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  • Item #: 043416
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
    This little 4" x 4", X-shaped model works just like its larger counterpart above, applying a clear adhesive backing to anything thinner than a nickel, but the size of the item it admits can only be 1.5" wide. Stick your object in the top, pull it through, and it is ready to stick. I haven't tried this myself, but reviewers sing the praises of how much easier scrapbooking has become and how well this machine works with even hard to glue items like ribbons and yarn. Remember those label guns that made those ugly red or blue labels with the white raised letters? Think of the much cuter organization labels you can create with this little machine! Comes with 20 feet of permanent, acid-free, photo safe adhesive.
  • Item #: 002437
    ISBN: 9780310338970
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    The statistics shock! Nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from that faith after high school. An intensive study, Sticky Faith, encompassed seven years of research with more than 500 young people, 150 churches and 50 families. This book responds to the study’s overwhelming actualities and then provides ways to help you intentionally create an authentic, daily life plan to help point your kids toward long-term faith in God. Thirteen chapters cover building and modeling faith “that sticks,” showing forgiveness; mentoring; intergenerational activities; talking about faith and putting it into practice in home and at work. Finally, how do you transition your teen into faithful adulthood? There is theory in this book, but everything is intentional and practical: suggestions and activities to easily and intentionally build into your daily life. Chapters briefly discuss the concepts, provide practical application and then ask the parents to evaluate their home life in this area and then respond to questions to build family goals. Two Appendixes review the research on teen transition to college and the project itself. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 239 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 011089
    ISBN: 9781615381920
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.60

    Projects are divided into three categories: literature crafts, letter crafts (27) and review day crafts to reinforce letter recognition, strengthen fine motor skills and promote creativity in young learners. Many of the letter crafts are unique compared to other alphabet focused craft books, for example, “G is for Gum” gives children the opportunity to color a gumball machine and utilize 1” colored construction paper circles to create gumballs for their machine.

  • Item #: 073094
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Art, math, or just fun? All three in fact, and hypnotic to watch as well! This set is composed of a plastic base, pen holder, thirteen gears in different sizes, a crank piece, circular paper, and detailed instructions. Choose two gears (one as the fulcrum and one as the drive), attach the crank, place a circular piece of paper on the base, and crank the handle to make the gears spin and move the pen over the paper to create complex and varied drawings. The pen holder can adapt to hold a variety of writing instruments (fine tip pens, markers, pencils, or crayons). Changing the position of the pen on the fulcrum combined with the different sizes of gears creates infinite possibilities of creations. The detailed instruction book explains how it works and how the math works, but figuring it out yourself by playing and tinkering is half the fun! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 053958
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.22

    Similar to rolling out pie crust, the clay roller kit includes a rolling pin, side rails to achieve the desired thickness, and a non-stick work surface. This will become a go-to tool in your art and crafting space, for those times you want smooth, evenly rolled out clay. Create add-ons to rubber stamping and card making, or for jewelry and accessories. The 10" square surface is large enough for rolling clay to make social studies projects like air-dry clay Egyptian pyramids! Some people buy a pasta rolling machine for their polymer clay projects; this is the step before investing in an expensive pasta roller to use just for clay. There are plastic rails that slip into slots at the sides of the rolling surface. When you roll against these rails, your clay will be an even thickness of 1/16", 1/8", 3/16", or ¼". The roller is 1.25" in diameter and 10.5" long. It looks like a piece of pvc tubing and is non-stick like the rolling surface. Imagine rolling out clay and using cookie cutters to make ornaments, or stamping on the clay with plastic letters to spell names! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057077
    ISBN: 9780545703307
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    What sort of crazy chain reactions can you create with LEGO®? Probably more than you think! Much more elaborate than falling dominoes, this book provides instruction for building a Flag-Waving Marble Kicker, a Barbell Spinner and more in total, 9 contraptions that "swing, bounce, spring." Not only will kids have a blast putting these machines together by following the step-by-step instructions, they will also learn the physics behind the conceptsand put it to use as they mastermind their own inventions! Book includes 30 necessary specialized LEGO® pieces; kids will also need some basic LEGO bricks to complete the constructions.CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 035878
    Retail: $99.00
    Rainbow Price: $74.95

    When I wanted my daughters to learn to sew, I didn't trust my own knowledge of how to do it right and arranged for them to have private lessons. It was great! But expensive. This one-semester course would have been much better, I think. All you need to go from complete beginner to knowing you have the ability to tackle any basic pattern is right here. Well-done video instruction (the presenter has a pleasant voice and manners) allows you to repeat any part if you didn't quite get it or need to review later. A complete course manual parallels all video class material as well as provides additional content (like a fabric chart) and illustrations. Patterns for both adult sizes as well as child (pre-teen) sizes of a classic A-line dress (or nightgown) are provided for the final project. [Patterns are PDF files for you to print. Patterns will need to be taped together (adult sizes will have lots of taping) but the patterns are very sturdy and can be used repeatedly without the frustration of ripped tissue.] Like I said, it's all here. And it's non-consumable – you can use it for multiple children at one time – or sequentially.

    The 65 video lessons (5-6 per week) are 5-10 minutes each and include sewing machine fundamentals (i.e. threading properly, getting the correct thread tension, choosing the right stitch), different fabric types and "personalities", coordinating colors, how to read a standard pattern, how to measure your body correctly, and how to sew using a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch. Assignments are given via the video and the student is expected to do additional reading in the manual. With many lessons the student is encouraged to make journal entries as well as a sample to put in a binder thus creating a class record – and providing the basis for assessment (if you wish). Although instruction is simple and very understandable, it's also quite comprehensive and everything you would expect from a beginner's course including linings/interfacing, casings/hems, gathering, sleeves, buttonholes, buttons, and zippers. It all comes together in the final project that could be a matching mother/daughter dress if you preferred. Several field trips (such as to a local fabric store) are encouraged.

    The binder/manual has sleeves for the DVDs, an extensive class syllabus that gives the topic, skill, classwork, and homework or follow-up for each class as well as a materials list. Periodic skills assessments involve sewing projects – pin cushion, simple apron, and simple skirt. All of this leads up to the final project – a classic A-line dress (or nightgown, if you prefer). Machine sewing skills are emphasized so a well-running basic sewing machine is necessary. Five DVDs provide the lessons and a sixth CD-ROM provides the pdf pattern files (patterns include child sizes plus adult sizes). The 189-page binder manual includes a thorough glossary of sewing terms as well as the detailed information that parallels the videos. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 069775
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.95

     Build and customize your own cardboard, tabletop pinball game with the PinBox 3000 kit. Assembly takes approximately 1 hour and everything is included (no tools required!). Kit includes 12 die cut slides with the 30 essential pieces, 30 box rivets, 12 rubber bands, 3 marbles, hook tool, mini pencil, hold puncher, extra die cut parts for classic pinball, and an assembly guide. An online real-time assembly video is available at pinbox3000.com. Create a classic game or get creative with your paints, crayons, ramps, etc. to make your own crazy twist! Get two kits and you can hook them together, back-to-back for Battlemode with another player! Made in the USA. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 066610
    ISBN: 9781465456953
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

  • Item #: 066022
    ISBN: 9780531219157
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

  • Item #: 062844
    ISBN: 9780486779799
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    A classic animation project has just become a lot easier! I fondly remember making a more simplistic zoetrope than this in my middle school years, but a lack of proper materials, accurate templates or drawing skills made it really frustrating. With this book, all those problems are obsolete!

    Simply cut out all the pre-printed cardstock pieces (An X-Acto knife might be handy for the smaller cuts), fold on the dotted lines, and glue where indicated (glue not included). Then, following the simple directions, use your paper zoetrope to make your own animation strips. If you’re like me and can’t draw, you can cut out and assemble the included person and dog puppets, photograph them in various poses, then use the images to create your own strips. If even that seems a little too tricky at first, there are strips available for a free download at the author’s website: http://www.robives.com/blog/extra_animation_strips_zoetrope. There you’ll find such material to animate a silly bull fight, a walking robot, and two original photographic strips made by Eadweard Muybridge (a famous photographer who studied motion). Additional zoetrope strips are often available online, but those will require a little cutting and pasting to fit properly. The book also briefly explains a variety of stop motion animation techniques from simple to those requiring a digital camera.

    All in all, this is a really fun project that would be great for older students or even multiple ages, with older siblings building the zoetrope and younger siblings creating some of their own animations. From Dover, 26 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 062800
    ISBN: 9781632205063
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.12
    This LEGO book is not for the faint of heart! Follow Commander Doublegood Alpha as she explores Polysphere X and avoids being eaten by Smerts (mutated giant-sized LEGO people)! While the narrative is a lot of fun, the weapons you learn to build are pretty serious. Incredibly detailed creations include two types of sunglasses, "brass" knuckles, baton, helmet, handcuffs, and seven guns ranging from tiny pistols to grappling guns, crossbows, automatic assault rifles, machine pistols, and bonus builds. Each build comes with detailed instructions, a specs breakdown, and an explanation of how it works. Some guns are designed to shoot pieces that can be weighted with solder and fired with enough power to puncture a soda can! This would be an awesome project for a serious LEGO builder, siblings, or even something to create with a LEGO-loving parent. Directions are included for buying replacement parts, duplicate parts, or specialty parts you may not have in your toy box. A truly awesome collection of LEGO builds. A hefty 339 pgs, sc. - Laura
  • Item #: 054431
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Have your children expressed interest in becoming engineers, or in pursuing math and science as a career? This interactive, entertaining, and educational CD-ROM will help expose your students to the world of engineering in a very flexible and hands-on way. The journey begins in a library where you learn of a special time machine that was created to explore the history of engineering. The time machine is locked away inside a factory, and to gain access to the machine, students must complete brief activities where they are introduced to the basics of binary code and Boolean equations, both of which are used when dealing with computers, as in computer or electrical engineering. After entering the machine, students can go to three different locations. Ancient Egypt is where students learn about civil engineering by helping to design a ramp for a pyramid and an irrigation system. In World War II, students learn about electrical engineering by adjusting electrical specifications on a submarine, and then actually going through a simulated trip from the United States to Britain to see whether or not the submarine arrives safely. They can also help to choose radar detection systems to see which can survive the longest and best detect German planes. The third destination is the Middle Ages, where students help design a catapult and a drawbridge. The time spent on each activity is completely up to the student/teacher, as anywhere from 20 minutes to 2-3 hours can be spent at each location depending on how much you want to experiment and to learn. Even when one design works, students may wish to try other options and then evaluate the costs and benefits of the various designs. Each activity also has info on the mathematical/scientific specifics of the task which at times may be a bit over student's heads depending on the age and the specific activity, but will still expose the students to some of the complexity of engineering, and even some of the basics of mathematical/scientific principles that are used almost daily by some engineers. Also, the CD-ROM's official website (which can easily be Googled or accessed through a link in the CD itself) has PDF files of teacher's manuals which contain additional information on the activities, as well as suggested teaching methods and ways to get the most out of each activity. Encouraging students that are interested in pursuing a career in math and science, this CD-ROM will provide plenty of information and hands-on experience to expose children to the world of engineering. System requirements: Windows 95 or higher. ~ David

  • Item #: 052865
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 044573
    ISBN: 9780824967956
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    My first thought when I skimmed this book was, "You know, if you didn't have the time to devote to a full-fledged art curriculum, this would be an excellent resource!" And it is! Flexible for use with multiple grade levels, this art activity book features 40 lessons that cover the elements of art and design through inventive, open-ended projects that include tie-ins to learning about famous artists too! Seven chapters introduce the concepts of line, shape, texture, color, value, form and space through basic instruction and multiple activities. For example, let's look at the first chapter on line. Two pages of text introduce the concept and show examples of different types of line, and how they are used in art. The following projects include: making a crayon-resist painting of a spider web to appreciate linear design, making a decorative line design by filling in an outline of an object with small "patches" of lines in patterns, making a line drawing of an imaginary machine, like Leonardo da Vinci (complete with notes written backwards!), using a grid to make a drawing, drawing a musical instrument (while listening to music), then drawing lines around the instrument inspired by the music, and making a kaleidoscope line design by making a symmetrical design on a Styrofoam tray, then printing a block of the design. Projects in the other six chapters are just as inventive and creative, and I love the little "Meet the Masters" sections here and there that share information on a famous artist and their artistic style. The title sums it up – the projects are so well focused that children will likely create impressive works as they learn the elements of design! Although some of the projects call for specific items (acrylic spray, vermiculite, plaster of Paris, or grass seed), these don't appear to be too difficult to find and most of the projects do rely on the "basics" – construction paper, scissors, crayons, tempera paint, watercolors, colored pencils, and markers. Whether you are just considering incorporating art into your curriculum regularly, or you are looking for enjoyable art projects based on the elements of design, this is an "amazing" resource. 128 pgs. – Jess

  • Item #: 041129
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $89.90

    Use the pieces in this set in different configurations to create ten different remote-controlled cars, all with unique exteriors and mechanics. Car parts can be customized, allowing for high-speed race cars, high-power all-terrain buggies, or mid-range vehicles. This change is more than cosmetic—the gearbox in can be easily accessed and changed between four gears. These gears shift the ratio of speed to torque, allowing builds which emphasize either or a compromise between the two. Remote allows cars to go forward and backward and turn left and right.

    The set includes all the parts you need to make a super car, hot rod, dragster, high-speed race car, off-road buggy, hot hatch, SUV, pickup truck, semi-trailer truck, and go-cart. Decals and auto body plates can be added to enhance models with an added air of realism. Includes an 80-page, full-color manual to seamlessly guide kids from start to finish. Kids can also create their own designs apart from those outlined in the instruction book. If you want to take the kit a step further, you can also explore how different car builds are affected by acceleration, drag, and air resistance!

  • Item #: 040013
    ISBN: 9781420629309
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Covers how to format text and color, edit, copy, and insert images/tables/text in word processing documents; create and customize spreadsheets with data and pie-graphs; create diagrams of the 8 phases of the moon, time zones and English/metric rulers; design various survey forms; and create a presentation on a famous American and simple machines.

  • Item #: 028220
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

  • Item #: 026855
    ISBN: 9781553376606
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Young seamstresses will learn the basics of hand and machine sewing and then practice their skills as they create patchwork pincushions, slumber party sacks, simple blankets, a t-shirt skirt, a skirt made from jeans, a beach wrap, a beach bag, a pillow with a zippered cover, a makeup bag, and pajama pants. Embellishments such as trim and appliques are also covered.

  • Item #: 024339
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $37.95

    This 63 piece building set allows students to create 5 different simple machines – pulley, incline plane, wedge, lever, and wheel & axle. The pieces are made of hard colorful plastic and the structures are easy to assemble. The included instruction guide lists the components in this set and the number of each, assembly instructions, definitions of the parts of each simple machine, and explanations of why and how each works. Simple machines are designed to decrease force and effort, and students will understand this concept better by actually building them. A separate set of activity cards is now available; see below. - Donna

  • Item #: 022318
    ISBN: 9781463549152
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    If you can gather some household supplies, make a weekly trip to the library and delve into this book, you will not only have the makings of an exciting, hands-on science program, but I bet you'll have some very enthusiastic young scientists on your hands too! Easy-to-read and easy to use, this guide is packed with loosely-scripted teaching suggestions and relevant hands-on activities for children ages 4-13. The guide contains 20 topical chapters; ten for children 4-7 and ten for children 8-13. For ages 4-7 chapters include: the senses, human body, dinosaurs, animals, insects/bugs, magnets, stars and planets, health, plants, and animal ecology. Chapter topics for ages 8-13 are: insects, microscopes and invisible creatures, atoms and molecules, matter, chemistry, weather, force and motion, simple machines, light and color and plants. Each chapter begins with a list of materials needed, which are predominantly common household items and food items. The rest of the chapter walks you through the activities – and these are not your typical "stick a piece of celery into a glass of colored water" type activities, but lively, effective activities that will likely seem almost like play - especially to younger students. For instance, in the chapter on insects for 4-7 year-olds, you'll go on a "small creatures activity hunt" looking for insect homes, make a spider web out of string, pretend to be young spiders "ballooning" into the breeze, make a spider snack, make straw proboscises and use them like a butterfly, burst out of a toilet-paper "cocoon" like a caterpillar, make butterfly print paintings, do a bee "dance," locate a trail of ants outdoors, experiment with sow bugs' lighting preferences and more. Occasionally, activities will reference a specific book to read, a DVD (like a Magic School Bus video) or a specific kit to do (if you do these activities, you'll need to plan in advance to have these things on hand). For comparison, here are a few of the activities you'll do in the insects chapter for older students: learn about animal classification and coming up with a mnemonic device to remember the classification groups, demonstrate how an insect molts by inflating a balloon inside a paper bag, draw the butterfly life cycle, keep mealworms and crickets to observe metamorphosis, draw and label the parts of a cricket, play some outdoor games to practice insect communication methods, investigate insect camouflage by scattering colored toothpicks in the grass and more. The chapters for 8-13 year-olds also each include a 10-question multiple-choice test at the end (answers are found at the end of the book). It's designed simply, with no extra fluff - teaching text or explanations are in regular text and activity instructions in italic font. Occasional black-and-white diagrams and illustrations aren't fancy but provide useful examples. All in all, it's a practical, user-friendly science resource that could be used as the basis for a science program or as an activity resource. 201 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 019507
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $35.90

    Build 5 different types of projects beginning with engineering basics with levers, forces and pulleys. Explore engineering on land, air and water through building vehicles with wheels, a helicopter, parachute, balloon rocket, air-powered carousel, sailboat, paddle-boat, and more. Final projects focus on engineering at home with a model television and telephone, and creating a funny robot model. Teach engineering fundamentals with these engaging hands on experiments and building projects. Most supplies included, but you will need to add a few household items.

  • Item #: 019173
    ISBN: 9781438005300
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.12
    Some kids don't want any outside ideas when they are constructing, others really appreciate a book like this. It's loaded with a mixture of building ideas and instructions in a number of categories: road, rail, waves, and flight. There are numerous pictures of detailed constructions that can be used as inspiration, along with over 30 buildable projects with step-by-step instructions. The author also goes over some brick history and brick basics, and introduces readers to the use of CAD modeling. A great book for brick enthusiasts with 256 full-color pages. Pb. – Zach
  • Item #: 012192
    Retail: $28.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    Enjoy flying through the many possibilities of the Airplane Design Studio as you experiment with over 35 different parts, creating planes that have up to four propellers! This kit is great for experimenting with many different designs for gliders and propeller-driven balsa wood planes. As you create planes using the high quality balsa wood and other sturdy parts supplied in this kit, it's easy to imagine you are working to create the first machine that takes man into the air. For those who want to explore the many different configurations real planes have utilized over the years, or who want to try an idea of their own, this kit is the perfect fit. Made in the U.S.  ~Steve L

  • Item #: 009963
    Retail: $32.99
    Rainbow Price: $31.99

  • Item #: 009962
    Retail: $32.99
    Rainbow Price: $31.99

  • Item #: 004952
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    This science kit contains all the necessary materials to bring your flying machine design to life! Encourage critical thinking and creativity skills among children as they sketch a design, create it, test it, improve it, and even create a strategy to sell it. Kit includes an Inventor’s Guide, foam rocket shapes, mini air pump, helicopter propeller assembly, plastic squares and circles, needle, thread, and lots of office and home supplies (plastic straws, paper clips, glue, etc.). ~ Emily G