Little Inventors

Little Inventors is a creative education organisation that inspires imagination by taking children’s amazing ideas seriously.

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Our Mission

To give children across the world the opportunity to develop and showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills, build their confidence, curiosity and resilience to become caring citizens of our planet, all invaluable attributes that will support them as adults in their everyday life and chosen career paths.

How we do this...

School children drawing their inventions


We create free resources for organisations, teachers and parents to encourage children to think up and draw great invention ideas. We work with partners to run challenges, events and workshops!

Glass blower making an invention


We challenge skilled experts and makers to work with children to turn their ideas into reality, from the practical to the fantastical, no limits.

A glass sculpture


We showcase children’s inventions online and in books and exhibitions to inspire tomorrow’s inventors, scientists, makers and problem-solvers to believe in their ability to make a difference.

Little Inventors Pioneers

The Pioneers programme has given us the opportunity to test out new types of engagement with our little inventors, one of them is this online exhibition, which we hope will be the first of many.

It has also allowed us to work with new partners in the North East and engage with children that we might not have been able to otherwise or who may not get as many opportunities to take part in creative projects like this.

We have learnt a lot and are always keen to keep learning, so we are very happy to hear about new ways to bring Little Inventors to children across the world, so get in touch if you want to work with us!

Pioneer Illustration


Want more Little Inventors? Then check out our books (more coming soon)...

Little Inventors Handbook

The Little Inventors Handbook

The Little Inventors Handbook encourages budding inventors to think big and have fun with their imaginations... It’s packed full of wonderful, fun, practical and bonkers ideas to inspire children to get inventing! With this super-charged step by step guide, they can explore and build up confidence in their own natural creativity. Get your copy.

Little Inventors Go Green

Scientists all agree that we have to change how we live so we can take better care of our world and keep it amazing. And this is where YOU come in…

Can you think of an invention that would help protect animals? How to cool the Earth down? Little Inventors Go Green! Is full of amazing facts and examples from nature and fun activities to inspire you to become a green inventor and help us live better. Buy your copy.

Little Inventors Go Green
Little Inventors in Space! Book Cover

Little Inventors In Space

Become an inventing supernova! This activity book is full of ideas to help you come up with new inventions that are out of this world. How could you make living in orbit better? Invent the next space shuttle to reach the stars? Even plan your future life on Mars? There are no limits!

Find out about space sweepers, shooting star hunters, what it’s like to be an astronaut and many more cool facts about space. Buy the book.