Best Toys for 8 to 10 Year Old Boys

Top Toy Picks for 8 to 10 Year Olds Boys 

Are you in search of the perfect gift for an 8 to 10-year-old boy? As trends change seemingly every two minutes, it can be difficult keeping up with what’s hot right now in the world of toys.

It’s even harder to narrow down when a boy knows what he wants. They have a tendency to want it all.

It doesn’t help that there are literally thousands of toys available to choose from either. While it’s great kids today have so much choice available to them. It doesn’t make it easier to choose what to buy.

So, if you’re trying desperately to find the perfect gift, here you’ll discover the top kids picks for boys 8 to 10 years old.

 

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand, Learn to Code, Make Magic

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Give him (or her) a magical gift he won’t forget with this awesome Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit. Any Harry Potter fan will flip over this kit! It’s designed to make coding fun, this unique kit enables your child to build their own wand which perfectly responds to their movements.

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It is made to be used with a tablet or smartphone through the free Kano app. As you wave the wand, it instantly affects the screen. There are more than 200 different sounds and there is the option to create a huge range of characters and creatures.


The toy’s main feature, however, is its coding ability. It comes with over 70 coding challenges including causing feathers to fly, making pumpkins glow and multiplying goblets. Plus, there are hours of entertainment to be found through Kano World, including games and Remix art.

This wand coding kit is sure to be a hit with any 8 to 10-year-old in your life!

LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs Toy

Lego Creator

If there’s one thing young boys love to do, it’s to build stuff! LEGO has long been one of the leading brands in the building toy industry and it has outdone itself with this dinosaur building kit.

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Your child will have hours of fun putting together this 3-in-1 dinosaur toy. They can create the ferocious T-Rex with bright orange eyes, a Pterodactyl and a Triceratops. There’s a buildable rib cage too to symbolize the dinosaur’s prey.

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It comes with posable joints for realistic play. The mouth features pointy sharp teeth (child-friendly of course!). So, if your little boy is obsessed with LEGO and dinosaurs, this is definitely the perfect gift idea!

NERF Megalodon N-Strike Mega Toy Blaster with 20 Official Mega Whistler Darts

By far one of the most popular gifts of the year has to be the NERF Megalodon N-Strike Mega Toy Blaster with 20 Official Mega Whistler Darts.

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This Nerf gun has 20-Dart rotating drum: The rotating drum holds 20 Nerf Mega darts to give you plenty of firepower for all your Nerf battles.

Crank to fire: crank the handle back and forth on this big red toy blaster to send 20 Nerf Mega darts in a row whistling through the air.

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Includes 20 Nerf Mega Whistler darts: Nerf Mega darts are designed for power, tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of durable foam with flexible, hollow tips. 

 

 Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set

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Hot Wheels have long been popular with young boys. This awesome Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set is definitely one of the best kits in the range. Featuring an enormous looping track, your child is going to have hours of fun watching the cars speeding along.

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Within the track, there are 3 high-speed boosters, along with 3 crash zones for maximum enjoyment. The high-speed boosters send the car flying around the track. The aim of the game is to avoid crashing, which is pretty tough when you first get started! However, with a little problem solving, your child will soon find ways to avoid those crash zones.

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What’s great about this set is that it connects to other Hot Wheels sets. So, if they are an avid Hot Wheels collector, they will love having this as part of their set. If you’re looking for a toy, they won’t become bored with quickly, this is a definite winner.

K’NEX Thrill Rides – Cobweb Curse Roller Coaster Building Set

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Want a toy that’s going to occupy your 8-10-year-old for hours? This K’NEX Thrill Rides Cobweb Curse Roller Coaster Building Set is just what you need.

Featuring over 470 pieces, once put together the roller coaster actually works, adding to its appeal. It is a motorized toy, which means it comes with a battery-powered motor. It’s pretty simple to put together too thanks to the included detailed instructions. However, you may find you do need to help a little from time to time.

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As an additional fun bonus, there are also instructions for a second roller coaster which can be found online. So, once they get bored with this one, they can take it apart and build a different working model. Considering how affordable the toy is, its building potential is amazing.

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So, there you have it – 5 of the best toys for boys aged 8 to 10. Each of the gifts above is sure to bring a big smile to their face and provide hours of entertainment. There is something to suit everyone, whether he loves to build, race cars or take part in epic nerf battles, there is a toy on the list he’s sure to be happy with.

If you love gift guides like this be sure to check out this post if you have a person in your life that loves to crochet or knit.

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Dollar Tree DIY Lantern

DIY Dollar Tree Lantern

Don’t pay on upwards of $30 on the decorative lanterns that are so hot right now when you can pay less than $5 to make one of these Dollar Tree DIY lanterns. These beautiful lanterns are easy to make. And to beat it all, they’re made from real woodblocks. No saw needed!

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Yo-Yo Pig Magnet

 

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Imagine these cute little farm animal yo-yos cavorting across the front of your fridge! Your child can make a whole basket of them in one evening to give away to their friends, family or even give them to their teachers as a cute little handmade gift. These farm animal yo-yo crafts would be a great end of the school year craft for the class, a craft for Bible school or a boredom buster for the kiddos while on summer vacation.

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How to Make a Reverse Canvas Farmhouse Sign

Reverse Canvas Tutorial DIY

Canvas Sign

Have you seen all the rage that’s going around with the reverse canvas? I’m going to show you how to make a reverse canvas farmhouse sign using an upcycled canvas print. This is sort of a play on the farmhouse wood signs that have been around for many years. I make both the wood signs and canvas signs. The canvas signs are way easier to make.

 

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Lego Valentines Free Printables

 

DIY Lego Valentine Kids CraftMy two sons have two very different attitudes about Valentines Day. My oldest son, Jacob, has always been interested in girls. Seriously. He came home from the first day of Pre-K 4 and said he had a girlfriend. He has been girl crazy ever since. My youngest son, Jackson, on the other hand, is 11 and thinks girls still have cooties (YIPPEE!)

Jacob buys his own Valentines Day cards and gifts these days. So I have to come up with Valentine’s Day cards that Jackson will like. He says, “They have to be normal”. Jackson hasn’t liked any of the Valentines in the stores. So we headed to Pinterest for some ideas. I think these are normal and pretty clever for any boy or girl that likes Legos. Follow this tutorial if you are looking for Lego Valentines with free printables.  (more…)

Christmas Stocking Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

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Craft Stick Snowman Ornament

craft stick snowman ornament

Day 6! One more day and the 7 Days of Christmas Series will be over. Have you enjoyed it? Comment below if you have tried making any of the ornaments in this series. If you missed day 5, you can find it here. Today we will be making a craft stick snowman ornament. It is perfect for smaller children to make. They can dress their snowman up as much as they want.

 

 

 

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Crochet Snowflake Pattern

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Crochet Bear Beanie Ornament with Free Pattern

 

Crochet Christmas Ornament

 

I hope you enjoy making this crochet bear beanie ornament.  This is a full tutorial. It’s easy enough to let your kiddos make some too. I will be posting one Christmas ornament each day for the next week. I’m calling it the 7 Days til Christmas Series. The ornaments are fun and easy to make with the whole family! The first ornament is a miniature teddy bear hat with a tiny crochet hook and ball of yarn.

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New Items At The Dollar Tree

New Items At the Dollar Tree

What's new at the Dollar Tree Have you heard the news? When you thought the Dollar Tree couldn’t get any better, they do! The new items at the Dollar Tree are a line of greeting cards by Expressions from Hallmark and Heartline a Hallmark company! I buy all of my greeting cards at the Dollar Tree. I have for years. Why spend as much money on a card that could have gone into the gift? Am I right? If you haven’t quickly figured it out, I’m a cheapskate. I’m always looking for a good deal.      (more…)

Stitch Fix Review Bottoms Only

 

 
Stitch Fix Review Bottoms Only

This box marks 18 months since I first signed up for the Stitch Fix subscription clothing service. I still love it as much today as when I received my first box. So much so, that I receive a box every two weeks instead of once a month. If you would like to learn more about how to get started with Stitch Fix, you can go here. I asked my stylist to curate a bottoms only box for this Fix. I requested cargo pants, skinny jeans, and cargo shorts. On with this Stitch Fix review bottoms only. 

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12 Christmas Ornament Ideas to Make for Craft Shows

 

 

 

12 Christmas Ideas to make for craft shows

I know it’s only July, BUT those of us that do the Fall and Winter craft shows know to be working on the things we want to sell way before the shows start. That’s why I am writing this post. I am bringing you 12 Christmas ornament ideas to make for craft shows. So I guess I just turned this into Christmas in July, huh? I have made and sold most of these at my craft shows. They have been really good sellers both at craft shows and online too. 

 

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Stitch Fix Summer Review #2

Summer Stitch Review

I’m trying to play catch up with my Stitch Fix reviews for the summer. I have been getting a box every couple of weeks. This is Stitch Fix Summer Review #2. If you haven’t seen the first Summer box I got, you can check out the review here. I asked my stylist to send me some cute feminine Summer tops and a top to match a maxi skirt I got in a previous box a while back. 

 

 

 

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