Because our first MomentUM fundraiser was such a huge success, we knew we wanted to create workshops for students to interact with this new technology to complete a project. We identified some fun projects that would highlight how useful this new technology could be. Each Maker Monday has been more fun than the last, and we have so many ideas for future Maker Mondays! It is really cool to see students move from paint and glue to 3D printers to a sewing machine to craft a project into life. We have been so hands-on that we haven’t captured these extensively, but hope we can do justice in describing and showing you photos.
Maker Monday -- Board Games
This Maker Monday was intensely collaborative among participants. There was much discussion about the logic behind games and how to put that logic into practice. Everyone asked questions, and shared their ideas and suggestions. The 3D-printed miniature game pieces were a huge hit.
Maker Monday -- Stress Dolls
Sewing is one of our “old school” techonologies that we get a lot of inquiries about, so we decided to let students sew their very own stress dolls. The dolls started with a simple pattern and students got to trace it, cut out their own fabric and then sew the fabric, and fill the shell with batting. Some students opted to hand-stitch their dolls, while others did their using our Brother sewing machine. The skill and experience levels varied greatly as well, but everyone learned a lot and walked out with a cool, handmade stress doll to get them through Finals Week!