Makerspace Kits

Build and create with these makerspace kits while you are in the library. Please return the materials to the cart when you are finished. 

 

Kit #1: Button Bracelet

  1. Tie a knot at the end of the string
  2. Thread the buttons onto the string to make a bracelet

Kit #2: Marshmallow Structure

  • Build a castle by sticking the toothpicks into the marshmallows to connect them. 

Kit 3: Popsicle Stick Catapult

  1. Make a stack of 5 popsicle sticks and rubber band them together on each end
  2. Take 2 other popsicle sticks and stack them together. Rubber band them together on the end.
  3. Pull the 2 popsicle sticks slightly apart and place the stack of 5 popsicle sticks between them.
  4. Rubber band the stack of 5 popsicle sticks to just the upper popsicle stick.
  5. Rubber band a spoon to the upper popsicle stick.
  6. Place a pom pom on the spoon.
  7. Hold the catapult with one hand and use the other hand to pull the spoon down. Release the spoon to launch your pom pom!

Kit 4: Cardboard and Straw Building

  • Build a house by sticking the straws through the holes in the cardboard tubes.

Kit 5: Musical Instruments

  • Use the materials to make a musical instruments

Kit 6: Cardboard Weaving 

  1. Thread the yarn through the needle
  2. Tie a knot at the end of the yarn.
  3. Push the needle up the first hole starting from the back of the cardboard.
  4. Move the needle up and down through the holes until the whole picture is outlined with yarn.
  5. When finished, take the yarn out of the needle and tie a knot.

Kit 7: Egg Carton Building

  • Build a tower, bridge, or pyramid using the egg cartons as blocks!