Rosie Flo is the moniker Roz Streeten gave to the line of coloring books that she (and husband Steve Kamlish, both graphic designers) developed after spending hours coloring and creating with her daughters. Of her collection, Streeten says, "I have paid attention to al the things which irritated me as a child, and then as a parent. The paper quality is thick enough to avoid showing through or damaging the picture on the next page. It is sturdy enough to withstand a few journeys without falling apart and small enough to fit into a child's hand luggage. The lines are intentionally not too thick, as it makes it look as it is only for preschool children." Best of all, these book support imagination and creative play, especially with the creation of Rosie Flo's Fashion Show, a 3D paper play set that lets kids color in the fantastic dresses and fill in the faces and limbs of the paper dolls.
And, the play set comes with tickets, a little paper camera and pop-out chairs for the audience! And, of course, a catwalk! Everything is very kid appropriate, yet elegant and a little bit grown up at times. These images are from a very cool design-living blog Bloesem Kids. There are dresses with crossword patterns, ice cream cone prints, and a very cool jingle bell dress, among others. Also, this play set is ridiculously simple to put together and very easy to put away. I only colored three of my paper dolls because I am going to visit my 9 year old niece in a couple of weeks and I thought this would be fun to do together. I'll add pictures of our creations next month!
But, I'll let my paper dolls do the talking for now...
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