We’re opening our doors to families for our Kid’s Open Make program.
Families have access to our space, project kits, and basic hand tools to create, explore, and learn. A few of the project kits have an associated activity fee to cover the cost of materials. For these projects, children are able to take home their projects at the end of the day. Otherwise, the program is free to families.
Kids are welcome to bring their own projects or work on ours. We also have crafts, electronics, snap circuits, robots, Minecraft, and more.
Note: This is not a drop off activity. Parents must stay to supervise and assist their kids on projects.
Special Project: We’re continuing preparation for the Cardboard Challenge project which culminates at our Kid’s Open Make on October 10th.
Artist’s rendering of some of the ideas we discussed.
A sketch of our epic idea – a giant flower windmill that will actually work. The rose will be the center, leaves are shaped to catch the wind. We’ll reuse motors we rescued from some old tech to actually generate electricity and power some LEDs. Finally, all hands on deck to decorate and paint it! We’re going for a whimsical style a la Dr. Seuss.
Rose made from cardboard during KOM.
We go through quite a bit of consumable materials in our Kid’s Open Make program. We keep a list of needed items on our wiki.
Donations are always gratefully accepted. Look for the donation jar when you get here.