Manufacturer: Spin Master
Ages: 6 and up
Bizu Beads combine the enduring appeal of bead jewelry with an element of collectability.
"You can create bracelets, but then with a couple of twists, you turn them into little animals," Byrne says. "It takes beading, which kids love doing as a craft, but it adds play and collectible components."
The toy's winning combination of replay value and low price makes it a winner for frugal parents.