Youngsters with a yen for crafting will enjoy creating weaving projects on this portable loom. The Weaving Loom kit ($13.50) comes with all equipment that kids need to get started. Each kit makes three coasters and a mobile phone bag.
Available atStatehouse Museum Shop, Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-728-9234, statehouseshop.com
Eye-hand coordination gets a helping hand with Gertie Balls, billed as the "most catchable ball in the world." Gertie Ball's soft, squishy and slightly sticky surface make them an easy catch for young ball handlers who will also love both the smooth surface and nubbie textures. The balls come in several sizes and designs ($6.99 and $9.99), and even deflate for easy packing!
Available atLarson's Toys and Games, 1617 West Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221, 614-486-7701, larsonstoys.com
Onesie of a Kind
Clintonville artist Jamie Rapp hand-appliques designs made from felt, fabric and even felt buttons onto cotton onesies to create her Teensy brand babywear ($28). No onesie is quite like the other…just like your little one!
Available at SoBo Style, 3282 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43202, 614-447-8880, sobostyle.com