I can admit it. I have a mild obsession with paper snowflakes. I always have. As a kid, I would spend a lot of time and a lot of paper carefully cutting them out each winter. To be honest, was always disappointed with the results.
If you really want to create a connection, build life skills, and give someone you love long-lasting enjoyment, give them an experience — like a fantastic class by Kaleidoscope Enrichment — rather than another thing.
This year I was very excited to be invited to participate in Aaron Maurer’s 25 Days of Making on his fantastic Coffee for the Brain site. The idea was to feature at least twenty-five different STEM, STEAM and maker projects by different educators from all over the globe so that teachers could use the projects with their students.
Make a simple light-up ghost using a ping pong ball, an LED, and craft supplies. It’s a great, inexpensive Halloween craft for classrooms, clubs, and makerspaces. In addition to being a fun and creative project, it teaches the basics of how a circuit work as well. Supplies: 5mm LED, any color 3v coin cell battery…
On Saturday, September 28 my family and I traveled out to the 6th Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire (BMMF) at The Park School of Buffalo. After many years of attending Maker Faire NYC, we decided it was time to get out and see other Faires and broaden our horizons. So we hit the road from…
Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.
Join me at these events to learn more about the book, pick up a copy, and try some projects!
Use the mico:bit in combination with SparkFun sensors to monitor the health of your hydroponics planter.
Use a disposable water bottle to create an upcycled hydroponics planter. This is a fun, easy, inexpensive way to grow greens, herbs, flowers and more indoors or start garden seedlings before the season. It’s a great project for schools and camps.
Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!