On June 2, a group got together to make natural personal care products. We made body lotion and lip balm. Here are the recipes for what we made and information about the materials. The results were yummy!
At the May 27 FOCC Garden Party, kids took pictures of various things as a part of the “Kids in the Park” photo challenge. Here are the photos they took.
On Friday, May 19, a group of us got together at the Portal Library to tie dye. Here are some of the beautiful results. (If you have a picture of a shirt you tie dyed, email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in the comments.)
On Saturday, May 6, National Scrapbooking Day, a group of us got together to learn about scrapbooking from Joy Mendez. We talked about types of scrapbooks, layouts, materials, and where to begin, and then had lots of hands-on time to create. We were lucky to have access to a wide variety of beautiful materials that Read more about Scrapbooking![…]
A photo block puzzle is an attractive way to display your pictures and also makes a great gift. To begin, photos are selected, cropped and sized to fit the desired design. Then they are printed and trimmed. Next the images are glued to the block faces. The final product can have images on as many Read more about Photo block puzzle[…]
On March 27, local grade K-4 students gathered at the Portal Library for a Maker Day. We started with a challenge to design and build a structure using toothpicks and mini-marshmallows. After that students made their own books. Topics included spring, the seasons, weather, and cooking. Students’ favorite activity was the photo challenges and digital photography. Below Read more about Kids Maker Day[…]
This weekend a group of us participated in cooking workshops at the Rodeo Community Center. We made bread, pizza dough (and pizzas!), spring rolls, Asian dipping sauces, peanut noodle salad, pie crust, and quiches. Here are the recipes we used. Yum!
As a part of the March 9 Maker Day at Animas Public School, grade 3-5 students made Rube Goldberg-style contraptions incorporating simple machines. As was done in other parts of the day, we emphasized the design process with planning, building, and iterating. Students began by working in small groups to design what they planned to Read more about Contraptions![…]
On March 9, grade K-2 students were invited to make “un-birthday” cards. These cards could be addressed to anyone who wasn’t having a birthday. Students made cards for family members and friends. One of their favorite parts was using the Washi craft tape. Materials to make greeting cards and other paper crafts are available in Read more about Unbirthday cards[…]
On March 9, we conducted a Maker Day with Animas Public School students in grades K-5. The morning was spent with grade K-2 students. We began with a new marshmallow construction challenge. This one would involve small groups building towers with mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. Before beginning, we talked about the design process and how real-world Read more about Marshmallow design challenge[…]