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17
July
2013

Maker Programs in little kidspace

This past Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday I got to spend some time with the awesome people of little kidspace, Big KidLab specifically. Big KidLab is a place where the older siblings of the kids playing in little kidspace can go; they have tons of entertaining activities. This week we did several projects! One day we designed and made our own superheroes!
Photo of maker program in Big Kidlab.
12
July
2013

Sonorus!! Sci-Fi Movie Series at COSI Kicks Off With Harry Potter (Ticket Giveaway)

Ladies and Gentlemen! Grab your robes and wands and head over to COSI for the Sci-Fi Movie Series! TONIGHT we'll kick things off with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! One great price gets you the movie, parking, food/drink voucher, and games and trivia before the movie!

Oh, excuse me! Quietus!
Photo of COSI's Sci-Fi Movie Series Banner
10
July
2013

Popsicle Sticks, Googly Eyes, Buttons, etc. = Superheroes!

Today I brought a BUNCH of supplies down for kids to make superheros. It was basic stuff; feathers, felt, Popsicle sticks, googly eyes, buttons, etc. I also brought a hot glue gun and some sewing materials too. It turned out to be a "make-whatever-you-want" project. Which is totally fine!
10
July
2013

Paper Flashlights in the Maker Corp Program

Today was great! We made paper flashlights. There were so many great teachable moments, I feel like the kids learned a lot. There was about 30 mins where I only had two girls working on them with me and they were very attentive and asking me lots of questions. We ended up talking about all kinds of science topics and they loved talking about static electricity and the scientific method.
Photo of Leanna with her flashlight.
08
July
2013

Maker Programs are Sew Much Fun!

Finishing out our weekend of stitch Nathaniel and I really got into sewing. This week we were trying to keep the focus on sewing skills since its not just a good skill in general, but a great skill for makers especially. On Saturday we made light up animals using LEDs and coin batteries. We used conductive thread to act as wire to connect the circuit. The thread is a pretty cool product because it can be sewn in like any other thread. Nathaniel was even able to make a "soft button" for his creature. Sewing is one of my favorite Maker activities so it was fun to give it a twist and and ad the lights, its what the Maker community calls "E-Textiles". The e-textile animals where a pretty big hit, everyone adults and kids loved making them!
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