Unique creative engineering toys for kids with a Kinetic Sand Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods. All the opinions are my own. Really, if I didn’t like the product I don’t think I would spend the time writing about it. Their stuff is amazing and you should check out their website, Uncommongoods.
Do you have a child who likes to build and create structures? Do you have a child who likes to decorate things, paint and draw? If you are a parent who tries to buy unique toys for their own children and as gifts then this post is REALLY for you! I’m going to introduce you to one of a kind  online store selling kids stuff ( among other things!)

My children enjoy pretend play and engineering activities equally. When I found that Uncommon goods had high-quality toys and kids stuff catering to the different needs of many children I was excited to work with them to introduce you all to their website.

Fostering creativity and engineering skills with the help of unique toys from Uncommon Goods

First up is this cool city construction kit { product link has very detailed information}

I was impressed with the quality of the kit. The kit comes with all things needed to build 4 houses complete with instructions. The instructions are simple to follow since the entire kit is designed to be build using slots. The pieces are named { roof, base and sides} for easier construction experience. Little kids have to be helped but I can see older kids can build the houses themselves.

 city building with kids

The kit is made of 100% paper board and is MADE IN USA.

building a city

They are designed in such a way that the children not only enhance their engineering skills but also their artistic skills. Kids can show their creativity by personalizing the entire city to their preference.

city building kit

I can see this city get hours of pretend play.

built city with cardboard

Set out markers or paint to get the kids personalizing their city.

house building toy

The unique kids toys section on Uncommon Goods website is worth a visit! You will  find something that catches your eye.

Next up is another really cool building toy.

This building kit is aptly named ” What can you Bild” because it has a ton of attachments to let your little one go crazy! There are 2 rubber balls as starting points and from there the attachments range from wheels, feet, loops, springy spirals to propellers. All the parts are made of Polypropylene Plastic.

materials forbuilding toys

As you can see from the above image, the ideas are endless. You can make creatures, machines or anything your mind fancies.

building with materials

I can see this as a great Halloween Party activity for little kids. Get a bunch of these kids and the children can create monsters and other wacky creatures.

creative engineering toy

The little propeller makes building machines so much fun. The entire “building kit” is such a clever toy!

engineering toys with kids

UnCommon Goods among other things has a fabulous personalized gifts section that is worth a visit as well. I know I’ll be browsing this website during the gift giving season since all their products are of the highest quality and made of quality materials and many of them are made here in the USA.

Impressive highlights about the company

1. Most of their products are uniquely designed and hand crafted.

2. About 1/3 of their products are made of recycled and or up cycled materials

3. Their warehouse is here in the USA (Brooklyn) where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50%
above the minimum wage.

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Creative Engineering toys for kids along with a kinetic sand giveaway

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! Uncommon Goods has graciously accepted to giveaway 5 Kg of Kinetic Sand ( a $45 dollar value) to one lucky Blog Me Mom reader.

What do you have to do to enter the giveaway? Ends 10/06/2014 at 12:00 AM

Kinetic SAND

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  1. Great post! I have a son who LOVES playing with his kinetic sand. I actually just recently purchased Sand Stamps from Brookstone (the same place I bought the Sand from). Since they come in all different colors and shapes fit for both boys and girls. There was also a coupon code I could use to save a bit of money (http://www.brookstone.com/brookstone-coupons). Just thought I’d share!


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