Hey everyone!

The end of the year is approaching quickly, and you know what that means! NYSCI’s ReMake the Holidays event will be held from Wednesday, December 27 to Saturday, December 30. Each of the four days will focus on a different recycled material and in Maker Space, we will be showcasing a variety of exciting activities that highlight each day’s theme. Here’s a quick preview of what you will be doing with us!

Dec. 27: Textiles
On the first day of ReMake the Holidays, textile day, we will be making Little Buddies in the Makerspace! Come use recycled t-shirts and other fabric to make a new stuffed friend, and practice your hand sewing.

Dec. 28: Paper
Are you looking for a great holiday gift or decoration? What could be better than a Paper Lantern? Come to Maker Space and make a personalized, glowing holiday lantern out of folded paper. We will use a tack to poke a design of our choosing into the paper, fold it, insert a light, and watch it shine!

Dec. 29: Plastic
On ReMake day three, plastic day, we will be making DIY Shrinky Dinks! Turn recycled plastic into amazing, shrinking, works of art. Start by designing and drawing your original artwork on recycled plastic, and then use a heat gun to make it shrink before your very eyes!

Dec. 30: Wood
Explore the ancient art of marbling on day four of ReMake the Holidays. We will be transforming scrap wood into beautiful, marbled works of art! Marbling is a really fun activity, we start by delicately dropping paint onto a thicker layer of liquid. Then you mix and swirl the floating paint into amazing patterns and dip the wood scraps in order to create whimsical designs!

There are so many different things that can be done with recyclable materials. We hope these workshops inspire you to rethink how you see materials and potential ways to recycle them. Come join us and make some beautiful decorations or gifts for the holidays while helping us reuse everyday materials in amazing ways. We hope to see you at ReMake the Holidays!

-Ana C.