Learn how to make your own table-top amusement park style games using only paper, tape and scissors. This hands-on workshop will get you cutting, folding, connecting and building in a matter of minutes. You will start by learning the Engineering with Paper “alphabet” of techniques and then transform ordinary paper into interactive games. Unleash creative possibilities while also learning how to re-use and up-cycle supplies you already have.
Combine simple electronics with the centuries-old Japanese papercraft art of Origami. By adding LEDs and self-sticking motors we’re able to create 3D papercraft projects that move, light up, and blink! Explore art, design, engineering, and basic electronics as we craft together.
In this workshop, we’ll start by making a light-up firefly and butterfly as we build series and parallel circuits. Then use motors to make a cute ladybug and creepy spider that will wiggle around your workspace. Soon you’ll have a whole collection of fun buggy buddies!
Get John’s latest book, free with camp sign up. John Collins, world record holder for paper airplane distance, shows the tricks and tips for designing your own paper airplanes. Learn control surfaces, three axis control, center of gravity, drag, lift, thrust, stalls, circles, loops, flapping planes, and more. You’ll get the skinny on reading folding diagrams and learn some great folding moves including reverse, sink, petal, squash, and waterbomb folds.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make a great paper airplane, this series of classes is designed for you. Go from zero to hero in four one hour sessions. If you’re already good at paper airplanes, John will make you better. You’ll learn how full sized aircraft work, how gliders work, and of course how that applies to paper airplanes. If you’re a budding aeronautical engineer, some hands-on learning will give you a real feel for flight.
Explore math in a fun, hands-on way with Holiday Math Crafts! In this workshop, we’ll create beautiful snowflakes and stars was we learn geometry together. Then we’ll put the power of fractals to use as we make unique holiday cards. Engage the brain and decorate your home for the holiday season!
This workshop makes math exciting and entertaining. It’s a great way to build math confidence for any student. Want something different for your club or class? Interested in math enrichment for your homeschooling pod? This is the class for you! Taught by Maker Camp host and certified math teacher, Sandy Roberts.
We suggest that younger students have the help of a guardian or older student, to avoid frustration to help with the more challenging scissor work.
All participants will receive a free e-book with step-by-step instructions for further reference.
It’s time to celebrate all those great winter holidays by creating fun, unique light-up paper crafts to decorate your home or give as gifts. Building paper circuits are a fantastic, hands-on way to learn electronics while crafting. Join Maker Camp host and STEM educator, Sandy Roberts, for this very special holiday class.
In this workshop you’ll make:
A one-of-a-kind light-up holiday card
An origami gift box that glows when you open it
A fun upcycled “candle” to decorate your home
All participants will receive a free e-book with step-by-step instructions as well.