Paper Phonographs

Victorians loved their brand-new, state-of-art photographs, that brought the whole orchestra home for a show. Learn the history of these fantastic devices. Discover how sound works. Then explore the ways you can amplify music using nothing more than paper. Materials: A sewing needles, a piece of paper, masking tape, an old record. This program is…

Light Up Origami Butterfly

This project was originally shared on Make: Projects. Fold a simple butterfly using origami and then add LEDs to create light-up antenna. This is a fun way to learn about and build circuits while also practicing the precision of origami and being creative. This project is based on the Luna Moth from The Big Book…

Water Bottle Submarines

These simple upcycled water bottle submarines are a great way to explore buoyancy, air pressure, and density. When placed in water, the bottle fills with water, pulling it down below the surface, then, by blowing air through an attached straw, the water is forced out and the submarine rises again. Not only is this a…

Live Streams!

Hi all! With schools and libraries closed here in NJ, I’ve been live streaming lots of maker and STEM content. It’s been so exciting learning the ins and outs of the technology. I’ve created projects for Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, Warren County Library System, and Make: as part of Family Maker Camp. I’ve put all of…