This is an experiment for us: We put together a free sampling of MAKE to help parents figure out some fun summer projects for kids. We’re hoping you really like these and consider picking up MAKE. Parents interested in subscribing to MAKE will save $5 off our regular subscription rate by clicking here. In addition to your regular print subscription, you’ll get digital access to the complete archive of every volume (and every project) for all your volumes.

Make It Go

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Make a Mini-Motor
Turn electricity into motion with just a couple of safety pins, a battery, a magnet, and some insulated copper wire.

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Build a Nocturnal Robot
using paper clips, guitar strings, rubber bands, heat-shrink tubing, and your imagination.

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Fly an Ornithopter
Build a rubber-band-powered bird-like aircraft with wood, wire, tissue, and glue.

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Make a Frankenmouse
Transform a mild-mannered computer mouse into a rolling robot.


Make It Stop
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Capture motion
with a homemade strobe from a modified disposable camera.


Make It Bright
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Make Light Dance
Bend light through a water stream using a flashlight, shoe box, soda bottle, and duct tape.


Make It Sing
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Make a cup into a speaker and microphone
with some insulated wire, a cup, an earphone plug, and a magnet.


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Make a turkey baster into a flute
and just add water (and some rubber bands).

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Make a Cigar Box into a Guitar
with a cigar box, twine, wood, screws, bolts.

Make It Tall

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Build a Tower to the Sky
Make a kinetic sculpture using dowels held in place by the tension of plastic cords.


Make It for Lunch
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Make your own ice cream
in zip-lock bags.

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