Who would have thought a company that makes pencils and pens could come up with such a cool robotics kit for all ages! Inside the box are five windup mechanisms, plus various arts and crafts goodies to make a veritable army of whirring and walking mechanical denizens.

You get some pre-cut stiff paper to construct the robot body — these bots are made of squares and cylinders, and you can combine parts to suit your fancy. Add stickers, pushpins, and googly eyes, then mix in a highlight or two from the assortment of colored pens so thoughtfully stashed in the kit.

With enough parts to make five fully autonomous wandering robots, this one’s great for a whole family — cold or rainy day optional. Good for kids 7 and up,
with adult supervision recommended
for younger children.