2nd Annual Holiday Roundup: Crafty Gift Ideas For the Science Nerd In Your Life….

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas hot on it’s heels, you know what that means, right???!!?!?! It’s time for….

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The Second Annual Holiday Roundup: Crafty Gift Ideas For the Nerd In Your Life!!!

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Ok, I may have changed the name a bit since last year, but it’s the same basic idea. If you’ve got a crafty science nerd in your life, or one who appreciates a handmade touch, then this is the shopping guide for you!!

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all thro’ the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in the hopes that St. Nick soon would be there.

Lab Rat Knitting Kit

Last year I showed you aKNITomy’s fantastic knitted lab rat. This year you can make one yourself using the kit available from aKNITomy’s Etsy store!!

The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of Erlenmeyer cookies danced in their heads,

Lab cookie cutter

Bake your favorite crafty nerd some Erlenmeyer flask cookies using one of Cristin’s Cookie Cutters.

And mama in her anaphase earrings and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter’s nap. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Mitosis jewelry

What biologist wouldn’t love some anaphase earrings from Meowheads Etsy store? (Crazy ones, that’s who)

Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave the luster of mid-day to objects below; When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight cool science-y flask terrariums! (Hey, I never claimed to be a poet)

Erlenmeyer terrarium

Crafty nerds love repurposing labware, like these Erlenmeyer terrariums available in DoodleBirdie’s Etsy shop!

With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name: “Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen, “On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixem; “To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! “Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!” As deconstructed mint leaves in caviar bubbles fly, when they meet a molecular mixology kit on a cold winter nigh’; So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of Toys – and St. Nicholas too:

Molecular gastronomy

Craft lovin’, science doin’ nerds will love adding a little homemade science to their holiday drinks with this molecular mixology mojito kit available from Uncommon Goods.

And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound: He was dress’d all in knit, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all nerdy with ashes and soot;

Knit Science Beanie

With all their energy going into brilliant ideas, keep the crafty nerd in your life warm with this lab toque!

Science knitting

And the ideas flowing with these neuronal socks!

A bundle of toys was flung on his back, And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack: His eyes – how they twinkled! his dimples how merry, His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little round belly That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly: He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;

Who wouldn't love this amazing needle point designed by Seamstress Erin, based on an image from Bougle's Le corpus humain et grandeur naturelle: planches coloriées et superposées, avec texte explicatif??

Ok, I’ve run out of patience trying to work crafty science nerd gifts into this poem. But, who wouldn’t love this amazing needle point designed by Seamstress Erin, based on an image from Bougle’s Le corpus humain et grandeur naturelle: planches coloriées et superposées, avec texte explicatif??

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And fill’d all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle: But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight;

“A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A NERDY NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!”

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