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#ThinkFun Maker Studio Propeller Set
For ages 7 to Adult
My son is a natural born builder. Even as a toddler he was always taking things apart and putting them back together. We have always known he will do something with his hands. That is why I love to provide for him activities and products that challenge him and encourage him to use those hand eye, fine motor, and engineering skills. The people at ThinkFun seem to understand the importance of utilizing those skills with their Maker Studio sets.
These sets encourage children to create working machines while giving them the essential engineering tools use. All they need is a can, bottle, or whatever they can imagine to use. Included in the box are the tools to create several machines and a book of challenges to complete once your machine is finished. I have always liked everyday things being used to create something new.
The instructions were easy enough to follow. Although we both got lost a couple of times in the pictures. In the end with some creative thinking and imagination, he had his helicopter and it looks awesome!
These materials can be used to make several other machines as well. The instructions are also included for an airplane and windmill. He plans on making an airplane next time. This is such a fun and educational product that can be used in many ways. You could use them when you are working on STEM lesson plans. They could could also be part of a science or construction center. The kids could be encouraged to design their own machines.
Bub enjoyed building with this set and worked to build his helicopter with such interest and intensity.
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