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Exciting Maker Ed Projects for Kids

Here is a list of #makered projects for kids. Maker Ed is gaining popularity in schools because it emphasises students working on practical and challenging projects that interest them, students working collaboratively, and taking learning into the real world.

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Maker Challenges - Makerspace for Education

Lots of Maker Challenges for kids.

109 best Makerspace - Technology images on Pinterest | Maker space, Classroom ideas and Technology

Makerspaces are often filled with electronics, robotics, 3D printers and all kinds of cool, awesome tech tools. These tools can be fantastic both for support STEM curriculum and for open-ended exploration. Get some ideas for amazing MakerEd technology here. | See more ideas about Maker space, Classroom ideas and Technology.

Origami Instructions - Instructions on How to Make Origami

The best site to fold origami! Follow our photo instructions step by step. No annoying diagrams here. Fold classics such as origami crane and lily, and other popular origami like ninja star,
water balloon and many more!

origami club

The most popular and famous origami web site on the planet. Try Japanese traditional paper crafts.

Puzzles and Tests - Archimedes Laboratory Project

Mind and Visual Puzzles and Activities that enhance critical, logical, and creative thinking skills, and keep your brain active!

25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | Makerspaces.com

These STEM projects & activities for kids are perfect for the makerspace. Simple, easy and very cost effective. Make a car from cardboard or a boat from a soda bottle. Maker education is fun for all ages.

Projects Archive | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Maketine has many, many projects.

LanceMakes

Lance Makes - educator, writer and maker who shares lots of project plans for kids. Hosted on Instructables, but also has a website, LanceMakes.com

kids think design | a design resource for kids, parents, teachers

Educational website developed by Kids Design Collaborative introduces young people age 9-14 to the world of design and important 21st century skills. Engage students in the creative process. Capture kids' interest in fashion, graphic design, interior design, book arts, architecture, animation, product design and
environmental design.

Make It At Your Library

Lots of projects, a range of making skills.

Instructables: Home

Learn how to make anything with Instructables. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, online classes, and a vibrant maker community.

Learn how to knit with free knitting videos!

Watch and learn how to knit, purl, cast-on do increases and decreases with our free beginner knitter instructional videos. Plus knitting patterns etc

WORKBENCH WORKBENCH WORKBENCH

Only comprehensive education platform for Project-Based Learning, and the leader in building career and college-ready students through hands-on learning.

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

Librarians are developing maker activities for children's books that enhance the reading experience for kids.

Makerspaces in the Library

Articles and ideas for makerspaces - Pinterest board of Kay Oddone

Design and Build a Rube Goldberg - Activity

In this two-part activity, students design and build Rube Goldberg machines. This open-ended challenge employs the engineering design process and may have a pre-determined purpose, such as rolling a marble into a cup from a distance, or let students decide the purposes.

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar.

Make Fun Creating

Make Fun Creating has a focus on making cool stuff from the things around us. Great tutorials.

Talks to inspire projects with kids

These crafty talks will ignite passions, pique interests and introduce kids to the excitement of hands-on learning.

Maker Challenges

20 maker space challenges with QR codes.

Resources for Maker Ed

A list of excellent resources for teachers who want to get started with Maker Education.

Simple Paper Circuit | Make:

Step-by-step instructions from Makezine.com. Paper circuits are a great way of adding light to your drawings, origami, or papercraft creations. Instead of using wires to connect a battery to LEDs, paper circuits use conductive metal tape.

Toy Makers – DIY

DIY toy making projects for kids.