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, Apps for Windows, 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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LEARNING
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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LEARNING
Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
Creative game lets kids design and buy their own clothes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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LEARNING
Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
LEARNING
Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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LEARNING
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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LEARNING
Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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LEARNING
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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LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)

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