These amazing crystals form instantly out of a sodium acetate solution. They look like ice but they release heat upon formation. Use the solution to mold a beautiful crystalline polar bear and seal. Create an elegant crystal castle with shimmering spires. Learn about the chemical reaction that makes this happen.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
Already purchased an Xbox One gaming console? Most Xbox One bundles come with a game included — but when it's time to move on to more, choosing can be hard. That's why we made it easy for your and rounded up some of our top picks. Try one of these favorite Xbox One games for kids.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
Ring up some fun and cash in on early learning opportunities with the Fisher-Price Classic Cash Register. The Cash Register comes ...with nine chunky coins that teach kids how to count and recognize colors. Each coin slot on the register is sized to only... read more
Generous 6 lb. capacity (4 3/4" by 4 1/2" diam.) Rubber barrel for a quieter operation. Motor: 120 volt, fan cooled, V-belt driven...; Two generous 3 lb. capacity drums. Overall dimensions: 14-3/4" L x 6-1/2" W x 4-3/4" H. Comes with 5 extra belts. read more
Thumler's Heavy Duty Rotary Tumbler is a professional quality unit extensively used by serious hobbyists, laboratories, schools an...d industry for an unlimited variety of tumbling and mixing operations. The high-speed 1550rpm motor will polish metal or... read more
Learn how seemingly weak materials can become a building taller than a human! Create your own arched bridges and skyscrapers! Marv...el at Super Structures that you create using Engineering concepts and your limitless imagination! read more
Create your own crystal geode - a round rock containing a crystal-filled cavity. First, cast a plaster geode shell in the mold and... then fill it with a crystal-growing alum salt solution. The crystal solution contains an ultraviolet-luminous pigment... read more
These amazing crystals form instantly out of a sodium acetate solution. They look like ice but they release heat upon formation. U...se the solution to mold a beautiful crystalline polar bear and seal. Create an elegant crystal castle with shimmering... read more
Create your own crystal geode - a round rock containing a crystal-filled cavity. First, cast a plaster geode shell in the mold and... then fill it with a crystal-growing alum salt solution. The crystal solution contains an ultraviolet-luminous pigment that gets incorporated into the crystals as they form, resulting in a geode that glows in ultraviolet light. An ultraviolet flashlight with holder, as well as a display stand for the geode, are included. Display your beautiful specimen day and night! Learn about how crystals form and why the pigment glows under ultraviolet light. read more
Explore physical science while you make cute chocolate gifts to give to your friends and family! Learn about heat, temperature, an...d the phases of matter by molding chocolate eggs, lollipops, and other shapes. Finish your personalized gifts with wrappers, labels, and foldable gift boxes. read more
An ornithopter is a mechanical aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. It imitates the flapping wing flight of birds, insects, ...and bats. Build four ornithopter models including a bird, bat, butterfly, and dragonfly. The wings work like propellers to generate lift and thrust, powered by a wind-up rubber band engine. A streamlined and durable bamboo and plastic building system enables the models to be light enough to fly gracefully through the air like winged animals. read more
Fly into physics fun with five models driven by an awesome rubber band powered propeller. Using ultralight plastic and bamboo part...s, build a helicopter, fan boat, airplane, car, and catamaran. Learn how the elastic material stores energy and then... read more
With this Zometool project kit line you'll discover what ice crystals and snow flakes are made of, how they're formed and why they... are always 6-sided. Includes 90 pieces (60 struts and 30 nodes) and instructions for build more than ten beautiful models! Made in the USA for ages 3+. read more
Gross new shapes, delicious new flavors! mold your own delicious gummy worms and spiders using a natural gelatin-like ingredient c...alled carrageenan that comes from seaweed. Flavor and sweeten your mixture with mixed berry and green Apple flavors and then mold the gummy worms and spiders in the included mold. You can even add citric acid to make Sour Gummies! learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers. Food ingredients included. read more
Geek & Co. Gummy Candy Lab - Science Kit by Thames & Kosmos (550024)
Geek & Co. Chewing Gum Lab - Science Kit by Thames & Kosmos (550023)
Whip up a bakery full of goodies using six colors of high-quality wool and two notched felting needles. By pushing the needle in a...nd out of the wool repeatedly, the wool becomes tangled and compressed into firm shapes. Form felted candies and chocolates around foam balls. Make a felted doughnut, cookie, and ice cream cone using foam rubber templates. Adorn your sweets with small colorful beads. Make a candy necklace and a felted patch for your shirt. Use the included hairclips and elastics to turn your sweet creations into wearable works of art. Learn about the unique structure of wool fibers that causes it to felt. read more
Satisfy your sweet tooth while learning how to churn your favorite flavors into ice cream with the Ice Cream Science Kit. This inf...ormative kit comes with a variety of items that'll produce delicious ice cream in just about 5 minutes. read more
Ravensburger Science X Kit, Crystals and Gemstones: Grow amazing druse crystalsExplore shimmering chromalaun crystalsCheck the com...position of stones20 amazing activities in this kids' science kitIdeal for children interested in geologyRecommended for children ages 10 and upIncludes:1 sodalite1 jasper1 soapstone1 pyrite1 aventurine1 quartz crystal1 rose quartz1 agate1 hematite1 magnifying glass1 measuring cup1 packet of string1 pair of safety glasses1 wooden spatula1 plastic basin1 stick of wax2 blue color tablets1x 200g plaster powder10g ammonium di-hydrogen phosphate10x 10g potassium aluminum sulfate30g potassium sodium tartrate10g potassium chromium sulfate10g potassium hexacyanoferrate1 small stone slab1 geode form1 diamond form1 fizz character formDetailed instruction manual read more
Science Art Fusion Crystal Kit. This innovative kit combines art and science to inspire creativity while introducing scientific co...ncepts. Kids will have a blast flexing their creative and problem-solving muscles. Includes art/science tray, introduction sheet, 24 x 24 poster and experiment components Recommended for ages 5 years and up Imported read more
The Hot Wheels Rocket Car Science Kit combines physics and fun in one super-charged science experiment! Fill the launcher with our... fine-tuned fuel kit to create a chemical reaction that can propel the Rocket Car more than 120 feet. The included... read more
Experience hands-on learning with the 4M Glow Crystal Growing Kit. Grow your own glow-in-the-dark crystal with this easy-to-use ki...t. Learn about crystal formation with this fun and luminous chemistry experiment. Get started immediately with this kit... read more
Build a solid volcano and use it to perform a stunning volcanic eruption on your table top! Excavate to unearth beautiful crystals... which are formed after the volcano erupts. Collect these natural treasures! Experience the unlimited fun of geological... read more
Watch your own crystals grow before your eyes with this fun and educational 4M Crystal Growing Kit. It includes what you need to g...row crystals from three different colors. This crystal making kit is an amusing way to teach geology to curious young... read more
Perfect for any young scientist aged 10 and up, the 4M KidzLabs Crystal Science Kit uses three different experiments to teach how ...crystals precipitate out of chemical solutions to form beautiful structures. Once they're grown, kids can proudly display... read more
Contains full color, educational, easy to follow experiment guide.*Safe & Educational*Recommended Ages 10+*Includes everything nee...ded for experimentSKU:ADIB003JCN4TU read more
Perfect for any young scientist aged 10 and up, the 4M KidzLabs Crystal Science Kit uses three different experiments to teach how ...crystals precipitate out of chemical solutions to form beautiful structures. Once they're grown, kids can proudly display the Aquamarine Crystal, glow-in-the-dark Moon Crystal Cluster, and Crystal Snow Tree for friends and family to enjoy. This kit includes necessary compounds, crystal displays, easy-to-follow instructions, and a fun fact sheet to guide kids and parents through each experiment. Some common household items and adult supervision are required. read more