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Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and school supply products, announced today that they will produce toys and school supplies at a new manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The company plans to significantly increase production of goods made in the U.S.A.

Cra-Z-Art, headquartered in Randolph, NJ, produces and markets such popular toy items as  Nickelodeon Slime, Disney arts and crafts, Kodak jigsaw puzzles, Cra-Z-Art art supplies, Cra-Z-Loom, Softee Dough, The Real Cotton Candy Maker, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and a complete line of  Shimmer 'n Sparkle craft kits. The items are available at major retailers such as Walmart, Target, and specialty stores. The company also sells items on its own website, www.cra-z-art.com.

"Cra-Z-Art is very excited to open up this great, new production operation. In response to our recent growth, the facility will allow us to more effectively and efficiently get our products to market for consumers to enjoy! We plan to increase our production of quality goods that are made right here in the U.S.A., which will ultimately contribute to the economy of the Jacksonville region and beyond," said Cra-Z-Art Chairman, Lawrence Rosen.


Rosen, a third generation toy entrepreneur and veteran of the toy industry, is well known as a passionate and creative product and packaging creator. After successfully leading the sale of his family's former toy company, Larry found that he couldn't stay away from the industry he loved, so he started Cra-Z-Art in 2008 - the family has been in the toy industry for over 97 years.  The company has grown quickly in sales, becoming a leader in trendy toy and school supply products. He is also dedicated to helping grow American manufacturing. Overall, Larry has sold billions of dollars in toy merchandise during his illustrious career. 

Date added: 08/04/2020 Cra-Z-Art Announces Expanded Nickelodeon Licensing Deal

Cra-Z-Art Announces Expanded Nickelodeon Licensing Deal

Cra-Z-Art Announces Expanded Nickelodeon Licensing Deal

Company to produce popular Nickelodeon Slime and modeling compounds globally.

RANDOLPH, N.J., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art, and school supply products, announced today a strategic expansion of their current licensing agreement with Nickelodeon to market and distribute pre-made Slime, DIY Slime kits and modeling compounds globally. Previously, the company only sold those items in the U.S. The merchandise, which will be branded Nickelodeon, will include items that allow kids to make their own version of the network's iconic and beloved green goo. The Slime and modeling compounds will also come in pre-made forms that come in a variety of sizes, scents, colors, and textures, including glitter, neon, and glow in the dark.

Slime has continued to be a craze with kids and has spread virally via social media. Cra-Z-Art is known for discovering hot trends and quickly bringing quality products to market. The company has been producing Nickelodeon Slime in the U.S. for three years.

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Date added: 03/24/2020 Cra-Z-Art To Increase Manufacturing Of Toys And School Supplies In The USA

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Cra-Z-Art To Increase Manufacturing Of Toys And School Supplies In The USA

Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and school supply products, announced today that they will produce toys and school supplies at a new manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The company plans to significantly increase production of goods made in the U.S.A.

Cra-Z-Art, headquartered in Randolph, NJ, produces and markets such popular toy items as  Nickelodeon Slime, Disney arts and crafts, Kodak jigsaw puzzles, Cra-Z-Art art supplies, Cra-Z-Loom, Softee Dough, The Real Cotton Candy Maker, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and a complete line of  Shimmer 'n Sparkle craft kits. The items are available at major retailers such as Walmart, Target, and specialty stores. The company also sells items on its own website, www.cra-z-art.com.

"Cra-Z-Art is very excited to open up this great, new production operation. In response to our recent growth, the facility will allow us to more effectively and efficiently get our products to market for consumers to enjoy! We plan to increase our production of quality goods that are made right here in the U.S.A., which will ultimately contribute to the economy of the Jacksonville region and beyond," said Cra-Z-Art Chairman, Lawrence Rosen.

Rosen, a third generation toy entrepreneur and veteran of the toy industry, is well known as a passionate and creative product and packaging creator. After successfully leading the sale of his family's former toy company, Larry found that he couldn't stay away from the industry he loved, so he started Cra-Z-Art in 2008 - the family has been in the toy industry for over 97 years.  The company has grown quickly in sales, becoming a leader in trendy toy and school supply products. He is also dedicated to helping grow American manufacturing. Overall, Larry has sold billions of dollars in toy merchandise during his illustrious career. 

Date added: 02/14/2020 Cra-Z-Art’s Popular Cotton Candy Maker Wins Prestigious NPD Toy Industry Award

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Cra-Z-Art’s Popular Cotton Candy Maker Wins Prestigious NPD Toy Industry Award

2/2020 - Cra-Z-Art’s popular Cotton Candy Maker won a prestigious NPD Toy Industry Award – it was announced at an industry awards presentation in February during New York Toy Fair.  NPD  is a leading global information company.    The awards celebrated companies that have set the standard for innovation and creativity.  The awards were given to the manufacturers of the top-selling toys of 2019 in various categories.  Cotton Candy Machine won in the Electric Food Activity category.

 

 

Date added: 01/29/2020 Pennsylvania Couple Are The First Verified Individuals To Complete The World's Largest Puzzle For Sale From Cra-Z-Art

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Pennsylvania Couple Are The First Verified Individuals To Complete The World's Largest Puzzle For Sale From Cra-Z-Art

1/29/2020 - RANDOLPH, N.J., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and school supply products, announced today, on "National Puzzle Day", the first verified individuals to complete the World's Largest Puzzle, commercially for sale. The item became available for purchase last year.

Jim and Helen Kernen of North Wales, Pennsylvania were the first to complete the puzzle in the United States.

The Kodak branded puzzle celebrates the heritage of Kodak's beautiful, rich and sharp photographs that are associated with the iconic company. It features wonderful, colorful images of twenty-seven Wonders of the World including the Statue of Liberty, Taj Mahal, The Great Pyramids and others. The pictures were taken by professional photographers and then printed using high-performance printing presses. Each of the twenty-seven images is a puzzle within a puzzle and are packaged separately for easy assembly. They all interlock to create a mammoth puzzle that is 28' 5" long and over 6 feet tall with over 51,000 pieces.

"Cra-Z-Art is very excited to recognize Jim and Helen for accomplishing this impressive feat and to know that they've put together a one of a kind, record-breaking size puzzle of beautiful imagery from around the globe. Though it can be challenging to complete, puzzling is a great, fun activity that can be done individually or with the whole family. If 51,300 sounds too intimidating, we have many other wonderful Kodak piece counts from 100 to 1500," said Cra-Z-Art Chairman, Lawrence Rosen.

The puzzle is available to purchase at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and Hammacher Schlemmer, on their website, Hammacher.com.  

Date added: 10/29/2019 Cra-Z-Art Announces Launch Of "Flying Pigs" Preschool Game

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Cra-Z-Art Announces Launch Of "Flying Pigs" Preschool Game

Company's first foray into the games category with a fun, new and, exciting entry!

RANDOLPH, N.J., Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and school supply products, announced today the launch of its new preschool game, "Flying Pigs." The item is the company's first foray into the dynamic and popular games segment. The game is geared toward children ages 4 and up, though the entire family will also enjoy participating in the fun and excitement.

With Flying Pigs, you catch 'em if you can! The toy pigs fly within an enclosed dome using a safe, motorized fan. Participants insert the included wands through four openings to catch the fast "flying" pigs. The person with the most pigs/points wins! But don't get the white pig, or you'll have to put all your piggies back in the dome. It's quick action, flying fun for the entire family – and it confirms that pigs really do fly! Watch it here on our YouTube channel.

"Cra-Z-Art is very excited to be introducing Flying Pigs, an exciting, new entry into the popular games category. As the name suggests, it's a fun, silly, and innovative way for kids to compete against their friends and family as they practice counting, STEM skills, and more. Kids won't want to stop playing! Like all our great products, the game will allow kids to explore a fun world of interactive play while also encouraging cognitive and tactile learning," said Cra-Z-Art Chairman, Lawrence Rosen.

The games/puzzles segment of the toy category has been revitalized over the last few years, experiencing high overall growth, per NPD research.

Date added: 10/29/2019 Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Real 5 in 1 Bracelet Studio named one of TTPM’s Top 40 Holiday Toys

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Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Real 5 in 1 Bracelet Studio named one of TTPM’s Top 40 Holiday Toys

You and your friends can show off your style when you make your own friendship bracelets with the Shimmer n Sparkle 5 in 1 Friendship Bracelet Studio. It includes instructions for making five different styles of friendship bracelets using the multi-loom studio tool. 

There are specific instructions for how to set up the loom, depending on which friendship bracelet you're making: classic, macrame, braid, and wave style all use the same set-up, while the spiral weave style will need a different configuration. But no matter which set-up you're doing, the bottom of the loom has a suction cup so that it sticks to your table and stays put while you're working.

The basics of getting started are also kind of the same. There are foam notches around the petals of the loom that hold the bracelets and strings in place. You'll have a knot at the top and each of your strings separated and slotted into their own notches. The instruction guide shows you how to tie different knots that will be helpful in starting and ending your bracelets. 

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Date added: 10/29/2019 Three of our items have been chosen for the influential Toy Insider’s 2019

Toy Insider’s 2019 Holiday Gift GuideThree of our items have been chosen for the influential Toy Insider’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Including Nickelodeon Slime, The Flying Pigs and Shimmer ‘N Sparkle Real 5 in 1 Friendship Bracelet Maker.

Date added: 02/26/2019 Toy Fair New York Is Back!

Cra-Z-Art Items Get Press During Toy Fair!
Our innovative Kodak Lights light-up puzzle was featured on NBC's highly rated "The Today Show" and our popular Nickelodeon Slime appeared on CBS News. Nickelodeon Slime was also chosen as a "Hot Trend" by the Toy Association!

Date added: 12/10/2018 Cra-Z-Art Teams Up With Charitable Causes For The Holidays

Toy donations will go to organizations that directly help kids.
Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, activity, art and school supply products, has teamed up with a number of prominent charitable organizations, including Toys for Tots, The Toy Foundation and Filling in the Blanks (FIB), to donate toys to children in need during the holiday season.

Cra-Z-Art will donate approximately $10,000 worth of merchandise this season including Shimmer 'n Sparkle craft and activity sets, art kits, Magtastix magnetic construction kits, and their popular Nickelodeon branded slime kits. All of these items allow kids to be creative and explore a fun world of imaginative play while also encouraging STEM learning. The items will go to children in the New York City, Philadelphia and Boston areas.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve, which collects and distributes toys to children whose families cannot afford to purchase such items for the holidays. The Toy Foundation provides joy and comfort to children in need through the experience of toys and play. Filling in the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekend.

"Cra-Z-Art is very proud to have partnered with great organizations like Toys for Tots, The Toy Foundation and Filling in the Blanks to help kids in need and make this holiday season a little brighter. We're extremely happy to be in a position to help out," said Cra-Z-Art Chairman, Lawrence Rosen. "Hopefully, our donation of toys and art supplies will spread good cheer among these children who are less fortunate."

The donations are scheduled to be delivered over the next couple of weeks.