Sir Sidney McSprocket’s Everyday Items!


Paperclip 3Sir Sidney McSprocket is returning to Fun Kids!

Sidney will be inviting you into his Edinburgh workshop for another look at amazing inventions!

In this series Sidney’s exploring everyday items. He’ll be finding out when they were invented, who they were invented by and why they were invented when they were!

For example, the invention of post-it notes was a complete accident! A scientist was trying to make a new super-strong glue. Unfortunately, he ended up with something a bit weaker that was used to attach paper together!

HenrySir Sidney will be looking at other inventions too, like paperclips, vacuum cleaners and loads more creations that we don’t think about much, but we use everyday.

You can hear Sir Sidney McSprocket’s Everyday Items every weekday in The Club at 5.30pm! Click here to find out how to listen!

Or if you can’t wait until then click here to listen now!

Find out more about everyday items…

Ballpoint Pen

Bubble Wrap

Concrete Canvas

Electric Kettle

Paper Clip

Post-It Note

Sticky Stamps

Sticky Tape


Thermos Flask



Vacuum Cleaner


Sir Sidney McSprocket’s Everyday Items is supported by the Royal Commission for the 1851 Exhibition.