Open MAKE: Using Tools to Get Creative

The Maker Faire is two months away (boo!), but there will be a reminder of Maker Faire greatness this weekend at Open MAKE at the Exploratorium. We love watching Moxie work each year at the Craft Zine booth, turning colorful wool into the cutest little creatures imaginable, and luckily we don’t have to wait to May to see her work, as Moxie will be at Open MAKE this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This month’s theme is tools. A variety of local makers will participate in a talk on the tools they use to create, from Chef Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake, talking about creativity with kitchen tools, to quirky machine builder Benjamin Cowden, and many others, including Moxie. Outside of the talk will be various hand-on activities encouraging all ages to get making. Moxie will be doing needle felting, there will also be a mehndi demonstration, soft circuitry to make bracelets and badges containing circuits, puppetry to make stop motion animation, and other great activities.

It’s going to rain and be ugly outside, so take the opportunity to experience some greatness and let out some creative energy.

The Tinkering Studio activities are all included with admission to the Exploratorium.

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