The end of summer days are perfect to encourage children to DIY (Do It Yourself). The DIY philosophy is a point of view lots of famous folks have taken, and it has taken them far.
Think of Faraday, Tesla, Franklin. Long before science was an established field, thinkers and experimenters were making ground-breaking discoveries via little more than deductive reasoning and trial and error many times performed in their own homes.
But DIY isn’t just about the past, it’s also about using what you have to adapt to the times you are in. “What is the big deal about DIY, anyway, when we have so many experts in making things?” your child asks. I guess you could tell them that it is a kind of a life choice. Making stuff is one of the more important things one can do, because without it, one will never know what one is capable of.
The DIY ethos is about using own brain and hands to do the work, because there is no need to rely on anyone else. DON’T WAIT FOR PERMISSION OR OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN UP, IF SOMETHING DOES NOT EXIT, YOU GOT TO MAKE IT YOURSELF!
Here are a few links for DIY ideas:
Awesome DIY Projects You've Never Heard Of
12 Fun Outdoor Projects to Make with Kids