TINKERING CAMP AT MONTALVO – 7 Projects

Tinkering Camp at Montalvo Arts Center, June 6 – 10, 2016. Age 6 and up.

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DAY ONE

Write your initials using caps

Ice breaker exercise to begin the camp! I had prepared welcome signs for the camps and the campers wrote their initials on light cardboard with recycled plastic caps. They learned how to use a glue gun, gluing either the bottom of the cap or the edge.


caps from RAFT San Jose.

 

Make a Toy with a limited number of material (same material for everyone)

A 1 hour and half session including a short presentation by the campers to present their toy to the group. I gave each camper the same materials and they had to make a toy in the limited time. During the process they took some notes on their notebook.

Available tools: Dremel and glue guns.

DAY TWO

Pegboard+bolts+ screws+Rainbow Loops

A very simple way to explore shapes and geometry. The possibilities are infinite.


Make Something That Rolls

 

DAY THREE
Make an Automaton

Inspired by the Exploratorium in San Francisco, a wonderful project that can be extended with multiple options.

 

DAY FOUR
Make a Shadow Box

DAY FIVE
Free tinkering Project
Display of all the projects