“MakerKids came on my radar after Googling the game Minecraft, a game that my kids are very passionate about. What a lucky find! Every Thursday now my twin 9 year old boys play their favourite game with other fans in a safe, fun and welcoming atmosphere. The mandate that we are all “makers” and that creativity is the beginning of any great idea is apparent in the relaxed accepting vibe of the space and  in the approach of the facilitators. Makers themselves, they seem to intuitively embrace and encourage what other classes and systems work so hard to repress. My boys flourish here and look forward to it every week. They show social skills improvement and more confidence since coming to MakerKids and finding their “tribe.” Happy children make me a happy and grateful mom. Thanks MakerKids (especially Brent) for creating programs for my quirky, “outside the box thinking” boys.” – Tammy

“Thanks my almost 4 year old had a great time watching the 3D printer in action and everyone was so nice and helpful.” – Danielle

“MakerKids and the toy hacking party was perfect for my son ‘s birthday party. He and his friends love to build stuffs so the hands on activities kept them engaged the whole time. The staff member who helped was fantastic and it was a breeze to arrange. The kids loved that they could take their toy creations home and I liked that I didn’t have to give out regular junky loop bags. I’d highly recommend MakerKids and their birthday party packages.” – Alison

“MakerKids is an awesome organization. I like that they won’t do the project for you. They will of course teach you how to us tools. If you want to make something they will supervise but you will do it. Little kids can use drills even. We need a MakerKids here.” – Joey Hudy, teen maker who made a marshmallow gun that he got to show President Obama

Advice from Maker Kids for other Maker Kids:

“At first when I came here, I had no idea how any of this electric stuff worked, and I’m just like, how I am going to be able to make this? But over time with my mistakes, I realized it gets easier and it comes to me and sometimes making a mistake actually teaches you something – why something doesn’t work.” – Joe, age 11

“Mistakes aren’t really bad cause you can learn not to do your mistake again” – Adam, age 8

“Make a plan before you start” – Blaede, age 10

“Be patient when working in a group!”

“Make sure when you’re drilling something, you put something underneath it so you don’t drill through the table.” – Amelia & Maceo, age 11

“Get one thing working well first, instead of trying too many things at the same time” – Julia, age 12

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