Before our kids are sent off to school, the home is their first place of learning. This is why when they were toddlers, I made sure that there were lots of educational toys in the house. As they grew up, their screen time was limited, too – and always after reading a book.
Today, my youngest is fascinated with boats. His grandparents encourage his interest by buying him anything boat-related – toys, books, room decors. My husband, on one hand, wanted to turn his fascination into a learning activity. Fortunately, he found one.
The DIY project is for a mini steam boat with candle. The fire from the candle, it turns out, propels the boat to move by heating the pipe. It was a very meaningful learning experience for my youngest son and he loved it! This is a simple project that you can do with your kids.
- Small wooden brick
- Tea light candle
- Small metal pipe
- Wood-cutting tool
- Drill with drill bits
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A special thanks to Crazy Experimenter for this project. Watch his tutorial video below.