Make It!

Experience innovative Think Tank workshops that give youth makers ages 10-14 the opportunity to build new skills and get creative with tools and technology in a project-based and challenging environment! Design, build, and take home your own creations!


Time: 1–3 p.m.

Classroom Size: Limited to 10 participants per session

Cost: $30/Member, $35/Not-Yet Member (Scholarships are available)

Register: Online (see button below) or call (517) 485-8116, ext. 132

After Registering: Please fill out this emergency release form. Thank you! 


2021–22 Workshop Schedule


Wooden Toolbox

Sunday, October 17

Try your hand at basic carpentry and create your own toolbox! Learn how to measure, cut, and saw wood, then assemble it using a hammer and nails.


Hand-knit Scarf

Sunday, November 14

Learn a chill skill while creating something cozy! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, learn the basics of knitting and create an original piece of apparel. Learn to cast on, make patterns with knit and purl stitches, and bind off your completed piece.


Wrapped Stone Necklace

Sunday, December 12

Create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Try out a simple but attractive way to turn a stone into a pendant—to keep or give as a gift!


3D Marble Maze (Canceled)

Sunday, January 16

Take your cardboard construction skills to the next level. Design and construct a three- dimensional marble maze using cardboard, hot glue, and some precision cutting.


Sculpted Wire Game

Sunday, February 13

Create a circuit where you are the switch! Learn the parts of a circuit and use that knowledge to make a challenging game. The only twists in this project are the ones you add!


Pi Day Pie

Sunday, March 13

How high can you recite pi? Celebrate Pi Day by assembling 10,000 digits of the number and housing them in an imaginative case.


Phone Stand

Sunday, April 24

Part sculpting, part drawing, and totally fun! Try this popular new maker skill, and use 3D printing pens to create your own phone stand.


Solar Phone Charger

Sunday, May 15

Soldering, recycling, and sustainable energy—what could be more fun?! Learn the useful skill of fusing metal to complete a circuit. Harness the power of the sun to charge your favorite electrical device!


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