Amazing Gifts for Little Toy Makers

Ahoy, mateys! These fun, crafty toys—perfect for kids who like to create—are sure to spark squeals of joy. 

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Sticker Design Studio

Jeff Harris

Sticker Design Studio

A take on an old-school printing press, this kit lets kids transfer their own designs to sticker sheets. Bonus: The stickers are reusable, so kids can reposition them. Ages 8 and up, $20.

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Craft-Tastic Mini Thread Bowl Kit

Jeff Harris

Craft-Tastic Mini Thread Bowl Kit

Around and around it goes: With this kit you can wrap colorful cotton thread around a special mold to create three adorable tiny bowls. Perfect for sweet trinkets, jewelry, or coins. Ages 8 and up, $13.

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Make Mini Piñatas

Jeff Harris

Make Mini Piñatas

Fiesta forever! Kids can create three oh-so-cute tiny piñatas while learning about the history behind these surprise-inside projects. Only problem: They may not want to smash their robot, emoji, or unicorn at the end! Ages 6 and up, $20.

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Fizzy Paint Mix & Make Watercolors

Jeff Harris

Fizzy Paint Mix & Make Watercolors

Just add water and watch as this set’s special paint tablets bubble and fizz! Then put the paint to paper and use the cool effects to design different scenes. Ages 8 and up, $20.

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Howtoons Create Your Own Monster Truck

Jeff Harris

Howtoons Create Your Own Monster Truck

Big wheels meet big style. Kids get this truck race-ready by building it, painting it, and then decking it out with some hardcore decals. Ages 8 and up, $15.

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Beados Teeneez Style ’N’ Go Designer Studio

Jeff Harris

Beados Teeneez Style ’N’ Go Designer Studio

Just bead it! With this kit, a special machine sorts six colors of mini beads so kids can easily craft rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more—right on the included templates. Ages 5 and up, $20.

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Hasbro Thor’s Rumble Strike Hammer

Jeff Harris

Hasbro Thor’s Rumble Strike Hammer

Little superheroes can summon the gods with their own Asgardian artifact (or, at the very least, convince their friends to come over to witness its awesome sound effects). Ages 5 and up, $20.

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American Plastic Toys My Very Own Ice Cream Cart Role Play Set

Jeff Harris

American Plastic Toys My Very Own Ice Cream Cart Role Play Set

Here’s the scoop: This super-affordable and adorable ice cream cart comes with cones, ice cream, a working scooper, cash register, and more. Ages 2 to 7, $30.

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My Little Veterinarian Kit

Jeff Harris

My Little Veterinarian Kit

Veterinarian school class of 2030 looking likely? Let them explore the science behind caring for animals with this set’s interactive workbook, white vet’s coat, doctor’s tools, and more. Ages 5 and up, $50.

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Wowwee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

Jeff Harris

Wowwee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

Based on real-life tiny monkeys that live in the Amazon rain forest, this toy reacts to a child’s gestures as it clings to her finger. Ages 5 and up, $15.

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Camping Lodge

Jeff Harris

Camping Lodge

An outdoor adventure! This A-frame cabin is set up for backwoods fun, with cool addons like bunk beds, an openfire grill, archery gear, and even a working zip line. Ages 4 and up, $60.

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Slice & Toss Salad Set

Jeff Harris

Slice & Toss Salad Set

A kid walks into a bar... a salad bar! And an imaginative one, to boot. Budding chefs will build the ultimate healthy meal with lettuce, kale, or spinach, plus toppings such as olives, shrimp, green peppers, croutons, and more. Ages 3 and up, $30.

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Wowwee Magnaflex Rainbow Set

Jeff Harris

Wowwee Magnaflex Rainbow Set

These flexible bands snap together thanks to strong magnets, allowing kids to make an octopus, a wearable bracelet, a rainbow, and more! Ages 3 and up, $50.

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Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Jeff Harris

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

The Force is strong in your kiddo as she links together electronic circuits to make the droid of her dreams with this kit. Then she can code it to avoid obstacles, write out secret messages, and more. Ages 8 to 12, $100.

*Don't forget the Duracell batteries for this toy! 

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Jungle Exploration Site

Jeff Harris

Jungle Exploration Site

A plane crashed among overgrown trees, a booby-trapped cave, and a high-speed off-roading chase are just some of the scenes that kids can build with this massive 813-brick set. Ages 8 to 12, $120.

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Antsy Pants Large Build & Play Kit and Pirate Ship Fabric Cover

Jeff Harris

Antsy Pants Large Build & Play Kit and Pirate Ship Fabric Cover

Take living-room forts to new heights thanks to this kit’s connectivity bars and cool add-ons, including a pirate-ship covering. Ages 3 and up, $80 for the kit and $30 for the cover, sold separately.

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Remote-Control Machines: Construction Vehicles

Jeff Harris

Remote-Control Machines: Construction Vehicles

They’ll dig this: Kids can build a remote-control bulldozer, dump truck, or crane. Just don’t forget the hard hat! Ages 6 to 10, $100.