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Children can make lots of things at home using a range of everyday and scrap materials. Here are some fun activities that parents and carers can do with their children, which foster creativity and enhance their learning.

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Disco Raisins
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Learn what happens to raisins when you put them in a fizzy drink.                                                      

Cardboard Guitar
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Use recycling household materials to design and make a cardboard guitar.                                                      

Spaghetti Bridge
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Make a structure using dry spaghetti pasta and strings.                                                                                                    

Peg Construction
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Make a tall structure with clothes pegs, lolly sticks or paper straws. How high can you go?

Be an Inventor
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Find a problem at home and design a solution for it like an inventor would!                                                  

Egg Drop
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Make a paper structure that keeps an egg safe from a 2m high fall.                                                  

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Build a board with pins to practice making geometrical shapes and words using rubber bands or string.

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Create and organise a scavenger hunt to learn about the difference between electrical and electronic devices.

High Flying Kites
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Design and create a kite with old carrier bags or bin liners.                                                      

Pendulum Clock
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Learn more about time by making a pendulum clock with basic household materials.

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Use recycling household materials to design and make a bot.                                                      

Digital Blockchains
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Make a paper chain with a sequential message to learn about digital blockchains.

Money Boats
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Make a boat that can float on water and safely hold a stash of coins.                                                      

Hanger Scale
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Make a scale and have fun weighing things around your home to see what is lighter or heavier.

Marble Run
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Build a marble run and challenge yourself to keep the marble going for 1 min before it hits the bottom.

News tower
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Make a free standing tower with only 6 newspaper pages!                        

Mud Building
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An idea on how to build a scale-size wall out of mud bricks.                                                                        

Balloon Car
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Use a balloon to power a car made of drinking straws and other simple materials.

Raft Races
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Ideas for making simple wind-powered rafts, which can be used for a race in your bathtub!

Watering Pipe System
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Use basic household materials to make a pipe system that water the plants in your garden.