Apps, Games, and Websites for Inventing

Kids love the chance to get creative and invent something that's all their own. Give their inner inventors some helpful guidance with these apps, games, and websites that'll inspire science experiments, fresh fashions, and even new worlds!

Browse Apps, Games, and Websites for Inventing

 
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Discarded and found items inspire creativity, "upcycling."
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Well-done Minecraft-style app great for younger kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2013)
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Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Create amazing multi-scene cartoons with musical scores.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
 
Creative game lets kids design and buy their own clothes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
 
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Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
 
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Imaginative adventure game lets players build vehicles.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2008)
 
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Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
 
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Budding inventors build fun, wacky contraptions.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Superb physics puzzler challenges kids, inspires creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
 
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Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
URL: https://s.ncta.com/CoasterCrafter/Default.aspx
(2012)
 
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Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)