Pet Portrait Studio
Build a scene and imagine countless stories.
Woof! Meow! Squawk! Help Anna and Ethan prepare the local shelter pets for adoption day by providing each pet with a special portrait. Build a studio with the illustrated magnetic panels, then dress the wooden pets in crazy outfits and arrange wacky scenes for the dolls to capture with their camera and paintbrushes. Easily change things up and create a whole new adventure for endless imaginative play. It’s the fun of a dollhouse with the enrichment of a building set.
Pet Portrait Studio is the winner of Parents’ Choice Gold Award and the Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award.
Watch your child become a designer, builder, and storyteller right before your eyes. Build & Imagine’s colorful illustrated StoryWalls connect magnetically to build a world where dress-up characters work and play.
- Build the studio a new way, every time you play! Illustrated StoryWall panels connect magnetically.
- Dress the pets in crazy outfits and arrange wacky scenes with magnetic accessories that stick to the panel walls and wooden characters and pets.
- Let your imagination run wild! Change up your scene so the fun never stops.
- When playtime is over, Build & Imagine StoryWalls are quick to put away (or throw in a bag for travel). The panels stack neatly and the re-usable box has a convenient tray to store each piece.
- Recommended for girls and boys ages 4 to 8.
56 included pieces provide for endless variations to spark creativity
Pet Portrait Studio includes Ethan and Anna wooden dress-up characters, four wooden dress-up pets, 10 dual-sided building panels (6 squares, 2 right-angle triangles, and 2 isosceles triangles), and 40 magnetic accessories. StoryWall panels and accessories in this set feature a painter’s studio, photo lab, pet lounge, art supplies, treats, grooming station, a dozen pets, and much more. Battery-free—fueled by imagination!
No rules, no limits to what your child can dream up.
Kids aren’t limited to one design—they can quickly reconstruct the Pet Portrait Studio into whatever design suits them. They can also change the context of their story with magnetic accessories that stick to the floors, walls, and dolls. Or, mix and match multiple Build & Imagine play-sets to build a larger scene. All Build & Imagine play-sets are compatible, so your child can grow their story alongside their building skills
- Will the scene take place inside the portrait studio or outside at the adoption fair? Will it be one or two stories tall?
- Will Anna wear a smock as she paints or a beret as she takes photos?
- Should a dog and cat fight over who gets to wear the top hat?
- Should Ethan reward Bruiser the dog with a treat after his bath?
- The building and storytelling possibilities are endless!
Develops Foundational STEM Skills
Build & Imagine’s construction plus storytelling combination bridges left and right brain play to engage kids in foundational S.T.E.M. skills (science, technology, engineering, and math). Through building with geometric shapes children exercise early engineering skills including spatial reasoning, problem solving and design. Additonally, the rich illustrations, characters, and magnetic props act as story starters, sparking imaginative play that sets the stage for language and literacy learning.
Durable Toy made with High-Quality Materials
Build & Imagine StoryWall building panels are framed with high-quality virgin ABS plastic to keep the ferrite block magnets safely encased. Illustrations have a protective finish to ensure they can take a spill and still look new after months of play. The face of each building panel is layered with a magnetic receptive sheet that attracts the magnetic accessories so that you can customize your environment. The dolls are made of wood with a permanent plastic base to allow them to stand up in any scene. Each doll has a magnetic receptive layer that enables you to dress them with included magnetic clothes. Magnetic accessories are printed on thick 30mil magnet sheets so they stay attached to the dolls and panel walls during active imaginative play.
A Mission You Can Get Behind
Build & Imagine is a new toy company founded on the belief that what we play with matters. Founder Laurie Peterson started Build & Imagine after noticing that the kinds of play experiences she enjoyed as a child (involving building, creativity, and experimentation) were poorly represented in the girls’ section of most toy stores. She now develops building toys with adventurous leading female characters and rich narrative details to engage both girls and boys. Laurie received the 2015 “Rising Star Toy Inventor of the Year” award from TAGIE, and is the mother to a budding 6 year old builder.