The Crazy Scientists Magical Mirrors

(The Purple Cow $21.99)

This is one of a series of STEM kits designed with materials and experiments for parent and child to explore together. Magical Mirrors will enlarge your view of what mirrors can do. There’s an experiment that involves building an infinity mirror and another for building your own kaleidoscope—among others. A well written booklet gives clear directions and follow-up explanations for a dozen experiments. However, the print is fine (beyond most 6s and 7s) and the ideas are big and best shared as you work together. These are not meant to be done all in a one day. Think of this as a good go-to for a rainy weekend or a different kind of game night. Almost everything you need comes in the tin, except for some household items. The kit includes: one 3” x 3” mirror, two 4” x 4” mirrors, a mirror with a hole, flexible mirrors – tape, glue, glass beads, plastic cup, and black circle, never ending mirror box and kaleidoscope cardboard cut-outs. Marked for ages 6-99.

Ages: early school, tweens

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2017

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