Patti Schiendelman

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MAKE reader Mike points us to this Inhabitots article about Avik Maitra, a Colombia University graduate doing a research fellowship in Malawi. Malawi kids have been making some very cool toys out of found items; Avik is working on designing more toys that the children can make out of local... Read more »

MAKE reader Mike points us to this Inhabitots article about Avik Maitra, a Columbia University graduate doing a research fellowship in Malawi. Malawi kids have been making some very cool toys out of found items; Avik is working on designing more toys that the children can make out of local... Read more »

Meagan sent us a link to her Big Box of ADHD project. I think it would be a super way to help kids (and grownups) organize their brains and ideas. Read more »

Meagan sent us a link to her Big Box of ADHD project. I think it would be a super way to help kids (and grownups) organize their brains and ideas. Read more »

Homegrown Evolution has a neat garden work table made from a pallet – very simple. It would make great greenhouse shelves, too. I’ve heard that pallets are pretty much all chemically-treated so they don’t rot – does anyone know if this is true? Read more »

Kate Themel at Ragged Cloth CafĂ© has a very thoughtful post about the economy and making art. She’s speaking about quilting, but the ideas are relevant to any creative art/craft/making in tougher times. Clearly, the economy has slowed down. Many people have lost their jobs and some have lost their... Read more »

We’ve gotten some of the packaged marble roll games that go on the fridge and they’ve been kind of disappointing. I really like this set that you can make yourself with plumbing pipe – Jack McKee’s site has lots of other cool stuff for kids, too! Read more »