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
Make a Mini-Motor Turn electricity into motion with just a couple of safety pins, a battery, a magnet, and some insulated copper wire.
Build a Nocturnal Robot using paper clips, guitar strings, rubber bands, heat-shrink tubing, and your imagination.
Fly an OrnithopterBuild a rubber-band-powered bird-like aircraft with wood, wire, tissue, and glue.
Make a Frankenmouse Transform a mild-mannered computer mouse into a rolling robot.
Make It Stop
Capture motion with a homemade strobe from a modified disposable camera.
Make It Bright
Make Light Dance Bend light through a water stream using a flashlight, shoe box, soda bottle, and duct tape.
Make It Sing
Make a cup into a speaker and microphone with some insulated wire, a cup, an earphone plug, and a magnet.
Make a turkey baster into a flute and just add water (and some rubber bands).
Make a Cigar Box into a Guitar with a cigar box, twine, wood, screws, bolts.
Make It Tall
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
Make your own ice cream in zip-lock bags.
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