Making fun, foldable crafts has never been easier! Step-by-step instructions and fold marks on the patterned paper sheets guide kids through the steps to make adorable origami animals. The activity set includes everything needed to make 40 different animal faces and shapes—from kittens and puppies to giraffes, penguins, and even a traditional crane. Use the 36 animal print papers and six patterned papers to create designs, and then add the included 38 detail stickers (like silly eyes or a crown for the frog) to make them pop. Projects range from beginner to intermediate to advanced, helping to develop and advance fine motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and dexterity. All of the origami supplies store neatly together, making it a great activity for creative kids (ages 6+) on the go!
Ready to get crafty? This all-inclusive loom set has the tools and materials kids need to make a scarf, bag, coasters, pouch, and other yarn crafts, plus three cool picture tapestries to weave and display. The oversize loom is easy to adjust and use; vibrant rainbow yarn looks beautiful when woven; picture tapestries are easy for beginners and make a stunning impact. But the sturdy loom frame can be used with just about any materials kids can find: ribbons, strips of fabric, vines, and much more. Complete instructions make it easy to adjust the frame for different projects and make and embellish each one. It’s an exciting way to discover an age-old craft!
With long sleeves ending in elasticized cuffs, this durable, easy-to-clean plastic smock keeps hands free—and just about everything else protected from splashes and spills! A bright splatter-paint pattern covers the clear plastic material, creating a funny overlay to the clothing that shows through. Four storage pockets offer lots of places to stash crayons, paintbrushes, and more, and the write-on chest pocket lets kids personalize their smocks, too! Coordinates with the splatter-paint patterned Drop Cloth.
Take puzzle building to swashbuckling new heights with this pirate ship play set and puzzle in one! Detailed section by section instructions help kids fit together the more than 100 cardboard pieces–with no glue or scissors required–into a multi-level pirate ship, complete with three masts, a crow’s nest, ship’s wheels that spin, a working hatch, and even a plank to walk! The set includes a separate deserted island and row boat, accessories and play pieces like a treasure chest, cannons, and pirate and parrot play figures to use with the sturdy 15-inch high ship for endless hours of play. Pieces and sections are color-, shape-, and number-coded for easy but entertaining assembly. The 3-D puzzle helps children six and older to develop hand-eye coordination, concentration, attention span, and an understanding of spatial relationships.
The 100-piece format is perfect for school-age kids and older—but the wagon full of puppies that’s pictured when they come together will melt hearts of all ages! Five golden retriever puppies fill the red metal wagon, big paws overhanging the side and adorable faces snuggled close together. What an adorable incentive to solve the puzzle! Melissa & Doug cardboard jigsaw puzzles are made using durable, high-quality materials and handmade dies that make every piece shape unique. The sturdy pieces resist peeling, fading, and creasing, so the stunning high-gloss artwork will stay looking great for years to come!
Solve this 100-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle to see a horse and foal peeking over the farm fence! Their shiny brown coats and breeze-blown manes offer lots of subtle variation to help with solving, as does the tree-filled background. Melissa & Doug cardboard jigsaw puzzles are made using durable, high-quality materials and handmade dies that make every piece shape unique. The sturdy pieces resist peeling, fading, and creasing, so the stunning high-gloss artwork will stay looking great for years to come!
These two easy-to-assemble hardwood chairs have an 11-inch seat height that’s comfy for kids–plus durable solid-wood pieces and a reinforced, tip-resistant design that parents can feel confident about too. Add them to our Table & 2 Chairs Set to make room for a foursome, or use them on their own to create a child-friendly seating nook for two! Assemble with a Philips-head screwdriver.
This guided arts-and-crafts activity gives young artists everything they need to create a shimmering “stained glass” light catcher. The results are gorgeous: Shaped sticker-gems depict a dolphin, sea turtle, angel fish, and clownfish swimming in a sunbathed coral reef. Hang the finished artwork in a sunny window to see this pretty scene shimmer to life! It’s easy to create: Just match the stickers to the number key and place them on the see-through design template. Young artists will be enchanted by the glittering results, and proud to show them off in the ready-to-hang frame.
This guided sticker activity and kids’ craft kit gives children everything they need to create a shimmering “stained glass” light catcher! The results are inspiring: Shaped sticker-gems depict a vibrant rainbow in the skies over Noah’s Ark, with a menagerie of animals smiling from the deck. Hang the finished artwork in a sunny window to see the whole scene come aglow! It’s easy to create: Just match the stickers to the number key and place them on the see-through design template. Young artists will be enchanted by the glittering results, and proud to show them off in the ready-to-hang frame. An ideal fine motor skills activity for kids ages six and up.
Kids will be off to the races with this realistic role play set! The high-quality costume includes a sturdy helmet with adjustable face mask and zip-up jumpsuit complete with colorful racing emblems. A soft steering wheel features enough printed details like knobs and dials to satisfy any racing fan. This is one role play set that’s sure to drive straight into the winner’s circle!
Amazing value! Four adorable dress-up skirts–sweetly designed, packed with detail, and made to last–make up this costume set for girls ages three to six. Shimmering multi-textured fabrics make each one uniquely lovely. And the elastic waistbands are easy to slip on and off for quick costume changes! The four pretty styles–Elegant Princess, Prima Ballerina, Magical Fairy, and Rocker Girl–are sure to inspire creative playtimes galore. (They coordinate with Melissa & Doug’s Step in Style dress-up shoe collection and Crown Jewels dress-up tiara collections, too!)