Calling all kid inventors! Every year on January 17th is “Kid Inventors’ Day” we celebrate the creativity youngsters have to offer.
This day is in recognition of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, a world renowned polymath, politician and child inventor. That’s right, Benjamin Franklin was only twelve years old when he invented the very first pair of swimming flippers. Over the years many other children have created handy inventions that you may still be using to this day.
Check them out below!
Frank Epperson (Age 11) – Popsicle
Frank accidentally created the popsicle after leaving soda water powder and water in a glass outside while the weather reached a record low over night, a popsicle was created.
Cassidy Goldstein (Age 12) – Crayon Holders
Cassidy always had trouble holding onto broken crayons when colouring, to solve the problem she created a plastic holder that allows your crayon to stay in tact and is easy to use.
Kathryn Gregory (Age 10) – Wristies
Kathryn always had cold hands and forearms in the winter time, particularly when playing in the snow. To get around this issue she created “Wristies” to keep your hands and arms warm.