Tuesday, December 19, 2017

3 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Every Maker

The countdown is on!  Holiday shoppers are beginning to panic!  What last minute gifts are still on your list?  Here are 3 easy, last minute gifts for every young maker.

1.  Create Your Own Maker Kit

Head to the local dollar store.  Spend less than $20 and create a maker kit that every maker with love.
  • craft sticks
  • pipe cleaners
  • balloons
  • plastic cups
  • straws
  • marshmallows
  • tape
  • glue sticks
  • rubber bands
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • playing cards
  • foam shapes/sheets
  • colored pencils
  • aluminum foil
  • play-doh
  • notebook
  • and basket or bin to hold all the stuff !

2.  Children's Books

There are so many great children's books that support creativity and the maker mindset. These are perfect for teachers, parents, and kids!  Check out my website www.steam-makers.com for a full list of books that support STEAM Maker learning K-12, but here are a few amazing ones:




3.  Duct Tape!

Sometimes a cardboard box is better than the present inside.  The box is the gift--the gift of creativity.  So, buy some duct tape and grab some of those Amazon boxes you tossed into the garage.  Build a race car or a rocket ship or a secret hideout--the possibilities are endless!

Happy Making One and All!

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