Make it! Live is back! — real-time, interactive workshops led by Maker Educators, delivered to your home.

KID Museum is once again offering a variety of creative, hands-on workshops for kids and families to enjoy at home. Whether your child is more excited about stop motion animation, coding, cardboard construction, or music production – there’s something for everyone!

Make it! Live virtual programs are designed to stimulate curiosity and wonder, while introducing kids to valuable maker skills and concepts. All sessions are capped at 10 students and are facilitated by professional Maker Educators.

Single session workshops begin February 25 and run through March 25. Registration for each workshop closes 24 hours before the start of that workshop.

See program descriptions below for full details.

Members, be sure to login before checkout to receive your discount.

Please review our Virtual Programming FAQs and Code of Conduct. If you have any further questions please contact us at info@kid-museum.org.

Workshops

1st – 3rd & 4th – 6th Grades
$15 Member | $20 Nonmember

The materials lists reflect what should be gathered prior to the start of each session.

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

1st – 3rd Grade | DIY Amusement Park

Build a 3D amusement park using only paper and paper engineering! Learn cool building techniques that can then be used for infinite projects in the future.

Materials: Required: cardboard (preferably a cardboard box). Recommended: paper plate, brass brads, pipe cleaners, toilet paper/paper towel roll, toy car.

Educator: Julie P.

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4th – 6th Grade | Space Chip Challenge

Got cardboard? Then we’ve got something awesome to do with it! Space chips are a fastener free way to build with cardboard. Learn to make these versatile building blocks and then tackle a structural integrity challenge.

Materials: Cardboard, lots of cardboard – shipping and cereal box, good sturdy scissors, a heavy book.

Educator: Ram

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Thursday, March 11, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

1st – 3rd Grade | Storybook Engineers: There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon

We’ll read “There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon” by Jack Ken, and then design and build houses for our own pet dragons. You’ll be amazed at what you can build using household materials!

Materials: Cardboard or chipboard, tape, scissors, markers, and misc art supplies (pipecleaners, pom poms, construction paper, craft sticks, yarn, etc.)

Educator: Dia

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4th – 6th Grade | Rotational Symmetry

Rotational symmetry is when a shape can be rotated in any direction but still look the same. Using the digital art program WeaveSilk, learn to create complex and beautiful symmetrical patterns on paper.

Materials: Printer paper, scissors, computer or chromebook

Educator: Julie P.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

1st – 3rd Grade | Intro to Scratch

Create your own animated story using Scratch, the block based coding language designed specifically for kids.

Materials: PC, laptop or tablet

Educator: Ram

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4th – 6th Grade | DIY Lava Lamp

Create your own lava lamp by experimenting with a variety of fun physical and chemical reactions. Groovy!

Materials: Clear bottle or jar with top, vegetable/canola oil (enough to fill the bottle/jar), food coloring, alka seltzer tablets or both vinegar and baking soda

Educator: Kevin

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Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

1st – 3rd Grade | DIY Music Making

Make percussion and string instruments out of household materials! We’ll get creative and combine your new skills to build a unique instrument that can make real sound.

Materials: Cardboard, rubber bands, pencil, scissors, tape, paper, tinfoil

Educator: Gavin

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4th – 6th Grade | BandLab Music Production

Learn the fundamentals of digital music production using BandLab. Build a drumbeat, play music with virtual instruments, and record your own rap, singing, or instrument-playing to compose a real song of your own to share with friends and family. NOTE: Students should create an account on BandLab before the workshop begins: www.bandlab.com

Materials: Any Chromebook/laptop/desktop with Google Chrome installed. Recommend earbuds or headphones.

Educator: Warren

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Questions? Email us at info@kid-museum.org.