What people are saying…

  • “What a great book! My kids, ages 12 and 10, absolutely love it. So much better than yet another messy craft kit that is difficult to execute.”
  • “This book is INCREDIBLE. There are so many projects and ideas packed into this. Not just “projects”, but unique projects that you won’t find on Pinterest.”
  • “Lots of photos and illustrations make it easy to flip through and pick a project to get started with. Highly recommend for families and educators.”
  • “Her book is one that should be on every single makerspace shelf. It has so many practical but innovative projects for your space whether in class, before or after school, or as the time suggests a maker camp.”

Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!

This entertaining guide contains dozens of start-to-finish projects that enable you to host an engaging maker camp―the kids won’t even know they’re learning! Written by an experienced teacher and dedicated hobbyist, The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects clearly explains the awesome activities that will make your camp epic. Wearables, electronics, arts and crafts, cosplay, and other favorite topics are fully covered.

With expert advice on how to create your own unique program, you will discover how to host the coolest camp on the block and inspire young hobbyists to hone their skills and gain confidence. Whether working with an established makerspace or taking your Maker Camp on to a local library, community center, school, museum, or private home, this book has you covered!

Projects include:

  • Camp t-shirts using tiedye, spray paint, bleach, dirt, and Spin Art
  • Color-changing jewelry that teaches the basics of wearable technology
  • Light up and glow stick sunglasses that go further with wearables!
  • Cosplay outfits, masks, capes, swords, and more
  • Games that teach upcycling and hacking, including Lego-based labyrinths
  • Photos and videos that show campers green screen techniques
  • PVC pipe marshmallow shooting games and resin action figures
  • Faux campfires that glow using LEDs and CPX boards
  • Fireflies and moths that light up using origami and LEDs
  • Light-up, flying insects that reinforce electronics and origami skills

The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects is available TODAY! You can get a copy at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Looking for an independent book store. We highly recommend Book & Puppet Co. Children’s Bookstore in Easton, PA. Or visit one of these fantastic events to pick up a signed copy!

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (September 13, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1260135497
ISBN-13: 978-1260135497
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches

Get your copy today!