Ideas for kid workshops 2018

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2018 kid workshops ideas add your ideas

How much are parents willing to pay for supplies for children's products?
Are we able to get sponsors for kit?
How many children will participate with each activity?
Will parents need to help? will parents want their own kids?
What are the ages/prior experience of the kids?
Are there kids willing to lead an activity?
What are the alternative activities for kids if they are not interested in the main project?


  • go cart / diy powerwheels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRfp6IZM0XM This gal has a series of fairly simple attachments
    • small slow, collapsible, powered by cheap cordless power tool?
    • may need welder or some other tools.
    • 1x3 lumber, wood glue thin laminate. (think fiberglass construction but with thin wood veneer to be nontoxic, like wooden boat building)
    • cost estimate 200 if supplied own drill
    • needs 1 speed kids bike hardware, can get garbage bikes possibly from dump.
    • sasquatch has a small 110v wirefeed welder.
  • 40buck hand truck plus 140buck lion brushless chainsaw plus 4 dollar wheel and a few brackets could make a one powered wheel electric gocart if we sacrifice the bar. there might even be a way to just sacrifice the chain to make it still work as a chainsaw and hand truck later.


  • drill motor to bike power boost just for fun ( a sprocket that goes into a drill and goes on a bracket that can clamp to the unmodified kids bike?)
  • plunger hydraulic robot arm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0NZAUjhiag
    • This could be made with popsicle sticks, or laser cut parts.
    • cost estimate: 20-50USD
  • drink dispenser
  • popsicle stick bridge
    • 5USD
  • gastro snacks
    • chemistry with food
    • any allergies?
  • code school
    • use lego or other programmable logic for toys
  • openCV for kids
    • web cams and laptops?.. and legos?
  • powered paper rc airplanes
    • there are kits with small batteries and props
  • airshark blimps
    • helium
    • the angry bird models are inexpensive
  • Design own outdoor running/position type game.
  • Ameteure radio , Morse code, build an am radio
  • Geography bee..
  • Minerals
  • kid presentations of projects to the group.
    • What did you learn
    • what was hardest?
    • what was easier than expected
    • what's next?