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20 STEM Activities for Kids Round-Up

At MakerMade, we know the importance of kids being involved in STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math). It promotes creativity, resiliency, and a love of learning in children as well as prepares them for the future workforce. Best of all, they’re fun – so learning feels more like play than a chore. This is exactly why contributing to and encouraging STEAM education in schools and homes is one of our core values as a company. We know that you, like us, have likely found yourself unexpectedly at home with your kids for an extended period of time. Some of us have great schedules in place already and are executing Pinterest worthy lessons and activities with our kids. Some of our kids are surviving on TV and Cheeto puffs dipped in ranch, while most of us are somewhere in between. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we hope that you’ll find this round-up of fun STEAM activities for kids useful and we hope it encourages some fun, learning, and connection in your family during the quarantine and beyond! Let us know what you try in the comments below! 1. CLOUD IN A JAR Teach kids about cloud formation

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Christmas Display with Maslow CNC + 3DPrinter

Today we’ve got our next Maker Feature with Jamie from sharpsburg_woodworker on the Maslow forum.  Tell us about how you use your Maslow: I went out to my shop one day and decided to design and cut out Christmas Yard Art Decorations. The project included drawing out the character on a sheet of plywood and then cutting the outline. I quickly discovered that I can’t draw, paint or cut a curved line. I wasn’t able to get a perfect cut on the project and it was difficult to draw the character. I saw Maslow CNC and instantly fell in love with this machine. I started saving money over 6 months and bought my CNC in the second batch. I quickly learned makercam and inkscape. I also learned onshape to help other creators on their projects. I have a serious love for Christmas and host a full light show that is synchronized to music. I am fully invested in using my Maslow CNC for cutting out characters to fill up my whole yard. I use my marker holder to draw out the inner lines of a character and then switch to the router to cut the characters. My family all get

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