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Super-Special Gifts For 8-Year-Olds

The reviews are in! Turns out being 8 years old is pretty awesome. Give them a present just as special as they are!

Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns

8 Year Old Gift Guide

8-year-olds are in that weird in-between age of playing with both advanced and basic toys. One day they could be into science kits, and the next day they are still trying to avoid lava on the floor. No matter what they are into at this age, we've got the books, kits, crafts, and toys any 8-year-old will love

Fashion Angels Crystal Clear Necklace Design Kit

Is there an age limit for opening your own Etsy shop? Because it looks like you're about to have an 8-year-old jewelry creator on your hands. The Fashion Angels Crystal Clear Necklace Design Kit includes everything they’ll need to create custom resin necklaces, filled with glitter, beads, confetti and charms as one-of-a-kind as they are. 

Ooly Yummy Yummy Scented Markers

Say goodbye to the classic 8-pack of crayons and hello to this exciting 12-pack of yummy-smelling markers that will take your 8 year-old’s artwork to the next level, thanks to their exciting array of colors, double-ended chisel and point tips, and lots of sparkle. It’s the extra way to color.

The Super Book for Superheroes

If you could create your own superhero, what would they be like? Would they fly? Or have super strength? What would their suits look like? The Super Book for Superheroes guides kids down a path to answer all of those questions and more, creating and drawing their own superheroes from their imaginations. Who knows, you might get a phone call from Kevin Feige asking for a consultation on the next big Marvel project. 

Mindware Slime Lab Science Academy

8-year-olds and slime go hand in hand. Let your kiddo get elbows-deep in awesome slime action with the Mindware Slime Lab Science Academy. The at-home science kit teaches all about making different varieties of slime. (That's right, there's more than one! But your 8 year-old knew that.) Each gooey creation teaches a lesson in chemistry thanks to the different reactions that occur when the substances come together.

Magic School Bus Microscope Lab

All aboard! It's time for a field trip with Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus! If you know about the Magic School Bus, you know this adventure will be anything but ordinary. On this trip, kids learn all about the microscope: the history of the device, all of the different parts, and how to operate the crafty piece of scientific technology. As always with Ms. Frizzle, kids can get up close on all the action, using the kit to make slides of water, plants, and even different kinds of paper.

Open The Joy Magic Kit

Your 8-year-old is about to become obsessed with magic thanks to the Open The Joy Magic Kit. The magical kit will teach your budding magician all about card tricks, exploding dice, rope-based tricks, and so much more. The kit even comes with a magic wand to give your home magic shows a dazzling effect. Just don’t ask your kiddo to explain their secrets — a great magician never reveals their act!

Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library

This magical box packed with crafting MVPs has everything kids need to let their imaginations come alive. Prepare yourself for an invasion of googly-eyed pom-pom monsters with pipe-cleaner arms (this is less scary than it sounds). 

Rainbow High Color Changing Car

Question: what’s the coolest color for a car? Answer: all of them! For the doll that doesn’t want to have to choose, this convertible actually changes color. This Rainbow High ride is as fashionable as the dolls that roll in it, with a plain white exterior and a button on the hood that allows kids to choose from eight LED colors.

Mindware QBAMAZE 2 Big Box

What will you build with the Q-BA-MAZE? With 72 cubes and 20 marbles, infinite possibilities are waiting to be put together and tested out. Stack them up high and see how fast the marbles can go from top to bottom or build them side-by-side to see how far you can get the marbles to travel. You can also ditch the traditional mazes and see how the marbles travel when the cubes are designed just like a flower or animal. The choices are pretty much endless. 

The Floor is Lava

Does your 8-year-old think the floor is lava? They're not alone. So much so that the imaginative pretend play game is now a real-life board game. The Floor is Lava board game gives the furniture a break and sets out foam tiles for your 8-year-old to jump all over to avoid the lava. In this game, though, players won't just be avoiding lava. The game includes multiple action cards that ramp up the stakes, making avoiding the lava even more adventurous!

LEGO Mars Research Shuttle

Have an 8-year-old that's itching to go to Mars? This LEGO Mars Research Shuttle will help scratch that itch. Get building on this 273-piece set and create a space shuttle, rover, storage drone, and helidrone to use to explore all over the red planet. When the set is all ready to go, strap in your LEGO astronauts and set them off on a wild adventure.  

Fred Taco Truck Taco Holder

Taco Tuesdays are now any night of the week with this taco truck, conveniently parked on your dining table. Microwave and dishwasher safe, it keeps your tacos upright, and minimizes messes. Even the pickiest eaters won't be able to resist this special delivery!

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