MakerFun Activities

Join Nellie from Brilliant Labs as she demonstrates how you can hand-sew cotton face masks for yourself or to donate to a local medical centre.

Based on the video by Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck and on the recommendation of Dr. Theresa Tam, here is an easy cotton mask with a filter pouch you can make in under an hour without a sewing machine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vIy…

Join us as we introduce “Blackout” poetry. This #MakerFun activity is an opportunity to learn about this special form poetry while allowing makers to create beautiful art. To learn more about Blackout poetry visit: https://www.teachkidsart.net/the-art-…

Join Sarah & Lennon as they combine art, math and nature in a creative way. Learn how you can express yourself by creating colourful patterns using math! At the end of this video you will have a colourful ornament, have practiced your math skills and learn all about pine cones!

Join John for today’s #MakerFun: Composting for beginners! In our effort to reduce food waste entering our landfills, we can reduce and reuse this material as compost. Along with lessons about what to compost, you and your caregivers can build your own backyard composting space. Let’s get started!

Here are some considerations:

Space

Distance from kitchen

Sun exposure

Water source

Soil source

Size

The composter will be open on one side for access, but enclosed on three sides to contain the soil and compost mixture. You will also need some sort of middle divider after your first year to separate our “fresh” compost from “aged” compost.

This video gives an example of the MakerFun Submersible Design Challenge

Using an exploration journal in nature is such a simple and yet meaningful habit. Join Michelle for this short video that explains why, how and what to use as an exploration journal. In this time of physical distancing, discovering nature is an educational activity that links learning, physical and psychological well-being in addition to the development of a tons of skills that allow children of all ages to grow up while being aware of their environmental impact. Do you have an exploration journal? Share us images, identifying #NaturalMakerSpace or #MakerFun. We like to be inspired by your projects.

In this video join Sarah and learn how to make beads from recycled paper to make a unique accessory that represents your vision of PEACE.
Paper bead instructions:
Paper Bead Tutorial Steps
Cut your paper into strips about 2.5 cm wide and a length longer than 8 cm.
Cut each strip in half on the diagonal. Draw a line with a pencil and ruler to guide. To make one mixed bead bracelet, use 8 diagonally cut “triangle” shaped pieces of paper.
Organize a work space with the 8 diagonal paper strips, several toothpicks, a glue stick and some clear nail polish.
Take a toothpick and one paper strip. Roll the WIDE end of the paper strip completely around the toothpick ONE rotation.
Take the glue stick and quickly cover the remaining paper surface with glue.
Tightly roll the paper strip around the toothpick.
Smooth the tip/end of the paper strip in place, use a bit of glue stick on end to seal.
Use a paint brush to apply a coat of your ½ white glue & ½ water mixture to seal your bead. Allow to dry for about 30 minutes.
Slip the paper bead off of the toothpick.
Organize your beads into an order of your choice. If you have other beads at home then you can add them to mix it up!
Cut the beading cord in a 9-10″ piece.
String the beads, knot and trim the excess cord.
Tie around your wrist OR create a loop on one end and use a larger bead on the other to connect.
In this video join Bram in discovering why space junk is of a great concern not only for other spaceships and satellites in orbit, but also the environment. Bram discusses his design model of a satellite that will help manage space junk to keep the next frontier clean.
Dans cette vidéo, rejoignez Bram pour découvrir pourquoi la pollution spatiale est une préoccupation majeure non seulement pour les autres vaisseaux spatiaux et satellites en orbite, mais aussi pour l’environnement. Bram parle de son modèle de conception d’un satellite qui aidera à gérer la pollution de l’espace pour garder la prochaine frontière propre.
In this video join Jacob and learn how you can become a steward of our galaxy as he walks you through the creation and design of a constellation mobile.
Caitlin and Megan are grade 5 students at Brookside Intermediate Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s, NL, who took the Makerfun# “Make Something With Cardboard” challenge. We would like to introduce you to: Joe made from cardboard and programed with Scratch using a Makey-Makey and mobility support from Dash! Thank you for sharing and we hope you will share your #MakerFun projects with us too! You can post them on Facebook or Twitter, or email them to info@brilliantlabs.ca for us to upload to our social media channels!

Construct a constellation mobile using natural items found outside and around your neighbourhood.

Construisez un mobile d’une constellation en utilisant des objets naturels trouvés à l’extérieur et autour de votre quartier.

Construct a constellation mobile using natural items found outside and around your neighbourhood.

Construisez un mobile d’une constellation en utilisant des objets naturels trouvés à l’extérieur et autour de votre quartier.

Construct a constellation mobile using natural items found outside and around your neighbourhood.
Construisez un mobile d’une constellation en utilisant des objets naturels trouvés à l’extérieur et autour de votre quartier.

Ecosystems

2 years ago

Ecosystems provide habitats for plants and animals, and support different food chains and food webs. They can be very small and fit in jars, or they can be very large like a forest. Our planet needs healthy ecosystems to survive. How can we ensure that there is enough energy from the sun, clean air and food for our ecosystems to survive? What would happen if one of those parts were missing? What can you do to help our planet stay healthy?

Join Sarah and Lennan as they build their own terrarium. In this video you will see the items they have gathered on their walk, and how to assemble all their findings to create an ecosystem in a jar!

In this video join our BL friends and learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals are all interconnected and are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Take action and be the change you want to see in your world.

Watch Émilie and Charlotte go through the obstacle course they made in their front yard.

Regardez Émilie et Charlotte parcourir la course à obstacles qu’elles ont faite dans leur cour avant.

Educ-Art

2 years ago
In this video, join Nellie and learn how to create artwork that shows various scenes. You’ll need paper, scissors, and your favourite drawing and colouring tools.
Dans cette vidéo, rejoignez Nellie et apprenez à créer des illustrations qui montrent diverses scènes. Vous aurez besoin de papier, de ciseaux et de vos outils de dessin et de coloriage préférés.

In this video learn how to create a “math-sterpiece” of twirled-paper art with algebra! Simply assign the colour and length of your paper as variables in your equation.

Dans cette vidéo apprenez comment créer un math-nifique) oeuvre d’art avec des spirales et de l’algèbre. Il vous suffit d’assigner la couleur et la longueur de votre papier comme variables dans votre équation.

In this video, discover how to blend the visual art of calligraphy with binary code. Create inspirational messages or call to actions written in binary code related to the UN SDGs.

Phew – the quality on the overhead cam in the first version of this video didn’t exactly inspire brilliance. Now with a new overhead camera, this video is a little easier to follow along to learn how to draw your own circle geometry.

Storytelling begins with a character. Learn how to make fun Egg Carton Characters to create your own story. It could be a puppet show or slow motion animation. This is a great exercise for: language arts, fine motor skills, creativity, speaking and listening, art, materials handling

Le récit commence par un personnage. Apprenez à vous amuser avec des personnages en carton pour créer votre propre histoire. Il peut s’agir d’un spectacle de marionnettes ou d’une animation image par image. C’est un excellent exercice pour : les arts du langage, la motricité fine, la créativité, la parole et l’écoute, l’art et la manipulation de matériaux.

Light is important to our lives, but too much light can have negative results. This is called: Light Pollution, which is the brightening of the night sky caused by street lights and other man-made sources. Light pollution can be disruptive and have a negative effect on natural cycles, habitats and sky-gazers. In this video Christine takes a look at the effect light pollution has on the Atlantic Puffin. She explains how baby puffins leave their nest to float in the Atlantic Ocean for up to 3 years. Their journey starts at night to avoid predators. Unfortunately, light pollution from coastal communities is distracting and takes them off course. To help solve this problem, and many like it, Christine shows viewers how to download and install the Science Journal App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded viewers will learn how to use this app to design, create and conduct their own light level experiment in their own community. Think about: why we are investigating light levels, consider your own use of light and any intended and unintended consequences of light use. Download & Learn: below are two links to help you download the Google Science Journal app and get started with your experiment. https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/g… https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/g…