A one-stop shop for makerspace activites & supply lists
Collaboratory Makerspace Facilitators: Jessica Gilcreast, Caitlin Ahearn, Pamela Harland, & Kristin Whitworth
Here you'll find all of the resources that NHSLMA has culled during the fall of 2015 for the Collaboratory Makerspace. For each activity, you'll find a link to the original activity we used, alternative activities and, if applicable, an unusual supply list. For example, the nose hook propellers for the Zipline Racers took us a few days to track down.
Alternative ActivitiesZip Line (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Inspiration: Three pom poms, cups, egg cartons, cardboard, pip cleaners, cotton balls, & more will begin to accumulate in your makerspace! Wonder what to do with all of your leftover supplies? MAKE A MYSTERY BAG CHALLENGE!
Challenges: Ice breakers, bridges, towers, balloon cars & rafts, catapults
Other IdeasTensile Bubbles (Babble Dabble Do)
Neodynamic Magnets: Because of the size of the batteries, these magnets were suggested from the Babble Dabble Do website directions. However, we were not able to purchase them through Amazon; we found them through Kelvin. These come in packs of 2, so be careful not to double order!
Pliers & Wire Cutters: These are infinitely more helpful to have on hand when doing this activity. The more pairs of pliers, the more successful your students will be.
Original ActivityBuilding Squares (In the Children's Room)
Alternative ActivityLego Poetry Center (Mrs. Lodge's Library)Relief Society New Dimension Ball (Inkablinka)
These activities extended making throughout the day. These types of on-going activities are perfect for our makers who have just a few minutes to spare as they are heading to class, waiting to borrow a book, or stop into our makerspaces when they have free time for "making on the fringes."
Supplies Every Makerspace Should Have
No problem! Here are ways that you can get supplies for practically pennies on the dollar:
2. Find a lesson you like & customize it to what you already have
3. Set a budget for your students for each activity to eliminate wasteful use of materials
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