Why not use the Spark!Lab invention process to develop a toy that has everything you want? What if all your toys were given away or what if you were just bored with the ones you have? It's easy to forget that our toys are created by inventors too! With over 100 pieces of cool toy components, you will be able to create upwards of four or more new and exciting toys. Includes a wind-up mechanism, fluffy sock, squeaky toy, wheels, clay, foam shapes, chenille stems, wiggly eyes, printed card stock shapes, stuffing, needle and thread and more! Think it! Explore it! Sketch it! Create it! Try it! Tweak it! Sell it! How many toys do I want to build? What do I want my toy to do? How should my toy look? Can I make sure my toy is fun and safe? This new line introduces kids to the process of invention. This same process is used by real inventors and helps to develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and creativity in a fun, open-ended way. Necessity is often the spark of invention, so each Spark!Lab Smithsonian activity presents kids with a unique obstacle to overcome. With the Scenario in front of them and the materials provided as points of inspiration, kids use the Spark!lab invention process to create their own unique solutions. Watch as their ideas come to life! Spark!Lab Smithsonian inventive creativity kits show children that they too can be inventors, and that the invention process can be fun and exciting even when it is challenging. This product line inspires both analytical and creative thought to show children they can do anything they set their mind to – igniting the spark of invention. Spark!Lab Smithsonian inventive creativity kits are designed to provide children with the same hands-on experience at home as they would enjoy when visiting the Draper Spark!Lab at the Smithsonian National Museum of American history in Washington, D.C. Ages 8+.