It’s that time of year! Christmas! I have put together a tutorial on how to make some quick snowflake decorations. This is a great activity for kids and adults, and can be used as decorations for the tree, gifts to be given, even little tiny add-ons for your presents. It is quick and simple, cheap, and awesome for last-minute ideas.
You will need:
Sheet of acrylic
available at most hardware and surplus stores. I used stuff 3mm thick.
Access to a laser cutter
often found at Makerspaces, some Libraries, Universities, and the occasional local service provider. I am a member at Kwartzlab (a Makerspace in Kitchener).
I wrote in a previous post about my first attempt at designing a pull-back racer. Being the over-engineered design it was, I took a shot at simplifying it for use in workshops and educational purposes. Read more
I recently offered a workshop at WPL for kids where we made wind-up, or pull-back, racers. Instead of the standard cardboard bodies, which in testing I felt bent far too easily, I opted to quickly design and laser-cut some basic frames made out of 6mm MDF the kids could attach their parts onto. Read more