Learn the building blocks of democracy from dignified blockheads. Patriotic cubes with facial renderings of every U.S. President and an oval office cube stack neatly into a perfect, forty-five piece set forming a grand American flag on one side. Each cube presents a face, name, nickname, lifespan, party affiliation, term and number in red, gray and blue ink. Beveled edges make the blocks more comfortable and easier to hold. Handcrafted in Michigan of Basswood grown in the Great Lakes area and printed with
Ever changing, this sand art is an awesome microcosm of natural elements and landscapes. Simply rotate the glass ring and marvel as the delicate light and dark sands shift into deserts, mountains, clouds, rain, oceans and smoke, all ebbing and flowing into one another. There is an eternal and yet fleeting quality about this interactive art, and the sparkling sand will mesmerize as it becomes a tiny primordial universe right there on your desk. Created by Klaus Bosch and handmade in Austria, this inventive
Make your very own Medieval catapult with this fun and easy-to-use kit. This mini wood version can be built in around an hour or two and can shoot a ball over 15 feet! Adjustable pads on the crossbar allow you to change the trajectory angle. The rope, strung through the middle gives great power to the swing arm. Made in China. This kit includes pre-cut and drilled wood pieces, rope, clay ball and instructions. All pieces are pre-cut and drilled so the model is incredibly strong. All you need is glue and
From California to the New York Island, this colorful map is made for you and your child. Adorned with the capitals, landmarks and wildlife of each state, it's perfect for teaching children about America. Laminated on both sides for extra strength, the children's map includes 50 stickers to label where loved ones live, from the Redwood Forest all the way to the Gulf Stream waters. Has sturdy grommets for hanging. Imported. Made in China.
Encourage your kids to see stars through their own handiwork with a buildable kaleidoscope that shines mesmerizing webs of color at the turn of its scope. Part art project, part construction task, the Make Your Own Kaleidoscope Set offers an engaging way for young minds to cultivate composition skills while building a timeless keepsake. Like a personal treasure spinning geometric swirls, each one-of-a-kind craft will have your child marveling at their work and imagination. Set comes with everything
New prose on the block: eight cubes with 1.6 million ways to rock your word.An ingenious way to give your mind a break and get your creativity flowing, these eight wooden blocks feature an evocative word, creatively lettered on each side to encourage your poetic license. Flip them, shift them, pick-and-choose, and then build poetic phrases to express how you feel, or just play and surprise yourself with what you have to say. Includes eight wooden blocks and tray. 48 words total: 1.6 million verbal
Don't sink into debt! Be sure to store your treasures in this great ship's sinking hull for future discovery and retrieval. This museum-quality bronze bank made by Scott Nelles seems to sink into any flat surface as if it were the chilly north Atlantic, main propeller in the air and smokestacks precariously kissing the sea. The metal is finished with a subtle patina, evoking the industrial feel of the Steam Age. Handmade in Michigan.
Albert Einstein said true intelligence came from the imagination. In that spirit, this edible chemistry set combines creativity and fun for youngsters on their way to becoming the great minds of tomorrow. Through experimenting with the kit's contents kids will learn about acids, bases, solutions, formulas, reactions, carbonation, indicators, pigments, gels, polymers, and more with their hands and their tastebuds! The possibilities are as endless as their imaginations; some will create fizzy carbonated
Send your imagination soaring through the starlit reaches of space as you gaze into the soothing, ever-changing view of this stellar sand window. Multicolored sand and water are sealed in a wooden frame, with the a view of planets and stars stretched out behind them. Rotate the glass, and enjoy the sight of the sand swirling and shifting into nebulous clouds and intricate, astral landscapes. The included rear mounting hardware allows you to rotate the frame a full 360 degrees. The handsome frame is made
Keeping a Transformer on your desk? Not cool. Keeping a Cubebot on your desk? Completely acceptable and awesome. A far cry from the normal plastic and battery-powered robot army in the market today, this unsuspecting hardwood cube unfolds via elastic-bands into a mighty, menacing, and, oddly enough, slightly wholesome robot, like one who might live in a Lincoln Log cabin while not attacking cities. Sturdy limbs made from sustainably harvested cherry wood and strong elastic bands make him easy to pose and