Mad Scientist

(6 customer reviews)

$59.95 $53.95

With this Toolbox your child will feel like a real scientist! It can be used to learn basic skills such as pouring and color mixing, and advanced skills such as volume and measurement. We include our version of the Montessori Color Tablets to help your child differentiate between colors.

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Dropper Bottle Type

3 bottles total. Plastic bottle is standard and comes with plastic dropper marked with ml. Glass droppers are not marked.

Dye Tablets

Get extra bubbling fizzing, non-toxic, washable dye tablets – Kids and parents love these!


Product Description

Included with this Toolbox:

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Additional information

Weight 28.8 oz
Dimensions 11.5 × 8.5 × 5.5 in

6 reviews for Mad Scientist

  1. Oliver B

    This box is deceptively awesome. It didn’t look like much, and I thought there was no way it could live up to the shells toolbox. I was so wrong! My children (3&4) love transferring water from beakers to test tubes through funnels and with the droppers. They also spend loads of time creating colors and mixing them together. (We’ve already run out of tablets, but you can also use food coloring or buy replacement fizzy tablets). The kids look so cute wearing the goggles and declaring they are “scientists,” but the best part is that this activity will occupy them for quite long periods of time. As a bonus, the instructional videos demonstrate novel ways to use these simple materials to educate the kids about surface tension, volume, etc. A++!!

  2. Kellista

    I was actually a bit disappointed when I opened this box. I thought, “oh that’s it?” I sat it out anyway and couldn’t believe it. My 4.5 year old daughter played with this for almost an hour. We’ve had it out several times since and she will “do” science for at least 30 minutes at a time. We used the color cards several times for different activities and the science goggles are a hit. This company is awesome. I’m a teacher and they know what they’re doing!

  3. Robin

    This box has been a huge hit in our house. Our 4 year old has fallen in love with mixing colors and spends long periods of time with the droppers and test tubes. Our 2.5 year old enjoys the droppers as well but it’s harder for him. He likes using the beakers and pouring with the funnel. We have also really enjoyed using the color cards in some of the suggested ways. I am happy that there are so many more things we haven’t even done yet with the supplies that I know they will love. I appreciate the instructional videos to help me know how to present the materials to the kids.

  4. Amanda

    I buy these toolboxes for my three-year-old, but even my 5-year-old and 7-year-old love this set! Watching the instructional videos, I had to grab a pen and paper and write everything down, because there is so much you can do with it. We’ve had it for a couple months now and we still haven’t covered everything. This set makes a lot of scientific and mathematical concepts very concrete and easy to understand for little ones.

  5. Laura

    This may be our favorite toolbox yet (and my daughter LOVED the Helping Hands box!). My 3.5 year old loves to play with water so this was perfect for her. So far we have had two 45 minute sessions in which she was completely engaged and fascinated with the concepts I was teaching! We worked on fine motor through using the eye dropper, hand-eye coordination through pouring, discussed units of measure with the beaker, and learned science terms such as test tube, beaker, surface tension. I think she loved the color part even more, though! She was very excited to experiment with mixing colors and learning about primary and secondary colors. The color cards were not as big of a draw to her since she already knows her colors well and does other matching activities, but getting to use the eye droppers and mix colors and even learn about different concentrations of colors and what that looks like was fascinating to her! We still have more to do with this toolbox! I can see us using the supplies for years to come as she gains skills and we can add new sorts of activities.

  6. Angela

    This has been the best box we’ve received so far. Both my sons (ages 2 & 6) love it and spend hours working together. It’s motivated my eldest to ask for more “science experiments.”

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