Around this time of the year, MakeFest, the Science and Industry Museum’s annual weekend of coding, crafting and creating, usually tops our recommendations of things to do with your kids – and this year is no exception. Due to you-know-what, Makefest becomes Makefest At Home and we’re delighted that the team at the Science and Industry Museum have been working away and managed to adapt and get us our MakeFest fix!
If you want to join in, save your loo rolls, lolly sticks, plastic bottles and pieces of paper and start putting together your toolbox of all the things you need to get making.
Gina Cooke, Contemporary Science Programme Producer at the museum, said: “MakeFest is an annual celebration that aims to get whole families being creative together. Although we’re not able to deliver our usual activities at the museum, we’re delighted that our extensive online resources mean everyone can get creative, make things from home and share their ideas and creations with us on social media using #MakeFestAtHome.
“Our aim is to inspire people through ideas that changed the world. The #MakeFestAtHome challenges provide an understanding of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring innovations, many of which we are lucky to have on display at the museum.”
The Science and Industry Museum will be sharing the things they have made at home on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram every day between 25–29 May. They are challenging you to join in and make something, then share with them using the Makefest At Home hashtag.