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.
Disco Raisins PDF Download | (1.97 MB)
Learn what happens to raisins when you put them in a fizzy drink.
Cardboard Guitar PDF Download | (1.19 MB)
Use recycling household materials to design and make a cardboard guitar.
Spaghetti Bridge PDF Download | (1.03 MB)
Make a structure using dry spaghetti pasta and strings.
Peg Construction PDF Download | (1.37 MB)
Make a tall structure with clothes pegs, lolly sticks or paper straws. How high can you go?
Be an Inventor PDF Download | (582.19 KB)
Find a problem at home and design a solution for it like an inventor would!
Egg Drop PDF Download | (636.13 KB)
Make a paper structure that keeps an egg safe from a 2m high fall.
Geoboard PDF Download | (1.38 MB)
Build a board with pins to practice making geometrical shapes and words using rubber bands or string.
electrohunt PDF Download | (1.26 MB)
Create and organise a scavenger hunt to learn about the difference between electrical and electronic devices.
High Flying Kites PDF Download | (1.50 MB)
Design and create a kite with old carrier bags or bin liners.
Pendulum Clock PDF Download | (1.40 MB)
Learn more about time by making a pendulum clock with basic household materials.
Build-a-bot PDF Download | (1.64 MB)
Use recycling household materials to design and make a bot.
Money Boats PDF Download | (1.79 MB)
Make a boat that can float on water and safely hold a stash of coins.
Hanger Scale PDF Download | (1.27 MB)
Make a scale and have fun weighing things around your home to see what is lighter or heavier.
Marble Run PDF Download | (941.79 KB)
Build a marble run and challenge yourself to keep the marble going for 1 min before it hits the bottom.
News tower PDF Download | (819.03 KB)
Make a free standing tower with only 6 newspaper pages!.
Mud Building PDF Download | (449.12 KB)
An idea on how to build a scale-size wall out of mud bricks.
Balloon Car PDF Download | (434.35 KB)
Use a balloon to power a car made of drinking straws and other simple materials.
Raft Races PDF Download | (457.57 KB)
Ideas for making simple wind-powered rafts, which can be used for a race in your bathtub!
Watering Pipe System PDF Download | (505.76 KB)
Use basic household materials to make a pipe system that water the plants in your garden.
Balance Bot PDF Download | (324.20 KB)
Make a small bot that holds on thin stilts!.
Water xylophone PDF Download | (411.13 KB)
Can you make a xylophone using just glass and water?.
Rocket Launchers PDF Download | (410.98 KB)
Can you build a rocket and launch it into the sky?.
Digital Blockchains PDF Download | (781.38 KB)
Make a paper chain with a sequential message to learn about digital blockchains.
Chain reaction PDF Download | (316.83 KB)
Design and make a chain reaction machine out of things laying around the house.
Shaking Structures PDF Download | (394.04 KB)
Can you build a tower out of newspaper that can hold a book steady in an earthquake?
Pin and String PDF Download | (462.04 KB)
Get hands on with a hammer and pins to make your own pin and string art!
Moving to Mars PDF Download | (509.19 KB)
Design and make your own mars habitat out of things from your recycling bin.
Stop Motion PDF Download | (427.96 KB)
Give animated figures the impression of movement to learn a cinematic technique.
Red Cabbage Indicator PDF Download | (366.93 KB)
Find out if things are alkali or acidic with the help of a red cabbage.
Dinosaur-fossils PDF Download | (494.45 KB)
Make dinosaur fossils and uncover them like an archaeologist!
Sports equipment PDF Download | (423.28 KB)
Make your own sports equipment and let's play!
Marshmallow towers PDF Download | (379.78 KB)
Can you make a tower out of marshmallows and pasta?
Solar oven PDF Download | (384.10 KB)
Can you harness the power of the sun to cook you up a tasty snack?
Inside my body PDF Download | (336.71 KB)
Create a life size chalk drawing of your body and organs!
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