Last year we the Children’s Discovery Museum’s education coordinator (Bethany Thomas) invited us to do a workshop with their Maker Camp. This year we were invited back to have more maker related fun with the wonderful kids at the Unity Community Center. Seven of our Makerspace Urbana volunteers were able to attend and we set up 3 different maker activity stations for the kids. One station was our classic soldering workshop!
Soldering is Easy! And kids pick it up really quick.
This girl quickly became an excellent soldering teacher after finishing her own blinky badge.
Another was Led/Throwy/Origami.
Light up origami time!
The new workshop station we were able to provide this time was sewing custom plush dolls! Huge thanks to Judy Lee from the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab for helping teach and put this workshop station together.
The kids got to cut out the patterns they created.
Learned to sew and stitch their pieces together.
And ended up with some amazing creations!
Thanks to the all the awesome kids who made this event a memorable one for all of us.
Full photo album here.