Make It March

Have you ever had that moment where you see something for sale and think, “Hey, I could make that at home!”

Throughout the month of March, San Mateo County Libraries is encouraging kids of all ages to drop in, roll up their sleeves, and make stuff.

Unplug, DIY and STEAM

These days, it’s so easy to buy trinkets that are cheaply made, or to devote one’s free time to electronic devices. But sometimes it’s good to take a break from that and reset. Here’s your chance to take advantage of opportunities to engage in a variety of cool do-it-yourself projects while putting your STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills to work.

Photo of a DIY emoji pillow. Source: Karen Choy.
Photo of a DIY emoji pillow. Source: Karen Choy.

Make It March Activities

Emoji Pillows – How many times have you coveted these fluffy yellow faces at mall kiosks? Well, guess what? They are incredibly easy to make! You don’t even need to know how to sew. You supply the mood, and we’ll show you how to make the pillow.

Marshmallow Play Dough – Go on: play with your food! Join us for this fun alternative to traditional play dough. It smells great…and you can even munch on some marshmallows while you create.

Paper Circuit Cards – Light up someone’s life with a card. Using LEDs and copper wire, you’ll learn to make a unique and interactive greeting card.

Textured watercolor – Make watercolor even more magical by infusing it with rubbing alcohol. The results are spectacular!

Make More!

These are just a few of San Mateo County Libraries’ programs. You can see a complete list of Make It March activities on our site or check your local library.

What crafty things do you like to make at home?