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Kiwicrate. DB HomemadeToys. Birdhousedesign. Design Briefs Children's Engineering Free Resources. Kiwicrate. Personalize your campsite this year with a DIY banner.

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It's the perfect combination of outdoor activity and creative crafting. The best part about this leaf banner was that when I came home from camping I had something I could hang in my room to remind me of my camping trip. It's really cool to look at all the different types of leaves I was able to stamp on my DIY banner. How We Did It Gather the materials to make your DIY banner. Zipline Butterfly by Kiwi Crate. Create a symmetrical butterfly that will zip through the sky!

Zipline Butterfly by Kiwi Crate

My kids love using dot markers which are easy for younger children to create a colorful pattern. We hung the finished zipline on a tree, and had so much fun seeing it travel across the garden! Homemade Kids Science Kit for Simple Science Activities. Science is a wonderful thing for kids!

Homemade Kids Science Kit for Simple Science Activities

There is so much to learn and discover right around us. Many science concepts start in the kitchen with simple materials you already have on hand. Fill a plastic tote with easy to find supplies and you will have a homemade kids science kit filled with learning opportunities that are sure to keep them busy all year long! We love science and simple science experiments at home. I wanted to put together a kids science kit to show you how simple it is to try science experiments at home. Most of our favorite science items are super simple to find at the grocery store and the dollar store and many you already have in your kitchen.

Kiwicrate. HowToons: Playground. Meet Edison - A Cheap Programmable Educational Lego Robot Kit. Arduino Buying Guide. SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino - DEV-13975. Strawbees. The 3Doodler - The World's First and Best 3D Pen. KEVA planks. LittleBits. Squishy Circuits. Buy Direct (Official Site) 498 Free Mandala Coloring Pages for Adults. Build . DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL. Paper Roller Coasters :) - All. Start out by making two straight tracks with good creases.

Paper Roller Coasters :) - All

Tape the two tracks together at the ends with about 2 cm overlap. Cut both walls, down the entire length of the combined tracks, from the top of the wall to the CREASE. Each cut should be about 1 cm apart. If you don't cut all the way to the crease, it will not work. Wrap the tracks around a roll of masking tape to get the desired shape. The Tinkering Studio. A more intricate project: a light-up model of the Bay Bridge Another more complex project: a folded origami swan with LED eyes LED lights make this fastball really fly!

The Tinkering Studio

At the touch of a switch the girl blushes through the paper. Electronic and Educational Toys. Inspirational Builds - Classic LEGO.com. Wireless sensor for STEM education and makers. Makerspace. Electronic Components for Makers Everywhere. Bloxels. Brown Dog Gadgets. LEGO Education, Maker Space, products, Use the power of Maker to enable playful learning experiences.

LEGO Education, Maker Space, products,

LEGO® Education Maker activities help you to facilitate this process through safe, supportive and inspiring learning experiences. LEGO® Education supports teachers by providing a system that enables Maker learning with age and curriculum-relevant materials that facilitate engaging lessons and, therefore, effective learning. This hands-on, minds-on approach creates active, confident and lifelong learners by enabling a positive mindset and encouraging a self-directed motivation to learn. Elementary Maker Activities for grades 3-5 The Maker lesson plans support you to enable your students to become confident problem solvers and creative makers.

Download Middle School Maker Activities for grades 6-8. Simple & Powered Machines Set. Home - LEGO® MINDSTORMS® - LEGO.com - Mindstorms LEGO.com. Happy Atoms. Mini Foosball by Kiwi Crate. Make your own mini-sized and portable foosball game with easily found materials.

Mini Foosball by Kiwi Crate

Create a whole set of players to complete your team! Marble Maze by Kiwi Crate. We love getting multiple uses out of simple materials.

Marble Maze by Kiwi Crate

That's why we created this easy DIY Marble maze. Not only will you repurpose an old crate or box to make the maze. But you will also be able to play multiple games out of one project! If your kids enjoy puzzles or strategy games then this would be a perfect DIY for your family. Simple Lift by Kiwi Crate. Brixo - Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT. PIXIO — Magnetic Construction Set In The Pixel Art Style by PIXIO. For this purpose, we chose the ideal shape — a cube, like a pixel in the digital world.

PIXIO — Magnetic Construction Set In The Pixel Art Style by PIXIO

At the same time, this is the most fundamental form and absolutely symmetrical volume object with an equal number of faces. It is perfect both mathematically and aesthetically. As connectors, we decided to use powerful magnets so that we could connect the blocks on any side. One PIXIO is a plastic cube 8x8x8 mm in size, weighing just over 1 gram, inside of which are 6 powerful magnets.

The polarity of the magnets are arranged in such a way that the cubes can be connected to each other in any sequence by different sides. In PIXIO, we use Neodymium (Nd-Fe-B) magnets. PIXIO is available in 16 colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Light green, Green, Turquoise, Light blue, Blue, Violet, Pink, Tan, Light brown, Brown, Gray, Black, and White.

We are working on instructions for many hundreds of characters, and we will be ready to release an application that will clearly show how easy it is to create awesome items. Art: TeacherGeek - Best STEM, STEAM, Science & Technology Class Projects. Maker Spaces Can Round Out STEM Lessons. A MiddleWeb Blog You may be familiar with maker spaces.

Maker Spaces Can Round Out STEM Lessons

In one form or another, hands-on teaching has always involved kids in “making.” The Rules of Shut the Box. Shut the Box is also known as Canoga. Being a traditional pub game without any national governing body, variations of equipment and rules abound. Where there is doubt, locally played rules should always apply. Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Qwirkle. Mix, match, score and win! Roominate: A Building Toy for Girls.

Official GoldieBlox Store. Qwirkle. Zometool - The construction set treasured by kids and Nobel Prize winners. Design Your Own Virtual Reality Game – Seedling. Soleil Moon Frye rose to fame on the 1980s TV series Punky Brewster. Now the married mom of three is the author of two books: Let’s Get This Party Started and Happy Chaos, is a co-founder of children’s lifestyle brand Seedling, hosts the TV show “ Home Made Simple” on OWN and serves as Target’s “Mommy Ambassador.” You can follow her on Twitter at @moonfrye. Summer is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to spending time playing with my kids! Smart Toy Robot. The robot that brings code to life. Home of Dash and Dot, robots that you can code. Bloxels. Osmo – Award-Winning Educational Games System for iPad. Cubetto: A robot teaching kids code & computer programming - Primo Toys.