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Project Flow

We suggest you read Start Making! (PDF | Print | Free if you join the newsletter) before you start making with your campers. The book describes how their projects typically flow, from getting ready for the project to sharing projects at the end, but feel free to adapt this flow in any way to make it work for your campers. You’ll find many great ideas for leading projects with your campers that apply to all the different projects along the paths, and any other Maker projects you might lead.


How the Projects Flow

  • Setting up your space

  • Making a starter project of your own

  • Creating a fun, creative, and collaborative culture

  • Introducing project goals and materials

  • Demoing with your campers

  • Building a first project and taking it further

  • Facilitating to guide your campers through projects

  • Building in tinkering and open making time

  • Encouraging risk-taking and celebrating learning through failure

  • Reflecting, documenting, and sharing through a Maker showcase

Maker Camp June 18, 2021
Maker Camp is a do-it-yourself online resource to help leaders like you organize a summer camp that engages children in making. Our goal is to provide you and your campers with the inspiration and the helpful resources, along with many possible projects to fit a wide range of interests and abilities. The idea is to focus on making as a playful, social activity. Maker Camp provides enough support for anyone to get started. Making provides experiences that help children become self-directed learners and good problem-solvers.