Kids & Family on the Blog
A large part of obtaining Eagle scout status is to do a project that benefits the community. Often these are things like park benches, drinking fountains, etc. Jacob Bruner had different ideas though. He wanted to bring 3D printing to his community. I especially loved the fact that this project... Read more »
Life Size Mousetrap have taken a childhood game and turned it into a sideshow spectacle that any carny would be proud to be a part of. An impressively giant Rube Goldberg machine, music, dancing, clowns and much good humor make this a show you don't want to miss. Read more »
Do you know why we share videos of Eepy Bird doing their Diet Coke and Mentos show every chance we get? Because it is fun every single time you see it. There’s something inexplicably fun about the incomprehensible mess they’re making and how much fun everyone has watching it happen.... Read more »
11-year old Blythe Serrano made a 3D Printed Light-Up at Night Pet Collar, which she was sharing at World Maker Faire New York 2014. It has nine LED lights, a battery, and a light sensor. When it’s dark, the lights illuminate so that you can see your pet easily. She... Read more »
In this special edition of Maker Camp, we’ll be coming to you LIVE from New York, one day before we open the doors to the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! We invite classrooms, kids, teens, families… anyone to join us for this 30-minute virtual field trip on Friday, 9/19/14 starting at 2 p.m.... Read more »
Cool Projects for Kids of All Ages
Find these and other awesome summer projects in our Ultimate Summer Fun Guide, which features tons of 3D images and over 50 projects to make right now. Plus the magazine comes complete with 3D glasses!
Build a Zipline
You could buy a dinky, ready-made kit just for kids, but why not make your own industrial-strength zip line that will support the heaviest of neighbors? It’s a fun project you can tackle in a weekend, and you can order all the parts online for less than $400.
Launch a Rocket
Paper, tape, compressed air … lift-off! Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. Build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon or get the complete kit in the Maker Shed.
3D Print your Head
Get started with 3D printing — create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic! Take some simple pictures, use the online tool to create the 3D file, and then print out. If you don’t have a 3D printer at home, no worries, you can send it to a service that will mail it right to your door!
Super Awesome Sylvia
Have you checked out Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show yet? There’s so much to learn, and she’s an awesome teacher and very cool young maker.