Much of what our children get up to remains a mystery, however, these well thought-out ideas may prove that you’ve underestimated your brood.
In a series of images compiled by BoredPanda proud parents have shared their offspring’s ingenious inventions that they wish they had come up with themselves.
In many cases these kids are the envy of adults thanks to their ideas for hacks that make various aspects of everyday life that bit easier.
Several youngsters have discovered ways of enjoying a film on their phone or tablet hands-free, by repurposing glass tables or fashioning hats with built in holders.
Elsewhere children have come up with solutions to age old problems, like the girl who has hit on a way to read in the bath without her book getting wet.
Meanwhile another tot has even provided a solution for keeping a spoon from falling into a soup bowl, with the simple addition of a clothes peg.
In a series of photos compiled by BoredPanda parents have shared their children’s ingenious inventions, including these homemade speakers
There is nothing more irritating than dropping a spoon in your soup or cereal, however, this child has come up with a solution in the form of a clothes peg
Simply by slotting their phone inbetween bed slats, this youngster has found a way to enjoy a film in a bunk bed
In another hands-free phone invention, this young man has attached his mobile to his cap to create the perfect viewing mechanism
Many of the inventions are not only nifty but also money saving with this young girl using a straw in place of a selfie stick
In the absence of a hammock this young boy used ropes as an alternative in order to kick back
This innovative young lady has found a way to enjoy a cold beverage while continuing to play on her game
As allergy season set in this boy found an effective, if a little unconventional, way to avoid pollen particles
At the tender age of three a little girl came up with a solution to prevent her pencil from rolling off the table
By attaching a retractable dog lead to her book this eight-year-old girl avoids the risk of submerging it in the water
Simply by placing his tablet face down on this glass table, this youngster has found the perfect viewing platform
This father captured the smart way in which his son tracks positions during Nascar
One smart cookie used a cardboard box and a mobile phone to create their very own at-home theatre
In the hope to keep fellow Pokemon Go players safe, this enterprising youngster has created glow in the dark badges for after-dark
After becoming overheated this young boy asked for an ice pop, and soon came up with several uses for it
One mother was touched after asking for an iPad holder for the kitchen and being given a homemade one
This innovative boy created his own balloon powered car with little more than a straw, and a loo roll tube
This girls hands-free kindle holder means that both she and her brother can enjoy watching a movie together
Without wanting to compromise valuable snacking time, this young girl balanced her tablet on her feet while enjoying her lunch
One young boy found the ideal solution for getting hold of those hard to reach objects
One young girl came up with the ‘hoodie pillow’ for her school’s invention fair
In the absence of a bike wheel one young boy managed to find an alternative in the form of lawn mower parts
When his mum told him he couldn’t go out in the rain this boy found a way to bend the rules
After the Pokemon fad came to an end this schoolboy found a stylish use for his old cards
One child made this Fidget Spinner using a yo-yo wheel, toothpicks, a rubber band and hot glue
One mother was touched by their son’s attempt to make them a birthday cake