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Science Toys

Check out our great range of science toys. Science can be fun, and we can prove it! Our selection of science toys and demonstrations will educate and amuse. Build your own working science models of science toys from scientific history.

More about our most popular Science Toys

The ever-popular Drinking Bird is perhaps our most famous science toy.  This unusual science toy demonstrates a whole range of physical laws, including the combined gas law, the ideal gas law, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, the heat of vaporisation, torque, centre of mass and capillary action. The unique drinking action and quirky looks means that the Drinking Bird Science Toy has gained fame with appearances on the Simpsons and in the Alien films.

The Crookes Radiometer is an amazing spinning science toy that's powered purely by light. Black and white vanes within a vacuum absorb light at different rates, causing the vanes to turn on their spindle.

Science Toys powered by heat come in all shapes and sizes. For example, our Stirling Engines are available as beautiful, shiny, flame-powered models and also as build-yourself kits in both plastic and amazingly: cardboard! Our Low Temperature Stirling Engines can be powered for up to 20 minutes on nothing more than a hot cup of tea. Entertaining to build and watch, these science toys make great gifts for science buffs.

They do it with mirrors! The Hologram Chamber is a very simple science toy that superbly demonstrates how reflections can create optical illusions. The curved mirrors within the chamber makes the object within appear to float in mid-air!

The Rattleback is a simple yet intriguing science toy which appears to defy the laws of physics! This science toy's very specific shape which means that it will spin in one direction only. When spun in the non-preferred direction, the Rattleback's spin will slow and it will begin to rock from end to end. This rocking motion is then transferred into spin going in the preferred direction. In short, spin it the wrong way, and it will stop and spin the other way!

These are just a few of our most popular Science Toys. Browse through the Science Toys category to see what other scientific wonders we have to offer.

 

Science Toys

Drinking Bird
He's got a natty blue hat and a funky green feather. (not a toy)
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£12.50
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Pinhole Camera Kit
Easy to build pinhole camera kit that takes real photos.
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£8.99
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The Original Ant Farm
Watch the worlds tiniest engineers build a home in the farm.
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£11.99
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Flip Over Metal Top
Spin it fast and watch it flip over and spin on its handle.
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£5.99
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Desktop Newtons Cradle
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
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£8.99
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USB Microscope
Up to 200x magnification microscope with USB connection.
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£39.99
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Fibre Optic Lamp
A classic piece of tech-design.
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£7.99
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Glow Graffiti
Paint with light in a can.
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£19.99
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Orrery Kit
Build your own Orrery, complete with light-up sun.
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£45.99
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Arsole T-Shirt - Small
Celebrate the chemical compound with the rather unfortunate name.
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£9.99
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Arsole T-Shirt - Medium
Celebrate the chemical compound with the rather unfortunate name.
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£9.99
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Arsole T-Shirt - Large
Celebrate the chemical compound with the rather unfortunate name.
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£9.99
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Arsole T-Shirt - X Large
Celebrate the chemical compound with the rather unfortunate name.
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£9.99
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Evolving Darwin
From 'Fish-Man' to Genius in only 380 million years!
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£10.99
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Space Blanket
The original insulating space blanket.
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£5.99
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Glow Slime
Little pot of evil looking slime that glows in the dark.
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£1.99
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Volcano Putty
Volcano Putty - laval goop!
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£1.99
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Fun Fly Stick
Levitating fun with this magic wand and flying metallic shapes.
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£24.99
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Glow Bangles
Make glowing bangles to light up your wrists.
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£2.99
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Pen-Ultimate
Astonishing levitating pen held aloft by magnetic power. Asstd colours.
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£6.99
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Magnetic Rocks
Make magnetic shapes and sculptures with these colourful rocks.
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£1.99
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Magic Sheep
Watch the sheep grow woolly crystals.
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£5.99
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Space Putty - Lava
Bounce it, stretch it, snap it, squish it, you name it.
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£4.99
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MovieScope
Watch and draw your own animated cartoons.
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£3.99
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Horseshoe Magnet
Big red easy-grip Horseshoe Magnet.
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£3.99
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SpaceAnts
Observe ants as they live and tunnel in nutritious space gel.
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£10.99
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Russian Space Pen
One small piece of the history of man's conquest of space.
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£1.99
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Space Putty - Sapphire
Bounce it, stretch it, snap it, squish it, you name it.
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£4.99
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Space Putty - Martian
Bounce it, stretch it, snap it, squish it, you name it.
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£4.99
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Pocket Microscope
Pocket Microscope - 20-40x magnification microscope from the Natural History...
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£5.99
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Natural History Museum Pocket Monocular
Up to 5x zoom magnification monocular from the Natural History Museum.
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£7.99
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Magic Mushroom Optical Illusion
Magic Mushroom optical illusion, watch it shrink and grow!
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£3.99
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Inventions Ruler
Measure 200 years of human inventive genius with the inventions ruler.
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£14.99
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Zero Launcher
Fire fog rings across the room. Great fun to play with and a visible...
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£19.99
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Captured Lightning Cylinder
Unique captured lightning sculptures. Lichtenberg Figures preserved in acrylic.
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£49.99
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Captured Lightning Sphere
Unique captured lightning sculptures. Lichtenberg Figures preserved in acrylic.
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£49.99
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Enigma Kit - Imperial War Museum
Code and decode messages just like the original enigma machines.
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£9.99
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Cryptic Disk - Science Museum
Watch it spin... and spin... and spin - you get the picture.
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£6.99
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Mini Drinking Bird
The mini version of the classic drinking bird. (not a toy)
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£9.99
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Arsole T-Shirt - XX Large
Celebrate the chemical compound with the rather unfortunate name.
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£9.99
    Buy Arsole T-Shirt - XX Large
Astro-Box
Everything you need to get started with astronomy in one handy box.
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£11.99
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Televisor Kit
Build your own copy of John Logie Baird's 1920's Televisor, the precursor to the...
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£49.99
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Classic Magnifying Glass
Focus on the little things in life.
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£2.99
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Singing Spheres
Spherical sound makers. Magnets go round.
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£3.99
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Tektite - Space Rock
Own your own little bit of space rock. It's a universal mystery.
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£2.99
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Space Putty - Metallic Silver
Bounce it, stretch it, snap it, squish it, you name it. Space putty, brilliant...
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£4.99
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Classic Newtons Cradle
The original and still the best. This Newton's cradle is an exact replica of the...
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£14.99
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Levitron Platinum Pro
The highest floating Levitron anti-gravity top ever! Harnessing the power of...
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£29.99
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Springy
Bounce it, stretch it, pour it from hand to hand.
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£5.99
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Crystal Growing Kit
Everything you need to grow your own crystals.
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£3.99
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Solid Brass Pocket Sundial
Keep a travel sundial in your pocket and make sure you can keep track of the time...
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£29.99
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Newtonian Reflector Telescope Kit
Build your own Newtonian Reflector from a cardboard assembly kit and create a...
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£29.99
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Stirling Engine Kit
Build your own Stirling Engine from a flat pack kit. Do you have the patience?
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£29.99
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Hologram Chamber
Your very own hologram chamber. Place an object inside and watch it appear to...
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£5.99
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Antquarium
Get your own space age tank full of ants.
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£19.99
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Aquasaurs
Hatch prehistoric creatures from dried eggs and watch them grow up to 2 inches in...
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£24.99
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Galileo Thermometer
A beautiful piece of glassware and a fully working thermometer.
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£12.99
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Weather Stick
Before the barometer, there was the weather stick. If there is anything that...
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£7.99
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Stirling Engine - Horizontal HB9
If you grew up with Meccano, or were going to be a train driver until real life...
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£139.99
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Cube Magnet
Cube magnet measuring 10mm x 10mm x 10mm.
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£1.99
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Micro Cube Magnet
The baby of our magnet collection, this tiny neodymium magnet measures 4mm across.
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£1.99
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Barrel-O-Slime
Skin of Evil? Calm down dear, it's just slime. It does look like it's about to...
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£0.99
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Bionic Putty Multipack of 6
Experience the power of putty with this multicoloured Multipack.
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£11.99
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Sun Print Kit - Large
Create beautiful natural art with the power of the sun. Experience the science...
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£11.99
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Sun Print Kit
Ever wondered about the very beginnings of photography? Now you can try it for...
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£5.99
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Rattleback Twin Pack
The physics-defying rattleback has only one purpose, to spin anti-clockwise. Spin...
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£3.99
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Radiometer
You don't have to be an egg-head to have a light mill on your desk. Put it in the...
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£15.99
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Buzz Magnets
Watch them spin or just make a really distracting buzzing noise.
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£5.99
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Gyroscope
Spinning so fast it'll balance on your finger. Spin on a pedestal, dance on a...
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£10.99
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Newtons Cradle Mini
A smaller version of the original classic executive toy.
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£6.99
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Diamagnetic Levitation Kit
They promised us hover boards by 2015. While this is looking increasingly...
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£7.99
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USB Plasma Ball
The beauty of plasma on your desk. Now you can have you're very own plasma ball...
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£12.99
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Low Temp Stirling Engine Kit
Build your own low temperature aluminium and perspex Stirling Engine.
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£36.99
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Hand Spectroscope Kit
Shows the light spectrum and measures the wavelength of spectral lines.
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£9.99
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Camera Obscura Kit
Build your own Camera from a flat pack kit.
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£24.99
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The Snowman Snow Scene 3D Model Kit
Make your own 3D Model Village Scene and add instant snow!
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£9.99
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3D Doodle Kit
Create your own 3D doodles.
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£3.99
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Glow in the Dark Highlight Pens
Add glow in the dark highlights to any note or picture.
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£3.99
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Flying Origami
Learn to craft origami models designed to fly.
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£4.99
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Floating Origami
Learn to craft origami models designed to float.
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£4.99
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Balloon Hats Modelling Kit
Noisy balloon-twisting fun with instructions for 8 amazing ballon hats.
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£5.99
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Dunk Your Biscuit Horizontally
Full to the brim with strange scientific facts.
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£7.99
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Guinness World Record Height Chart
Because your height is more than just a number!
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£5.99
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Guinness World Record Paper Planes
Everything you need to attempt 3 world records, with paper planes!
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£5.99
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Airfix Haynes E-type Jaguar
Build your own 1:32 scale E-type Jaguar model.
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£14.99
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Thermodynamic Hand Boiler - Blue
Hold it in your hot little hand and watch the liquid boil. (not a toy)
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£5.99
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Face Paint Crayons
Pack of 6 colourful face painting crayons.
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£2.99
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Tie Dye Kit
Customise your favourite fabrics. Assorted designs.
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£4.99
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Science Museum Potato Clock
Build your own clock, just add potatoes!
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£12.99
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X-Bug - Woodlouse
Etched steel X-Bug construction kit.
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£9.99
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X-Bug - Grasshopper
Etched steel X-Bug construction kit.
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£7.99
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X-Bug - Dragonfly
Etched steel X-Bug construction kit.
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£9.99
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X-Bug - Butterfly
Etched steel X-Bug construction kit.
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£9.99
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X-Bug - Spider
Etched steel X-Bug construction kit.
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£9.99
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Classic Flying Model Plane Kit
Classic propeller plane kit powered by rubber.
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£6.99
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Mega Balloon Modeling Kit
Create amazing balloon sculptures. Great fun for balloonatics!
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£9.99
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Puffy Paint
Magical puff-up effect paint for great clothes decorations.
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£3.99
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Model Mechanic Set
Model mechanic construction toy set complete with miniature tools.
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£9.99
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T-Shirt Graffiti Pens
Great for decorating cotton shirts, caps, canvas trainers and more.
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£4.99
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Box of Conjuring Tricks
All the props and some magician's secrets!
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£5.99
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ZooBox Stencil Set
Create weird and wonderful animal faces with this creative stencil set.
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£5.99
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Build Your Own Mini Cooper - Green
Kit to assemble your own 1:38 scale model of a new style Mini Cooper.
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£8.99
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Rubber Band Powered Plane
Build the plane and let it fly using rubber band power!
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£4.99
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3D Drawing Pad
Give your notes and sketches a new dimension.
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£3.99
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Yesterdays News Pencil Set
What's black and white and read all over?
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£4.99
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Origami Starter Kit
Great little origami starter kit. Just get folding!
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£8.99
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Hypotrochoid Art Set
Create amazing complex patterns with this art set.
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£3.99
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Sextant Kit with Aritificial Horizon
Build your own navigational sextant with artificial horizon from a cardboard kit.
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£19.99
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Universal Sundial Kit
Build your own universal sundial ring and read the time at any place on earth.
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£19.99
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Magnetic Compass Kit
Build your own Magnetic Compass from a flat pack kit. Do you have the patience?
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£9.99
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Mini Sho-Do Calligraphy Kit
Calm, patience and serene beautiful brush work. Get started with the art of...
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£6.99
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Solar Airship
Want your own airship? You will now - it's huge!
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£12.99
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Techno Balls 173
The desktop-sized power-driven marble run, with a single tower, a motor-driven...
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£14.99
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Ultimate Techno Balls 920
The ultimate power-driven marble run, with two towers, two motor-driven chain...
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£49.99
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Thermodynamic Hand Boiler - Red
Hold it in your hot little hand and watch the liquid boil. (not a toy)
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£5.99
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