Pre-Teen Series

Make It Yourself: Pre-Teen Series

The Maker movement empowers the next generation of inventors...YOU! Make It Yourself: Pre-Teen Series gives pre-teenagers 10-14 the tools to learn new skills, explore their creative ideas and discover new passions. In the 3M Tinkering Workshop, pre-teens will engage in a variety of hands-on projects that explore both traditional and high-tech tools, materials and technologies. You will progressively develop new skills each week as you Make It Yourself! 

Advanced registration and payment required. Registration links available in chart below.

Fee per person: $65 Amazeum members/$75 nonmembers

Each Make It Yourself series is designed for ages 10-14. 

Additional details available in the FAQ sheet.

Series Theme Series Description Date and Time Registration
Mold Making and Casting In this four-week series, we will explore a variety of casting techniques. Learn how to create molds and cast them in a variety of materials like resin, pewter and more.

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021

6pm-7:30pm

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Robot Zoo Attention zookeepers: we have an empty zoo in need of animals! But our zoo is special… it’s made for robots. Inspired by the national phenomenon, Robot Petting Zoo, this series will explore coding servos and creating glowing paper circuits to see if we can make our menagerie of cardboard animals come to life!

November 3, 10, 17, 2021

6pm-7:30pm

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Dream It! Design It! 3D Print It!

Calling all inventors! Turn your idea into an item you make in our Tinkering Workshop. In this series, you will learn to use Tinkercad to design a model to 3D print it. 

This course is an introduction to Tinkercad where participants are not expected to have any prior knowledge of the program.

December 1, 8, 15, 2021

6pm-7:30pm

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Market It We have a product. Do you think you can sell it? We’ll put your creativity to the test in this whacky digital design challenge! We’ll explore the science and tech behind creating logos, advertisements, and business cards so that by the end of the series, you’ll be able to take anything and transform it into something people will buy!

February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022

6pm-7:30pm

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Coding Cosplay We’ve designed a series of skill-building to help you design and fabricate one amazing cosplay piece of your choosing. We’ll teach you to sew, solder, metal cast, and code. We finish the week with a piece concocted from your imagination and your favorite fandom- one worthy of a con-goer.

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022

6pm-7:30pm

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Amaze-YUM Food Truck Designer You may have eaten at a food truck and thought to yourself- if I had a food truck, it’d be a _______ truck. Well, this is your chance to test out that idea! In this series, we’re designing a mock food truck park- the vehicle, the marketing, the merchandise. We’ll build our “park” from the ground up. This is going to be AMAZE-YUM!

May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022

6pm-7:30pm

registration opens here soon!