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Join Us This Summer!

This summer, be a part of the museum’s mission to provide innovative experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity! Apply to be a 2014 Maker Corps Member and work with us on awesome projects, with all ages, across the greater Pittsburgh area. Check out photos from some of the cool projects our 2013 Maker Corps Members worked on and search the blog for more awesome stuff we do here:   Nick created an awe
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MAKEnight 2/6/14

Out February 21+ MAKEnight took a timewarp to the 90s! With flannel, scrunchies, laser-cut Pogs, spin art, a piece of the Agro Crag, a nostalgia-fueled slideshow and some celebrity stop-motion animation, not to mention an amazing playlist (thanks to Alison), we celebrated our kickoff to 2014 like it was 1995. We put all those free AOL CDs to work by mounting them to motors and creating hand-held spin art spinners. Pl
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Tinkering and Making in Museums Hangout

February 13 at 11:00 PST (that’s 2:00 EST for our fellow Pittsburghers) a group of museum professionals is getting together on the internet to talk and answer questions related to making and tinkering in our institutions. This hangout is part of the Making and Tinkering in Museums Community of Practice (CoP). You don’t have to be a member to participate in the hangout, although everyone is welcome to join
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Calling All Donations

We receive a lot of donations at MAKESHOP from Museum staff as well as visitors.  Donations are always welcome.  Below is a list of the materials that we are typically looking for.  If you have a material or tool not on this list that you’d like to donate, please email: makeshop@pittsburghkids.org   Materials Needed fabric/ clothing sewing needles thread buttons yarn knitting needles/ crochet hooks small w
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Giving Our Scarves Away

It’s that time of the year again: time to donate some of the amazing scarves that our visitors have helped us make! If you’ve worked on our loom before, you may be able to spot your handiwork in some of these weavings. Almost all of the work that went into weaving these was done by kids and they’re all one-of-a-kind. Some of the projects will be sticking around MAKESHOP (we didn’t think anybod
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MAKEnight 12/12/13

More than 120 adults showed up to drink, solder, make wreaths, create light-up cards and hang out at MAKEnight on December 12! Join us for the next MAKEnight on February 6, 2014, and join our 21+ event mailing list to get updates when tickets go on sale. Have ideas or suggestions about activities and things we should do for future events? Leave a comment, or send us an email!  
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