Inspire creativity this holiday season with eight craft kits the kiddos will love. From customizable musical instruments to hands-on science experiments, we'll help you gift the perfect kid's kit.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
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.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
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.
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.
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
The Lortone C200-12 Series Rotary Rock Tumbler is among the most versatile and handy of our commercial C-series. Two separate barr...els double your capacity, and you can use each for different processes: abrading, polishing, buffing, whatever you choose.... read more
roly poly bulk poly pellets are great for various stuffing and filling crafts like therapy weighted blankets, weighted vests, cros...s fit bags, medicine balls, bulgarian sand bags, corn hole bags, i-spy bags, small or hand toss bean bags, foot bags,... read more
Experience the beautiful side of biology and chemistry with this unique collection of experiments focusing on the science of skin ...care, body care, and beauty products. Mix raw materials to make colorful hot-pour glycerin soaps. Design fizzing bath bombs in fun molded shapes. Experiment with fragrance oil and dye. Make a sea salt body scrub to exfoliate, clean, and moisturize your skin. Make soap dough and bath jellies. Package your creations in professional cosmetic jars and label them with stickers to make gifts for your friends and family. Conduct real chemistry experiments with the included materials as well as common substances from your bathroom at home to learn about the chemical properties of soaps, oils, gels, lotions, and salts. Discover acids, bases, pH, and chemical reactions. Learn how to care for your skin, hair, and nails so they are healthy and radiant. Build a foundation in basic dermatology. The manual also includes recipes instructing you how to make your own personalized beauty formulas with natural ingredients from your local market. Read about the hygiene and safety necessary for proper skin care. A full-color, 32-page manual guides you through the science and history of cosmetics, and offers instructions for beauty recipes and chemistry experiments. Made in Germany. read more
Experience the beautiful side of biology and chemistry with this unique collection of experiments focusing on the science of skin ...care, body care, and beauty products. Create your own personalized cosmetics as you learn the science of skin care.... read more
Experience the beautiful side of biology and chemistry with this unique collection of experiments focusing on the science of skin ...care, body care, and beauty products. Create your own personalized cosmetics as you learn the science of skin care. Conduct real chemistry experiments with safe materials in the kit and from around your home. Make glycerin soaps Design fizzing bath bombs in fun shapes Experiment with fragrance oil and dye Make a sea salt body scrub Make soap dough & bath jellies Package your creations and label them with stickers to make gifts for friends & family What's Included Potassium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, tartaric acid, sea mugs, sodium chloride & glycerin soap Cream jar Perfume oil Cosmetic dye ph test strip Plastic stirring rod & wooden spatula Pipette, test tube, test tube stopper & small beaker Filter paper sheet Sticker sheet 32-page manual Ages 8 & up Manufacturer's 1-year limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Imported Model no. 646518 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Female. Age Group: Kids. read more
Preschoolers and kindergartners have a natural curiosity to explore and learn about the world around them through experimentation,... observation, and play. This kit was developed according to the current educational philosophy of fostering childrens inquisitiveness and interests by providing them with tools and open-ended learning experiences to optimally support their development. Experimenting freely with a variety of safe and engaging tools stimulates creativity and the spirit of scientific thinking. The 24 large, plastic scientific tools are durable, reusable, and easy-to-handle to ensure long-lasting fun and exploration. The tools include a unique, multipurpose 14-piece screw-together system with tubes, funnels, lids, connectors, and perforated disks that can be used in a multitude of ways. Also included are large and small measuring spoons, a test tube rack, a pipette, a hand magnifier, magnetic rings and stand set, and 10 illustrated experiment cards to visually guide children. The 16-page, full-color manual explains to parents and adult supervisors how these tools should be presented to their children and gives insight into a childs developmental stages. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, problem-solving skills, and reasoning and concept development skills. read more
Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. read more
665050 Features: -Experiments to determine which materials are magnetic.-Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields.-Discover ...how Earth behaves like one giant magnet.-Compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north.-Conduct a series of experiments to learn first.-Magnets behave and interact under different conditions.-Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box.-Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism.-Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets. Color/Finish: -Full-color, 48-page manual guides experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions. read more
Learn how to use a compass and read a map*Learn how to find your way in nature*Learn how to use navigational tools and methods*Ori...ginal best selling series*Little LabsSKU:ADIB001796XKY read more
Product description Solar thermal energy refers to the technology of collecting solar energy in the form of heat and making it use...ful, for example, by converting it into electricity or heating homes. Huge solar thermal towers are being installed in... read more
Thames and Kosmos Classic Science Archaeology: Pyramid
Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air. Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable ene...rgy available today. Wind energy has been used for centuries to pump water and crush grain in windmills, and is increasingly being used to generate electricity to power our modern world. Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades. The blades are designed with complex aerodynamic curves to look and work like modern-day wind turbine blades. Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades. Use the wind turbine to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery. Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor. Build three additional models with the parts included. During the experiments, you will learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology. Learn how to measure and calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking them down into vectors. Discover how the sun makes the wind, providing us with an endless source of energy. Read about different types of wind turbines and windmills, and how wind energy can be used to power homes and electric cars. The full-color, 32-page manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. read more
Explore the science of scent, the history of perfumes and the art of making them with an amazing laboratory kit. First, play games... with scent to train your nose. Soon you'll be ready to make your own perfumes. The kit includes eight oils that master-perfumers rely on as well as a bevy of tools. A thirty-two page full color booklet explains the theory and gives you some tips. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Perfume Science Kit. Style Number: 948288. Available in stores. read more
The Milestones in Science Experiment Kit allows you to embark on an active research expedition. Experience history first-hand as y...ou set sail with some of the most renowned minds of today's science and technology. Expand your horizons as you learn... read more
The National Geographic science kits from Thames and Kosmos further that mission by helping kids learn about science in a fun way1...00 experiments in biology, chemistry, and more read more
Thames and Kosmos Fun and Fundamentals Elements of Science
Thames & Kosmos Alternative Energy and Environmental Science Stirling Engine
Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or ...batteries. Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. read more
Product InformationCreate fascinating abstract paintings by dripping paint on this spinning turntable. Easily affix the paper to t...he turntable, set the turntable spinning with a simple pumping motion on the button and then drip liquid paint onto the turning paper. There is some element of chaos and surprise as the images will always look different. Use your finished artwork for mobiles, greeting cards and stationary. The full-color manual explains how to use the spin art machine and also teaches the science behind pigment mixing, paint viscosity and rotational physics.Product FeaturesCreate fascinating abstract paintings by dripping paint on this spinning turntableEasily affix the paper to the turntableThe full-color manual explains how to use the spin art machine read more
Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or ...batteries. Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered... read more
Calling all forensic fanatics! A new detective is needed, are you up for the case? Practice your powers of deduction on this case ...from the bureau of criminal investigation. The 48-page, full-color experiment booklet guides your investigations with rich... read more
Geek & Co. Craft Spin Art Revolution
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
Uncover the most important phenomena in biology, chemistry and physics by conducting 100 experiments with National Geographic’s El...ements of Science. This kit exposes children to the full-spectrum of science, featuring a broad and elaborate introduction to the physical life sciences. Explore the most important phenomena in biology, chemistry and physics through included pieces and a full-color, 112-page book organized into 15 chapters, including: water, air, heat, sound, forces, magnetism, electricity, electromagnetism, light, optics, plants and animals, colors, the human body, chemistry and earth and sun. read more