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After School Programs with Blairstown Recreation

After School Programs with Blairstown Recreation Sponsored by the Blairstown Recreation Department for 2021-2022 All programs require advanced registration. Visit http://www.blairstowntownship.org/ or call  908-362-6663 ext. 232 for additional information. All fees listed are for Blairstown residents;  additional fees may apply for non-residents. Anyone can participate. You do not need to attend Blairstown Elementary or live in…

Warren County Library Live Programs

Warren County Library Live Programs All programs are held in the gazebo at Catherine Dickson Branch of the Library at 4 Lambert Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Please register at https://warrenlib.evanced.info/signup/calendar. For ages 5-12. Caregivers for children aged 9 and under must remain at the event. Free. LIFT OFF Wednesday, September 15, 4:30 pm Maker Club…

STEM Extras at Blairstown Farmers Market

STEM Extras at Blairstown Farmers Market We’re adding an exciting new component to our Summer of Science program for 2021. In addition to our many free activities, we are now offering a more advanced kit option with guided instruction from Sandy right at the farmer’s market! Once again we’ll be back at the Blairstown Farmer’s…

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…

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…

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…

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.…