Cute, Creative, & Kid-Approved!

Children’s Items at Handmade Arcade

– By Jolene Miklas Schneider


Looking to unleash a little kid’s imagination? Headed to a baby shower for a kickass mom and dad? Ready to be the COOLEST aunt or uncle at this season’s gathering? Handmade Arcade has you covered. Browse one-of-kind toys, clothes, and goods that will make your mini-me’s eyes light up.

Here are some vendors we can’t wait for you to see.

2468 Kids gets what children already know: rockets, dinosaurs, and robots are FUN, and they’re NOT just for boys.

If your little lady is a future astronaut or a rock ‘n’ roller, or your fearless little fellow loves sharks and pirates, look no further.

2468 Kids will be selling colorful T-shirts, art prints, notebooks, pins, and kid-related goods that fuel imaginations — especially where the major retailers fall flat. Shop for your little explorer here!

Now that we’ve piqued your imagination, imagine tub time with your favorite little unicorn. Leave it to The Rowdy Ladybug to turn a bath towel into a hooded flower fairy or T-Rex cape — perfect for playtime or for snuggling between bath and bedtime.

Whether your kiddo fancies owls, bunnies, or rockets, The Rowdy Ladybug brings a whimsical selection of capes, towels, superhero masks and more. They come in little and big kid sizes, too!

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Tiny tootsies love Trilleypads. Pittsburgh maker Emily Lockerman started crafting leather moccasins for her then-1-year-old.

Now baby feet all over town are padding around in her soft and sweet designs.

Crafted with love, each leather moccasin slips on easily and — every parents’ favorite part — stays on busy feet! The soft soles provide the perfect traction for baby’s first steps. Designs range from trendy to traditional and are perfect for the home or playground.

Thread+Love makes dolls that are meant to be loved for a lifetime. They’re crafted one-at-a-time from new and vintage materials and stuffed with durable fluffy wool.

Peruse boy, girl, and animal designs for kids ages 4-104. Whether armed with their very own plush guitar or camera, these dolls are ready for adventure. And mermaid lovers, swim this way for an alluring selection of snuggly sirens!

Missy Mae Tutus helps your little one’s fantasies come true. Local to Kittanning, PA, they’ll be selling beautiful, gauzy tutus adorned with flowers and ribbons, delicate hairclips and more.

Whether floating across the stage at a dance recital or twirling to a tea party, your little one will love dressing up with Missy Mae’s designs.