Sew n' Glow - LED bracelets!



Adapted from http://www.atxdiy.com/2010/07/05/tutorial-sew-a-simple-circuit/

SUPPLIES

  • Sew-On Snaps- Make sure they are metal and not coated with paint, they need to conduct electricity.  Magnetic snaps would also work
  • Needle – Needs to have a relatively small...
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Make mini-zine!



SUPPLIES

• paper
• scissors
• art supplies to draw or write with
• photocopier
• your eyes, brains, and hands!

INSTRUCTIONS
Think about your objective or reason for making the zine. Are you trying to make one that inspires people to do something? Teaches your reader something you know? Tells them a story? Here...
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Banana Tattoos



SUPPLIES
• Giant pushpins (or normal ones)
• Bananas

INSTRUCTIONS
Grab a fresh banana (one not too brown or old).  Either cut out a stencil or thing you want to trace and start tracing making small holes in the banana skin (don’t go too deep!), or just start poking holes in the shape you want to make. Watch as the dots...
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Recycled Paper Notebooks



SUPPLIES
- paper cut to the size you want
- paper for your spine
- cover paper (slightly heavier and decorated)
- collage supplies - old magazines, foam letters, stamps, colored pencils, etc
- glue (Elmers)
- clothes pins or binder clips
- paintbrush (an old one)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Grab as many pieces...
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Squishy Circuits



SUPPLIES
Squishy Circuits Kit 
Conductive and insulating dough

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Walk through the...
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Spaghetti Bridges



SUPPLIES
Dry spaghetti (other straight, thick pastas, such as Linguini, would also work)
Marshmallows (try large and small sizes for different types of connections!

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Make two triangles with the spaghetti.    Connect the three sides of the triangle with three marshmallows at the...
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LED Throwies



SUPPLIES
10mm diffused LED
CR2032 3V lithium coin cellbattery
rare earth magnet
electric tape

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Place LED legs apart over battery. Make sure positive leg (long) is on the positive side of the battery.

Step 2: Tape LED onto battery and cover. Then take magnet and tape around....
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Duct Tape Bowties



SUPPLIES

Duck tape!

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Cut two pieces of duck tape. Make one piece a little longer than the other.

Step 2: Stick the two pieces together (sticky sides in) with the shorter piece in the center of the longer one.

Step 3: Fold over the longer edges

Step 4: Fold bow into an accordion shape...
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Coding Challenges for Kids



INSTRUCTIONS
Watch and follow along with this 30-minute tutorial to learn the basics of using Hopscotch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5CESyZ7So

Exercise 1:
Choose Monkey as your character. 
Put the Move block in the center and make the monkey move 300....
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Open T|E|A Room: Rainbow Loom



Open T|E|A Room 4:30 - 5:30 Wednesday June 4

Attention Grades 3 - 6! 

Have you run out of ideas with your Rainbow Loom?

Do you need help starting or finishing a project?

Have you found a design that requires two looms hooked together?

Join us June 4th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Browse our guidebooks for...
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