Summer is here, and kids have a whole lot more time on their hands. Which is exactly why KiwiCo has cooked up a Mix & Match deal perfect for parents to ignite their kids’ curiosity during the dog days of summer.
For less than $100, parents can pick 5 different activity kits for their kiddos of all ages — everything from animation machines to bath bombs with a space vibe. Maybe you have a few different ages in your house, and you’re trying to find something for everyone. Or maybe your child is a super sports fan who also loves sewing? This is a chance to encourage their love of both!
Here are the KiwiCo crates that are part of the Mix & Match 5 for $99.95 deal!
The box: Balloon Cars
The ages: 5+
The details: Build and customize two balloon cars and get ready to roll with your own at-home race day! Add racing stripes and patterns to your cars with a hand-powered airbrush tool and stencils. Build out your cars and then, experiment and tinker with the wheels and balloon to see how fast they can go.
The box: Animation Machine
The ages: 9+
The details: Get animated with a moving-picture machine that you build yourself, and turn still images into amazing animations! Discover the tricks of perception that allow your brain to “see” motion when looking at rapidly-shifting stills. Explore the clever camera tricks that make classic animated films so lively, then create scenes using an optical illusion called a moiré pattern. When the movement hits your eye, that’s a-moiré!
The box: Explore Italy
The ages: 6+
The details: Discover Italy — with Anya and Milo! Build a spinning pizzeria automaton, inspired by famed artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. Harness the calco process used by Renaissance artists to make eye-catching art. Challenge a friend to a game of rota, an ancient Roman game that’s a little like tic-tac-toe. Visit vibrant Venice and explore its canals, carnivals, and colorful history. And if you’re hungry after all that virtual sightseeing, whip up some healthy, homemade bruschetta. Ready to Rome about?
The box: Explore the Sea
The ages: 3+
The details: Take a dive into aquatic adventures with 3 engaging activities and a bonus magazine. Experiment with color mixing to create tie-dye, colorful fish. Build a fishing rod and try to catch your fish (while practicing fine motor skills!). Explore different sea creatures with a bath-friendly nesting puzzle.
The box: Farmer’s Market
The ages: 3+
The details: Start your very own pretend-play produce stand! Craft a set of play tomatoes, carrots, peas, and corn using beads, fluff, pipe cleaners, and other colorful materials. Make a produce basket (complete with a chalkboard stand) and a DIY cash box (complete with play money). Then open your stand for business, and practice counting, sorting, matching, and more as you serve your many customers. Imaginative play has never been so fruitful.
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