It can be difficult to work out just what are the best toys available on the market, including those that represent value for money whilst also stimulating the mind and body. This list contains many thought provoking and terrific toys.
Creative toys are some of my favorites. I think it is great when play can encourage the use of imagination, creative hands and end in a great creation that is all your own. The LoopDeLoom Weave Kit is a great creative set that is sure be a crowd pleaser.
Hair chalk is a fun way to change your hair color on a very temporary basis for fun events. The ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon is a kit built for giving you multiple options for color and fun hair styles. I like the idea of this kit but the chalk made my hair feel terrible!
American Girl is really good at making high quality toys. Their crafting kits are some of the best I have had the chance to play with. The American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit had an overwhelming amount of things to do and I can’t wait to accomplish them all.
Tie dye was super popular when I was a kid and as hard as it is to believe I am seeing the trend come around again! The Alex Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear Ultimate Tie Dye & Wear is a super easy, all-inclusive kit that makes it super easy to make your own awesome creations.
I love playing with a good craft kit. A few that I have played with from Seedling have been simple, easy to play and a lot of fun. This week I made a “super mom” cape with my Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Activity Kit.
Crafting is a favorite hobby of mine, and kids crafting kits are some of my favorite toys. I was able to create my very own custom candle with Rachels Art Candle Making Kit and I highly recommend such a craft time. Even if the wax is unscented.
When I was searching for kid-friendly treat makers I came across the Hard & Sugar-Free Candy Cotton Candy Maker. I expected It to be more “toy-like” and ended up getting a really well made cotton candy maker and plenty of delicious treats.
With all the hype surrounding the retiring of one color and introduction of another by the creators at Crayola. I thought it appropriate to create my own crayons with the Crayola Crayon Factory. This is simple toy but is packed with lots of play potential and creativity.
Temporary tattoos were really big when I was young and it remains a great way for kids to express themselves and have fun. The Color-in Glitter Tattoos kit by Creativity for Kids is a great kit that takes temporary tattoos to the next level with plenty to share with friends!