Awesome Kid Gift Guide

We searched all over the Internet to find gifts that will inspire kid creativity and learning year-round. Visit the DIY Market to shop our own cool kits, gear, and tools.
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Kano Kit

Kano Kit, $99.99

The Kano Kit is a computer that anyone can make. Build your computer with plug and play pieces, wire up speakers, flash colorful lights, then dive into an open-source OS, the fastest on Raspberry Pi. Two illustrated storybooks will guide you through every step, the simple stories and playful projects show you how to build and code.

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Ages 6-12
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Makey Makey

Makey Makey - An Invention
Kit for Everyone, $49.95

Makey Makey turns the whole world into a keyboard. It's a simple Invention Kit for beginners or experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

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Ages 8+
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Makey Makey

Pocket PiGRRL Pack, $99.95

The Pocket PiGRRL allows you to build your own portable game. Powered by a Raspberry Pi Model A+ and a PiTFT display, you'll get to do all the assembly and installation yourself, with Adafruit’s friendly learn guide to help you through the process. This pack has everything you need except the case—you’ll need to 3D Print your own. Don’t worry, Adafruit has a guide for that too.

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Ages 10+Adult Needed
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Easy Indigo Kit

Easy Indigo Kit, $30

You can try out Shibori, tie-dye, vat, and resist dye techniques in a way that is easy, non-toxic, and clean with this kit from Yellow Owl Workshop. The indigo-colored permanent dye comes in a dripless applicator and flows like traditional dye but can also be applied like paint.

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Ages 12+Adult Needed
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Gizmos & Gadgets Kit

Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, $199.95

The folks at littleBits have made the the ultimate toolbox for invention with their Gizmos & Gadgets Kit. You’ll get 15 electronic building blocks, detailed instructions for 12 projects, and all the accessories and tools you need to unleash the inventor within.

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Ages 8+
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Mediterranean Cheese Making Kit

Mediterranean Cheese
Making Kit, $54.95

Omnom’s cheese making kit provides all of the essential ingredients and equipment to successfully make feta, Halloumi, mozzarella, chèvre, whole milk ricotta, cultured butter, mascarpone and whey ricotta in your own kitchen. That’s a lot of cheese!

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Ages 10-80
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Jewelbots

Jewelbots, $69

Jewelbots are programmable friendship bracelets designed to get kids excited about coding. The bracelets can be programmed to light up when friends are nearby or to send secret messages across the room. Jewelbots work right out of the box, but are also open source so kids can come up with their own unique functions.

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Ages 8-14
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YOXO MegaBuilder

YOXO MegaBuilder, $59.99

YOXO links are creative, durable, sustainable and made in the USA from recycled wood pulp. This 4-in-1 kit comes with everything you need to build a space cruiser, tower, rover, and scorpion- or invent something new!

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Ages 4+
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Hello Ruby: Adventures in
Coding, $10.38

Half picture book and half activity book, Hello Ruby introduces programming concepts without requiring a computer at all. It’s whimsical way to learn how programming, technology, and computers can be all about expression and creativity.

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Ages 5-7 Adult Needed
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Electro Dough-Luxe Gift Box

Electro Dough-Luxe Gift
Box, $50

This kit from Technology Will Save Us is a great pick for the youngest inventors. Kids can create sculptures and scenes with dough, and then bring them to life with light and sound. It comes with 4 tubs of Play-Doh, stickers, tech tattoos and an inventors sketchbook.

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Ages 4-104 Adult Needed
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Pauls Wind Powered Toy Kit

Paul's Wind Powered
Toy Kit, $22

Turn wind into power! Use the included bird toy (pictured), or design your own characters to attach to the turbine tower. Liven things up with paint, markers, or fabric, you can customize and reinvent this toy endlessly!

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Ages 8+