Nothing says love like quality time spent making together. This year for Fathers Day, why not find a cool project that you and your Dad can make together? Here are 10 project ideas for kids 10 and under. Next week, we’ll have another roundup for kids over 10.
Our own editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder came up with this fun and simple Vibrobot to make with his daughter using the motor on her broken plastic fan.
Combine LED throwies with some crafty skills and a hot glue gun to make your own LED Jellies.
Make conductive and insulating play-dough, then shape creatures with light-up eyes!
Mason jar terrariums can be made big or small, leave plenty of room for creative expression, and who doesn’t want to stick their hands in dirt?
Take the terrarium concept to the next level and get a lasting science experiment going with the Tabletop Biosphere.
Blend up old junk mail, build a simple rig with Dad’s help, and make custom paper for pops with Papermaking 101.
Fold up an arsenal of Origami Flying Disks and have a contest to see who can throw them the furthest.
Keep your materials list short and household-accessible with the awesome Mousetrap-Powered Car:
Show your love for Pops with a loud, festive POP!
And speaking of pops, since we all know making makes you hungry, have some tasty fun with Chocolate Banana Pops.
These are just a short sampling of project ideas you can do with your Dad on Father’s Day. For more ideas, check out Make: Projects, where hundreds of projects are waiting for you. The most important thing is to spend quality time together. Show your love!