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DESIGN SQUAD . Parents & Educators

DESIGN SQUAD . Parents & Educators

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Making in Michigan Libraries We’ll be developing a maker handbook as a deliverable in our project. Here are some handouts we’ve developed to date. Click on the header for the PDF. Makerspace Activity ListA list of many of the possible genres, tools, and materials used in many makerspaces. See what fits for you! LoveToKnow The term "ribbon" refers to narrow loom-woven strips of cloth, often with a visible selvage on each side that helps them to maintain their form. Ribbons can be made of any fiber and are usually woven in satin, plain, gauze, twill, and velvet weaves. The origins of the term "ribbon" and its earlier forms, ruban or riband, are obscure, but they may be Teutonic and a compound of the word "band"-the ancestor of the modern day ribbon. As early as the Neolithic period, people wove very narrow, dense, often utilitarian strips of fabric on small portable looms.

Paper Circuits For Makerspaces Paper Circuits using Circuit Stickers – CC Jie Qi Flickr FREE – Get (5) Paper Circuit Project Templates Plus a Few BONUSES A paper circuit is a low-voltage electronic circuit that is created on paper or cardboard using conductive copper tape, LEDs and a power source such as a coin-cell battery. 'Check Out' All the Creative Things Libraries Circulate Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs from their library. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits? Below are some creative examples of materials being circulated in libraries around the country. Do you circulate something unique at your library? Makerspace Project - Make a Light Saber Using Paper Circuits Great STEM Project Making paper circuit light sabers are great for boys and girls of all ages. This is a fun STEM project that shows how circuits work. Get The Paper Circuit Book & Kit To begin, you will need to download & print the light saber paper circuit template. This template is a 2 page PDF.

Cindy Crushes Programming: Tile Art I love doing drafts with tiles. They are super cheap and it is easy to do many projects with them. I get my tiles from Home Depot, Menard’s or Lowes. Maker Ed's Resource Library » Become a Sponsor Disclaimer: Maker Ed’s online Resource Library contains links to third-party organizations, companies, and commercial products. By including these resources, Maker Ed intends to highlight their potential value to the maker education community, rather than to provide an endorsement. The library is independently managed by Maker Ed staff, who adhere to a set of guidelines to ensure that all third-party resources are primarily informational, rather than promotional, in nature. This resource curation process is free from the influence or control of any party outside of Maker Ed.

Cool DIY Gift Idea for Plant, Wine Lovers: Plants Grow in Fridge Magnets, Recycled Corks Plants are said to create peace and harmony in your living space. Cork planter fridge magnets add a touch of green harmony to your fridge door’s “to-do and not-to-forget” lists. Here’s how you upcycle cork wine stoppers with very little tools or materials. 1. DIY Wine Cork Planters By her own admission, Linda from It All Started With Paint isn’t what you’d call a green thumb. But tiny low-maintenance succulents were calling her name and that’s where the idea for these unlikely thumb-sized planters came from. Read on to learn how to create your own easy-to-make planters! – Wine corks – Magnets – Glue gun – Succulents – Soil – Steak knife Drink some wine and save the corks. Gather your supplies.