Best Toys and Gifts for 3‑Year‑Olds
Hands-On Art & Science Kits For Kids
The preschool years are a whirlwind of activity and excitement. Help encourage a 3-year-old’s pretend play, language development, and learning with these imaginative toy sets.
Each set comes with all the age-appropriate instructions and materials to craft 2-3 toys and learn something new.
Reptiles are fascinating! Make a cuddly snake, play a game with a color-changing chameleon, build a turtle box for keepsakes.Get It »
Decorate a wearable, one-of-a-kind bandana using horseshoe stamps and paint. Play a game of pick-up snakes with beaded, pipe-cleaner snakes and a paper barrel you craft yourself. Then build and decorate a hobby horse that you can bring on all your pretend-play adventures.Get It »
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Get to know some fascinating reptiles! Make your own soft and cuddly snake and give it a one-of-a-kind pattern. Use a color-changing chameleon to go "bug" hunting; see how your chameleon changes colors when it gets warm! Create a turtle box to hide your special treasures and see how your turtle hides inside his shell.Take a peek insideSee imagine! Magazine
Introduce your little one to the world of art! Paint your own brightly colored masterpiece and create a color block painting. Use a shake painting technique to create an abstract sculpture with colorful beads and shapes. Sign your name to personalize an art smock to make crafting a little more neat.Play the videoWatch the tutorial
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Have fun with transportation! Use special magic paper and a wooden truck to make tire track paintings - a fun and creative way to use vehicles to make art. Build a rolling ramp for little scientists to experiment with ramps, speeds, and distances. Create a busy city scene and make a set of street signs to learn about road safety.Take a peek insideSee imagine! Magazine
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