Kids Crafts with Maker Dad
with Mark Frauenfelder
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About The Class
experiment, make, and create – together
Make your weekends more awesome with activities you and your kids can get their hands on. Join Make Magazine editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder — and his daughter Jane — for a class on cool, simple projects you can do with your kids.
In Kids Crafts with Maker Dad, you’ll get the blueprints you need to complete projects with the whole family. You’ll learn how to whip up a mixture that makes enormous bubbles, and how to get started with polymer clay — a medium you can use to create custom toys, shapes, and figurines. You’ll engage in a little trial and error learning by creating your own simple board and dice games. You’ll also learn the more advanced magic of constructing a Drawbot – a simple robot that can make abstract art all by itself.
This course will have even your most reluctant kid excited to get their hands dirty and experimenting, making, and creating, together.
Polymer Clay: Mixing & Rolling31:11
Polymer Clay: Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace22:58
Other Polymer Clay Projects23:20
Homemade Soap: Mold Making40:27
Making Your Own Rubber Stamps25:53
Creating Puzzle Cubes24:54
Puzzle Cube: Finishing Touches27:40
The Antigravity Jar14:11
Making Mixie Sticks33:23
Crazy Card Magic Trick18:40
Making Minibots: Drawbot37:04
Making Minibots: Bristlebot23:35
Making the Friendstrument33:31
Connecting the Friendstrument22:54
Decorating Your Friendstrument19:44
Making the Balloon Camera33:22
Attaching the Balloon Camera to the Rig12:05
Making Giant Bubbles11:46
Making a Sled Kite25:41
Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the founder of Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and the editor-in-chief of Cool-Tools.org. He was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998, the founding editor of Wired.com, and is the author of seven books. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Mark Frauenfelder - Maker Dad Projects.pdf
DIY Projects for Dads and Kids - Materials and Tools List.pdf
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Great time today learning with Mark and Jane was easy and fun. I will be sharing my new found maker talents with my grandaughters very soon. We will watch the videos and follow along. What a great idea in learning you have with CreativeLive! Congrats to the entire CreativeLive team, I cannot wait to see tomorrows show.
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