STEAM Art toys are designed to develop imagination and creativity on a variety of materials.
Art toys are more than a tool to keep your child busy for a few hours. Arts offer a chance for all STEM fields to work cooperatively. The professionals of Science, Engineering, Tech and Maths need to be in touch with their artistic creativity (it makes them more empathetic, flexible to their environment and to change).
In this list we focus on amazing toys to bring Art to children in a fun way and related to other disciplines as Science or Tech.
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Simbrix Geek are pixel-shaped colored beads that come together to make all kinds of creations.
Simbrix beans do not break, they do not need iron or a pegboard to hold together. Easy to connect and to take apart. The Simbrix Geek set includes an Inspiration Pattern Decks. Simbrix beans are perfect to take on a trip. Age: 6+.
The Osmo Creative kit offers a range of activities that develop an understanding of creativity, drawing, and physics. Hands-on learning and playing for your child.
It includes 3 games: Monster, Masterpiece and Newton and the Osmo Base (stand & reflector), which works with all Osmo games, plus the art supplies and with a bag for the markers and the cleaning cloth). Requires an iPad to play. Osmo Creative Kit is also available for the Fire Tablet.
Bloxels is an amazing game that allows you kids create their own video games (game rooms, game art and characters using the 13” x 13” gameboard and 320 blocks in eight different colors). Using the in-app camera, they snap a photo of their creation and upload it to the free Bloxels Builder app. After testing the game, your kids are ready to play!
A set to create and share animated movies. Let your child discover the whole process of making a video: set up scenarios, create characters, record, create special effects, retouch frames, add music… Kids can animate using clay, Play Doh, Lego, paper, toys… Invent a story or recreate famous movie scenes from their favorites ones.
If you have a tween or teen who loves drawing or creating comics or manga, this open the doors to digital drawing. We like it as a complement to drawing or painting on paper, it is not a substitute. Easy to set-up, for both left and right handed use and the pen doesn’t need to be charged.
Wacom Intuos graphic tablet includes software: Corel Painter Essentials 6 (graphic drawing), Corel AfterShot 3 (photo-editing), and a Clip Studio Paint Pro 2-year license (comic manga). Wacom is a trusted brand and the Intuos model is ideal to start but the range in graphic design tablets is wide as are the prices.
Sphero’s robotic ball is designed to learn coding, Math, Engineering, developing creativity, imagination and creating impressive pieces of Art. With SPRK +, Technology and Art go hand by hand. Don’t forget the cover to protect your robot!
There is the new Sphero Bolt model with a programmable 8×8 LED matrix to animate and display data in real time.
A must in all homes that promote Art and Creativity. You can buy these materials separately or have a handy craft box. Perfect to use with all kinds of projects and activities (like your kids animated movie).
Alex Toys Giant Craft Jar includes paper bags, colored and textured papers, craft sticks, feathers, pom poms, buttons, ric rac, pipe cleaners, sequins, stickers, fabric flowers, felt shapes, googly eyes, spools, a glue stick, glitter glue, paper plates, craft scissors… Age: 4+
Also, we recommend you to have Arts & Crafts, Costumes, Musical material at home. With these toys, kids can express artistically. Play-doh, Air-dry clay, Printing and Stamping, Costumes, Wigs, Make Up and Accesories, Musical Instruments, all kind of Drawing and Painting Supplies like Colored Pencils, Paints, Papers or Crayons.
Remember, it is important not to forget Art to enhance the abilities of the XXI century in your children!