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IT'S PLANE SIMPLE

What’s the worst part of throwing a paper airplane, besides the teacher catching you? Consistently and repeatably launching them! With this 2019 Creative Child Award Product of the Year winner, budding engineers can design, build and scientifically test their designs. The 16” long handheld wooden launcher uses foam pads and rubber-bands to send balsa, paper, cardboard, styrofoam and straw planes skyward. Adjust the thruster strength and launch angle to test with scientific accuracy and gain friendly bragging rights. Kit includes a 20-page booklet with plane designs and ideas, paper and card stock. A fun S.T.E.A.M. kit for indoor/outdoor use and intended for 14+.

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SKY SURFER AIRPLANE LAUNCHER KIT

IT'S PLANE SIMPLE

What’s the worst part of throwing a paper airplane, besides the teacher catching you? Consistently and repeatably launching them! With this 2019 Creative Child Award Product of the Year winner, budding engineers can design, build and scientifically test their designs. The 16” long handheld wooden launcher uses foam pads and rubber-bands to send balsa, paper, cardboard, styrofoam and straw planes skyward. Adjust the thruster strength and launch angle to test with scientific accuracy and gain friendly bragging rights. Kit includes a 20-page booklet with plane designs and ideas, paper and card stock. A fun S.T.E.A.M. kit for indoor/outdoor use and intended for 14+.

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$19.95 EACH

Diving Submarine

Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.

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UNDERSEA EXPLORER DIVING SUBMARINE

Diving Submarine

Back in the days when technology was a good guy, and cereal boxes came with real toys, kids got diving submarines that they charged with baking powder and played with in the bath tub. Now kids can have the same fun again. We have found a (gray!) submarine, about 4-1/2" long, that can dive and surface up to a dozen times with a single charge of the baking powder that you get to supply. Comes with instructions and made in the USA.

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$4.95 EACH

It Was Only A Paper Moon…

And this is only paper Star Wars™ Han Solo™, but its what happens when origami meets a galaxy that’s really quite a ways away. When completely folded, it stands a whopping foot tall, in heavy card stock to stand up to meteor showers. Also posable and semi-articulated, and licensed by Lucasfilms and Disney.

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FOLDING PAPER HAN SOLO™

It Was Only A Paper Moon…

And this is only paper Star Wars™ Han Solo™, but its what happens when origami meets a galaxy that’s really quite a ways away. When completely folded, it stands a whopping foot tall, in heavy card stock to stand up to meteor showers. Also posable and semi-articulated, and licensed by Lucasfilms and Disney.

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$1.95 EACH
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Oceans Of Fun

This nice mini-brick maritime building kit comes in a giant egg and no, we don't know why. (Maybe a roe joke?) Inside the 8-1/2” tall golden egg you'll find (237) pieces to build a hammerhead shark, hippocampus (sea horse), sea lion, dolphin, lobster and crab—or put all the pieces together and make a giant shark. Cheaper than a can of crab meat, and lasts longer, too. ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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7-IN-1 SEALIFE BRIC BUILDING SET

Oceans Of Fun

This nice mini-brick maritime building kit comes in a giant egg and no, we don't know why. (Maybe a roe joke?) Inside the 8-1/2” tall golden egg you'll find (237) pieces to build a hammerhead shark, hippocampus (sea horse), sea lion, dolphin, lobster and crab—or put all the pieces together and make a giant shark. Cheaper than a can of crab meat, and lasts longer, too. ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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$9.50 EACH

Make Things Crystal Translucent

Making stuff crystal clear is boring. Grow your own red, blue or purple crystals with these amazing Magical Crystal growing kits. You get approx 4 oz of mono-ammonium crystal, a 2-3/8" dia concave base, some appropriate food coloring flakes, a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" dia clear plastic container, mixing stick and instructions. Recommended for ages 10+.

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BLUE CRYSTAL GROWING KIT

Make Things Crystal Translucent

Making stuff crystal clear is boring. Grow your own red, blue or purple crystals with these amazing Magical Crystal growing kits. You get approx 4 oz of mono-ammonium crystal, a 2-3/8" dia concave base, some appropriate food coloring flakes, a 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" dia clear plastic container, mixing stick and instructions. Recommended for ages 10+.

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Spider And Bone Maker

rom Crazy Creations, this Brain Dome Kit is basically a lab for creating and assembling your own spooky creations out of hardening gel, or as the box says, turning “slime to stone.” Includes molds for spider parts and human bones, as well as a large brain-shaped device to cure the gel. Think of the brain sort of like a potter’s kiln. You make each limb individually, cure them, and then add joiner gel to create posable joints. There’s string to hang pieces from, too. Add the Crazy Creations Refill Set, a slime gel kit to go along with the Brain Lab Kit. The Refill Set comes with gel, which “sets from slime to stone” in less than 6 minutes. Contains a random (1) of (3) possible molds (skeleton, dinosaur or spider), (2) bottles of hardening slime (red and blue), and a bag of decorations, including flies, maggots and ants.

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CRAZY CREATIONS BRAIN DOME MOLDING KIT

Spider And Bone Maker

rom Crazy Creations, this Brain Dome Kit is basically a lab for creating and assembling your own spooky creations out of hardening gel, or as the box says, turning “slime to stone.” Includes molds for spider parts and human bones, as well as a large brain-shaped device to cure the gel. Think of the brain sort of like a potter’s kiln. You make each limb individually, cure them, and then add joiner gel to create posable joints. There’s string to hang pieces from, too. Add the Crazy Creations Refill Set, a slime gel kit to go along with the Brain Lab Kit. The Refill Set comes with gel, which “sets from slime to stone” in less than 6 minutes. Contains a random (1) of (3) possible molds (skeleton, dinosaur or spider), (2) bottles of hardening slime (red and blue), and a bag of decorations, including flies, maggots and ants.

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Amusement Park Engineering

This amazing STEM kit from Thames & Kosmos explores physics in a fun, visual way that’s like a day in the park—the amusement park. Kids design and build working roller coaster models, and conduct hands-on physics experiments to learn about force, motion, energy and friction. They can complete challenges to build coasters of different shapes and sizes, and then let adjustable-weight cars scream through the tracks. Includes a durable, re-usable building system that’s easy to assemble and take apart. Contains (305) pieces and (20) experiments in a (32)-page, full-color manual, which includes engineering design challenges and a wealth of information on designing coasters. For ages 6+ with help, or 8+ for kids who want to try it alone. !WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


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Roller Coaster Designer Kit

Amusement Park Engineering

This amazing STEM kit from Thames & Kosmos explores physics in a fun, visual way that’s like a day in the park—the amusement park. Kids design and build working roller coaster models, and conduct hands-on physics experiments to learn about force, motion, energy and friction. They can complete challenges to build coasters of different shapes and sizes, and then let adjustable-weight cars scream through the tracks. Includes a durable, re-usable building system that’s easy to assemble and take apart. Contains (305) pieces and (20) experiments in a (32)-page, full-color manual, which includes engineering design challenges and a wealth of information on designing coasters. For ages 6+ with help, or 8+ for kids who want to try it alone. !WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.


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$49.95 EACH

Grow Your Own Butterflies!!!

More exciting than an ant colony! Prettier than tadpoles and frogs. The principle of this kit is the same as both. Buy the kit which consists of a growing/viewing chamber, food, and instructions. Send in the coupon (plus a small shipping charge) and receive (5) larvae and their food. In about (10) days the larvae will turn to chrysids and in another (7-10) days your beautifully marked butterflies will emerge from the chrysids. Truly entrancing and educational with extensive well written instructions/explanations of the phenomena you are observing. Highly recommended.

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BEST IN STEM BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Grow Your Own Butterflies!!!

More exciting than an ant colony! Prettier than tadpoles and frogs. The principle of this kit is the same as both. Buy the kit which consists of a growing/viewing chamber, food, and instructions. Send in the coupon (plus a small shipping charge) and receive (5) larvae and their food. In about (10) days the larvae will turn to chrysids and in another (7-10) days your beautifully marked butterflies will emerge from the chrysids. Truly entrancing and educational with extensive well written instructions/explanations of the phenomena you are observing. Highly recommended.

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$26.95 EACH

Catch Some Rays

And teach a kid (8 and up) the basics of solar power. This excellent educational kit from Elenco comes with (9) 0.5VDC solar cells pre-wired in sets of (3) and mounted in a 5" x 4" x 7/16" black-plastic frame with screw terminals on the bottom. The kit includes a 1.5VDC motor with leads and a mount, a fan blade and (4) plastic discs from 5/8" dia to 2" dia for mounting on the motor shaft, a 1.5V incandescent bulb with leads, a sound module with leads, and graphic cards to mount on the discs. Comes with a 14-page instruction/experiment booklet, including info on increasing voltage and amperage, powering battery charges, radios, games, etc. Lots of science project potential. "Heuristic as all get-out," Jarvis said when he saw it. Ages 8+.

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SOLAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT KIT

Catch Some Rays

And teach a kid (8 and up) the basics of solar power. This excellent educational kit from Elenco comes with (9) 0.5VDC solar cells pre-wired in sets of (3) and mounted in a 5" x 4" x 7/16" black-plastic frame with screw terminals on the bottom. The kit includes a 1.5VDC motor with leads and a mount, a fan blade and (4) plastic discs from 5/8" dia to 2" dia for mounting on the motor shaft, a 1.5V incandescent bulb with leads, a sound module with leads, and graphic cards to mount on the discs. Comes with a 14-page instruction/experiment booklet, including info on increasing voltage and amperage, powering battery charges, radios, games, etc. Lots of science project potential. "Heuristic as all get-out," Jarvis said when he saw it. Ages 8+.

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$22.75 EACH

Bug Bag

The entomologist’s friend. This folding insect cage, which is the same as our butterfly-net kit, is made of nylon-mesh, and measures 10” dia x 11” tall when popped open via the interior steel spring. A pair of hook-n-loop straps keeps it flat when not in use. Includes a basic teachers’ guide.

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NYLON MESH INSECT CAGE

Bug Bag

The entomologist’s friend. This folding insect cage, which is the same as our butterfly-net kit, is made of nylon-mesh, and measures 10” dia x 11” tall when popped open via the interior steel spring. A pair of hook-n-loop straps keeps it flat when not in use. Includes a basic teachers’ guide.

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$10.95 EACH

Got Smart Plants?

Find out if your plants are smarter than lab rats with this Green Science® Grow-A-Maze kit. Assemble the plastic parts to build a standing maze and watch your house-plant find its way through to the sun. Billy says it filled his days with botanical joy during the long, locked-down days of the last year.

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GREEN SCIENCE PLANT MAZE KIT

Got Smart Plants?

Find out if your plants are smarter than lab rats with this Green Science® Grow-A-Maze kit. Assemble the plastic parts to build a standing maze and watch your house-plant find its way through to the sun. Billy says it filled his days with botanical joy during the long, locked-down days of the last year.

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$15.95 EACH
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TANKS A LOT

Well, a pair, but that's a lot in the tank biz. This very cool kit has translucent green frames, pre-wired circuit boards and motor harnesses, and all of the steering and suspension parts you could shake a stick at. The result, despite the kit's "Titan Tank" name, is TWO 5" square x 3" tall wireless remote controlled tanks (with separate controllers) that fire invisible infrared shells at one another, and reverse direction when hit. Each controller has (4) channels, so if you buy (2) sets of (2), everyone can join in the action. Each Tank takes (8) AA batteries, that you supply, but remember they light up, shoot beams of IR, make noise, and move around, so you're getting a lot of bang for the battery. Includes a 15 page manual and circuit boards that are pre-assembled, so anyone from your 9 year old nephew to your tank commanding Grandpa should have an easy time assembling them.

Jarvis says: The regular retail on this was $64.95. Pat made a special buy, so don't delay, these won't last long.


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IR CONTROLLED TITAN TANK TWIN PACK

TANKS A LOT

Well, a pair, but that's a lot in the tank biz. This very cool kit has translucent green frames, pre-wired circuit boards and motor harnesses, and all of the steering and suspension parts you could shake a stick at. The result, despite the kit's "Titan Tank" name, is TWO 5" square x 3" tall wireless remote controlled tanks (with separate controllers) that fire invisible infrared shells at one another, and reverse direction when hit. Each controller has (4) channels, so if you buy (2) sets of (2), everyone can join in the action. Each Tank takes (8) AA batteries, that you supply, but remember they light up, shoot beams of IR, make noise, and move around, so you're getting a lot of bang for the battery. Includes a 15 page manual and circuit boards that are pre-assembled, so anyone from your 9 year old nephew to your tank commanding Grandpa should have an easy time assembling them.

Jarvis says: The regular retail on this was $64.95. Pat made a special buy, so don't delay, these won't last long.


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$29.50 EACH

Ready For Your Close-Up?

Make like a miniature Martin Scorsese and create your own (stop-action) movie. Best part? The actors are all Lego® people, who work for free. You’ll get (36) assorted Lego® pieces, including mix-and-match characters and props. Includes a 78-page guide with advice for making credits, sound effects, lighting, camera techniques, set design, backdrops, storyboards and a bunch more. If Hitchcock had had this kit, Janet Leigh might have survived the shower scene. For ages 8+.

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LEGO® MOVIE MAKING KIT

Ready For Your Close-Up?

Make like a miniature Martin Scorsese and create your own (stop-action) movie. Best part? The actors are all Lego® people, who work for free. You’ll get (36) assorted Lego® pieces, including mix-and-match characters and props. Includes a 78-page guide with advice for making credits, sound effects, lighting, camera techniques, set design, backdrops, storyboards and a bunch more. If Hitchcock had had this kit, Janet Leigh might have survived the shower scene. For ages 8+.

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$24.95 EACH

Sparkly Spirograph

This is the classic Spirograph® spiralization toy updated for a colorful age. Your grandparents used these to make pretty and pretty-intricate spiral designs in black and white, but this version comes with special black scratch sheets that reveal rainbow and sparkly designs. Comes with (6) glitter wheels, (8) sparkle sheets, (8) rainbow sheets, and (1) each sparkly and rainbow sticker sheets. Includes a (10)-page design guidebook and foam feet to keep it steady while you spiral away. Replace the scratching stylus with a fine-point marker and use it to make standard designs on plain paper. Ages 8+.

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RAINBOW SPIROGRAPH SET

Sparkly Spirograph

This is the classic Spirograph® spiralization toy updated for a colorful age. Your grandparents used these to make pretty and pretty-intricate spiral designs in black and white, but this version comes with special black scratch sheets that reveal rainbow and sparkly designs. Comes with (6) glitter wheels, (8) sparkle sheets, (8) rainbow sheets, and (1) each sparkly and rainbow sticker sheets. Includes a (10)-page design guidebook and foam feet to keep it steady while you spiral away. Replace the scratching stylus with a fine-point marker and use it to make standard designs on plain paper. Ages 8+.

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$19.95 EACH

Bone Up On Anatomy

You're not going to blow money on an actual human skeleton, are you? Consider that for a tenth of the price you can get an anatomically accurate skeleton done in plastic. This model is male (judging by the hips) and has many articulated joints-jaw, shoulder, knee, etc. Its small size (33") makes it practical for classroom use, since it can be passed around the room. Other nice touches include discrete neck vertebrae, a sectioned skull, and very little "flash" from the plastic molds. It also comes with a metal display stand, weighted at the bottom to prevent spills. Yes, some concessions had to be made because of the size and price, but this is still an invaluable teaching tool, and quite a nice decoration for those with morbid minds.

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ARTICULATED 33" PLASTIC SKELETON

Bone Up On Anatomy

You're not going to blow money on an actual human skeleton, are you? Consider that for a tenth of the price you can get an anatomically accurate skeleton done in plastic. This model is male (judging by the hips) and has many articulated joints-jaw, shoulder, knee, etc. Its small size (33") makes it practical for classroom use, since it can be passed around the room. Other nice touches include discrete neck vertebrae, a sectioned skull, and very little "flash" from the plastic molds. It also comes with a metal display stand, weighted at the bottom to prevent spills. Yes, some concessions had to be made because of the size and price, but this is still an invaluable teaching tool, and quite a nice decoration for those with morbid minds.

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$65.75 EACH

Into The Woods

Eschew plastic models. Go ahead, we won’t tell. And then try these nostalgic wooden kits from Pathfinders Design & Technology. All pre-cut pieces, held together only by wooden pegs, they each take about an hour to build. You pick: the Catapult, approx 9” tall on an 11-1/2” base, and including a few clay balls for assaulting castles (ages 14+); the Ballista, as used by the Romans, which will stand approx 7-1/8” tall x 10-5/8” long (ages 14+); or the Trojan Horse, which will stand approx 11-13/16” tall x 12-3/16” long (ages 8+). Note, figures not included.

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WOODEN BALLISTA KIT

Into The Woods

Eschew plastic models. Go ahead, we won’t tell. And then try these nostalgic wooden kits from Pathfinders Design & Technology. All pre-cut pieces, held together only by wooden pegs, they each take about an hour to build. You pick: the Catapult, approx 9” tall on an 11-1/2” base, and including a few clay balls for assaulting castles (ages 14+); the Ballista, as used by the Romans, which will stand approx 7-1/8” tall x 10-5/8” long (ages 14+); or the Trojan Horse, which will stand approx 11-13/16” tall x 12-3/16” long (ages 8+). Note, figures not included.

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A Moveable Feaster

Most of your Tyrannosaurus rex models just stand there, looking all rexish, but this 4-1/2" tall molded rubber dinosaur model is posable, with articulated legs, tail and jaw. It’s like he was made to star in your stop-motion animated Dino-epic. Better get a pair or you won’t be able to film any tender couple-in-love moments or battles.

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POSABLE T-REX

A Moveable Feaster

Most of your Tyrannosaurus rex models just stand there, looking all rexish, but this 4-1/2" tall molded rubber dinosaur model is posable, with articulated legs, tail and jaw. It’s like he was made to star in your stop-motion animated Dino-epic. Better get a pair or you won’t be able to film any tender couple-in-love moments or battles.

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$4.35 EACH

LIL' AUTO SHOP

How are the kids in your life supposed to become engineers or astronauts if they’re not assembling vehicles kits by the time they’re 9? We jest, because we know this Build-A-Ma-Jigs Roadster Kit™ is fun for any kid. Car has removable, colorful plastic pieces such as the back tires and fin, and your kid will get to bolt them in place, and remove them again, with the included power drill, which actually spins and has swappable bits. When assembled, the car measures approx 7" x 4-1/2" x 5" tall. Requires (2) “AA” batteries, included. Made in the USA. Ages 3+.

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Build It Yourself Roadster

LIL' AUTO SHOP

How are the kids in your life supposed to become engineers or astronauts if they’re not assembling vehicles kits by the time they’re 9? We jest, because we know this Build-A-Ma-Jigs Roadster Kit™ is fun for any kid. Car has removable, colorful plastic pieces such as the back tires and fin, and your kid will get to bolt them in place, and remove them again, with the included power drill, which actually spins and has swappable bits. When assembled, the car measures approx 7" x 4-1/2" x 5" tall. Requires (2) “AA” batteries, included. Made in the USA. Ages 3+.

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$19.50 EACH

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