Saturday, September 10, 2011

ScrapKins at NY MAKER FAIRE: Sept 17th & 18th!

We're so excited to be a part of the NY MAKER FAIRE this upcoming weekend. It's an amazing DIY, creativity festival with tons of fantastic inventions, robots, crafts, and things you can play with. Don't miss this one!

Visit ScrapKins in the "Young Makers" Section, Exhibit #7046 and make your own "Recycled Art Monster" and behold the mighty "Recycle-Saurus!" Roarrrrrr!

NY MAKER FAIRE:

Saturday, September 17th: 10 am - 7 pm 
Sunday, September 18th: 10 am - 6 pm
New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, NY

Tickets online here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Float On Ye Vessel of Milk


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In honor of the last days of Summer, I share one of our carton boats catching a wave. (That's my nephew you hear.) There is nothing simpler and more satisfying than building a boat and watching it really float. I especially love the image of the "little boat" next to the big boat. The real world is one giant testing lab. We found that although toilet paper tubes make excellent sails, if they get wet they begin to fall apart. You can always substitute with a piece of plastic jug or bottle for a more "capsize-friendly" craft. Do try this at home.