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As kids get older it can be tough to find gifts for them that are different and fun without seeming too babyish and young.Making it even more difficult is that sometimes they don’t know what they want because they are in that awkward age between wanting to be a kid and wanting to be a preteen. Trust me, I know! I have preteens in the house so to help me and you I have pulled together a list of some Cool Gifts for Kids.
Cool Gifts for Kids
Remote Controlled Machines Custom Cars--This set is perfect for those kids who still like building sets but want to go one step further. Automotive engineering hits the fast-track with this kit that allows you to construct ten different remote-controlled cars. Build a fast race car that can speed across smooth floors and drive around the room using a precision steering mechanism. Reconfigure the parts to build other vehicles, such as an off-road buggy, go-kart, pickup truck, and more!
Gummy Candy Lab from Thames and Kosmos–Have kids that love science AND love to be in the kitchen? This set from Thames and Kosmos combines both into yummy fun! Mold your own delicious gummy candies using a natural gelatin-like ingredient called carrageenan that comes from seaweed! Flavor and sweeten your mixture with two flavor and then mold the gummy shapes 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.
Mineral Discovery— Again, this is a fun set from Thames and Kosmos for your science loving kids. Learn where and when to search for your own minerals in nature to grow your collection. Specimens include amethyst, rose quartz, flint, quartz, amazonite, apatite, mookaite, labradorite, pyrite, and a desert rose. You can use this kit as a starter set for a new rock collection or as an educational companion to an existing rock collection.
Lil Lockets Memory Studio— Have a crafty kid who loves to make their own jewelry? Kids love to make their own jewelry to keep and to share with their friends and the Memory Studio is your super deluxe design studio for creating Lockitz. Choose the locket you want to make, fill it with the perfect colors and pieces, lock it and with a turn of the knob, the lights and music infuse the locket with your personal story. Then you can wear it as a necklace, bracelet or even a clip!
Real Cooking Ultimate Baking Starter Set–perfect for all your little junior chefs! I first saw this set this past summer when I was at a conference in NYC and I knew right away that my girls would love it! They love to help me in the kitchen and with the Ultimate Baking Starter Set they can have all their own kitchen tools too! This set is an all-inclusive kit containing kid-friendly real-working kitchen tools that take the legwork and mess out of cooking with kids. The following items are included in the set: Silicone Muffin Tray; Measuring Cups (3); Small Bowl; Large Bowl; Suction Base; Scraper; Whisk; Egg Cracker; Coupling and Frosting Tip; Funfetti Cake Mix; Vanilla Cake Mix; Chocolate Frosting; White Frosting; Pastel Stars; Purple Crystals; White Pearls; Pastry Bags (4); Tray; Cupcake Liners (16); and instruction manual.
Real Cooking Deluxe Cookie Baking Set–Make delectable and Pinterest-worthy cookies! The deluxe cookie baking set contains a perfectly-sized rolling pin, a dough ring to ensure the dough is rolled out to the correct thickness, a silicone cookie tray and over a dozen custom cookie cutters. Set Includes: Silicone Cookie Tray; Dough Rolling Guide; Rolling Pin; Cookie Cutters (14); Sugar Cookie Mix (2); Pink Frosting; Clear Hard Candy Pack; Rainbow nonPareils; Pastry Bag and Tray.
Sky Viper Hover Racer— Have a kid who loves drones and air flight? This advanced Hover Racer drone takes the action from your mobile device right into the sky! Custom-design your own course then connect with infrared beacons to complete time trials or race up to three other Hover Racers! The free app even records your lap times!
Laura Ingalls Doll--Finally, do you have a Little House on the Prairie fan in your house? This Laura Ingalls Doll from NEPA business The Queen’s Treasures, shows Laura’s kind-hearted and energetic nature with expressive, tilt-close eyes, soft pigtails and rosy cheeks. Laura comes in an eyelet ruffle-front nightgown and cap, an adorable rag doll, a pillow, patchwork quilt and a clever keepsake box that converts into a cozy bed which tucks in a log cabin backdrop, complete with a window! Laura Ingalls 18” Doll is available online at TheQueensTreasures.com and Target.com.
What items do you plan on getting for your kids? Have they told you what is on their wish list this year?