Thursday, June 3, 2010

Maker Faire 2010

We're definitely a Maker family. All of us make or create something regularly, with hubby focusing on electronics and computers, with some branching into wood, metal and art. I make tutus, hairbows, hairclips, jewelry, etc, and the kids make crafts and projects with just about anything they can get their hands on!

So the Maker Faire is like Disneyland for our family (not that the kids have ever been there, so it's hard to say that honestly!) Imagine a whole fairgrounds full of handmade items, with everything from glass beads to a Tesla Coil! There's even a ton of things to make while you're there (I took a learn to solder lesson and made blinky badges for the kids).

We've gone 3 years in a row now, although this year was the hardest, thanks to the simple fact that I was 7 months pregnant and there's very few places to sit down at the faire. But we had a great time! Here's several pictures (I know there's a lot, but bear with me! Be happy... I was separated from hubby, Bok Boy, and my camera for almost 2 hours, otherwise there would probably be tons more!)

Bok Boy enjoying a 
decorated car

Little Miss and Bok Boy showing off the masks they made

Little Miss making her own soap (with ballerina inside!)

Bok Boy playing a clear pinball machine, so you can see how it works!

A weird glowy mammoth looking thing that you could walk inside of!

Cool guys that made cardboard robots to wear (even the hands and fingers moved)

Bok Boy "tagging" with light

A scary RC shark

A giant spider

Mentos and Diet Coke fountains

At least they're honest about the safety of their rides :)

We had an awesome time and I encourage you to go next year (or sooner, if it's coming near you!


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