Do your kids love hands-on toys? My girls are always requesting STEM toys and the Smart Art Kit from Circuit Cubes combines two of their favorites – building and art.
This post was sponsored by Circuit Cubes. All opinions are my own.
Sophia is in the 2nd grade this year and if you ask her what her favorite thing is at school, she’ll answer with 2… Art and STEM. She’s always loved art and is drawing or creating one-of-a-kind crafts any chance she gets. STEM is relatively new to her as it’s a new monthly program at her school that we both hope becomes even more often.
She definitely has her Dad’s Engineer mind – she’s always interested in how things are built, how they work, and is a master LEGO® builder. But it turns out, so is her sister!
I was most surprised by Moreaya’s reaction to our Circuit Cube kit. As a Kindergartener, she’s not exactly reading yet so she couldn’t read the extra instructions, but she could definitely understand the diagrams. She often pointed out to her big sister if she put a part on the wrong way and she was even building some of the more complex designs herself. I was completely amazed at how she just picked it up and knew exactly what to do.
So what are Circuit Cube kits?
There are 4 different Circuit Cube kits: STEM Starter Kit [coming soon], Whacky Wheels, Bright Lights, and the Smart Art Kit. Each kit comes with the 3 main cubes: Battery, Motor, and the LED cube. This means that all kits are interactive because they all use the same type cubes with extra accessories.
We requested the Smart Art Kit for this review because, as I said before, these girls love creating art. The Smart Art kit comes with the 3 main cubes as well as markers, connecting wires, and some building blocks [that will fit LEGO® blocks].
Within the box, there is a booklet that contains 10 different projects to build with the box contents. But you’re not limited to 10 – no way! Circuit Cubes encourages kids’ creativity by telling them to hack the cubes to make their own creations. In addition, there are more great projects on the Circuit Cubes website.
My favorite part of the Circuit Cubes kits was seeing the girls work together to build the projects. I also love the fact that they started with the projects in the book, but quickly were confident enough to make up their own designs and even troubleshoot if something went a little wrong with the construction.
Head over to my instagram to check out the Circuit Cubes Smart Art Kit in action in my instagram stories. You can even see the confidence in Sophia shine as she explains to me how connecting the LED cube and Motor cube to the Battery cube is how it all works… this Mama does NOT have an Engineer mind so she definitely gave me a few “aha!” moments during the project.
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