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Mermaid's Palace

Mermaid's Palace

From the editors at Klutz
Novelty craft kit
For ages 5 to 7
Klutz, 2008   ISBN: 978-1591745259


Many children wish that they could visit a mermaid's palace. Well, if you are looking for real live mermaids this might be a little hard to do, but if you have an imagination to supply the 'real live' component, then it is not hard to do at all. In fact, you can visit a mermaid's palace right now if you have this kit.

The first thing you have to do is to open up the fold-out mermaid kingdom. Then get ready to decorate your mini palace. Of course, the most important part of this decorating phase is to get the three mermaids out of their pouch so that you can put them in their new home. If you like your mermaids to have a little pizzazz then you can glue some sequins, pearls and other decorations to them using the glue and accessories provided. Then you can punch out the seahorse chariot, the little fishes, the clamshell bed, and the other punch-outs to make your palace look beautiful.

Little children who have a fondness for mermaids will find this kit irresistible. Once they have put their palace together they can have a grand time playing with it.