If you have a crafty little builder in your household, it can be tough to come up with ideas to keep them entertained while feeding their creative and constructive needs. After all, how many birdhouses can one kid build? If you are lucky enough to live near a kid-friendly 'maker space,' you should be all set. If not, then check out this website that manages to bring the maker space experience to you.
The MAKESHOP Show is an online clearinghouse for videos and tutorials aimed at young makers. It is a product of MAKESHOP, a very popular interactive exhibit at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh where open-ended family learning is encouraged by fostering hands-on building and crafting projects.
A quick look at what The MAKESHOP Show has to offer reveals a lot of fun in every direction. A few of the projects that caught our eye were the homemade xylophone and the skateboard powered by an electric drill. Yeah, it is as cool as it sounds.
The culture of making is really taking off, and the coolest thing about it is how inclusive it is. Electronics, woodworking, fabric arts, sculpting--everyone is invited to the party, and everyone's creativity is celebrated.
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