Looking for fun things to do on a rainy day? We’ve got you covered. Toy Insider Associate Editor Jackie Cucco stopped by the offices of Family Circle magazine to show off some great crafty toys to play with when the weather’s gloomy. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • Transform photos taken from your smart devices into a sketch.
  • By using the free smART sketcher app, photos are filtered and transferred via Bluetooth to the projector.  The image is projected onto paper and kids can then trace the images.
  • Users are able to draw anything the eye can see with just a touch of a button.
  • The smART sketcher Projector also comes with pre-loaded micro SD cards that are filled with a variety of activities including step-by-step drawings, learn-to-write letters and numbers, early spelling skills, and more.
  • Additional SD cards can be purchased separately to keep the creative learning going.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Michaels, Target


  • Paint and decorate adorable ceramic figurines with the Made By Me Unicorn & Friends kit.
  • Bring the unicorn and mermaid to life with vibrant metallic and primary paints.
  • Explore color mixing to create colors of your own and add small details to make these characters uniquely yours.
  • Once your creations are complete, set them on display for all to see.
  • The kit includes 2 ceramic figures, 10 color paint strips, 1 paint brush, and instructions.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $12.97
  • Available: Walmart


  • Make awesome slime that looks and smells like real frozen treats.
  • Make smoothies, snow cones, soft serve swirls and more!
  • Complete with ice cream cups and more for a Super unique and trendy slime experience! Includes everything you need to make and store your slime.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon