25 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 and bust any boredom.

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 gift ideas are great for the tinkerers in your life.

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


540 Colors 3D Puzzle


Helicone Kinetic Toy


DIY Paper Lampshade

Hands-On Gifts Interactive Toys DIY Toys DIY Kits

VasiliLights | $70.82


This Book is a Planetarium


Cat Stacking Game

Hands-On Gifts Interactive Toys DIY Toys DIY Kits

Comma | $39.95


Polaroid Originals Lab


Bud Vase Decoration Kit


Weaving Loom Kit


Tug, press buttons, click… all of these satisfying movements are part of interactive toys which are great gifts and receive.


mBot Robot Kit

Robot Kit

Makeblock | $79.99


Flashing Cube Electronic Memory


3D Printing Pen

3Doodler Pen

3Doodler | $79.99


Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit


Kombucha Brewing Kit


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 | $32.80+


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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