This Potion Making Kit for Kids from Moon & Moth Magic is one of the best gifts I’ve ever purchased for my kids! It is hours of magical fun.
For Adelaide’s birthday earlier this year, I purchased this potion making kit for kids from Moon & Moth Magic. It’s been one of the very best gifts I’ve ever given!
I was looking for a gift that wouldn’t add more “stuff” to our already small house, or be just one more unused toy shoved in a basket somewhere. When I came across Moon & Moth Magic, a small family company based just outside of Seattle, I was completely captivated.
It’s so much more than an online store! The Shepard family has created something so imaginative, so magical, so perfectly enchanting that it feels like a fairy tale dream come true. Just look at their home apothecary where all the potion making kits for kids are created:
I am absolutely smitten!
The kits themselves are handmade with careful attention to detail. They are beautiful heirloom quality kits made with food-quality ingredients and supplies that you can trust. They come in gorgeous secret compartment book boxes made with a wood frame (for durability) and lined with velour flocking (so fancy!).
Adelaide’s potion making kit for kids came with a ceramic mortar and pestle, a potion bottle necklace, a peacock feather, a crystal spoon, a variety of different vials and bottles for potion mixing, as well as all the enchanted ingredients corked and labeled so charmingly.
We have shimmering Nessie Scales (ostensibly from the Loch Ness Monster), a bubbly pink and white container of Flotsam and Jetsam, dropper bottles of Unicorn Tears, Syrup of Stars, Kelp Extract, and Mermaid Breath, as well as Thistle Down, and Fairy Slippers (the cutest little seeds), and SO MUCH MORE!
While you can certainly make your own potions, the kit also comes with recipe cards for guided potion making.
We have 2 sets of cards, Mystical Mermaid Potions, as well as Pixie Potion Cards. They include recipes for things like Overcoming a Fear of Water (Bathophobia Brew – you’ll need a dash of seawater, a feather, a bit of ash). There’s also a potion to Nix Nightmares, which requires sunshine syrup, a sprinkle of fuzzy snow, and 1 teaspoon of milk.
One of my personal favorites is the Shimmer-not-Dimmer recipe, which is a potion for a positive attitude. For that one you’ll need the leaves of a fragrant flower or herb, salt, kelp extract. You’ll also want to stir it clockwise with a wooden spoon.
The thing is, if you don’t believe in magic, you will after you bring one of these potion making kits for kids into your home. I’ve seen the magic potions actually calm my child’s fears, lighten her mood, and inspire her to play for hours.
When I was a kid I was absolutely certain that fairies and gnomes were real, that there was true magic in nature, and that wonderful things would happen to those that looked beyond the ordinary. I’m so grateful to the Shepard family for giving me the tools to share that magic with my own kids.
And even though I’m all grown up, I still believe in magic.
There are a variety of different potion kits in the Moon & Moth Magic shop, as well as stocking stuffer potions, extra supplies, and even refills. I went ahead and bought the larger kit, the Master’s Kit, because I knew just by looking at it that my kids were going to fall in love.
This was the most perfect gift for my 8 year old, but my 10 year old, 12 year old, and 4 year old have been awfully enchanted by it too. I predict more potion kits in our future!
If you’re still looking for the PERFECT GIFT for your kids this year, I give Moon & Moth Magic my highest recommendation. If you have any questions about our potion making kit for kids, please leave them in the comments below.