Looking for some fun new “do-it-yourself” toys that kids entertained for hours?
Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Fox San Diego to talk about some great DIY toys for kids of all ages. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.
( CRAYOLA COLOR WONDER LIGHT BRUSH CRAYOLA)
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush lets kids create colorful art without the mess.
Color Wonder paints are clear and only work on Color Wonder special paper— it won’t color on skin, carpet, or furniture. The Magic Light Brush lights up to match whatever paint color kids are using.
The set comes with six classic colors and 18 sheets of Color Wonder paper
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Crayola.com
( ALEX SPA BATH BOMBS ALEX BRANDS)
ALEX Spa DIY Bath Bombs explode with essential oils and fizzy fun colors.
Kids can follow the directions to mix the proper ingredients and create a unique ball or heart-shaped bath bomb for themselves or a friend.
Make six colorful scented bath bombs and create stripe effects with the pre-colored packs of baking soda. Kids can mix in their own oil for a more luxurious bath experience.
The set includes epson salt, baking soda, citric acid, measuring spoon, stir stick, heart and ball molds, two bottles of scent.
Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us
( BLOPENS AIRBRUSH DESIGN STUDIO CRA-Z-ART)
Just blow to create fantastic airbrush effects with the Cra-Z-Art Blo Pens Glitter Design Studio – So cool! Includes designer desk with storage and surface area to allow you to make your own, personalized airbrush design. It’s truly an innovative and fun way to make colorful art! Also includes 12 Blo Pens, 10 Stencils, 3D Glitter Pop-Ups and glitter tubes for making 3D Glitter art.
Available: Toys R Us
( CHOCOLATE EGG SURPRISE MAKER JAKKS PACIFIC)
Kids can make very own chocolate surprise gifts. The Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker is easy to use, and kids will love making, eating, and gifting these chocolate eggs.
The 18-piece set includes: egg maker, one dispenser, two egg molds, four capsules, six foils, and four chocolate packets.
Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart
( WHIPPLE STARTER SET EPOCH EVERLASTING PLAY)
Squeeze, decorate and display with Whipple! The Whipple Deluxe sets offers endless hours of creating collectibles to wear and share.
Design up to 13 different keepsakes including rings, key chains and more!
Whip the creme into elegant designs, and decorate with beads and rhinestones for creations that you can wear and share!
Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon
MAKE YOUR OWN HYPNOGIZMO KIT! ( KAHOOTZ)
With the MAKE-YOUR-OWN HYPNOGIZMO activity kit, kids can create their own spinning fidget toy to play with. Everything needed is included.
Use different colors, beads, and patterns to build, string, and spin a completely customizable contraption over and over again.
Once kids have perfected the patterns, they can place the unique HYPNOGIZMO into the sturdy display stand, or insert into the Play-N-Display spinner case (sold separately) to safely store and show off the captivating creation.