Maker Workshops @ the Library

Over the next two months I will be volunteering at my local library, running Build a Birdhouse project for kids 5-15.  They are offered free by the library but space is limited and spots fill up fast.  Check the library calendar for the next scheduled workshop.

But before I run the workshop there is allot of work prepairing the kits so that even the smallest hands can build it independently.

The weather has been great to make my kits.  Here I am cutting out the different pieces that will make the birdhouses.

There are also hundreds of holes to drill.  But this great old drill press is up to the task.

I need allot of space on kit manufacturing days.  Here the pieces take over the driveway as I label each pice so kids can follow how to put their birdhouse together correctly.

Today 13 kids built my kits under my leadership.  There was a lot of work preparing, setting up and cleaning up after a workshop.  But working with the kids during the building phase is a blast.  They catch on fast and are hammering like pros by the end of the day.   

Check out my last post for pictures of my workshops over the years.  Projects include birdhouses, birdfeeders, planters, crystal radios, Morse code, desk organizers and tool boxes.