Recently it was my oldest grandson’s birthday. He is officially a teenager now and gift ideas are not as easy as they were when he was small. I’m always on the hunt for gifts that will give him something to do and is educational as well after the gift is opened.
Smart Lab is a company I have just discovered. I received the Glow-in-the-Dark Lab.
Reading about the kit I knew Mr. K would love it. The kit comes with projects to make a lava lamp, glowing slime, super glow balls, glow ink and lots of other fun projects. Getting to be a mad scientist for his birthday was something I thought he would love!
I knew the first thing he would want to make would be the glow in the dark bouncy balls because as long as I can remember he has been a great fan and collector of bouncy balls. Getting to understand how something you love is made is always interesting and this kit was really a big hit.
The kit came with everything he needed including a set of mad lab tools, mixing and measuring tools and molds as well. There is enough supplies to make 20 science experiments that all glow, ooze and bounce.
As expected the first project he made was the bouncy ball and the instructions were so well written that he didn’t even have to ask for help. The process was fast too and in about 15 minutes he had a bouncy ball made.
Mr. K not only got to have a good time inventing but he reinforced his reading skills by reading the directions before beginning the project.
Measuring and mixing were also some educational skills reinforced by this project.
He got a lot of enjoyment and self-esteem by following directions and doing a job well done. He also now has some fond memories from making these projects and got to share the experience with his brother and sister.
The two younger siblings watched with such interest and anticipation that Mr. K let them join him in making the second bouncy ball. They enjoyed playing with it and even took them outside during the evenings to have fun watching it glow as they bounced it to one another.
The best part was that the fun was not over and he had other projects to still make and loved making them as well.
This is what my daughter had to say about the kit he received:
“The booklet they gave mapped out the steps so it was very easy to understand. It only took about 15 minutes from start to finish for the bouncy balls. That was a plus since the kids like instant gratification. It was a really well put together kit. I’d buy these because the kit was so well thought out and well worth the money.”
It’s available for $24.99 at SmartLabToys , Amazon.com and other select retailers.
Christmas is right around the corner and this would be a great item to keep those kids entertained during the Christmas break from school.
I bought Mr. K a Fiber Optics Lab from Smart Lab for more fun while learning.
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