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Let your imagination soar as you construct and decorate a charming wooden cottage, complete with a glowing multi-colored bulb that works perfectly as a night light. It also includes clay so you can make mini people to go with the cottage.


The best part? This craft kit comes with a video and manual to learn about African culture, history, and geography. In particular, kids will learn fun facts about the Ndebele people of South Africa and Zimbabwe and how they decorate their homes with colorful patterns. When the cultural exploration is over, kids will learn how to decorate their cottages with Ndebele-inspired patterns. It's the perfect blend of culture and science. A hands-on way for kids to learn something new!


This craft kit was once part of our Africa in a Crate subscription for kids. It was so popular that we decided to bring it back as a one-time purchase.


  • [Build a Glowing Cottage]: Assemble wooden panels with screws and a screwdriver to create a magical glowing cottage. Stands at 3.2 x 5.4 x 3.2 inches when complete. Ideal for ages 6 to 99 years old.
  • [Create a Thatched Roof]: Use twine and glue to design a thatch roof, adding a touch of authenticity to your masterpiece.
  • [Learn Electrical Circuitry]: Connect the multi-colored bulb to discover the basics of electrical circuits in a fun and engaging way.
  • [Engage in STEM Learning]: This craft kit seamlessly blends creativity and STEM education, offering a hands-on experience.
  • [Create Ndebele Inspired Designs]: Decorate your cottage with markers and a pencil, drawing inspiration from the vibrant Ndebele tribe of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • [Watch an Educational Video]: Access the link inside for exciting facts about the Ndebele tribe and helpful assembly guidance through engaging video instructions.
  • [Give Back to Africa]: A portion of proceeds from this kit will be donated to charities aiding people in need in Africa.

Build a Glowing Cottage & Night Light (STEM + Art + Culture Kit)


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