Created by Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in the development of 3D design software, Cosmic Blobs may be the most powerful 3D graphics software ever invented for kids. Recommended for children ages 7 to 14, the program allows the user to quickly design and build high quality 3D creations. Although the interface is childlike, resembling a colorful chemistry lab, I believe that the 3D modeling techniques would engage the older adolescent and adult as well. In the lab, users intuitively apply 3D sculpting processes like stretching, squeezing, and rotating. The completed Blob can have elegant lines and any of hundreds of possible colors and textures. Later, the Blobs can be animated, e-mailed to friends, printed, or imported into other applications. Cosmic Blobs is available online for $40 to $45 but occasionally goes on sale for $30 to $35.