Invention ideas for kids it's not something that we usually see in our grown-up world, but it turns out, that some of the little humans have even greater imaginations than us, adults. British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox asked over 450 children across Sunderland and South Tyneside, UK, to come up with ideas for crazy inventions. Then, he chose around 60 ideas of 600 submitted drawings 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 four 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 pleasure seeing them getting excited about their and other peoples' 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."

These genius kids have come up with ideas solving not only everyday problems but also more serious issues, such as wars and helping people with disabilities. Scroll down to see the amazing inventions for kids from kids themselves.

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

#1

Phone Friend

Phone Friend

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ZairaCu
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#2

Tooth-O-Matic

Tooth-O-Matic

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GailMoore
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#3

Shady Lamp

Shady Lamp

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EglėBeatričė
Community Member
5 years ago

want! want!

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#4

Pringles Hook

Pringles Hook

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JenFalanga
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5 years ago

How does the hook get in the can?

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#5

Food Cooler

Food Cooler

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KedarShaheen
Community Member
5 years ago

Genius

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#6

Family Scooter

Family Scooter

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HappyGhost
Community Member
5 years ago

LOL!

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#7

Leaf Catcher

Leaf Catcher

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MimSou
Community Member
5 years ago

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

AliciaStaley-Best
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree, but for the trees in public places where the leaves are cleared away anyway - this would help make that job quicker and avoid the period before they are collected where wet leaves make the pavements slippy and dangerous for, for example, elderly people. The leaves could perhaps be left in there till after the winter and the animals could make the leaf holder their home? bugs could at least, perhaps not hedgehogs.

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LizzyLove
Community Member
5 years ago

nature is beautiful not untidy! There is nothing more beautiful then autumn when all the leaves turn and fall to the ground, my absolute favorite time of year!

FionaMessenger
Community Member
5 years ago

Also, leaves are biodegradeable. Crisp packets generally aren't.

KristenHdz
Community Member
5 years ago

What a neat installation for busy city sidewalks!

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
9 months ago

I think this is a good idea but ONLY for really busy places like cities or places where the trees are meant for decor purposes. It's a pain cleaning up leaves in the fall but it helps give the ground back it's nutrients. Besides, it's much too small for most trees people will be cleaning like pine trees or oak trees.

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
9 months ago

XD "Adult."

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
1 year ago

great! now the ground won't have leaves all over and it will be easier to clean up in fall!

Braelin Weekley
Community Member
1 year ago

what if a squirrel gets trapped in it and dies

Bridget Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

it is awesome i mean it

Anouk Stitch Gabor
Community Member
2 years ago

No I think its really not nessesery

Natalie Castro
Community Member
2 years ago

i think it is.

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Charlie Hennah
Community Member
2 years ago

hello I'm a leaf that will never touch the ground awsome now I can't die

Emily Still
Community Member
2 years ago

This is useful because i hate doing yard work in the cold so this is very nice, and i wish this had more points

Shikayla Chance
Community Member
3 years ago

how much is it.

Natalie Castro
Community Member
2 years ago

probably not that much shikkkkayla

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david
Community Member
4 years ago

i work for the lipton tea company and we make it fake

Natalie Castro
Community Member
2 years ago

ew that's why it tastes so bad

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Andrew Zhang
Community Member
4 years ago

A GENIUS

Aiden Brissette
Community Member
4 years ago

you ugly

Natalie Castro
Community Member
2 years ago

you yo daddy son

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Kevin Braid
Community Member
4 years ago

NO, dead leaves return to the earth as a nutrient

Brock Sturm
Community Member
4 years ago

very true but for fall its useful

CALEB WOODMANSEE
Community Member
4 years ago

UHH no

Kadyja Assiff
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it is a team will thought I like it. 🤗

Shelly Ann
Community Member
4 years ago

Age: Adult! 😂

get in
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's just silly, then people would never get off their backsides and get outdoors and get a bit of exercise.

alex heaslip
Community Member
5 years ago

Would you people please stop telling these KIDS how their inventions arnt refined enough or how it might not work in ALL situations. It's deplorable of you "adults" to undermine the creativity and brilliance of these children. 100% applicable and million dollar ideas..... Maybe not. But for Christ sakes, to widdle a child's inventive and creative idea down to bare rationality is just cruel. Would you tell your son or daughter that the pirate ship they're sailing the stormy seas on is nothing more than a couch? Criticism to a child scars. Don't be a child and tear apart a child's idea. Build them up. And in many people's opinion, nature is quite untidy. Mow your lawn, rake your grass, keep your garden, it's all in perspective. I love leaves in the fall at the park, but they get cleaned up anyway. In her eyes, why not remove a step?

LindaArnold-Stratford
Community Member
5 years ago

Only an adult would consider a leaf untidy, to children it is a thing of entertainment, beauty and awe. I like the design though but I would turn it upside down and sit under it to jeep the sun and rain off me.

Chubstep
Community Member
5 years ago

wat about windy days?

RebeccaPainter
Community Member
5 years ago

Good for fruit too, I would think.

AstridSmith
Community Member
5 years ago

It wouldn't catch all the leaves. Also nature isn't untidy, it's beautiful.

ShoshanaDimbert
Community Member
5 years ago

mother nature is untidy! I love the way kids talk

RichardPetch
Community Member
5 years ago

Mimsou, What loaf are you on about.

Shelby
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty smart especially for town street and footpaths!

JenniferBlanchard
Community Member
5 years ago

I could see people buying these in the fall.

RoelTits
Community Member
5 years ago

agree with MimSou

RoelTits
Community Member
5 years ago

I hate it when people blow the leaves away into trashbins.

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#8

The Liftolator (War Avoider)

The Liftolator (War Avoider)

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EvaUitArnhem
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Brilliant!!

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#11

Glasswards

Glasswards

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GailMoore
Community Member
5 years ago

good spy ware

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#12

The Paint Slatta Baby Sleeper

The Paint Slatta Baby Sleeper

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SamRawson
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#13

Shout-Activated Camera

Shout-Activated Camera

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FraserMunro
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#14

Handy High 5

Handy High 5

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LizzyLove
Community Member
5 years ago

lmao this is funny and cute!

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#15

Creakless Slippers

Creakless Slippers

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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