Today was our last day for Squishy Circuits. Congratulations to K for achieving the Squishy Circuits challenge (see above)!
We're now retiring Squishy Circuits for a while, but if you miss it, take a look at the cool video below, where a clay sculptor makes a Squishy Circuits portrait of SC co-creator AnneMarie Thomas!
Menu items today:
- Snap Circuits
- Squishy Circuits (last day!)
- Origami (can we make an animated origami bird??)
We had many students absent today. We hope you feel better soon!
We'll get back to you about this week's activities!
With a little refresher of the menu we continued our work from last week. This time game designers got to pull out some cool supplies from the Scrap Box to start building their prototypes. Snap Circuits was taken up a notch this week with orange juice and an antique lamp to experiment with. More people joined in for their last chance on Squishy Circuits ... which we ultimately extended into a third session so we could complete the Pig Challenge.
- Amelia and Kristin
Our first day at Willow Run was definitely a fun one! We started out Michigan Makers with an icebreaker so we could all get to know everyone's name. We formed a giant circle and tossed around a cute crotched animal while calling out the person's name you we're about to throw it to.
Our agenda for the first week was introducing Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, crochet, and game design. Everyone was excited to try out the new activities, and crocheting drew quite a large crowd. At the end of our session many of the crocheters had completed or were well on their way to completing an awesome zipper pull. Our game designers brainstormed so they could begin building their prototypes next session, and the Snap & Squishy Circuits groups got through a lot of cool projects. At the end of our first session we wrote in our journals about what we like to make, what we don't like to make, and most importantly what we want to know how to make. Everyone was looking forward to what they were going to create next week!