Make it! Live returns! — 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 physics and engineering or inclined toward kinetic sculpture and costume design, there’s a workshop for everyone — along with plenty of opportunity to spark new interests.

Back by popular demand, Make it! Live virtual programs are designed to stimulate curiosity and wonder, while introducing kids to valuable maker skills and concepts. Workshops are capped at 20 students, with a 1:10 ratio, to ensure that kids interact with one another, ask questions, and receive individual feedback. All sessions are facilitated by professional Maker Educators.

Workshops begin November 5 and run through December 22.

See program descriptions below for full details.

Click here to see the entire calendar of workshops – more details coming to this page soon.

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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

K – 4th & 5th – 8th Grade
$15 Member | $20 Nonmember

Click here to take a look at our full listings in a calendar view.

The materials list reflects the materials you will need to gather prior to the start of the program.

K – 4th Grade | Scratch Stories, Jr.

Learn the basics of block coding! Students will start offline, then move on to designing their own simple story animations in ScratchJr.

Materials: Desktop or ipad downloaded with Scratch jr app.

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Gavin & Ram

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5th – 8th Grade | Interactive Coding: Scratch Video Sensors

Learn about basic video game design skills, then design and create a simple game using Scratch video sensors.

Materials: Scratch on a desktop or laptop

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Cori & Warren

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K – 4th Grade | Storybook Engineers: At-Home Inventors Challenge

We’ll read “Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty, and discuss her invention process. Then, we’ll find ways to “reinvent” household items to make them better — or give them new purpose.

Materials: Household objects with moving parts, scissors, paper, tape, string, cardboard, recyclables, pencil or dowels, objects to put together things like nuts, bolts, clothespins, paperclips or twist ties.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Cori & Ram

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Date: Thursday, December 4, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Ram & Julie

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5th – 8th Grade | Wacky Inventions: Intro to Chindogu

Learn about Chindogu, the Japanese art of inventing unusual tools or gadgets. Then create a silly, but useful, invention by hacking household items.

Materials: Household items, connectors. Bulks materials.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Maya & Kevin

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Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Maya & Kevin

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K – 4th Grade | Light and Shadow Creations

Explore the magic of light and shadows! Design your own shadow puppets using paper, wire, and household items, then create a simple story for them to perform.

Materials: Paper, scissors, wire, objects with unique shapes, string or fishing line, tape, flashlight or lamp, blank wall or big piece of paper taped to the wall.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Cori & Warren

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Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Dia & Warren

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5th – 8th Grade | Kinetic Toys (Automatons)

Learn how to build a crank and learn what it can do! Then design your own simple kinetic toy or mechanical art.

Materials: Paperclips, straws, cardboard paper, tape scissors.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Ram & Gavin

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Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Ram & Gavin

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K – 4th Grade | Cardboard Creatures

Learn to design and build with cardboard using techniques, like slot and connect, hinging, and brads. Then design and create an original creature out of recycled materials.

Materials: Cardboard or chipboard, old cereal boxes, manila envelopes, TP tubes, markers or colored pencils, random small items like jar lids or containers, scissors, tape.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Julie & Dia

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Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Julie & Dia

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5th – 8th Grade | Cardboard Wearables

Learn how to design and build a wearable mask, headpiece or wristband out of cardboard, and have fun creating your own costume pieces.

Materials: Cardboard or chipboard, scissors, stapler or tape, things to decorate.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Cori & Gavin

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Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Maya & Gavin

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K – 4th Grade | Storyboard Engineers: Grabber Challenge

What can you design to help “unstick” something up high? Students will start by reading the book, “Stuck,” by Oliver Jeffers, then design their own creative zipline, pulley, or grabber tool.

Materials: Grabber tools to observe, such as tweezers, scissors, pliers, clothespins paper, markers, tape, scissors for cutting, newspaper, tubes, chopsticks, string.

Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Cori & Kevin

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5th – 8th Grade | Gizmos and Gadgets Challenge

Learn about pistons, wheels and axles, cranks, and pulleys. Then, put those concepts together and design a cool gadget that will help you reach something, move something, or get a job done.

Materials: Paper, string, things that could be wheels, paper clips, cardboard.

Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maker Educators: Ram & Warren

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