We have one of the coolest, most fun and geekiest (but cool geeky) books on the planet to tell you about today. It’s Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids by David Erik Nelson.
Yep, the title grabbed us instantly as well. Whether you are a homeschooling parent, educator, Scout pack leader or are just looking for some some really fun things to make with your kids, this is the book for you.
One of my most favorite things about this book, are the skills it teaches you. From sewing and soldering to carpentry skills and electronics – each project teaches your child something. And all of the projects can be done for under $10 or less. Don’t think you have the skills to make an electric guitar? Think again my friend.
You (and your kids) will have hours of fun making projects like:
- A simple electric guitar
- An oversized joy buzzer that (safely) administers a 100-volt jolt
- Cool, mess-free, screen printed t-shirts
- Kites made from FedEx envelopes
- Booming Thunderdrums made from salvaged x-ray film
- Old school board games like Go, Tafl, and Shut-the-Box
We have barely scratched the surface with this book and are looking forward to having more time on our hands this summer, so we can make more things. We highly recommend this book!
Head on over to Amazon, where you can currently purchase it for $14.97. You’ll be snipping, burning, soldering and shredding stuff into projects before you know it.