Recycle a simple metal drink can and make your very own working cable car.
This fun kit contains everything you need to transform an old can into a fully operational cable car that runs continuously. Run it across the garden, bedroom or playroom then watch it go to and fro or up and down. A very cool mechanical science project that's very satisfying and fun.
Trumps with a difference - a perfect blend of science and yuck-factor.£6.95
Eight year olds like more challenging construction sets, and are starting to get seriously interested in science. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. They can also start doing cleverer magic and love doing tricks. And anything they can throw or shoot at someone else is also very popular.