Photo: The Scientific Mom

Photo: The Scientific Mom

Amy Oyler, The Scientific Mom is at it again. This time she has a great hands-on project to present: a pinball machine you can make with household materials! Amy says on her blog:

What can you do with a cardboard box, wooden skewers, marbles, and hot glue? You can make a pinball machine!

Amy describes the process of brainstorming, planning and making the pinball machine with her daughter. It is a great example of working through the creative design process with your kids.

The flippers are the most complicated, and Amy provides step by step instructions on making them.

Photo: The Scientific Mom

Photo: The Scientific Mom

The result is the most awesome, kid-designed, one-of-a-kind project that your child can make to the specifications of their own dreams.

Photo: The Scientific Mom

Photo: The Scientific Mom

Check out her blog post for more information, pictures and detailed instructions.