Kits for Kids

January 27, 2016

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Winter is a great time to create a niche of activity kits for kids. Activity kits not only encourage parents to come into the store seeking projects for cabin-feverish kids, they also create an opportunity to teach important skills to the next generation of DIYers. Below is a list of some of the more popular types of kits.

Carpentry Kits—Carpentry kits have come a long way from balsa wood flyers. Red Toolbox ( offers a variety of kits for different skill levels, including a monster truck, acorn sling, and mini air hockey table.

Electrical Kits—Beyond the popular Snap Circuits Jr. that teaches simple circuits, Arduino boards ( have grown in popularity. Arduino is an open-source platform with easy-to-use hardware and software. Although pricey, Arduino kits for kids usually include robots. Who can resist?

Science Kits—This category covers a broad range of projects from kitchen science to physics, earth science, chemistry and biology. One of the more popular kits is Disgusting Science from Scientific Explorer ( 4M also offers popular science kits including a potato clock and a volcano making kit.

Crafty Kits—Sewing, gluing, knitting and decorating are important skills for future homeowners. Consider including some crafty kits from Alex Toys and Creativity for Kids ( in your mid-winter, activities kit niche.

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