15 more hands-on activities for kids in Pittsburgh
Make butter in a jar, hum a kazoo or microwave marshmallow play dough.
20 hands-on activities to keep kids busy
Most supplies can be found on your pantry, recycle box or craft bin.
Maker Monday: Snowstorm Magic
Elsa is not the only one who can make a snowstorm!
Maker Monday: 3 DIY birdfeeders
It’s a great time to consider feeding birds who stay with us all winter long.
Maker Monday: Creepy Climbing Creatures
This is a cool STEAM project as kids consider the engineering mechanics of how to put them together.
Maker Monday: Balloon-Powered Racers
This STEM activity is a simple way to illustrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Maker Monday: 3 Playful Painting Projects
Sometimes the method is as creative as the finished product.
Maker Monday: Cardboard Tube Houses
Homes with maker kids are guaranteed to have a bin filled with cardboard tubes from paper towels and toilet paper rolls. You never know when you need them!
Maker Monday: 3 favorite fall projects
The autumn season of harvest, Halloween and pumpkins gives us lots of opportunities for creative fun.
Maker Monday: Clothespin Puppets
It’s a blast to set kids up with an idea and supplies and let them loose to create!
Maker Monday: Backyard Noodle Fishing
Rain or shine, this STEAM project will offer hours of fun in hands-on creating and followup playtime.
Maker Monday: Blooming Water Lilies
Place them in a shallow bowl of water and watch them open right before your eyes.
Maker Monday: Forky Knifey Family
Like many fans who saw “Toy Story 4,” we rushed home and tore through our maker bins to find supplies needed to recreate Forky and Knifey.
Maker Monday: Coffee Filter Ballerinas
Maker Monday veers toward the cultural scene with graceful dancers made from the simplest supplies.
Maker Monday: Super Spinner
This inexpensive activity, made with supplies found in most households, packs a wow factor.
Maker Monday: Shoebox Shadow Puppets
We found everything we needed in the kitchen and cardboard recycling bin.
Maker Monday: Bouncing Bubbles
Kids love bouncing bubbles on their hands like slow-motion jugglers!
Maker Monday: Monogram Splatter Art
This is a cool project for a range of ages, with smaller kids needing just a bit more guidance.
Maker Monday: Decorated Bunny House
Surrounded by so much Easter candy, we found a better use of all those empty calories.
Maker Monday: Ice Cream in a Bag
Ice cream made by hand just tastes better!