Best Toys and Gifts for 4‑Year‑Olds
Hands-On Art & Science Kits For Kids
At 4 years old, children are often very curious and interested in learning about things that people around them do. While they can’t be trusted to operate a real oven or go camping in the woods just yet, there’s always room for pretend play that pertains to real world activities and teaches them about how things work.
Each set comes with all the age-appropriate instructions and materials to craft 2-3 toys and learn something new.
Music and Rhythm
Make a xylophone and write your own music. Play some jingles on your own koala-shaped tambourine. Decorate your dancing streamer with colorful dots for movement fun.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
for every age!
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