Choosing gifts for boys can be a bit tricky. Okay, it’s pure hell. While boys like what boys like, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a fleet of miniature metal cars that only end up under the sofa.
Instead, check out the colorful dinosaur marionettes at CMP fave Mahar Drygoods. The Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus are impervious to both tangles and the wrath of little boys; not surprising considering the team of artists who handcrafts them out of their Maine studio have been doing so for twenty-five years.
When your little pupeteers grow tired of stomping through the kitchen and terrorizing the dog, the jurassic creatures can be displayed on the wooden stand that comes with it. It may not last for milions of years, but we’re pretty sure it will survive at least a few generations of rowdy dinosaur lovers. –Julie
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Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.


  • Reply July 3, 2006


    Congrats on your first CMP post, Julie!

  • Reply July 3, 2006


    Thanks Nancy! I’m having the greatest time writing these up.

  • Reply July 3, 2006


    Someday I may buy that for a grandbaby… 😉

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