I was delighted this morning when I saw a slide show of “11 Dangerous Thinks You Should Let Your Children Do” on Huffington Post. Put together by Gever Tulley, the slides were captioned with reflections of the families after their wild experiments such as boiling water in a paper cup, throwing a spear, and my personal favorite, licking a 9 volt battery.
However, there were a few other hazardous endeavors I would like to have seen on the list. On July 21, we are hosting a workshop for kids about breaking into and out of cars! As part of Machine Project‘s artist residency on Walker’s Open Field this summer, L.A.-based artist Jason Torchinsky will teach kids about the mechanics of cars in a similar spirit of danger and exhilaration that could make the list…
#12: Get Locked in the Trunk
#13: Break into a Car
You can check out what previous participants have thought of the workshop at Make: Online or at boingboing.com. More information will be available soon about how to register the lucky kid of your choice for these education classes that let you break into an actual car! In the meantime, you can check out Tulley’s website for 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do.