April Makerspace Monday Recap and What’s Next

Makerspace Monday @ The PlaygroundDelicious chocolate covered pretzels were enjoyed as a snack when we made discoveries that took place over 6,000 years ago. Did you know that Plaster of Paris got its name because the material called gypsum used in it is abundant in Paris. It is also used to help heal broken bones. Wow, who knew that? But on this night, we whipped and mixed water and Plaster of Paris to make a plant holder for our little succulent plant! As the evening ended, we put our spur wheels into a spinning roll and created metal art tooling, which by the way, is originated from Mexico! The artistic juices were flowing!

Coming up next month, Bowl Stamping! This has never been done before at our youth library, so you don’t want to miss out. By adding in your unique touch, not only will texture be added with a stamp, but your finished art piece can also be used to hold your very special treasure or souvenirs from the past.

Picture of a white bowl with pink flowers

Coming Up Next for our May Makerspace Monday

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Date: May 9th, 2022 
Ages: All Ages
Activity: Bowl Stamping!
Location: Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Online Registration

If you are unable to join in person, no problem, just complete the online registration form and choose “mail activity kit and video link” directly to your preferred address.

Please contact Denise Bean at denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us or 515-452-1338

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