Magazine article USA TODAY

Sky's the Limit at Creativity for Kids

Magazine article USA TODAY

Sky's the Limit at Creativity for Kids

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With the much-celebrated 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, we're all showing a renewed interest in outer space. What better way to teach the kids about this vast universe than with the Planets: Create a Solar System Mobile from Creativity for Kids? This Cleveland, Ohio-based company has been inspiring ideas in children for more than 30 years, and this set encourages youngsters to combine their creativity with astronomy to produce an amazing galactic mobile.

The kit ($29.99) contains eight colors of soft air-dry clay that gets mixed and swirled together to cover nine foam balls to model the sun and planets. It comes with nine assorted-length hanging cords to attach to the preprinted mobile base, and easy-to-follow instructions that include fun science facts.

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If outer space is a little too far out for you, the Sky Diver Paper Airplanes kit ($14.99), teaches a few simple folding techniques and contains 10 double-sided sheets of heavy-duty patterned paper to create awesome flying machines. Planes can be customized with sticker accents, and the set also comes with punch out runways and landing targets, and a plastic skydiver with parachute. …

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