The Chicago River, both natural and man-made, connects the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Valley waterways. The River is unique for many reasons, one being that it is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day. Also noteworthy because of it's reverse flow, this modern engineering feat is known for it's architectural boat tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, this informative tour details the history and unique facts about the city, it's architecture and how it all came to be.
Prominently in Millennial Park, Cloud Gate has become affectionately known by visitors as the “Chicago Bean”. It is a sculpture created by artist Anish Kapoor. The sculpture was inspired by liquid mercury and reflects the Chicago skyline, while its elliptical shape distorts and twists the reflected image. Visit Millennial Park and see this unique sculpture. Enjoy a Chicago Dog in the process. Chicago Dogs are celebrities by themselves. Complete on a poppy seed bun, the all-beef hot dog is topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt – NO Ketchup! The Windy City is another Chicago nickname bestowed upon them from Cincinnati- not because of the weather but because of the long windedness of the politicians, dating back to the late 1800’s. Chicago is home to many political and screen celebrities of the 20th century. Take a moment to find the celebrities in the puzzle that hail from Chicago.
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Piece together the world of Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory in this candy-covered 1000 piece puzzle. As weird and wonderful as Wonka’s vision, the surreal illustration references the 1971 film as well as Roald Dahl’s original book, at the same time throwing open the doors of the factory to include real-life characters (some stranger than fiction) so you can spot a kaleidoscopic cast of characters and details as you build the puzzle. From chocolate fountains and lickable wallpaper to Gene Wilder and Elizabeth II, no matter how much of a fan you are, we guarantee there will be some surprises!
Lights . . . camera . . . action! Bring your LEGO minifigures to life with this beginner-friendly guide to stop-motion animation. Ten Mini Movies walk you through using your phone, tablet, or computer to make short, funny clips with step-by-step instructions. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six minifigure heads, and more! Plus, learn the tricks of the trade as you dive into more advanced skills, such as lighting, sound effects, and camera angles. With these tips and tricks, every movie you make is guaranteed to be a successful smash hit.
Make, experiment, and play! This activity kit will have you building 11 machines including a gravity powered car and a wacky boxing robot. The fun doesn't stop once you've completed all of the projects in the book - open-ended prompts will inspire you to continue experimenting with your own designs and modifications!
Learn all about the physics of pulleys and the real-life applications of claws. Additional activities in the instructional book allow aspiring engineers to create fun twists on this arcade challenge—such as a magnetic mover and drawing tool.
Kids will dig the world of earth science and geology! Kick-start your very own rock collection with the 36 stones, then use the included crystal powder and mold to grow your own geode formation. Collect rocks and conduct experiments, such as a scratch test and float test, to discover their hidden properties. The fun doesn't stop there - You'll even learn how to make your very own rock tumbler. Use the fact-filled book to keep exploring the world around you as you find more samples to collect.
Create your own sparkly, crystal-covered narwhal! This "unicorn of the sea" will shimmer with a crystal spout, horn, and tail. Bend and insert colorful pipe cleaners into your animal figurine, and then soak it in our specially formulated crystal solution to watch the crystals magically grow. Along the way, learn the science behind the magic in the included 20-page book.
Turn your kitchen into a candy laboratory! Use the powders and molds in the kit to make 36 colorful jelly beans in 4 sweet flavors. Then, follow instructions using ingredients from home to make marshmallows, lollipops, fudge, and more! Learn the science behind the sweet, stretchy, sticky stuff that makes up the candies you love while experimenting and putting your own twists on classic treats!
Explore the science of gems and minerals while crafting 7 dazzling, crystal projects in your choice of colors. This kit includes everything a stylish scientist needs to make 3 pendant necklaces, 2 statement rings, a pair of earrings and a decorative colossal crystal. Crystal-clear instructions and fun facts about crystal chemistry spark creativity every step of the way.
Design your own bracelet with itty-bitty glittery charms! As a follow-up to our beloved bestseller Make Clay Charms, this book comes with 35 new charm designs, new clay colors, and two packets of accent glitter to make your charms sparkle and shine.
Starting with a few basic shapes and easy-to-mold clay, you can sculpt mini food, tiny aliens and robots, pocket-sized unicorns, and dozens of other cuties that you can customize with extra personality.
Grow your own magical mini worlds while exploring the science of minerals and crystal formation! Each kit includes materials needed to create 3 different dazzling projects: a dragon's cave, a unicorn's forest, and a seahorse's coral reef. You’ll enchant your family and friends with your rainbow creations!
Adorable fluffy goodness you can take on the go! Make 6 keychains that will pom-ify your backpack, jacket, or anything else you can clip them to. Choose from 9 designs like a fluffy unicorn or glitter monogram, and then learn basic sewing skills as you transform the deluxe, large pom-poms into trendy accessories. Make each keychain yours by adding glitter foam pieces, smaller pom-poms, or making your own tassels!
Everyone's favorite mythical creature joins forces with everyone's favorite dessert in this super-magical kit! With crystal-clear instructions, you'll learn how to sew a soft and sparkly decorative pillow that looks good enough to eat using techniques like whip stitching, basting, and gathering. With plush faux fur, metallic gold lamé, iridescent pom-poms, and pre-cut felt pieces, you'll have tons of options to decorate your cake. Add a rainbow mane, a flower crown, rock star fringe, wings, or adorable meringue dollops and then display your showstopper on the candy-colored cake stand.
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