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Maker: Papercraft & Chemistry

Papercraft & Chemistry Week of 4/20/2015 Consider this an open request for ideas using Minecraft as a vessel for making and learning new things. There is so much potential within the game itself, but the way it has captivated so many young minds is truly fascinating. We have a few young Makers in our ranks that are obsessed with the…

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Maker: Puppetry & Pendulum Painting

Puppetry & Pendulum Painting Week of 1/19/2015 Shadow puppetry originated in China over 2000 years ago. Legend has it that one of the emperors of the Han Dynasty was mourning the death of his wife and a loyal — and creative — subject created the art to cheer him up. Tuesday’s Maker workshop aimed to recreate some of these impressive…

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MAKER: Paper People & Paper Pressings

Paper People & Paper Pressings February 21, 2014 Whew…that’s a lot of P’s! I have been wanting to introduce more creative activities in our Maker Class. Projects with no real defined “goal” per se but with interesting materials that can allow our young people to make things they can be proud of. I found this shaving cream activity to be just…

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