Today you're cordially invited to my daughter's virtual coloring fashion show, a glitzy extravaganza showcasing the new Rosie Flo's Fashion Show Pop-up Coloring Runway Set. My daughter has worked hard and long to ready her fabulous models and spectators for the show.
Rosie Flo's Fashion Show is a box gift set published by Chronicle Books that contains a ready-to-assemble paper theater and catwalk along with 18 paper models, 8 front-row spectators and a little poodle for kids to color and personalize. There are also pop-up chairs for the front-row spectators, little invitations to pass out and a paper camera to set up at the show. Along with coloring in all the designer dresses, kids get to complete the character line drawings, a sort of "filling-in-a-person" drawing activity. Like all Rosie Flo products, the dresses are ready for a creative mind to take over and add heads, faces, legs, arms and all the extra flourishes. Kids get creative by making up their own characters to fit the costumes.
The pop-up theater is impressively detailed, both inside and out. Models "get-ready" at the outside back of the theater in a dressing room and then enter through the doors onto the catwalk. No glue or scissors is required and the theater itself isn't too hard to assemble though smaller kids will probably need some assistance. According to the outside of the box, this set is recommended for ages six and up but with parental help I imagine younger kids would also enjoy coloring and creating the models.
My artsy daughter has already spent several hours drawing and coloring the models and spectators in her set and still has several more models to color. I asked her what she likes most about this product and she replied that, "It is better than a coloring book because when you are done coloring you can play with it. It is hard work but a lot of fun because you get to draw people."
As a parent I really like that this set challenges young artists by helping them practice the art of drawing people. The ready-made dress sketches help set the proportions and kids can take off from there by making their own creative characters and adding color and expression. The 3D pop-up theater is also wonderful as it allows the kids to endlessly play with their creations after they are finished completing the characters. In addition, a group of girls could easily work on the project together because of the large number of figures included in the set.
If you have an artistic child, this product would make an excellent gift. No markers or colors are included with the set, so make sure to purchase those as well if the child doesn't already have their own art supplies.
The Rosie Flo’s Coloring Fashion Show Set product released a few weeks ago and Chronicle Books has kindly offered to give away a copy to a Brimful Curiosities reader.
For a chance to win, take a look at the spectators my daughter drew (pictured above) and let her know which spectator you like the best. Thanks for taking part in our fashion show!
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