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30 Creative Mess-Free Toys for Kids

From Kids' Educational eWriters to Modular Paper Playsets

— March 22, 2016 — Life-Stages
From educational ewriters that allow for marker-free coloring to paper island playsets that facilitate easy clean-up, there is clearly a growing demand for mess-free toys for children. Indeed, as parents lead increasingly busy lives, these new products help to encourage creativity, while simultaneously taking the hassle out of playtime cleanup.

One of the most interesting ways that toy manufacturers are making toys easier to clean-up is by leveraging digital interfaces. For example, Boogie Boards allow children to virtually doodle on a transparent, app-enabled surface. Another example is the JouJou Cube Touch, which uses digital stamps to encourage creative play with different tablet-based games.

Beyond digital technology, the shift towards mess-free toys for children has also seen a rise in alternative art supplies. This means that instead of crayons, markers and finger paints, children can now unleash their creativity with materials that are easy to clean. Some examples of synthetic art supplies include a fake snow-like material that won't stick to carpets or surfaces, press-on glitter made with a mess-free adhesive and bath-specific paints that easily wash away with water.
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Interactive Tablet Robots
Interactive Tablet Robots
'TABO' is a Small Bot That Touch Points on an iPad for Gaming
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Anti-Mess Glitter Toys
Anti-Mess Glitter Toys
The Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Foam Stickers Require Zero Cleanup
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Crocheted Tea Kits
Crocheted Tea Kits
Miss Pigeon's 'High Tea Society' Kit Boasts Wool-Made Treats
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Sticker-Shooting Toys
Sticker-Shooting Toys
The Glow Show Sticker Launcher Lets Kids Get Creative with Bedroom Stickers
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Meticulous Mess-Free Toys
Meticulous Mess-Free Toys
The Aquabeads Frozen Playset Gets Kids Excited About Bead Art
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Children's Architecture Building Blocks
Children's Architecture Building Blocks
The Little Architect Set is a Techicolor Toy Drafting Kit
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Playful Kids' Computers
Playful Kids' Computers
The Leaptop has Educational Basics Integrated for Interactive Learning
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Mosaic Artwork Toy Sets
Mosaic Artwork Toy Sets
Elmer's Sparkle Mosaic Masterpieces Allows Kits to Create without Liquids
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Paper Fairy Tale Theaters
Paper Fairy Tale Theaters
Pukaca's Paper Toys Recreate Beloved Story Sets
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Faux Precipitation Toys
Faux Precipitation Toys
The Indoor Snow Kit Can be Used Over and Over Without Melting
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Gaming Puzzle Toys
Gaming Puzzle Toys
Learning Game System Puzzlets Gives Kids Coding and Game Development Skills
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Robotic Educational Kits
Robotic Educational Kits
The Sony Global Education 'KOOV' Kit Focuses on Teach Kids STEM
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Robotics-Teaching Kits
Robotics-Teaching Kits
The Gadgets & Gizmos Kit is Designed For Young Makers
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Customizable Sneaker Kits
Customizable Sneaker Kits
Fayvel's Sneaker Stickers Let Kids Play a Designer Role
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Caterpillar Coding Toys
Caterpillar Coding Toys
The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar by Fisher-Price Stimulates Young Minds
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Educational Cinematic Toys
Educational Cinematic Toys
GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Teaches Kids Engineering & Animation
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Bathtub Artist Kits
Bathtub Artist Kits
ALEX Toy's Paint in the Tub Playset Makes for an Easy Clean Up
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Conversational Smart Toys
Conversational Smart Toys
The Fisher-Price Smart Toy Panda Features Voice Recognition Technology
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Eco Christmas Toys
Eco Christmas Toys
This Paper Dollhouse is Collapsible and Fun to Play With
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Modular Paper Island Playsets
Modular Paper Island Playsets
Mr. Printables/Crowded Teeth's DIY Paper Toy is an Easy Craft
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Educational Activity Kits
Educational Activity Kits
'Raina to the Rescue' is a Hands-On Educational Toy for Kids
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Kids' Educational eWriters
Kids' Educational eWriters
Boogie Boards Teach Kids to Write and Count with Digital Tracing
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Tablet Stamping Blocks
Tablet Stamping Blocks
The JouJou Cube Touch is a Modern, Mobile Stamp Pad
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Upcycled Mint Tin Toys
Upcycled Mint Tin Toys
Etsy User WishWithMe Turns Altoid Tins into Toys with Felt
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Paper Animation Kits
Paper Animation Kits
These Rob Ives Sets Make Charmingly Animated Paper Playthings
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Kiddie Coding Kits
Kiddie Coding Kits
Bitsbox Teaches Kids Coding Through Monthly Subscriptions
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Kids Coding Toys
Kids Coding Toys
The 'Cubetto' Enables Children to Learn Programming in a Fun Way
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Playful Programming Games
Playful Programming Games
Code Kingdom Teaches Coding for Children Through Play
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Teddy Puzzle Toys
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Ozobear Challenges Kids with Twisting 3D-Printed Blocks
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Creative Cooking Games
Creative Cooking Games
This Food Game Teaches Kids How to Prep Real World Meals
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