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Have your children ever built, rebuilt, or created anything strange out of house

  1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
    multiculturalsoulposted 5 years ago

    Have your children ever built, rebuilt, or created anything strange out of household items?

    My son's mini-basketball rim and backboard broke this evening, so he hung up his dirty clothes bag ... and continued playing without a hitch. What kinds of "creations" have your children made that astonished you? (His new "invention" is actually much quieter.)

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7656352_f260.jpg

  2. GoodLady profile image94
    GoodLadyposted 5 years ago

    My son, who is now a product designer in Milan, Italy, used to create whole worlds from toilet paper tubes, cornflakes packets, bits of hair roller, anything he found lying around;  there were giant monsters in there and space creatures.  He spent hours creating things. 
    I just wish i had some photos to hand to show you but they are in boxes put away somewhere.

    1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
      multiculturalsoulposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      An none of what he used required batteries or involved electronics--just his imagination.

  3. Sinea Pies profile image76
    Sinea Piesposted 5 years ago

    My son used an empty dishwasher box to build a fort to play in!

    1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
      multiculturalsoulposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I once used a refrigerator box to make a "robot" for Halloween. It was bulky, but it kept me dry!

    2. PaisleeGal profile image81
      PaisleeGalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing is more fun than a big box and lots of imagination.

  4. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    my 4 year old makes robots and space aliens out of all sorts of household items.  He prefers that to playing with his toys most of the time.

    1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
      multiculturalsoulposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have seen my children open a present, show it to the camera--and play with the box.

  5. MarieAlana1 profile image68
    MarieAlana1posted 5 years ago

    We collect boxes from Aldi's each week. Then, my son has fun building cities and forts out of the boxes collected.

    1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
      multiculturalsoulposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have a vintage picture of my dad and his brothers and sisters sitting in brightly painted wooden orange crates they had made into a train. Maybe it's a family trait?

  6. PaisleeGal profile image81
    PaisleeGalposted 5 years ago

    My son, almost 40 now, has always been an inventor. As we say now he was always "re-purposing" things. He would engineer motors from old hair dryers, etc to propel his Lego creations of all sorts. When he was about 10, he created a gadget that attached to his bike and the trash bin to transport it to the street. It would have been quicker just to roll the bin down to the street but not near the fun. Now, he has a 3 yr old son who seems to be like his daddy. You can see the wheels turning in his head whenever he picks up something.

    1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
      multiculturalsoulposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lego and Erector sets, Lincoln Logs--these were the "toys" of my childhood. One son was interested in them--the other not as much since he is truly from the electronic 21st century.

  7. SimpleJoys profile image73
    SimpleJoysposted 5 years ago

    My kids once made Easter bunnies out of empty bleach bottles and yarn. They turned out pretty cute (the bunnies). They also once used a K'nex set to build the constellations. The whole night sky was spread over the living room floor. Way cool! Made for a good reason not to vacuum.

    1. multiculturalsoul profile image82
      multiculturalsoulposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amen! I mean, you can't POSSIBLY vacuum with all that creativity on the floor, can you? Parents, take note ...

  8. LupitaRonquillo profile image79
    LupitaRonquilloposted 5 years ago

    Not yet... but I look forward to seeing what he will try and use lol smile

 
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