Makerspaces are the perfect foundation for STEAM based learning. Want to create one for your kiddo but not sure how? Here are some awesome DIY makerspace projects using our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates!
This makerspace certainly has the wow factor! Made from 16 of our Gray Peel 'n Stick Baseplates with not a single drop of glue!
Building on the vertical is such a novel experience for kids. A large working space like this is great for a STEAM approach as it is heavily reliant on collaboration and inquiry. Watch the video for the full tutorial or click the title above to read the blog post.
We transformed the $20 IKEA MALA easel that was no longer used by our kids into a mini makerspace! It took just four Green Peel 'n Stick Baseplates and a matter of minutes! We've used this makerspace countless times for LEGO based Math games, as well as engineering projects. We've even enjoyed making LEGO self-portraits on it! Click the title to see the full blog post.
This has to be the ULTIMATE engineering challenge for any LEGO lover! Made from a $10 oil drip tray from Walmart and eight Blue Peel 'n Stick Baseplates, this maker tray will have any kid chomping at the bit to get hands on! We have a feeling that Moms and Dads might want to get involved too! Here's how to make it-
This makerspace could not be any easier to build- stick one Blue Peel 'n Stick Baseplate in the middle of a large portable whiteboard ($7 from Walmart)! We came up with a range of STEAM based challenges you could do with your kids. These whiteboard makerspaces would be great for collaborative learning in the classroom!
Not got the space for a large makerspace? Fear not, these mini whiteboards will slot away in a cupboard to keep things decluttered. Having the added option of writing on the whiteboard can really extend the learning opportunities. We wrote a separate post with some top STEAM activities to do with your mini makerspaces.
Feeling inspired? Head to www.creativeqt.net to bag some of our no glue required Peel 'n Stick Baseplates! They are currently 20% OFF in our EASTER BASKET SALE! You can turn any surface into a makerspace that your kiddos will love for their STEAM learning!
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