The info below was from our 2018 March Break Camp.
Join us for a jam-packed week of awesome hands-on maker activities! We have decided to design all of our projects this week with a kitchen theme in mind. As always, we will be working with a range of materials and processes to further develop a growing repetoire of hands on maker skills.
Here's our project line-up for the week:
(Please note that photos of our projects will be updated in the coming weeks as our sample projects are completed).
Designing cookie cutters with 2D & 3D software
We will be using Inkscape and Tinkercad to design a custom cookie cutter which will be 3D printed & used later in the week!
Fake cake trinket box
We will be using a variety of sculptural modelling materials to create a life-like cake prop that doubles as a secret stash box.
- 2D Vector Design for the Silhouette / CNC stencil cutting
- Using the Silhouette Studio computer software, students will create a digital stencil design which will be cut from vinyl on the Silhouette machine. Special glass paint will be used to decorate a personalized drinking glass.
Sewing on a machine
Custom sized aprons will be sewn on a machine. Stenciled embellishments may be added if time permits.
Making cookies with our 3D printed cookie cutters
We will be using a simple sugar cookie recipe for this activity. Please be sure to advise us if your child has a gluten or dairy allergy (we have alternate recipes if needed).
Woven t-shirt yarn trivets
Up-cycling old t-shirts in to "yarn" and weaving onto a simple frame loom. These will become very useful trivets to use in the kitchen for hot pots and pans!
Piping and decorating cookies with royal icing
We will be decorating the cookies made in the previous day's activity using a "wet on wet" royal icing marbling technique.
Printmaking in the kitchen + reusable memo board
We will be exploring various methods of printmaking using ingredients and tools commonly found in the kitchen: dish soap, potatoes, and cookie sheets! One of these prints will become the backdrop art in a reusable memo board project.
Polymer clay miniature "food" charms
Using coloured polymer clay, we will sculpt adorable sweet treat charms: donuts, pies, cupcakes & more!
Soldering PCBs & glowing spice jar lantern
We will be soldering together a printed circuit board (PCB) and creating a light up glass lantern which can be used as a night light or can also be decorated as a whimsical fairy jar.
Monday, March 12th - Friday March 16th, 2018
We also offer single day camp registrations for children who cannot attend an entire week but still want to join in on the fun! We still recommend attending a full week since many of our projects take multiple days to complete the entire making process.
Our programming is intended for ages 7 - 14.
Camp runs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Drop-off starts at 8:45 am, and pick up is until 4:30 pm.
If you require additional child care outside of these times, we will offer before and after care for a small additional fee. AM care starts at 8:00 am and PM care runs until 5:30.
The Cedars Worship Centre (aka Westminster United Church)
543 Beechwood Drive Waterloo, Ontario.
See our location page for more details and photos.
WHAT TO BRING:
We will be taking two nutrition breaks during the day to eat. During these periods we will also be spending time outdoors and playing games, weather permitting. Campers should come with a water bottle and nut-free lunch and snacks. Please have them dress appropriately for the weather that week, including a change of shoes to wear indoors if it is wet out.