British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox asked over 450 children across Sunderland and South Tyneside, UK, to come up with ideas for inventions. Then, he chose around 60 invention drawings of 600 submitted and presented them to local makers that could help with manufacturing.

The kids were invited to explain their selected inventions themselves. The makers had only 4 weeks to produce real-life objects, making sure that they created exactly what the kids wanted. The project was called "INVENTORS!"

"The children were the stars and I gained so much enjoyment seeing them getting excited about their and other peoples's ideas," Wilcox told Bored Panda. "Instead of just putting the drawings on the fridge door as most adults do with a child’s drawings, why not push the ideas as far as they can go?" states the project’s website. "Taking the power of children’s imaginations seriously and see where it leads to."

More info: inventorsproject.co.uk (h/t: designyoutrust)

#1 Phone Friend

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ZairaCu 6 months ago

This is the most thoughtful invention I saw in this post. Keep it up!

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#2 Tooth-O-Matic

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GailMoore 6 months ago

very good idea as long as it can be taken apart and cleaned.

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#3 Shady Lamp

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EglėBeatričė 6 months ago

want! want!

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#4 Pringles Hook

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JenFalanga 6 months ago

How does the hook get in the can?

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#5 Food Cooler

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KedarShaheen 6 months ago

Genius

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#6 Family Scooter

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#7 Leaf Catcher

Leaf Catcher

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MimSou 6 months ago

nah, the nature isn't untidy. The loaf is necessary for the smallest animals during winter...

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#8 The Liftolator (War Avoider)

The Liftolator (War Avoider)

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EvaUitArnhem 6 months ago

Its sad that kids have to think about that at all. But very creative though...

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#9 Self Waterer Plant Pot - S.W.P.P.

Self Waterer Plant Pot - S.W.P.P.

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JasminkaTanner 6 months ago

I think it's good for busy people, but it kinda takes away from the beauty of the plant to have a pump and bowl around it

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#10 Ezy Slice Fryer (Instant Fries)

Ezy Slice Fryer (Instant Fries)

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ClairFlynn 6 months ago

Brilliant!!

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#11 Glasswards

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#12 The Paint Slatta Baby Sleeper

The Paint Slatta Baby Sleeper

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SamRawson 6 months ago

Why would you want to put your baby on the wall?

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#13 Shout-Activated Camera

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FraserMunro 6 months ago

I like the addition of the multicoloured blob, true to original drawing :)

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#14 Handy High 5

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LizzyLove 6 months ago

lmao this is funny and cute!

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#15 Creakless Slippers

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TinyDynamine 6 months ago

I don't think that would work! Weight equals pressure equals creak.

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