Here are a few of my past projects....
Designing a logo
Creating a business card.
Hanging up flyers around town.
They know that I am not bothered by them asking any questions while I am working on a project. Often times while I am working on something I ask them their opinion and vice versa.
My latest project is conquering the Arduino! I have falling in love with the world of coding, and plan to teach them more about coding as well.
I guess my best way of answering this question is just to model project work- just like you would if you were teaching them how to read. They see you reading so they read!