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KiwiCo Levitating Lantern Project Kit
Harness the power of physics to engineer a mind-boggling magic trick — a levitating lantern that floats in thin air! Wire up the lantern, build the stand, and learn all about how tension and tensegrity make your “impossible” illusion possible! Read up on the science and mechanics behind other illusions, from flying candles to hovering magicians! Ready to discover science that’s totally, float-ally amazing? Tinker Camp features five-days of FREE content, video and additional DIY activities t
KiwiCo Basketball Catapult Project Kit
Aim, shoot, and score with this physics-friendly crate! Engineer an adjustable catapult and play a spirited game of basketball. Learn about the science of sports, and experiment with different angles and arcs until you're a hoop superstar.
KiwiCo Ice-Dyed Hat & Socks Project Kit
Explore a resist-dyeing art technique that’s totally cool — and make custom, colorful clothes! Just like with tie-dye, you’ll twist rubber bands around a hat and socks to create patterns that pop. But instead of dipping the fabric into dye, you’ll add ice and dye powder to make ir-resist-ible designs — where no two patterns are exactly alike! Explore the surpr-ice-ing chemistry behind ice dyeing, read about other resist-dyeing techniques, and create wearable art that’s to dye for! This projec
KiwiCo Giant Bubbles Project Kit
Discover science that’s unbelie-bubbly fun — with a pair of bubble wands you make yourself! Make a jumbo bubble wand and a customizable string wand, stir up a special bubble mix, then learn tips and tricks for creating beautiful bubbles. Explore the science behind what makes bubbles (and what makes them pop, too!), and experiment with all sorts of brilliant bubble shapes and sizes. Then learn about real-life animals who use bubbles to survive in nature.
KiwiCo Top Launcher
Spin it to win it with this gear-powered top launcher! Follow the step-by-step instructions to construct the top and the launcher, then let it rip to send your top a-twirling. Craft a set of stackable pom-pom targets, then use your tops to try and knock them down. Then explore the science of spin and how it helps objects like your top defy the pull of gravity.
KiwiCo Hand-Crank Flashlight Project Kit
Assemble your own hand-crank flashlight, great for outdoor adventures, emergencies, or just battery-free fun. Follow the hands-on experiments in the instruction set to learn how capacitors, stepper motors, and diodes work. This electronics building kit for teens is recommended for ages 12+.
KiwiCo Fort Builder Kit Project Kit
Build a cave, a clubhouse, a castle, or anything else you can dream up with this endless building kit — perfect for architects-in-the-making. Complete with sturdy wooden poles and strong-but-flexible connectors, this crate makes building big, custom play fort structures a breeze. And with our easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, you can give your structure special features — like a secret door, a working flagpole, or even a drawbridge! Just add a few of your own bed sheets (for walls!) and a
KiwiCo Kellan Plushie
You asked for him, and we delivered! Play, learn, and explore with your very own Kellan plushie. Everyone's favorite koala makes the perfect cuddly companion for a Koala Crate kid — whether they're learning about science, making amazing art, or having a pretend-play adventure. Dimensions: 12 inches (H) x 8 inches (W) Material: Polyester Care Instructions: Spot clean only
KiwiCo Light-Up Lantern Project Kit
Puzzle together the pieces of a DIY LED-powered lantern, fit for any budding explorer. Sharpen your spatial reasoning skills while crafting with wood, foam, and fabric. Learn about the history of lanterns, lantern signals, and secret codes, while lighting the way for pretend play!
KiwiCo Splash Blasters Project Kit
Have a blast — with two piston-powered splash blasters you build yourself! Construct a pump tube to suck up water, then press the plunger to spray your friends. Swap in different splash disk pieces to change up the blast pattern and experiment with single-stream blasts, multi-spray blasts, and more. Play a variety of blaster games, then get pumped about pumps and learn all about the science behind your blaster. Water you waiting for?
Fizzing Colors | DIY for Beginners | KiwiCo
Turn your kitchen into a chemistry lab with this simple science experiment! You only need three ingredients: baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar. When you combine the ingredients, a chemical reaction occurs and results in a bubbling eruption of fizzing color. Acids – like vinegar – and bases – like baking soda – are special kinds of chemicals that tend to react with each other to form something completely new: carbon dioxide gas. So the bubbles you see are filled with carbon dioxide gas whic
Fall Sensory Jar | DIY for Beginners | KiwiCo
Your toddler will have lots of fun making this fun fall-inspired project. This activity works with fine motor skills as your child works on grasping the objects and pushing them through a small space. It also serves as an introduction to science, watching whether the object will sink or float. All the while, it is something that is pretty to look at, too! Both my kiddos love sensory jars. My oldest, V, who is almost 3, loves making them for her and her little brother. She counts the objects
DIYs for Kids | Art & Science Activities | KiwiCo
My kids love to create things, and hang them up for display. The wall is a fine place to hang things but when they wanted to hang things on the window I decided it was time to create stained glass pictures, which were created just for window display. It was fun to see the stories they would create.