Some of my fondest childhood memories involve creating special-effects-laden movies with my friends. Unlike when we did it, nowadays these amateur creations can have much higher production values and be shared online with millions of people. Then again, given the incredibly, embarrassingly low quality of our creations, maybe that was a good thing!
Here is a really top-notch example of what kids today can do with a little ingenuity, cardboard, and consumer video editing software:
My favorite comment by far is “Chicago mayor will now ban all cardboard in the city”.