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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Bottle Cap Art - I love seeing a good recycled art project - this one is just stunning.  This would be a fabulous collaborative makerspace project for students to work on.

Bottle Cap Art - I love seeing a good recycled art project - this one is just stunning. This would be a fabulous collaborative makerspace project for students to work on.

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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 your space.

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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!

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!

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Want to try knitting with your students but aren't really sure where to start?  How about creating a knitting loom made from cardboard tubes and popsicle sticks - genius!  Makes it easy for kids to get started and grasp the concept of knitting.

Want to try knitting with your students but aren't really sure where to start? How about creating a knitting loom made from cardboard tubes and popsicle sticks - genius! Makes it easy for kids to get started and grasp the concept of knitting.

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

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

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Cardboard looms are easy to DIY and are an excellent way to teach kids how to weave.  They make for a fun, hands-on activity for any library, classroom or makerspace.

Cardboard looms are easy to DIY and are an excellent way to teach kids how to weave. They make for a fun, hands-on activity for any library, classroom or makerspace.

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Yarn bombing in the library.  Have students or patrons knit up awesome projects and make them a part of the library decor.

Yarn bombing in the library. Have students or patrons knit up awesome projects and make them a part of the library decor.

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Make & Takes: Let Students Own the Learning | Many makerspaces tend to emphasize tech and tools that have to stay at the school.  It's important to balance that out with activities that students can take home as well.  Arts & crafts, cardboard challenge and other activities can be great make & takes for students.  Also, it makes for awesome advocacy when parents get to see what your kids are making. | RenovatedLearning.com

Make & Takes: Let Students Own the Learning | Many makerspaces tend to emphasize tech and tools that have to stay at the school. It's important to balance that out with activities that students can take home as well. Arts & crafts, cardboard challenge and other activities can be great make & takes for students. Also, it makes for awesome advocacy when parents get to see what your kids are making. | RenovatedLearning.com

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STEM Challenge: My students loved creating these marble mazes. They were so creative in adding embellishments! This one is almost finished!

STEM Challenge: My students loved creating these marble mazes. They were so creative in adding embellishments! This one is almost finished!

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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 workshop in your makerspace.

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