Category: Crafting

Best Silicone Soap Molds

What are the best soap molds? We asked our parent readers who are DIY soap enthusiasts to share their favorite molds. Which work best for beginners? For botanicals? What about molds for melt-and-pour soap making? We tried out 11 different brands before deciding these are the best bets.

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Best Heat Press

What is the best heat press? To find out, we did a deep dive into the world of heat presses—we asked the heat press enthusiasts among our readers for their favorites. Then we took these suggestions and did another 7 hours of research, interviewing folks with a heat press side hustle for their insights. Here are the heat presses we think are best.

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Best Breakable Heart Mold

What’s the best breakable heart mold? We love breakable chocolate diamond hearts—they’re perfect to hide small trinkets or gifts for that special someone. Even better, there are bundles with chocolate molds also include letter molds (for personalization) and some even include small wooden mallets to break them open. We tried out 9 different molds in our test kitchen to find the best bets. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Water Beads

Water beads! So much fun! Just add water and these sensory toys grow from a tiny bead to marble size. We tested several brands of water beads before picking these winners. Important safety note: these water beads are for kids age 3 and up.

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Best Mug Heat Press

What is the best heat press to make custom-printed mugs or tumblers? We asked the heat press enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. Some folks use these to create gifts from their kids’ artwork, while for others it is a great side hustle. After looking at 7 different options and interviewing parents who’ve used them, here are the mug heat presses we’d recommend.

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Best Embroidery Kit

What’s the best embroidery kit? We asked our parent readers for their favorites. What was best for beginners? For kids? Budget-friendly? We discovered the best embroidery kits had a wide variety of supplies, tools and hoops. After looking at 14 different kits, we think these are the best bets.

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Best Diamond Painting Kits for Kids

What are the best diamond painting kits for kids? And what is diamond painting anyway? In a nutshell, diamond painting is a paint-by-numbers like mosaic . . . but instead of paint, sparkly diamonds are attached to a canvas with resin. We sampled a dozen different kid-friendly diamond painting kits and surveyed our readers on their favorites. Here are the winners!

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Best Airbrush Kit

What’s the best air brush kit for art projects? Cake decorating? What about model painting? We surveyed the craft enthusiasts among our parent readers to find their favorites. Then we did another 5 hours of research, comparing quality, features and price. Here are the air brush kits we’d recommend to you!

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Best Diamond Painting Kits for Kids

What are the best diamond painting kits for kids? And what is diamond painting anyway? In a nutshell, diamond painting is a paint-by-numbers like mosaic . . . but instead of paint, sparkly diamonds are attached to a canvas with resin. We sampled a dozen different kid-friendly diamond painting kits and surveyed our readers on their favorites. Here are the winners!

FYI: Since 1994, we’ve been rating and reviewing products for kids and families. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported . . . so we appreciate you reading this article!

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Best Hat Heat Press

What’s the best heat press to make your own caps or hats? We asked the heat press enthusiasts among our parent readers for their suggestions. Then we took these products and took a deep dive into research—which were easiest to use? Best for beginners? More advanced users? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Snow Globe Kit

What’s the best snow globe kit? Making your own snow globes is a fun craft—and some kits even let you turn a favorite photo into a snow globe. If you want to give it a try, here are the kits we’d recommend.

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Best Heat Press Machine for T-Shirts

What’s the best heat press machine for t-shirts? We asked the pros—readers of ours who are custom t-shirt enthusiasts! We asked for their favorites and then did another 7 hours of research. We compared overall quality, ease of use and durability. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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