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.
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 or 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!
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.
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.
A long time ago in an office supply store, far away, kids would have loved to have these little stationery sets. Now you can get a set with (4) small markers (red, green, blue and yellow), a tiny Boba Fett eraser, sheet of (15) bitsy stickers, and a 30-page 3-7/8”x 2-1/2” notepad, all carefully fitted inside an R2-D2 plastic case or a Darth Vader head. We’ll pick, because it’s our galaxy.
Art is so much easier when you have a projector to give you something to trace. (And that’s all a camera lucida was, really, and Rembrandt and Vermeer used those--David Hockney said so.) This projector has a 7” ratcheting arm, a lamp with an adjustable focus lens that holds the image discs with a total of (21) traceable pix including animals, vehicles and bible images. Includes a drawing pad and a dozen markers. You add (4) “AA” batteries.
This one is “Build Your Own Bracelets” and it happens with this Strike-A-Cord Bracelet Loom kit from Just My Style®. Includes everything aspiring jewelry makers need to create (12) personalized, of-the-moment wrist adornments: hand-cranked bungee loom on a 10" x 3-3/8" base, (3) 36" thin neon cords, (6) thicker ones at 18”, (8) neon bungee cords at approx 15”, (26) feet of neon embroidery thread, (6) feet of waxed string, (10) plastic hooks, fabric glue, cellophane tape and instructions.
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