While I was away travelling this week the postie delivered a Vellemen Mk100T - a small electronics kit ideal for that first soldering project. There is just enough soldering for your offspring to learn and practice their technique. All this for under £6!!

I used a film from Filmsforlearning.org to show my eldest son what soldering is and how to do it safely. The kit uses LEDs, Resistors, Capacitors and Transistors - so excellent intro to basic electronics.

It was a simple and fun activity for the pair of us to complete this pretty little geek Xmas decoration. My son's proud of his first soldering project and I'm proud of my son! At 8yos his awesome :-)

Recommended as a Christmas holidays activity!