Kids love to make things at every age! Join Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, February 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as we encourage kids to make things using different skills with various materials and technology.
The art of making is an important activity because it develops fine motor and problem solving skills, encourages persistence and follows through and provides an opportunity for creative expression. “Make It” gives kids of all ages ways to explore different types of media and design to make their own unique inventions. Children will learn ideas and develop new skills that encourage them to continue the “Make It” fun at home.
During “Make It” Day, local mentors involved in the Maker Movement will be stationed at each activity to provide expert guidance in the completion of the activity.
“Make It” Day is Creative Discovery Museum’s version of a Maker Faire for Children. Maker Faires are festivals of invention, creativity and resourcefulness that celebrate the Maker Movement. This event is included with paid admission to the Museum.
Special thanks to the following groups for their help with Make It Day: Chatt*Lab, the Chattanooga Public Library, Society of Women Engineers, and First Lego League.
This was just one of the super cool things we had at the 2013 Make It Day. This project, a Gothic cathedral, was started at the event and then finished later. It took 10 hours and 20 minutes to "print" this.
Special thanks to:
Mike Bradshaw -- donated the printer to the Company Lab and PLA (plastic) for its use
James McNutt -- photography
Wally Edmondson -- photography, editing and production
Paul Muren -- use of his camera
The cathedral design is available on Thingiverse an online repository of 3d images (the user Skimbal derived the design)