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Toy set in a tin, with brown bear and random vintage items, a portable amusement kit for quiet imaginative play

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Toys for quiet play in a pocket-sized tin box. For ages 3 and up (contains small parts).

This mix of tiny toys and random objects fosters quiet imaginative play, and offers an antidote to the over-stimulation that children are often barraged with.

It's the size of an Altoid tin, so it'll fit in a pocket or purse, and it's easy to take along anywhere.

This exact tin is available. The lid is decorated with my original illustration of a bird on a bicycle, set on a postal-themed background in red and tan.

This kit includes:
• a vintage brass key (one side has tape with a number, shown in the third photo; let me know if you want the tape removed)
• a red carabiner clip
• two mini dice
• a wooden bingo number marker (G-54), and three plain small wood markers
• four red plastic transparent disks
• two flat marbles
• a plastic brown bear and a rubber gray dog
• two wooden vintage checkers
• three small magnets, all mini mah jong tiles
• 8 red carnival tickets
* additional wooden game pieces: five houses and a peg figure
• two tiny silver charms: a bicycle and a feather
• play money from a 1920s Easy Money game
• a bottlecap token — I show a coyote, which has a red bicycle on reverse (see third photo). You may choose a different one if you like, please see last photo for options.

— and it all fits in the tin!

You can add a mini road trip booklet by downloading a free PDF from Arty Didact on Facebook. The booklet is made from a vintage travel game and the one-page download includes a little information about the game and instructions for making the booklet. The booklet will fit in this tin.

* * * * * * * * BOTTLECAP CHOICES * * * * * * * *

The kit comes with your choice of bottlecap with a miniature of one of my animal drawings, or Alice or a Dragon in a suit. See the last two photos for choices.

Please let me know if you want a bottlecap that does not mention beer. The caps are mostly from artisan or craft brewers (from my local wine bar), but I do have some solid color ones as well as others with no logo or that do not mention the word beer or brewing/brewery, as well as some soft drink caps. I don't make the bottlecap tokens to order, but I do have a lot of them made.

(For a look at what the backs of the bottlecaps look like, see this listing: )

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"Thank you so much for excellent customer service and fast shipping! I'm bragging about these to my friends." — recent customer comment after buying a Stuff! tin

Toy set in a tin, with brown bear and random vintage items, a portable amusement kit for quiet imaginative play


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