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.
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. And anything they can throw or shoot at someone else is also very popular.