Thursday, August 13, 2015

Daddy/Daughter time with Maker Studio: Gear Set

                My daughter has been always been a daddy’s girl, but she’s slowly reaching that age where her interests are a little more girly and it’s important to me and my husband that they still maintain a strong bond so I’m always on the look-out for fun projects for the two of them to do together.

            I was recently given the opportunity to receive The Maker Studio: Gear set and I knew this would be the perfect activity for them to do together!  What is the Maker Studio: Gear Set you ask??  It’s a fun and unique project in which you can use gears to make several different projects.  With this kit you can make a race car, a cable car, a motorcycle, a pulley system, and so much more.

                The great thing about projects like this and working with gears is that you have to think ahead; what’s going to happen if you put this gear here? How will this gear affect this gear over here? How are the gears going to work together?  It’s a really great tool for critical thinking and developing their skills.


Getting ready to make a pulley system!
         I was really surprised because I assumed the motorcycle would be first on their agenda, but they went with the pulley system.  They ran into some bumps in the road when making the pulley system, which was awesome because they had to do some trouble shooting and they worked together to figure out the problems.

It's almost there!

This was a great project for them to work on together, and they both really enjoyed it.  They are already discussing ways to improve their pulley system and once they have mastered that, what they are going to build next.  This is a fantastic project for family time, and it’s also a great educational tool. 


        The Maker Studio also comes in a Propeller set and a Winch set. If you’d like to know more about The Maker Studio or any of the great products from Think fun, you can do so here:  The Maker Studio sets are reasonably priced at $19.99 and I’m super thankful to Think Fun for giving my family the opportunity to test and review this product!  

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