Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Inventions thought up by kids turn into reality

Children can be incredibly creative and inventive. Did you know that the popsicle, ear muffs and the trampoline were invented by kids? Artist and inventor Dominic Wilcox traveled to his hometown in Sunderland, England and asked brilliant young minds to draw an invention. He then picked the best sketches and brought them to local manufacturers to turn their designs into real products.

"The aims of the project are to inspire and encourage children to believe in the power of their imagination, find some great ideas and create some wonderful objects. At the beginning of the project Dominic led 19 inventing workshops for children from age 4 to 12 that lasted 2 hours each. During the workshops he showed his own designs and inventions such as the Reverse Listening device and Cereal Serving Head Crane. He then asked the children to think of their own invention ideas and draw them down. The ideas could be crazy or useful and functional. Dominic asked the children to start by thinking about problems they have or a member of the family may have that they could solve with an invention."

Some of the ideas are so simple, yet you'll wonder why you didn't think of them. Below are my favorites:

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