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An Invention Box…

What better way to get a boy’s mind going, than giving him a bunch of old parts, broken electronics, pieces, and odds and ends in a box….and instructing him to invent something!

An Invention Box!

I set some rules:

  • Only use what is in the box.
  • Nothing else!

Immediately,  son #1 found every reason to need to use things not in the box.

Son:”I need scissors!”

Me:”Nope you’ll have to find a way without.  You may only use the items in the box.”

My other son, quite the opposite-immediately began dismantling things to find useful parts.

Ahhh…the life of boys. It is a wonderful thing!

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