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Hands-On Programs for Kids, Teens, and Educators

Workshops for 2018-2019

Learn about scientific concepts and cutting-edge research with fun, challenging projects made from everyday stuff!

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General Program Info

• 90 minute workshops • Up to 25 kids or 20 teens

• All materials and tools provided during the workshop (except recycled paper goods and computers)

• In many programs kids keep their individual projects to continue their exploration after the workshop ends

• Electronics programs can include kits for your library to keep

Questions? Check the FAQ or contact Kathy to schedule a program today!

New Maker Programs for Teens!
Programmable Cardboard Robots!
Build and program motorized robots with lights, sound, and sensors!

Cardboard BumpBot

Robots use free online MakeCode and Adafruit Circuit Playground Express or other microcontrollers!
(Computers required)

Fabric and Fiber Inventions
Sew your own Light-Up Wearables
!

Light-up Felt Pins

E-textiles is a fun and effective way to learn about electrical circuits, switches, sensors, and more!

Make light-up pins, wristbands, or even stuff animals!

Sewable and No-Sew options available

Cardboard Engineering -- PinBox 3000 Make a customizable pinball machine!

PinBox 3000

Design, build, and test a human-powered pinball machine playboard using the PinBox 3000 -- a wonderful blend of physics, engineering, and storytelling!

Ask about adding programmable sounds, lights, and action to the PinBox 3000!

Musical Inventions
Musical Inventions Explore the Science of Musical Instruments!

Ages 7 and up

• Paper Poppers and Straw Oboes

• Balloon Drums

• Singing Bowls

  • Simple String Instruments

 

Straw Oboe

Explore the physics of sound using homemade musical instruments and devices!

Kids explore a variety of unusual musical gadgets such as:

  • balloon and packing tape drums
  • toolbox xylophones
  • primitive electronic instruments such as circuit bent musical greeting cards and DIY theremins.

They'll also get to design and make a musical invention to take home.

See Musical Inventions videos here!

Ages 10 and up

• Paint Stirrer Bullroarers

• Wooden Thumb Pianos

• Cardboard Record Players

Thumb Piano
Musical Paper Speaker

Teens (ages 12 and up)

• Learn About Circuits with DIY Audio Speakers and Mics

• Build and Program an Electronic Music Board with Makey Makey and Scratch (computers required)

Musical Makey Makey car
Fabric and Fiber Inventions
Traditional Fiber Arts & e-Textiles for Tweens and Teens!

Make Weavings on Your Own Cardboard Loom

Woven Coasters

 

Stuffed Sock Creatures
(Learn-to-Sew or No-Sew)

Sock Creature

Kathy Ceceri's newest book
introduces the basics of sewing and fiber arts.

Learn to create wearables, playthings,
and decorative items using
traditional techniques

Explore electronic circuits
and sensors with simple e-textile projects!

LED Wristband

Sew Light-Up Wearables using DIY Sensors and Components

Cat Tilt Fob

Use the Sun to Make
Shadow Print Wall Hangings

Shadow Print

Paper Inventions

Paper Inventions

Projects that Teach Math, Engineering, and More!

Geodesic Dome Clubhouse
Paper engineering using recycled newspaper

Library GeoDome

Light-Up Paper Circuits
Make creations featuring DIY electrical circuits, switches, and sensors

Pressure Sensor

Paper isn't just for writing!

Learn how paper is used for everything from household decorations to building material to self-folding origami robots!

Fun, easy-to-do projects will encourage kids to continue exploring and creating on their own.

Programs for ages 10 and up

Paper Math Projects
Origami Robots, Mysterious Mobius Strips, Foldable Fractals, and Fun Hexaflexagons

Paper Math

Paper Art
Create rolled quilling designs and recycled magazine bracelets

Quilling Sampler

Amazing Robotics Projects

Choose a project from Robotics or Making Simple Robots like these...

Robotics book

Making Simple Robots

Make Real Working Robot Prototypes from Everyday Stuff!

Motorized ArtBots
Create drawings with a "smart body" robot

ArtBot

Gravity-Powered Robot Walkers
Born in the lab, inspired by nature

Robot Walker

Robot Hands
Bendable cardboard models that work just like real 3D printed prosthetics for kids

Robot Hand

Solar WobbleBots -- For Teens!
Reuse old electronics to make a solar-powered robot with a programmable body

WobbleBot Boys

Video Game Design and Coding

Programs for older kids and teens based on Video Games: Design and Code Your Own AdventureVideo Games Book

Use Games to Make the World a Better Place!

Invent a Game for Good

How do games keep players interested and excited? Use real game development techniques to help players help themselves and their world.

Games for Good

Build Assistive
Game Controllers

Design and prototype game controllers for players who are differently-abled using Makey Makey and program them with free Scratch programming!
(2-4 computers are required.)

Makey Makey Sports Game
Professional Development Workshops for Educators
No Matter What Your Budget or Background,
You Can Help Kids Become Inventors and Makers!
  • Learn easy low tech/no tech projects you can do right now
  • Get advice about which tools and kits are worth the investment
  • Workshops and consulting available

Whether you're planning a dedicated Makerspace or a portable Maker program,
you can introduce kids of any age and interest to
science and engineering concepts.

Thinking of hosting a Mini Maker Faire? I can share my experience as organizer and exhibitor!

**Kathy's Recommended Makerspace Resources**

Games in Ed 2017
Contact Kathy to Schedule a Program Today!

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