The most surprisingly impressive video I've seen this week has to be: DIY American Girl Doll Ring Pops. Yes, you read that right. It's a tutorial for creating itty bitty (fake) Ring Pops to go on your American Girl doll.
Perhaps it was the seemingly ridiculous nature of the video that got me to watch it. Turns out, you should watch it too:
That's amazing, isn't it?
I mean, you're sharpening your observation skills, hacking various materials, getting creative with a tiny crafting techniques and practicing the art of reverse-engineering, all in the hopes of creating a believable model.
What an excellent reminder that problem solving and engineering lessons aren't just found in coding exercises or canned lab experiments. Just embrace what you already love, and you'll get those benefits. You just have to dig deep enough.
Hurray for play!