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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 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 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 Kinetic Sand

Kinetic sand is fun! It feels cool or wet, but isn’t. It doesn’t dry out and can be sculpted, shaped and played with without making a big mess. How does it work? The sand is coated with silicone oil, the same ingredient that made Silly Putty a hit for previous generations of kids.

We tested kinetic sand with actual kids to see which products were the most fun and easiest to clean up after. Here are the winners.

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Best Watercolor Paper

What’s the best watercolor paper? We asked the experts—students and artists who do watercolor painting—for their favorites. We learned there are different grades of paper, as well as how the paper is bound (blocks, pads, sheets). Here are the watercolor papers 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 Diamond Painting for Kids

What are the best diamond painting kits for kids? A fun rainy day craft, diamond painting is all the rage—and kits aimed at kids are a great way to try it out. We tried out several kits before deciding these were the best bets. Here are the diamond painting kits for kids we’d recommend.

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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 Letter Stencils

What are the best letter stencils? We tried out several stencil packs, from large to small letters, kid-friendly options and more. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Die Cutting Machine

What’s the best die cutting machine for crafts or scrapbooking? We asked the crafting enthusiasts among our parent readers for their recommendations. Then we took those brands and did 11 more hours of research, comparing versatility, ease of use and durability. Here are the die cutting machines we’d recommend.

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Best Play Sand

Play sand is fun! It feels cool or wet, but isn’t. It doesn’t dry out and can be sculpted, shaped and played with without making a big mess. How does it work? The sand is coated with silicone oil, the same ingredient that made Silly Putty a hit for previous generations of kids. We tested play sand with actual kids to see which products were the most fun and easiest to clean up after. Here are the winners.

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Best Hot Glue Gun

What’s the best hot glue gun? We tried out several brands, using hot glue for items like wood, glass and metal. And then we tried low temperature glue for fabric, jewelry and floral crafts. What was easiest to use? Fastest to heat up? Offered dual temperature option? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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