Thirsty Plant Kit
Ages: 8+

Thirsty Plant Kit


Kids build a solar-powered moisture sensor to tell them when their plant needs water

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Perfect for caring kids
Looking after plants is fun
Intro to solar technology
Works with any type of plant
Feedback that feeds plants

Using plaster of Paris, a few electronic components, and solar panels, kids make a sensor that tells them when their plant needs water. It’s the perfect introduction to building circuits and learning about sensors!

In 3 simple steps, thirsty plant comes together to tell you when it's watering time


Make the sensor using plaster and a circuit.


Twist the wires together to build the solar panels and attach to your favourite plant.


The light will flash when the plant’s thirst needs quenching!

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Choose from a range of fun projects. Why not learn how to make a water bomb with your Thirsty Plant?

Keep learning and playing with new projects released every week!

So what awesomeness are kids creating?

Inventing with nature and tech

A group of Year 2s have been prototyping part of their idea for an invention using @techwillsaveus Thirsty Plant Kits! #STEAM @fayenicole

Saving one plant at a time

Made a thirsty plant kit! Serial plant killer, now I’ll never neglect my plants again (probably). Thanks @techwillsaveus #ieodigitalculture @jenny_cooper89

For a world yet to be invented...

Our mission is to inspire kids everywhere to use technology to create new things, solve life-changing problems, and invent their own future in a world where 65% of kids in school today will have a job that doesn’t exist yet.

The making of Award Winning Toys

All of our kits are designed and crafted in London with the help of our fantastic Future Inventors Club testers. We’re committed to creating kits that combine the wonder of play with making and coding.

Fun and experimentation are at the heart of all of our kits, but whisper it quietly, kids will also acquire a range of skills from creative thinking through to coding and electronics.  Our kits are the perfect gifts for the Future Inventor in your life.

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