Hi everyone! Kristin and I were very excited to start up Michigan Makers again, with lots of new faces, and a few of the same.
Tech Box Tricks made another appearance today, along with Snap Circuits, which were a newcomer this year. Snap Circuits come with a board and different circuit components which can snap together, helping to teach kids about how circuits work as they create a variety of cool projects exploring light, sound, and motion. We were also very fortunate to have a parent volunteer this week who helped to man this activity!
We also brought the ever-popular junk box as well as Kinex, Tinker Toys, Lego, and even the old classic – Lincoln Logs.
And what a successful first day back it was! We were very impressed by the enthusiasm and creativity of the group. There was a lot of creative use of materials in from the junk box, and some of the kids spent the whole time crafting their creations, despite having to share a single roll of tape after we ran out.
Some of the projects from today included a mask, a bird with flexible wings, a miniature table with dishes, and a golden snitch.
I know I can’t wait to see what this group will come up with in future weeks!