DIY Printing with Spices!

DIY Printing with Spices! Using common grocery store items we will make our own photoreactive paper that you can use to capture images with sunlight. For this project, you’ll need turmeric, Borax, 91% isopropyl alcohol, a foam brush, thick paper (like watercolor paper), a tall jar, and the glass from a picture frame. With parental…

Origami Circuits

Origami Circuits Lately I have been really enjoying creating origami circuits. This a fun mash up of the ancient paper folding techniques with electrical circuits. It’s built on the popular paper circuit project which used conductive copper tape to attach items, usually LEDs, to crafts such as cards and artwork. But origami circuits create 3D…

Summer of Science 2021

For ten summers, Kaleidoscope Enrichment has provided free and low-cost science, technology, engineering, craft, and maker programs for kids throughout Warren County NJ. At Farmers Markets, the community pool, local events, community centers, and libraries, we’ve brought hands-on activities that encourage children to invent and create. This year, we need that connection more than ever.…

Early January Newsletter

New programs and projects for January! Start the new year with great classes and projects! Once again Kaleidoscope is here with details about classes we’re offering, upcoming events, fun projects, interesting news, and other information to guide your family’s science, technology, engineering, math, and maker explorations. We hope you’ll share with all your friends. If you would like more…

Winter Break Boredom Breakers

Winter Break Boredom Breakers For the Warren County Library System, I did a short series of STEAM activities for families to do at home over winter break. With easy to find, inexpensive materials, each challenge encourages kids to build, create, and experiment. Try them! Post your results on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #warrenlib. Or…

Early December Newsletter

Early December Newsletter New programs and projects for December! New holiday projects for winter! Once again Kaleidoscope is here with details about classes we’re offering, upcoming events, fun projects, interesting news, and other information to guide your family’s science, technology, engineering, math, and maker explorations. We hope you’ll share with all your friends. If you would like more frequent…

Maker Campus Workshops

Maker Campus Workshops Make: Magazine, Make: Co, and Maker Camp have recently launched a new learning platform specially designed for Maker Education. Maker Campus is a place to connect, learn, and make together. Find enriching and interactive events including talks by expert makers, project demos, classes, virtual workshop tours, and more. I am very honored…

Jingle on Main

Jingle on Main Since 2012, I’ve helped plan a great local event called Jingle on Main hosted by the Greater Blairstown Business Association (GBBA). It started as a night businesses on Main Street stayed open late on the first Friday in December. Then we added a tree-lighting and carolers. In 2015, we shifted to Saturday…

25 Days of Making

25 Days of Making For the last several years, “Coffee for the Brain” creator Aaron Maurer, a fantastic educator, blogger, and podcaster, has lead an amazing seasonal project. It’s called the 25 Days of Making and it’s wonderful. Basically, Aaron gets dozens of makers, teachers, writers, and educators to create special projects to celebrate creativity.…