Saturday, 24 March 2012

Tinker in the sun

On a sunny day:

1. Spread a blanket on the ground in your backyard to attract the tinkerers

2. Lay out some simple tools, and a few old and broken electronic gadgets and gizmos (we also had a solar robot kit - a birthday present - on this occasion )

3. Wait for the bait to do its job

4. Then spend a very happy hour in the sunshine with two very contented tinkerers. Help with the technical stuff like left-y loose-y and right-y tight-y

5. Lastly, sit back and admire their work. We had a free-form cartwheeling droid by a five-year-old and a solar-powered, instructions-followed robot made by a seven year old

Happy tinkering!


  1. That looks so much fun! Mine are a bit too little for this yet, but I might start saving things for them to play with when they are a bit bigger!

  2. I can not wait to try this with my littles! So happy to have found your blog through the KBN. I am loving it, and look forward to connecting more!


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