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By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tween crafters compete in fun, family-friendly DIY series.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Show went raunchy (?!) Not kid safe anymore.

Season 1 was a charming, body positive show about creative kid power, healthy competition and losing graciously. Season 2 Ep1 is a halloween special about Candy! ALERT: The kids are gone, and now the contestants talk about unprotected a**l sex with multiple partners, b***hes, dingle berries, and not knowing what the h***l to do. I was also disappointed that this body positive show picked a very sexualized, full breasts exposed person calling herself a b***h for their first ever trans contestant. Its as if the producers never saw a single episode from Season 1. Not even sure this review I’m leaving would pass the common sense media rules. But it is accurate, and I wish I had known in advance.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The series has many strengths: the hyper-colorful, glitter-bedecked "craft store" set makes an eye-catching backdrop for a variety of DIY challenges faced by a new trio of competitors in each episode. The fact that Craftopia's contestants change in each episode is also kind of cool since viewers get the chance to meet a bunch of different kids, all of whom have varied interests and skills. One episode may feature a kid who crochets so fast you'd swear he was part robot, while another considers herself a "fashion crafter" who expresses her personal style through customized clothing and accessories. The kids are also demonstrably supportive of one another; there's no back-biting or pettiness here. It's not super deep, and the stakes don't feel particularly high since even the runners-up win pretty sizable cash prizes (as well as bonus gifts like airbrush supplies and karaoke machines), but it's still an enjoyable enough way for parents and tweens to spend some TV time together -- and maybe find some inspiration for their own creative projects.

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