovering the science of flying through hands-on play, hosted by the adorable Steve the Kiwi and Rufus the Flying Squirrel.  Here are all the pretty things you can get your hands on.

Steve the Kiwi Target Best Toys

Since Steve the Kiwi cannot fly himself, he sets out to teach the land bound kids about some other ways they can soar and glide.

Target Toy Emporium Rockets

We tackled the rocket launching first.  Anything involving shooting a rubber band wins in our house.  All of the pieces are carefully labeled and the parts for assembly are perforated well for little hands to take apart.

Target Toy Emporium Create Best Toys

Varying colors of rockets, fins, and pom pom thrust, as well as markers to decorate, allowed my kids the chance to make their rocket just the way they wanted.  A peering spaceman, flying meteors, and stars were popular drawings.

Target Toy Emporium Blast Off

A clever chart of the atmosphere layers allowed the kids to feel like they were launching their rocket to the moon.

5….4…3…2…1…blast-off!!!  See it in action in the video at the end of the post.

target toy emporium making a kite

Next came kite making which immediately inspired a hearty rendition of “Lets Go Fly a Kite” by Felicity {check out her debut solo in the video at the end of the post}.  Clearly illustrated and written instructions from Steve the Kiwi made it easy for my kids to follow.  Lots of variety in stickers, tails, and bows let them create a kite to their liking with easy assembly.  The kites turned out as varied as the personalities that created them.

Target Toy Emporium Holiday Best Toys

The kids could not wait to give their kites and launching skills a try. We packed some emergency repair supplies of tape and yarn as well and headed over to the park.


Target Toy Emporium Lets go fly a kite

A slight breeze made it perfect for my kids to test out their novice kite flying skills.  Giggles were heard across the park, growing louder and then softer and then louder again as they ran back and forth, up and down around the park.

I can’t even express to you how happy I was after this playful afternoon with my kids creating and discovering.  Life seemed a little bit lighter.  Busy hands and contagious laughter filled my heart.  Witness this fun afternoon for yourself by watching my crew in this short video featuring Kiwi Crate’s Fun with Flight Crate from Target’s Toy Emporium {available online}.  I invite you to do a little exploring on the Toy Emporium itself or hop on over to the Pinterest board shown below for some other inspiration featuring these incredible brands.

Posted on October 8, 2014
Categories: crafting with kids, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas

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  1. Amber Edwards says:
    October 8, 2014

    Just your video alone convinced me I need to get that Kiwi Crate for my kids! That is an awesome kit for lots of educational entertainment! Love it! #client

  2. Mariah Leeson (@Giggles_Galore) says:
    October 9, 2014

    My kids and I love Kiwi Crate, they always have such fun activities and I love that the kids are learning while having fun!

  3. Susan Noble says:
    October 13, 2014

    Oh my goodness Toni your children are just beautiful and that little girl of yours a BORN STAR! As a former Teacher this is a great idea love it! Nothing more satisfying than teaching kids to be creative and use their minds.

  4. Tonya C says:
    October 13, 2014

    That is awesome that Target has these toy lines now! Glad to see my kids playing and not sitting in front of their electronics all day!

  5. Toni+Thomason says:
    October 14, 2014

    How fun!! My boys would love this!

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