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"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.

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WE DARE YOU SCIENCE BOOK

Win Money From Children!

"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.

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$12.95 EACH

MERMAIDS ARE REAL!

Real-life pets require too much dedication for a kid on the go. Here’s an alternative. These kits let kids to hatch and grow a creature in a small clear tank (included) in as little as two days using the provided eggs, food and water purifier. Also come with a magnifying glass. You pick: the Dragon kit, with rocks for decoration; or the Micro Aqua-Saurs kit, with sand. Kids won’t have to walk these hatchlings, but regular feedings are required. Ages 6+

Jarvis Says: Full disclosure, these are the very same entertaining brine shrimp as the well-know Ocean Apes. 


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HATCH A DRAGON SEA MONKI-ISH KIT

MERMAIDS ARE REAL!

Real-life pets require too much dedication for a kid on the go. Here’s an alternative. These kits let kids to hatch and grow a creature in a small clear tank (included) in as little as two days using the provided eggs, food and water purifier. Also come with a magnifying glass. You pick: the Dragon kit, with rocks for decoration; or the Micro Aqua-Saurs kit, with sand. Kids won’t have to walk these hatchlings, but regular feedings are required. Ages 6+

Jarvis Says: Full disclosure, these are the very same entertaining brine shrimp as the well-know Ocean Apes. 


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Cello Sheets

Sort of like kleenex, because cellophane used to be trademarked but isn’t any longer so you can now say cellophane all you like. Cellophane, cellophane, cellophane. You’ll get (48) sheets of 12” square cellophane, a dozen each in red, yellow, green and blue, for teaching kids color mixing. But feel free to use them for anything. Includes instructions for making your own color paddle.

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12” SQUARE CELLOPHANE SHEETS

Cello Sheets

Sort of like kleenex, because cellophane used to be trademarked but isn’t any longer so you can now say cellophane all you like. Cellophane, cellophane, cellophane. You’ll get (48) sheets of 12” square cellophane, a dozen each in red, yellow, green and blue, for teaching kids color mixing. But feel free to use them for anything. Includes instructions for making your own color paddle.

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$8.95 EACH

Home-Grown Are Always Best

We’d start with triops, lovely little crustacean-ettes with compound eyes that have been around since Triassic days. You pick the Ghost Triops, see-through honeys, or the larger Gigantic Triops, the biggest of the triops which is gigantic among lesser beasts. In both cases you get eggs, baby and adult food, and a pipette. You add a bright light source, bottled natural spring water and a small tank. They hatch in a day or three, are full grown in a month or so, and have a life-cycle of up to 90 days.  Ages 8+.

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GIGANTIC TRIOPS

Home-Grown Are Always Best

We’d start with triops, lovely little crustacean-ettes with compound eyes that have been around since Triassic days. You pick the Ghost Triops, see-through honeys, or the larger Gigantic Triops, the biggest of the triops which is gigantic among lesser beasts. In both cases you get eggs, baby and adult food, and a pipette. You add a bright light source, bottled natural spring water and a small tank. They hatch in a day or three, are full grown in a month or so, and have a life-cycle of up to 90 days.  Ages 8+.

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$6.95 EACH

DO YOU DINO?

Kids love dinosaur figurines, and we can’t say we blame them. If we’re being completely honest, we love dinos, too. We’ve got some good ones here, (5) different, all approx 6” long, and we’ll send you (1) per order. We promise we’ll pick a good one. They come in an attractive blue blister package (ie, they’re great as gifts), and they’re made of plastic with good-quality molding and printing. Ages 3+.

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Assorted 6" Dinosaur Figures

DO YOU DINO?

Kids love dinosaur figurines, and we can’t say we blame them. If we’re being completely honest, we love dinos, too. We’ve got some good ones here, (5) different, all approx 6” long, and we’ll send you (1) per order. We promise we’ll pick a good one. They come in an attractive blue blister package (ie, they’re great as gifts), and they’re made of plastic with good-quality molding and printing. Ages 3+.

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$3.95 EACH

How Tight Is Your Hema?

Keep your magnetic hematite. Keep it tight! And keep it close because word on the street is, it has potential healing powers, or at least the ability to possibly-maybe boost your mood. At the very least, the specimens we have are great for the fridge or the side of a file cabinet. They have a super-stylish and refined shiny-pewter look, and they’re each about 3/4" to 7/8" x 1/2" thick. Plus, they look super-cool in bunches. Takes about (25) of them to weigh 1 lb, and you’ll get a dozen per order. Never hurts to have some nice, small reliable magnets hanging around--especially these, which won’t lose their pull in your lifetime.

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MAGNETIC HEMATITE SPECIMEN

How Tight Is Your Hema?

Keep your magnetic hematite. Keep it tight! And keep it close because word on the street is, it has potential healing powers, or at least the ability to possibly-maybe boost your mood. At the very least, the specimens we have are great for the fridge or the side of a file cabinet. They have a super-stylish and refined shiny-pewter look, and they’re each about 3/4" to 7/8" x 1/2" thick. Plus, they look super-cool in bunches. Takes about (25) of them to weigh 1 lb, and you’ll get a dozen per order. Never hurts to have some nice, small reliable magnets hanging around--especially these, which won’t lose their pull in your lifetime.

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$5.35 PKG (12)

The Self-Opening Fancy Box

The secret is in the gears. This 185-piece kit from UGEARS® assembles in 2-3 hours without glue or tools, and results in an 8-compartment box. Opening the lid activates (3) main blocks to the side and front. A third block moves a lower drawer with (6) compartments, while a secret button on the back opens (2) secret compartments. Includes a locking latch. No doubt about it—this box is fancy, festooned with myriad floral and ornamental design elements. Completed box will measure approx 11” x 8-3/4” x 8”. Made in Ukraine. For ages 14+.

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UGEARS 8-COMPARTMENT WOODEN BOX KIT

The Self-Opening Fancy Box

The secret is in the gears. This 185-piece kit from UGEARS® assembles in 2-3 hours without glue or tools, and results in an 8-compartment box. Opening the lid activates (3) main blocks to the side and front. A third block moves a lower drawer with (6) compartments, while a secret button on the back opens (2) secret compartments. Includes a locking latch. No doubt about it—this box is fancy, festooned with myriad floral and ornamental design elements. Completed box will measure approx 11” x 8-3/4” x 8”. Made in Ukraine. For ages 14+.

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$49.95 EACH

KEEP YOUR ANTS DOWN ON THE FARM

A Classic 6" x 8-1/2" x 3/8" Ant Farm. The ants will live between two parallel sheets of clear plastic and you will be able to watch them build their tunnels and chambers. Complete with sand and instruction booklet on the care, feeding watering and watching of your pet ants. Stands upright on its own base and includes an escape proof cover. Assuming you want live pets, you just order them online using the included code and weather permitting, the ant man will ship a small vial of the little critters straight to you. Comes with clear plastic tubing to create your own runways or buy multiples and connect them for your very own ant city. 

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CLASSIC ANT FARM

KEEP YOUR ANTS DOWN ON THE FARM

A Classic 6" x 8-1/2" x 3/8" Ant Farm. The ants will live between two parallel sheets of clear plastic and you will be able to watch them build their tunnels and chambers. Complete with sand and instruction booklet on the care, feeding watering and watching of your pet ants. Stands upright on its own base and includes an escape proof cover. Assuming you want live pets, you just order them online using the included code and weather permitting, the ant man will ship a small vial of the little critters straight to you. Comes with clear plastic tubing to create your own runways or buy multiples and connect them for your very own ant city. 

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$19.95 EACH

One Dozen Dinosaur Eggs

Enough to make a Mesozoic omelet? That would be dumb—there were no Mesozoic frying pans. No, these dozen eggs measure approx 3” long x 2” dia at the fat part, not unchickenish, and are for paleontology practice. Each egg has a different miniature dinosaur model (not a baby) inside—triceratops, pterodactyl, brachiosaurus, pachycephalosaurus, and more—ready for kids to excavate. They come in a traditional egg carton and include info cards and a plastic scraping tool. Great for classroom projects or birthday parties.

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12-PACK DINOSAUR EXCAVATION KIT

One Dozen Dinosaur Eggs

Enough to make a Mesozoic omelet? That would be dumb—there were no Mesozoic frying pans. No, these dozen eggs measure approx 3” long x 2” dia at the fat part, not unchickenish, and are for paleontology practice. Each egg has a different miniature dinosaur model (not a baby) inside—triceratops, pterodactyl, brachiosaurus, pachycephalosaurus, and more—ready for kids to excavate. They come in a traditional egg carton and include info cards and a plastic scraping tool. Great for classroom projects or birthday parties.

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$16.50 EACH

The Pocket Rocket

Our micro rocket packs a lot of fun into a small package, much like hockey's original Pocket Rocket, Henri Richard, the 5' 7" brother of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Unlike Henri, this rocket's powered by baking soda and vinegar (not included), and actually flies quite high. Bullet-shaped, it's just 2-3/8" tall x 13/16" dia and sits on a launch base 2-3/4" tall x 3/4" ID. For rocket scientists over 5 years of age.

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SODA/VINEGAR POWERED MICRO ROCKET

The Pocket Rocket

Our micro rocket packs a lot of fun into a small package, much like hockey's original Pocket Rocket, Henri Richard, the 5' 7" brother of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Unlike Henri, this rocket's powered by baking soda and vinegar (not included), and actually flies quite high. Bullet-shaped, it's just 2-3/8" tall x 13/16" dia and sits on a launch base 2-3/4" tall x 3/4" ID. For rocket scientists over 5 years of age.

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$6.25 EACH
$6.95
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U Up For Ugears?

UGears® is the model company that specializes is wooden steampunk versions of otherwise simple objects, perfect for perfectionist painstakers who revel in constructing complicated kits. (You know who you are.) In this case, you pick: the (43) piece Steampunk Clock, a beautiful collection of gears, lacy ornament, flowers, stars and a moon that you make into an imitation clock approx 2" x 3" x 5" when done; or the Wheel Organizer, the world's most delightfully complicated desktop pencil and pen holder. The (51) parts include wheels, gears and slots that deliver the pencil of choice when you turn the big ship-like wheel. Finished model will be 4-1/3" x 3-1/2" x 3-2/3". No glue or special tools needed, and you can paint or stain them if you like.

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UGEARS STEAMPUNK CLOCK WOODEN MODEL KIT

U Up For Ugears?

UGears® is the model company that specializes is wooden steampunk versions of otherwise simple objects, perfect for perfectionist painstakers who revel in constructing complicated kits. (You know who you are.) In this case, you pick: the (43) piece Steampunk Clock, a beautiful collection of gears, lacy ornament, flowers, stars and a moon that you make into an imitation clock approx 2" x 3" x 5" when done; or the Wheel Organizer, the world's most delightfully complicated desktop pencil and pen holder. The (51) parts include wheels, gears and slots that deliver the pencil of choice when you turn the big ship-like wheel. Finished model will be 4-1/3" x 3-1/2" x 3-2/3". No glue or special tools needed, and you can paint or stain them if you like.

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Lego® Of My Gadgets

This Lego® set from Klutz has (58) pieces, including gear wheels, bricks, axles and connectors to build (11) gadgets, including a claw, catapult, assorted vehicles, robots, a fan and a hand-held blender thingy. Includes a 78-page manual with detailed instructions and a plethora of punch-out paper parts for added verisimilitude. For ages 8+, or anyone else who knows what plethora and verisimilitude mean.

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58-PIECE LEGO® GADGET KIT WITH MANUAL

Lego® Of My Gadgets

This Lego® set from Klutz has (58) pieces, including gear wheels, bricks, axles and connectors to build (11) gadgets, including a claw, catapult, assorted vehicles, robots, a fan and a hand-held blender thingy. Includes a 78-page manual with detailed instructions and a plethora of punch-out paper parts for added verisimilitude. For ages 8+, or anyone else who knows what plethora and verisimilitude mean.

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$24.99 EACH

Lego® Gets Kinetic

Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Ages 8+.

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LEGO® KINETIC KIT

Lego® Gets Kinetic

Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Ages 8+.

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$21.95 EACH

Cooler Than Monkeys

Triops: way cooler, bigger and more active than sea monkeys. They're dinosaur shrimp, leftovers from some 200 million years ago. Don't eat them; just grow them and enjoy this bizarre & ancient display of nature! In the kit you get a kidney-shaped tank 2-3/8" tall x 8-1/2"x 5-3/4", a very informative instruction booklet, and a packet full of triops eggs and food. In the starter pack/refill pack you get tripos eggs, food, conditioner and directions. Add the eggs to water and watch them go; they'll hatch in a day and reach 1" to 2" or more in a few weeks. Really easy to do, and really cool too.

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PREHISTORIC TRIOPS KIT

Cooler Than Monkeys

Triops: way cooler, bigger and more active than sea monkeys. They're dinosaur shrimp, leftovers from some 200 million years ago. Don't eat them; just grow them and enjoy this bizarre & ancient display of nature! In the kit you get a kidney-shaped tank 2-3/8" tall x 8-1/2"x 5-3/4", a very informative instruction booklet, and a packet full of triops eggs and food. In the starter pack/refill pack you get tripos eggs, food, conditioner and directions. Add the eggs to water and watch them go; they'll hatch in a day and reach 1" to 2" or more in a few weeks. Really easy to do, and really cool too.

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$13.95 EACH

A Mighty Woman With A Torch

That's what Emma Lazarus called Lady Liberty in the poem at her feet, and this model is a mighty good way to give the kids a little history lesson. Made of long-lasting foam, she’ll stand approx 20” tall when complete on her base. You punch out the pieces--inside a book also chock full of facts about the statue--and slot them together without glue.

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STATUE OF LIBERTY FOAM MODEL

A Mighty Woman With A Torch

That's what Emma Lazarus called Lady Liberty in the poem at her feet, and this model is a mighty good way to give the kids a little history lesson. Made of long-lasting foam, she’ll stand approx 20” tall when complete on her base. You punch out the pieces--inside a book also chock full of facts about the statue--and slot them together without glue.

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$2.60 EACH
$3.75
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Shark! Oh Wait, It’s Just A Fossil…

Let your kids time-travel at the kitchen table as they moisten and dig into an egg to discover a shark hidden inside. This kit, from the aptly named Discovery Kit, features a plastic glow-in-the-dark shark approx 3-1/4" x 2" and while it's not an actual fossil, the experience and fun of fossil hunting are the same. Digging tools included. Bathing suits optional. Ages 3+.

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GLOW IN THE DARK SHARK FOSSIL KIT

Shark! Oh Wait, It’s Just A Fossil…

Let your kids time-travel at the kitchen table as they moisten and dig into an egg to discover a shark hidden inside. This kit, from the aptly named Discovery Kit, features a plastic glow-in-the-dark shark approx 3-1/4" x 2" and while it's not an actual fossil, the experience and fun of fossil hunting are the same. Digging tools included. Bathing suits optional. Ages 3+.

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$3.50 EACH
$3.95
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Paint Rocks Like The Greeks

And Romans. Yes, those white marble temples were painted red, blue, green, ocher and gold. Look it up, we'll wait. What'd we tell you? Get this Genius Art Rock Painting Kit and make like an ancient. You'll be painting rounded river rocks, not the Parthenon, but you have to start somewhere. You'll get (6) rocks, (2) little tree slices, (3) brushes, (12) pots of acrylic paint, (6) metallic paints, a set of adhesive gems (the Greeks used those, too) and sticker sheets, which the Greeks knew nothing about. Ages 5+. ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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GENIUS ART ROCK PAINTING KIT

Paint Rocks Like The Greeks

And Romans. Yes, those white marble temples were painted red, blue, green, ocher and gold. Look it up, we'll wait. What'd we tell you? Get this Genius Art Rock Painting Kit and make like an ancient. You'll be painting rounded river rocks, not the Parthenon, but you have to start somewhere. You'll get (6) rocks, (2) little tree slices, (3) brushes, (12) pots of acrylic paint, (6) metallic paints, a set of adhesive gems (the Greeks used those, too) and sticker sheets, which the Greeks knew nothing about. Ages 5+. ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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$9.75 EACH
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ALCOHOL INK ARTIST PAINT KIT
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A Different Kind Of Art Paint

Give the oil, acrylic, water and tempera paints a break and try this alcohol ink. Why? Because it gives you vibrant color. Comes with (1) 10” x 8” waterproof panel (aka your blank canvas), (3) alcohol inks (red, yellow, blue), (1) 91% Isopropyl alcohol blending solution, (17) assorted tools—including a #6 flat brush, an ink dauber handle and several dauber pads—and a guide with painting techniques and tips. Be the first artist on your block to start painting with alcohol. And obviously don’t paint near open flames. That’s probably good advice no matter what kind of paint you’re using.

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ALCOHOL INK ARTIST PAINT KIT

A Different Kind Of Art Paint

Give the oil, acrylic, water and tempera paints a break and try this alcohol ink. Why? Because it gives you vibrant color. Comes with (1) 10” x 8” waterproof panel (aka your blank canvas), (3) alcohol inks (red, yellow, blue), (1) 91% Isopropyl alcohol blending solution, (17) assorted tools—including a #6 flat brush, an ink dauber handle and several dauber pads—and a guide with painting techniques and tips. Be the first artist on your block to start painting with alcohol. And obviously don’t paint near open flames. That’s probably good advice no matter what kind of paint you’re using.

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$9.50 EACH

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