Unique Kids' Gifts from New York City Museums
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For Aspiring Artists
Little photographers can take extra pride in their shots because they’ll be building this camera themselves. The Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit for The New Museum Store produces a versatile device, with capacity for regular, panoramic or 3D snaps. $125.
Rising art stars can carve out space at the coffee shop and scene-sketch all day long with this art-on-the-go set. The Do Art Travel Easel from The Met Store comes packed with chalkboard, white board, pastels, markers, chalk, colored pencils and a drawing pad. $34.95.
Take inspiration from artist Jenny Holzer’s LED installations with this Free Form Magnatab from the Whitney Shop. The littlest of hands can manipulate the stylus and bead board to let imaginative shapes take form. $24.
For Wee New Yorkers
1. 4D New York Cityscape Puzzle Bring the skyline to life with this 4D New York Cityscape Puzzle from the Shop at the Museum of the City of New York, which nestles together 120 NYC building icons. The fourth “D”? That would be time, as the structures span from 1812 to One World Trade. $45. 2. Brooklyn Water Tower Model Kit No New York skyline is complete without water towers. Recycled cardboard in this Brooklyn Water Tower Model Kit from The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design comes together quickly to make a worthy miniature of this Gotham icon. $22.95. 3. G Train Model Convey a life lesson about the virtues of patience as you wait for this G train from the Children's Museum of Manhattan Store to roll on through. It’s part of a set of MTA-licensed wooden subway cars that will have the house ringing with calls of “step in, stand clear.” $11. See the full gift guide, filled with for your favorite foodie, fashionista, art lover, or New Yorker in exile.