20 Hands-On Gifts That Tinkerers of All Ages Will Love

Interactive Toys

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Are you at your happiest when your hands are busy? If so, you'll have fistfuls of fun fiddling with these interactive gifts. From a portable planetarium to an unconventional action figure, these unique products will point you toward your creative potential.

If you're an artist interested in trying your hand at something technological, look no further than the paintbrush stylus and 3D printing pen. If you'd rather stick to age-old mediums, the stamped embroidery kits will put you in touch with your crafty side. And, if you simply have your hands full and can't decide how to spend your free time, let the colorful set of idea-generating dice decide for you!

Perfect for fun-loving adults and creative kids alike, these hands-on gifts are great for the tinkerers in your life.

These interactive toys and DIY kits prove that fiddling is fun!


Helicone Kinetic Toy


DIY Paper Lampshade

Hands-On Gifts Interactive Toys DIY Toys DIY Kits

VasiliLights | $74.46


This Book is a Planetarium


Cat Stacking Game

Hands-On Gifts Interactive Toys DIY Toys DIY Kits

Comma | $39.95


Bud Vase Decoration Kit


Weaving Loom Kit


mBot Robot Kit

Robot Kit

Makeblock | $72.99


3D Printing Pen

3Doodler Pen

3Doodler | $79.99


Felt Terrarium DIY Kit


642 Things to Draw


Digital Painting Brush Stylus

Paintbrush Stylus

SILSTAR | $24.99


Koi Pond Zen Garden

Koi Pond Zen Garden

Zen Fox Studio | $28.80+


Natural Henna Tattoo Freestyle Kit


Travel Flower Press Kit


Paper Succulent Kit

Stamped Embroidery Kit




Hen Needle Felting Kit


DIY Paper Craft Kit


A Very Schitty Coloring Book

Schitts Creek Coloring Book

Hello Harlot | $16.99


This article has been edited and updated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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