Where else can you make the worlds’ largest bubbles, learn how to solder, meet some inventors, buy unique handmade crafts, see a dress made out of balloons, and hear Celtic music playing throughout by The Mithril Duo? All this and more can be enjoyed at The Shreveport Mini Maker Faire, of course!
What if you could spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math by playing piano on a bunch of bananas? LeVette Fuller from the Shreve Memorial Library will show you how with her Makey Makey kits! How many of us grew up wanting to take old radios apart to see how they work? Then we get busy in the hustle and bustle of adulthood. Something breaks? Buy another one. Don’t know how to make it? Buy it. What if it doesn’t fit your idea of what you really want?
Introducing: the Spirit of Making. It’s a philosophy, a way of life, and it’s uber cool. Once you learn how to make things, your curiosity will soar, and you will come up with way more ideas than you know what to do with. What if that plastic doo-hickey on your turn signal assembly breaks off? Go to the dealership to get another one? Or, digitize the old piece on a 3D scanner, and make a replacement part on your 3D printer. What? Yes! We’ve met some school kids who saved their allowances to buy a 3D printer, which has become about as affordable as a laptop. Not into high tech? Meet Don Fraser who builds the most beautiful canoes and kayaks I’ve ever seen. Each one of them is fully functional and ready to go in the water. Are you an exercise buff? Meet Jennette Ginsburg, who makes her own hula hoops, and Reneau Castore Youngblood, who started her own Zumba business. Do you like beautiful things? How about Robert Lawless from Banded Crow, who makes wondrous pieces of art out of glass and painted tile? Come join the Community Spirit of Making this Saturday at the Centenary College FIT!