With just a few weeks left of summer, now’s the time to make the most of it. If you’re searching for ways to keep your kids entertained at summer camp or at home before they head back to school (it really is just a few more weeks. We promise.), these gifts will do just the trick. From an ice cream maker to a Japanese game, these toys are sure to keep your kids entertained.
Star Wars loving kids (and their parents) will both appreciate these shiny silver Star Wars toys. Kids will love assembling the Destroyer Droid, Imperial Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter, and X-Wing. Best of all, there’s no glue needed. Forget about having to pry it off the carpet when your kids are finished.
No, this isn’t that pill. It’s just shaped like one! Take this apart to reveal the Japanese game of Kendama. Kids will love practicing and adults will love that there’s virtually no clean up involved. It’s a game where both sides win!
Add a smartphone to this virtual reality viewer, and your kids will be entertained for hours. With tons of virtual reality apps available from itunes store or google play, you can ride a rollercoaster, travel to Japan, even explore space, all from the comfort of your own home. This viewer is great for those who want to try out the Oculus or VR experience at a quarter of the price. This DIY kit comes unassembled and is easy to build. It is great for kids and adults alike and can also be used for watching 3D videos. It doesn’t get cooler than that!
If you’re trying to teach your kids about analog photography (and no, smartphone cameras don’t count) without spending good money to get a real camera, this one will do the trick. Make Your Own 35mm SLR Camera with this DIY Konstruktor Kit which includes camera parts to build the DIY Camera, instructions, tools, and stickers for one of a kind customization. It features a top-down viewfinder, multiple exposure function, bulb setting for long exposures, and a detachable lens. You almost wouldn’t believe you built it yourself!
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