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Abstract Sculpture- Recycled Kid's Craft

Have you ever heard of Shrinky Dinks?  It is a creative product where you draw on the plastic or trace things, then melt them in the oven and they shrink down.  They are really cool, since you can put all this detail in the drawings then they shrink down to […]

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STEAM Ahead- Nature Raft Craft

This nature raft craft came about through trial and error, born like most of the projects we do around here.  When you’re working in a maker space / STEAM lab, you’re constantly examining, questioning, and then tweaking your designs.  Something may start out as one thing, but then it evolves […]

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Constellations- Use A Star To Make Sun Prints

We went on a family (four families and Jenny) road trip to Fort Davis Texas last week.  It was a fabulous getaway! Wwe visited the revived art town of Marfa (home of Donald Judd) and attended a Star Party at the nearby McDonald Observatory .  If you ever are near […]

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Process Art- Popsicle Stick Sculpture

I’m going to keep this one super simple.  Basically you supply the little creator in your life with the right materials (popsicle or craft sticks and a low temp glue gun) and some trust and supervision and see where they take it.  These creative thinkers built up! Little builders, inventors, […]