I hope you're doing alright?
We've been stuck at home for a couple of weeks now and Easter is fast upon us. With the prospect of bad weather and everyone being couped up indoors, I've been wondering what I can do to be prepared and help you keep the kids entertained.
I love creative projects so have come up with an adhoc invention I call the Egg Wizard. I'd just love you to feel inspired and have a go at making one. I promise you, you and your kids will love building and then using it. The results are fantastic and we haven't even started trying spirals yet so I can't wait to see what you do!
It really isn't too difficult to put together and you probably have everything you need at home already. Just take a look at the video above, which we filmed at home last weekend.
All you need is:
- Some cardboard
- Scissors and a knife
- Lego - including four large wheels
- Some eggs (hard boiled)
- Fat felt tip pens
- An elastic band / hair band
- A pencil and some sellotape
- A remote controlled car or an electric screwdriver (if not you can use your hand)
I want to inspire kids that you don't always have to go to the shops to buy toys and making your own can be both rewarding and fun, so I hope the video above explains in enough detail how to go about making your own Egg Wizard. I'd love to see your results, so please tag me on social media with #eggwizard
If it's popular, I will see if I can invent something else creative for you to do with kids for free, so please share this page and give me feedback. Of course, my video is just a guide and if you don't have all the parts just use your imagination and improvise it, but that's half the fun.
It was actually quite trickly to do this right, the egg wobbled a lot because I'd made it run on a track previously until I worked out how to balance it on four points around its symmetrical axis.
Below are some close-ups of the final thing. Good luck!