Invent a Chindogu Contraption

  • For ages 7+, no parent help needed
  • No glitter, wet glue or paint required
  • 45+ minutes of independent kids crafting

Learn about the Japanese concept of a chindogu - a "useless" invention - and create your own!

Materials for Invent a Chindogu Contraption

Designed to use common materials found at home.

Steps for Invent a Chindogu Contraption

Simple step-by-step video instructions makes crafting fun and easy!

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Introduction

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Step 1: Pick Your Problem

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Step 2: Design Your Chindogu

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Step 3: Build Your Chindogu

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Step 4: Sleep on It or Share It

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Step 5: Make it Super!

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Your Finished Creation

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