Sunprints (or cyanotypes, or photograms) are everyone's favorite photo-sensitivity experiment, from third-graders to graphic artists and fine artists. You pick: The Sunprinters are a dozen 3-15/16" square sheets of photosensitive paper, an acrylic backing sheet and instructions. The large Sunprint Kit has (15) sheets of 12" x 7-3/4" photosensitive paper plus a clear acrylic sheet of the same size. Great for classroom demonstrations, and can be used to make prints from photo negatives as well as interesting effects from opaque or translucent objects. All you add is sunshine and water.
If you've got a smart phone, you can be a director. This fold-out, 14-3/8" x 7" x 7" tall stage comes with (5) backdrops, including one blank, a cardboard camera (phone) stand, (8) 2" bricks of assorted color clay and various punch-out props. Includes an 18-page booklet on making claymation, stop-action movies, with additional apps available online. This is how Spielberg would have started if he were 11 years old today.
It's the classic Spirograph®, which is a lot of intricate round mandala-like designs floating around out there. Celebrate with one of our spirographic specials. You pick: the Travel Spirograph® in a flip-lid case with a 2-3/8" ID ring in the lid and (4) assorted wheels, a cross, an oblate spheroid, red and blue pens, a design guide and a 24-sheet pad of 3" square paper; the Original Spirograph®, an 11-piece set in a storage tin, complete with 3-11/16" OD ring, (6) assorted wheels, rectangle, oval rail, 24-sheet pad of 5" x 7" paper, red and blue pens, design booklet and reusable putty to hold down the paper; or the Deluxe Spirograph® with (19) assorted wheels, (2) rings, an oval rail, oblate spheroid, triangle, red and blue and green pens, a reusable putty to hold the paper, a 14-page design book and a 20-sheet pad of 8-1/2" x 11" paper.
The Spirograph® lives! Think of it as doodling for people who like perfect geometric shapes. From Spirograph® comes this die-cast collector’s set of (9) spiro wheels, (1) ring, (2) pens, spiro putty with case, a storage tin and (6) design cards. Spiro putty, by the bye, holds the paper down so your perfect designs won’t have any ugly holes in them.
There is no substitute for containers inside containers inside containers. Release your inner matryoshka with, well, matryoshkas, a set of (6) blank nesting Russian dolls from 3” tall down to 3/4”, all white and waiting for you to decorate them with the included brush and (6) paint pots; or the (6) Nesting Butterflies from 2-3/4” down to a tiny 5/8”, also all white and complete with a brush and (6) colors of paint.
Yes, we have your childhood right here. Call us Shrinky Dinks® Central, where we have DIY Shrinky Dinks® material to the rafters. You pick: the Crystal Clear Creative pack has (10) 8” x 10” clear sheets that you cut and color to your heart’s content; the Ruff N’ Ready pack has (10) 8” x 10” frosted, translucent sheets, equally ready to cut and color, or just leave frosty; and the Ink Jet Dinky pack has (6) 8-1/2” x 11” sheets ready for you to print any image you like, which means yes, you can shrink the kids!
Pumpkins are too big to smash in this Pressed Flower Art kit, but feel free to squash petunias. You get a 4" cardboard flower press base and cover, blotting paper, plastic screws and wing-nuts to press the petals, little boxes, cards, envelopes, brush, glue, ribbon, tape and instructions. Nice starter kit for the tyro peony presser.
Klayzee™ kits, once you get over the kute spelling, spell hours of fun for krafty kids. Kits include packs of clay (OK, klay), molds, paints, spatulas, chisels and whatever else they'll need, including instructions. The Fossils Rock kit lets them make a 2" claw pendant and a 5-1/2" faux fossil.; the Woodworks kit results in a faux wood picture frame; and the What's Your Sign kit yields a 5" long oval plaque with flowers, stars, and room for the molder's name.
Our each is (30) foam flowers, 6" dia x 1/16" thick, all with a 3-1/2" dia punch-out butterfly in the center, for a total of (60) pieces. When the butterfly has been punched-out (that sounds so wrong), the inside of the flower shows the butterfly outline, and the butterfly becomes a liberated, solid, separate piece of foam. Lots of tracing opportunities here, or just general foam-shape admiration. You get (6) each in yellow, orange, pink, purple and a swirly color combo, which is enough to make a spring or summer project come to life.
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