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DIY hacks for summer! What do you do if you’re bored when school’s out? Hack together sunglasses, music, sunshine, iPhone chargers, crafts and solar light party jars… with some DIY engineering for summertime. Perfect for girls, kids, beginners, makers, crafters, lifehackers, and young engineers… let’s do this!!
DIY musical sunglasses. All you need are sunglasses, earbud headphones, and some colorful washi tape. The rest is easy. Hack them together with some of your own style and DIY decorations, then you’ve got your own way to listen to summer music and protect your eyes, while protecting your sunglasses from falling on the ground.
DIY pocket phone charger. For your iPhone, Android, or any other device that needs a charge when you’re on the go… this lifehack shows you how to engineer your own pocket charger from an Altoids tin, a 9 volt battery, USB car charger, not to mention some colorful crafty glitter, googly eyes, and pipe cleaner arms. If you’re a beginner, there are a couple tricky parts that require cutting the tin and stripping wires – it’s always a good idea to have an experienced adult help with these for safety.
DIY solar light party jar. This DIY hack lets you take the beach with you when the sun goes down. All it takes is a solar panel, jar and LED lights to make it work… but the fun part is when you add the disco ball, sand, and crafty decorations. It looks awesome and you can play it like a drum. There’s one part where you have to cut a hole in the lid, which can be a bit tricky if you haven’t done it before. Always smart to have an adult help with this part, and in general any time you’re using tools like a drill, pliers, or snips.
I hope you like learning these DIY hacks with crafting and engineering and that they’re useful for you this summer!
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