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.
Learn what happens to raisins when you put them in a fizzy drink.
Use recycling household materials to design and make a cardboard guitar.
Make a structure using dry spaghetti pasta and strings.
Make a tall structure with clothes pegs, lolly sticks or paper straws. How high can you go?
Find a problem at home and design a solution for it like an inventor would!
Make a paper structure that keeps an egg safe from a 2m high fall.
Build a board with pins to practice making geometrical shapes and words using rubber bands or string.
Create and organise a scavenger hunt to learn about the difference between electrical and electronic devices.
Design and create a kite with old carrier bags or bin liners.
Learn more about time by making a pendulum clock with basic household materials.
Use recycling household materials to design and make a bot.
Make a paper chain with a sequential message to learn about digital blockchains.
Make a boat that can float on water and safely hold a stash of coins.
Make a scale and have fun weighing things around your home to see what is lighter or heavier.
Build a marble run and challenge yourself to keep the marble going for 1 min before it hits the bottom.
Make a free standing tower with only 6 newspaper pages!
An idea on how to build a scale-size wall out of mud bricks.
Use a balloon to power a car made of drinking straws and other simple materials.
Ideas for making simple wind-powered rafts, which can be used for a race in your bathtub!
Use basic household materials to make a pipe system that water the plants in your garden.