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Idea Box
Ann Williams Craft-tastic Idea BoxAnn Williams Craft-tastic Idea BoxAnn Williams Craft-tastic Idea Box

Idea Box


  • Without specific instructions, kids tap into their own creativity and gain the confidence to figure things out. The 7 fun challenges inside this kit will inspire kids to make something totally unpredictable, out-of-the-box and maybe even never-even-seen-before. Will they create the next “big thing?” They will when they kick start their ideas!
    The Idea Box can help improve STEM/STEAM skill sets by keeping kids so engaged they don't even know they're learning. By taking advantage of a kid's natural interest in building toys, this kit allows them to use their imagination and inspires them to think for themselves.
    STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - skills that kids must adopt in order to stay relevant in today's tech-centic world.

    – Kids will come up with ideas for a new toy, puppet, new animal, a new widget—and more
    – Each kit contains 7 cards with a number of prompts on each card challenging them to make something unique
    – To help them, kids will find yarn, tissue paper, mini dowel rods, felt, feathers, styrofoam balls—and more—in order to create their 7 projects
    – Kit includes 4 yards of acrylic yarn, 4 pom poms, 1 piece of tissue paper, 5 pieces of paper, 5 feathers, 2 styrofoam balls, 6 plastic eyes, 4 paper straws, 7 chenille stems, 4 mini dowel rods, 3 pieces of acrylic felt, 2 yd of cotton twine, 2 clothes pins, 8 rubber bands, 1 paper tube, 8 pieces of double-sided tape, 7 challenge cards
    – Ages 6 and up

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Located in the West Village in downtown NYC Teich Toys & Books is a family run toy store
offering engaging and inspiring products for New York City kids and visitors of all ages.