Makerspace - Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts projects are fun, approachable, and hands-on ways to bring STEAM learning opportunities into your makerspace. They're fabulous for curriculum connections and open-ended exploration alike. Bring some STEAM MakerEd learning into your library or classroom with some of these projects today.
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Build a LEGO Design Drawing Machine. Awesome engineering STEM challenge for kids!

Build a Design Drawing Machine with LEGO Bricks

Build a LEGO Design Drawing Machine - Similar to a Spirograph, this draws awesome patterns! - Tap on the link to see the newly released collections for amazing beach bikinis!

Invitation To Create: Robot Lab. Open ended creative paper craft for kids. Great for color and shape recognition & fine motor development. Perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary students.

Invitation To Create - Robot Lab

Maybe make shape robots? Invitation To Create: Robot Lab. Open ended creative paper craft for kids. Great for color and shape recognition & fine motor development. Perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary students.

Create some black and white bookmarks and put them out with coloring supplies.  Supports literacy and creativity together (and looks pretty fun too)

EPA makerspace Create some black and white bookmarks and put them out with coloring supplies. Supports literacy and creativity together (and looks pretty fun too)

Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget?  Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

I have straws and am collecting the rolls (Stephanie) Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget? Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

3 Reasons Why Perler Beads are Awesome for Makerspaces | Perler beads are by far one of the most popular items in my makerspace. In this post, I explain why they are an awesome addition to any makerspace, and offer some advice on incorporating them into your space.

3 Reasons Why Perler Beads are Awesome for Makerspaces Perler beads are by far one of the most popular items in my makerspace. In this post, I explain why they are an awesome addition to any makerspace, and offer some advice on incorporating them into y

The 2015 Cardboard Challenge | Every year, we participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge in our makerspace as a part of our afterschool Makers Club. Here, I talk about some of our projects as well as some best practices I've come up with. | RenovatedLearning.com

The 2015 Cardboard Challenge Every year, we participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge in our makerspace as a part of our afterschool Makers Club. Here, I talk about some of our projects as well as some best practices I've come up with.

How to Run a SUPER Circuit Bracelet Workshop | I ran a Circuit Bracelet workshop with our STEMgirls club this year and we had tons of fun. I also learned a lot of lessons along the way and wanted to share here so that YOU can run a super circuit bracelet workshop in your makerspace.

How to Run a SUPER Circuit Bracelet Workshop I ran a Circuit Bracelet workshop with our STEMgirls club this year and we had tons of fun. I also learned a lot of lessons along the way and wanted to share here so that YOU can run a super circuit bracelet

4 Super Easy Budget Friendly Projects for Your Makerspace | Makerspace projects don't have to be crazy expensive. Here's four awesome, budget friendly projects that your students will love.

4 Super Easy Budget Friendly Projects for Your Makerspace Makerspace projects don't have to be crazy expensive. Here's four awesome, budget friendly projects that your students will love.

DIY Cardboard Tube Construction Toy (http://picklebums.com)

DIY Cardboard Tube Construction Toy (picklebums.com)

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