Have you visited Instructables.com? Every time I stopped at the site, I find something amazing and interesting. Even if I am not looking for something to make, I can always get cool creative ideas from the designs on the site. I am so glad to find out that they have free apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices. It just makes search for ideas a lot easier.
If you have not used Instructable before, it is a website with tons of ideas and detailed instructions on making things by yourself. Things like costumes, clothes, engine, dinner, music, furniture, and more.
When you are on the site, you can search by keywords, or go through the key categories: technology, workshop, craft, food, play, costume, etc. I did a quick search on toys, and found some cool hand made toys. Some projects require some skills, like wood works, but many are just creative ideas that use materials you can find at home, like this self-balancing clown.
Try a search on craft for kids. I saw ideas on making your own play dough, grow magic crystal tree, and a duct tape wallet. These are fun projects for kids.
I also found many cool engineer projects for kids. I see slingshot rocket, rubber band helicopter, simple pneumatic machine, … All projects are manageable to make at home.
It is a great resource for tinkers of all ages. You can find any maker projects that fit your interest. I also like the detailed instructions with pictures and videos. Some projects even have suggestions on ideas if you want to go beyond what is introduced. If you are a maker or just start to explore the area, this is a fun site and apps to visit.
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Like to tinker at home? You will like this app showing kids how things work.