Mysterious, Kinetic, Noisy, Do-It-Yourself Science Projects that Entice Scientific Investigation

You have found the non-commercial site for people who like to roll up their sleeves and make science toys and projects. You won't find slick, well-designed web pages here--more like the digital equivalent of a messy workshop. If you poke around, though, you'll find good stuff. Science toy maker is a resource for inspired kids, parents, teachers, teenagers, home schoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere.

All science toys and projects:


I have collected a page of links to the very best science project sites. I am subscibed to all of them and a day when they upload something new is a good day! Now I also inlcude sites that have a bigger focus than just DIY projects. If you check them out, you'll be fascinated and see why they are included. Wayne Schmidt's site might seem mostly about gold prospecting; and a closer look reveals so much more, like the above video about a better harmonograph design or glow-in-the-dark paint.


These go higher than tall trees; no batteries and made from recycled material. And you can send up gliders that are time-released. There are also web pages that explain the details. Beta/unfinished instructions for making them are uploaded, but not for the meek. Better instructions coming soon.



SCIENCE TOYS ARE INTERNATIONAL! Click here to see which countries people have visited from. Over 160 different countries so far. Since the time of the Renaissance enthusiastic science has crossed national borders.

Updated: 10/3/16