Snap Circuits by Elenco is a good electronics project for beginners. The award-winning product comes in a variety of models with educational guides, an online learning center and videos, all with a "learn by doing" emphasis.
Snap Circuits kits are available at most major retailers where toys are sold, but the Snap Circuits website features everything from the Snap Circuits Jr. Educational 100 kit to the Snap Circuits Extreme Educational 750 kit. Mini kits are ideal for beginners as they learn to build items like an FM radio, motion detector, flying saucer or water clock. Buyers can also upgrade their kits or order replacement parts online.