3D Coin Art
Age range 8 years thru 12 years
Toy Type CP -- Creative Product GG -- Creative Product HO -- Hobby PZ -- Puzzle It's a puzzle and a bank and a model that your child can build with spare change and a fun way to count and create. 3D Coin Artࢢ is an innovative way to create amazing 3D works of art out of coins. Whether you're a coin enthusiast, a puzzle fanatic, or someone who likes to build models, 3D Coin Art is a fun activity to do alone or with family. Frank Landi, president of NSI and inventor of 3D Coin Art, says the product is "a great way to spend time with kids or grandkids, while encouraging them to save for the future. It's easy to do, and the finished product is something you can be proud of and not just because of the way it looks, but because you created it together." 3D Coin Art is currently available in three patriotic designs. A United States Flag ($19.99) holds $25 in coins (410 pennies, 318 nickels and 50 dimes). A 3D Empire State Building ($14.99) holds $50 in coins (104 nickels, 123 dimes and 130 quarters). And a 3D George Washington ($14.99) holds $25 in coins (220 pennies, 113 nickels, 104 dimes and 27 quarters). All sets come with color-coded instructions and coin counting trays to ensure you have enough coins to complete your puzzle--plus a recipe to make your coins so shiny, they look hot off the Mint press. Just place the coins in a molded tray, then snap and lock the cover in place. Each kit includes a stand to display your child's finished art, along with a customizable nameplate. Sorting change can be fun and it's exciting to find coins from the year you were born, the bicentennial, the year astronauts first landed on the moon, and other personal and historical milestones. Families can reminisce, and learn a little history while engaging in a fun building activity.