Good-Bye 2017! Looking Forward to 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, we thought we would look back on what a great year we have had, and give you some sneak peeks for the coming year!

We want to start with a look back at our favorite 2017 Blog Posts!


Our Roll-Up Paper Play Pals are a terrific craft for students! Use them in imaginative play, for “All About Me” activities and as a fun paper doll.


Roylco introduced two dolls in 2017, and they could not be any cuter! Encourage kids to explore their bodies and their emotions with these cuddly dolls.

In an October full of masks, this was one of our favorites! This beautiful lion encourages kids to explore paper sculpting and to create wearable art!

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We loved how these vibrant and versatile stars brightened up the room!

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Visual, tactile and beautiful, we absolutely love the marbling process used to create this adorable caterpillar!


2017 has been a great year for us, but we are so excited to debut exciting new products and craft ideas to you for 2018! Stay tuned for future blog posts featuring exciting new products including:

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Roylco’s new R72020 Live Action Green Screen Kit allows students to create their own special effects and movies! The kit will include 6 green screens and 24 sticks to use to manipulate puppets of their own design. Stay tuned for blog posts featuring tips and tricks for green screen editing, puppet templates and more!

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Roylco is expanding our line of dolls with these adorable numbers! The R35076 Number Dolls include 9 colorful dolls from 0-9, and seven hook and loop math signs. Stay tuned for blog posts exploring the mathematical possibilities of these friendly-faced dolls!


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Our What’s Inside Me Doll won a 2017 Independent Toy Awards Commendation!

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Toy Shop UK is celebrating our R59257 What’s Inside Me Doll!

From the UK Toy Industry Awards website:

About the awards
Our awards enjoy unrivalled respect within the toy industry, thanks to being voted for – not by “experts”, “testers” or “panels” – but by those at the sharpest end of the industry… the nation’s independent toy retailers.

We are uniquely positioned to host such awards, thanks to our ever-growing network of over 900 independent toy retailers that list themselves on this website for free.

Thanks to the wholly democratic entry and voting process, the typically eclectic list of winners is made up of all kinds of companies… from household name behemoths to fledgling start-ups.

See the original post here! Images and original post © Toy Shop UK

We are so proud that our cuddly doll has been recognized! To help celebrate, this post expands on the different organs included with our What’s Inside Me Doll.


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Do you want to be a doctor someday? Well then this is the place to start! Unbutton the flaps on your doll and explore! What are the names of the different organs? What do they do? Once you have taken out all the organs try putting them back in the right places. You probably know what shape a Valentine heart is. Is it the same shape as a human heart? Name the shapes of all the organs! Why is it important to know the different organs? Well… Organs help make our bodies work properly and are parts of the different systems that keep our bodies working. Systems all do different tasks in the body and they work together to keep us healthy. It is very important for doctors to know what the organs in the body are called and what they do. That way if something isn’t working properly they can figure out how to fix it. Doctors are the experts on the human body!


The heart is the organ that is responsible for pumping blood through your body. Did you know the heart is a muscle? You have probably felt your heart beat faster after running. That means your heart got a workout as well as your legs! Your heart is part of you cardiovascular system. Doctors who study the heart are called Cardiologists. When you go see a doctor they will usually listen to your heart beating with a special tool called a stethoscope. The heart has four chambers in it. The top two are called the atria. The bottom two are called ventricles. They help your heart pump blood by contracting and expanding to move blood through it. If you squeeze the doll’s heart, you will hear the sounds of a heartbeat!


The Stomach is the organ that helps you digest your food. That means it breaks down your food into nutrients that your body uses to give you energy! The stomach is part of your digestive system. Doctors who study your stomach and digestive system are called gastroenterologists. Did you know that your stomach is comfortable when you have a liter of food in it? Your stomach uses acids to break down your food. Why doesn’t the acid break your stomach down? Because the stomach makes a protective layer of mucus that stops the acid from digesting it. If you squeeze the doll’s stomach you will hear a gurgling noise!


Your Intestines are part of your Excretory system. Did you know that there are two types of intestines? You have a large intestine and a small intestine. The small intestine is about 3cm in diameter and can be between 15 and 32 feet! The large intestine is about 5 feet long. That makes it shorter than the small intestine! Your intestines break down the nutrients in your food even more. They reabsorb any water that is still in the fecal matter before the waste is eliminated. If something is wrong with your intestines you call you gastroenterologist to fix it!


The lungs are the organ that let you breathe. They are part of the respiratory system. Respiratory comes from the word respiration which is the scientific word for breathing. Doctors who study lungs are called pulmonologists. Humans have a right lung and a left lung connected by the bronchial tubes. Did you know your right lung is bigger than your left lung? This is because the left lung has to share space with your heart. Doctors can hear your lungs by using a stethoscope! If you squeeze the doll’s lungs, you will hear the sound of breathing!

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The bladder is the organ that stores your urine until you have to use the bathroom. The bladder is connected to your two kidneys by two tubes called the ureters. Working together these three organs are a part of the Urinary (or Renal) system. The kidneys remove waste and extra water from your body. There are two kinds of doctors who study the Urinary system: Nephrologists and Urologists.


The liver is an organ that does lots of different things! The liver is part of your digestive system and it produces bile. Bile is a liquid that helps break down food. Your liver is responsible for cleaning your blood. This means your liver stores the nutrients your body can use and sends what your body can’t use to your intestines and bladder to be expelled when you use the bathroom. Just like doctors who study your stomach a doctor who studies the liver is called a gastroenterologist!


Your brain is the organ that lets you think and feel. It controls and is a part of your nervous system. You may have heard people say that your brain is a muscle. Your brain is made of different kinds of cells than your muscles, so while the brain isn’t really a muscle, you DO have to practice thinking to be good at it, just like you have to practice running to be good at it. Your brain is responsible for your five basic senses, your ability to talk and understand language and to feel emotions. Your brain is protected by your skull. Doctors who study the brain and nervous system are called neurologists.

Your skull, spine and rib cage are also organs! Bones make up your skeletal system. The skeletal system is what gives your body the structure to allow you to stand or sit upright. Your spine helps you stand up. It is made from many little bones called vertebrae. Your rib cage protects your heart and lungs from damage. Did you know you have 206 bones in your body? If you ever break a bone, the doctor who can fix it is called an Orthopedic doctor.


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This post was not sponsored for a review. At LittleFingersBigArt, our mission is to present to our readers and viewers the newest and most creative craft ideas that fans of Roylco have made on their own. Our goal is to allow you and other educators and parents to reuse our products in fun ways so that children always get the best educational experience from them!

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What’s Inside Me Doll

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Science has never been so cuddly!

Welcome students back to school and introduce them to the basic organs and systems of the human body. Open the front flaps to discover a heart, liver, stomach, lungs, kidneys, bladder and intestines. Open the back of the head to find the doll’s brain! Remove the organs in the chest and you will see a spine, ribs and hip bones to keep everything safe and supported. Squeeze the heart, lungs and stomach to hear different sounds! This doll introduces kids to basic human anatomy.

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Use the doll with our First Look: Inside Me scans for child friendly, no-fear imaging!



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