What do you get when you mix a bunch of creative kids with copper wire, glue guns, and dead toy parts? Roller-skating bears and a Two-Hump Wump, to name just a few things.
More than 500 families registered for yesterday’s Open Make at San Francisco’s hands-on Exploratorium science museum. The event, a collaboration between the Exploratorium, Make magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, was aimed at giving young makers a forum for learning new skills, collaborating with peers, and showing off their talents.
Open Make will take place once a month through April. Yesterday’s theme was toys, with young tinkerers building scribbling machines and kinetic contraptions from wire, perfecting tricky tops, and creating cool-looking art with kaleidoscopes. Click on the gallery below to see the next generation of makers at work.
Young makers get early start on DIY (photos)
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