5 Maker Lab Events for Halloween Lovers

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Wondering how to make your best Halloween costume ever this month? Maker Lab has you covered on all of that – and more!

There’s so much happening at Maker Lab this month! From setting you up for success for the trick or treat event of the season to roasting the most delicious cup of coffee, you can learn them all. Check out some of the cool creations from a candy skull making class last week.

We want to thank our wonderful friends at Motorola Mobility Foundation, Microsoft, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for their generous support for the Maker Lab that makes these unique programs possible.

1. Sew Your Ownhalloween-maker-lab Halloween Costume – Friday, October 14, 2016 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)

Super hero or super villain? Black cat or brown dog? No matter your character of choice, you will be set for sewing success! Join costume designer Anna Glowacki for this hands-on workshop and create your own personalized costume.

2. Make a Tabletop Jack O’Lantern with the Laser Cutter – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (1:30PM – 3:30PM), Friday, October 28, 2016 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)

Learn the basics of Inkscape software as you create a design and cut out a tabletop jack o’lantern using the laser cutter. Then you can take it home and show your Halloween spirit as decor on the mantel, on your desk or even as a holiday surprise in your child’s lunchbox.

3. Make a 3D Halloween Ring – Friday, October 21, 2016 (2:00PM – 4:00PM)

Design a Halloween-themed ring using free design software to learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing. Save your file, 3D print your ring and flaunt appropriately.

4. Make a Jack O’Lantern Face Sticker Set with the Electronic Cutter – Thursday, October 27, 2016 (6:00PM – 8:00PM)

Learn the basics of Inkscape software as you create a design and cut out a jack o’lantern sticker set using the electronic cutter. Take it home and put it on a pumpkin!

5. Make a Mask with the Electronic Cutter – Monday, October 31, 2016 (1:30PM – 3:30PM)

It’s the big night! Kick your Halloween off in style with your very own costume mask. Learn the basics of Inkscape software as you create a design and cut out a mask using the electronic cutter. Add elastic and take it home, ready for the big night ahead!

What cool crafts have you or your family put together in prep for Halloween (and beyond)? Share your pics and tag us using @cplfoundation.

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