What is a makerspace?
A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Simply put, a makerspace is an area with the tools and supplies needed to create.
Maple Key is transforming “crafts” into something much more meaningful. A Makerspace allows campers to have much more choice and control over their creativity – which means a higher level of engagement, more confidence, and the freedom to pursue skills that are most relevant to each individual camper.
We need your help
To have a successful makerspace, we need tons of materials to allow kids to fully and creatively express themselves.
Many of these supplies are common items you may have around your house that we will use in uncommon ways.
If you are interested in donating any of the following, please contact us.
- Babyfood jars (cleaned, please!)
- Clear plastic storage tubs in a variety of sizes
- Clothes pins
- Cookie cutters
- Craft supplies-paint, glue, scissors, pipe cleaners, googley eyes, puff balls
- Crepe paper
- Egg cartons
- Fabric scraps
- Heavier duty materials to build with or glue to (wood scraps, Masonite board, etc.)
- Magazines- both to cut up (camp appropriate, please) and to use as inspiration (anybody subscribe to Make?)
- Mason jars (cleaned, please!)
- Nuts, bolts, and nails
- Old belts, purses, and bags
- Paper -different textures, weights, colors, styles, etc.
- Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
- Plastic bottles (cleaned, please!)
- Popsicle/craft sticks
- PVC pipe
- Scrabble tiles and other board game bits
- Sewing supplies
- Socks (used is okay but not gross, please)
- String, yarn, shoelaces, and rope
- Tin cans (no sharp edges, please)
- Tissue paper
- Tools – especially small hand tools like hacksaws, hammers, and screwdrivers
- Scrapbooking tools such as embossers, punches, etc
- Any kind of odd or end that you think might inspire our campers