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49 Gifts for Maker Kids

From Code-Teaching Robots to Kid-Friendly 3D Printers

— December 22, 2015 — Art & Design
Gifts for makers kids are likely to be described as educational activity-based tools for engaging children in math and engineering. Especially important when it comes to encouraging young girls to pursue STEM careers, maker toys encourage interactive play that introduces kids to concepts like engineering, building and science.

The Robo Wunderkind system is an innovative introduction to programming and robotics in two parts. The first part is a set of blocks with sensors and a built-in motor, while the second is a complementary smartphone or tablet application through which kids can program the blocks.

Another such example that falls in line with the idea of gifts for maker kids is the GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine play set, which engages children in engineering and animation through the creation of their own movie.
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Smart Rubber Ducks
Smart Rubber Ducks
The World's First Smart Rubber Duck Makes A Splash
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48
Programmable Smart Robots
Programmable Smart Robots
Ozobot Encourages Expressive Learning and Play
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Balanced Activity Toys
Balanced Activity Toys
Samsung's Smart Toys Balance Technology with Physical Activities
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Collaborative Hospital Patient Games
Collaborative Hospital Patient Games
The Konnekt Toys Encourage Kids in Isolation to Be Social
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45
Powered Dirt Toys
Powered Dirt Toys
The MudWatt Science Kit Involves Interest in Science, Tech and the Natural World
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44
Spin Art Activity Kits
Spin Art Activity Kits
Toys R Us' Creates an Imaginative Toy for Hands-On Play
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3D-Printed Monster Toys
3D-Printed Monster Toys
Makerbot's Sesame Street 3D Printed Line Lets Fans Print Own Figurines
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Tech-Integrated Teddy Bears
Tech-Integrated Teddy Bears
This Stuffed Animal is Powered by Artificial Intelligence
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41
Toy-Building Toys
Toy-Building Toys
The Crossbeams Toy Can Be Used to Design and Build Original Toys
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Skill-Building Toy Shops
Skill-Building Toy Shops
Amazon Launched a Store for Featuring Educational and Fun STEM Toys
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Brainwave-Controlled Robots
Brainwave-Controlled Robots
The 'ThynkBot' is a Toy That You Can Control with Your Brain Waves
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DIY Robotic Spider Kits
DIY Robotic Spider Kits
This Educational Toy Kit Lets You Build, Learn and Play
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Mini Building Block Cams
Mini Building Block Cams
The Nanoblock Camera by Fuuvi is Charming and Convenient
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Educational Robot-Building Apps
Educational Robot-Building Apps
The 'Robo Wunderkind' Toy Teaches Young Children Coding Skills
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DIY Excavator Toy Kits
DIY Excavator Toy Kits
The Maisto Assembly Line Lets Kids Build Their Own Construction Models
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Glowing Fashion Toys
Glowing Fashion Toys
The Lite Brix Encourages Girls to Build a Radiantly Techy-Driven Runway
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Electrical Engineering Exhibits
Electrical Engineering Exhibits
New York's Museum of Modern Art Added to Humble Masterpieces
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Supercomputer Dinosaur Toys
Supercomputer Dinosaur Toys
CogniToys Makes Smart Interactions Powered by IBM Technology
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Breaking Dancing Robot Toys
Breaking Dancing Robot Toys
DiscoRobo Busts a Move at CES 2014
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Kid-Friendly Robots
Kid-Friendly Robots
This Programmable Robot is Designed to Entertain and Educate Children
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Minion-Like Coding Robots
Minion-Like Coding Robots
These Kids' Robots Come with a Connected App to Teach Users How to Code
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Educational Cinematic Toys
Educational Cinematic Toys
GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Teaches Kids Engineering & Animation
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Educational Programming Toys
Educational Programming Toys
The 'SPRK Edition' is Designed to Make Coding More Accessible
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Toy-Creating Kiosks
Toy-Creating Kiosks
PieceMaker's 3D Printing Booth Dispenses Tiny Customized Toys
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Internet-Connected Dolls
Internet-Connected Dolls
My Friend Cayla is a Toy That Has Smart Conversations with Kids
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Wearable Programming Toys
Wearable Programming Toys
The DynePods Can Be Used To Create Interactive Programs For Toys
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Sci-Fi Fantasy Drones
Sci-Fi Fantasy Drones
This High-Tech Star Wars Toy is Essentially a Millennium Falcon Drone
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Smart Wooden Dolls
Smart Wooden Dolls
Avakai by Vai Kai Brings Technology and Traditional Toys Together
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Toddler-Tracking Teddies
Toddler-Tracking Teddies
Tedi is a Hi-Tech Toy That Keeps an Eye on a Child's Development
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Code-Teaching Robots
Code-Teaching Robots
The Kibo Robot Kit Teaches Programming Skills to Youth
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Tablet Stamping Blocks
Tablet Stamping Blocks
The JouJou Cube Touch is a Modern, Mobile Stamp Pad
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Multifunctional Wooden Robots
Multifunctional Wooden Robots
These Decorative Robots Perform a Variety of Useful Tasks
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Egg-Shaped Social Toys
Egg-Shaped Social Toys
Grumblies are Smart, Social Tech Toys That Interact with Kids & Devices
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Code-Teaching Children's Books
Code-Teaching Children's Books
Hello Ruby by Linda Liukas Gets Kids Excited About Programming
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15
Quirky 3D-Printed Toys
Quirky 3D-Printed Toys
Makerbot's Official Uglydolls Toys Make Unconventional Action Figures
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Overcomplicated Kids Toys
Overcomplicated Kids Toys
The 13 x 13 x 13 Rubik's Cube by YJ MoYu is Impossibly Difficult
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Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
'LEO the Maker Prince' Explains & Shows 3D-Printing to Kids
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Kid-Friendly 3D Printers
Kid-Friendly 3D Printers
These Mainstream 3D Printers Will Give Your Tiny Tots Creative Reign
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Insect-Examining Toys
Insect-Examining Toys
Hi-Tech Bug Viewer Encourages Curiosity and Education with Handheld Device
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10
Kid-Friendly 3D Printers
Kid-Friendly 3D Printers
Printeer Boasts a Playful and Easy to Use Design for Children
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9
Playful Slotted Carpetscapes
Playful Slotted Carpetscapes
Pocket Rug Lets You Stash Toys and Create Unique Settings for Games
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8
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Egg-Spinning Dessert Toys
Takara Tomy's Dessert Maker Toy Turns Eggs into Custard
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Pinchable Point-and-Shoots
Pinchable Point-and-Shoots
The Take Yourself Camera is a Delightful Device to Facilitate Selfies
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6
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Roominate is an Unconventional Female Empowerment Tool for Girls
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5
Adorable DIY Music Makers
Adorable DIY Music Makers
Create a Pitch Perfect Pair of Drums in Just a Few Simple Steps
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4
Child Coding Playsets
Child Coding Playsets
Cubetto Introduces Programming Basics to Kids with a Robot
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3
Programmable Robot Toys
Programmable Robot Toys
These Tech Toys for Kids Will Help Expand Your Tiny Tot's Mind
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2
Amazing Engineering Toys
Amazing Engineering Toys
This Building Toy Allows Kids to Create their Own Water Recycling System
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At-Home 3D Printers
At-Home 3D Printers
The Cube 3D Home Printer Lets Users Print Objects From Their Own Space
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