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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Heat Press

What’s the heat press? If you want to create custom t-shirts, tote bags or coffee mugs, a heat press machine can be a fun hobby . . . or a side hustle to generate some extra spending money. T-shirts are probably the most common use for a heat press, so we focused on that for this article. We interviewed four heat press enthusiasts among our parent readers to find their favorite machines. Then we did another 9 hours of research, comparing features and overall quality. Here are the heat press machines 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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Best Mini Heat Press

What’s the best mini heat press? Heat press machines can help you create custom t-shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs and more. However, some large machines are overkill if you just want to personalize some gifts for friends . . . in that case, a mini heat press may be just the ticket. We interviewed our crafty parent readers for their suggestions—and then we took these picks and did 5 hours of more research. Which mini heat press was easiest to use? Had multiple heat settings? Best bang for the buck? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Light Box for Tracing

What’s the best light box for tracing? For diamond painting? What about photography? We tried out light boxes from 7 brands before deciding these are the best bets. Yes, all these boxes are A4 compatible—some worked better for different tasks, however.

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