What is a Maker?

When parents and kids ask us, “What is a Maker? or Who is a Maker?”, with a puzzled look, I can understand.  So what is, Maker Party?   The term ‘Maker’ is a relatively new phenomena.  Makers are part of the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture.  The maker subculture usually brings a combination technologies to their creations.  Their tinkering encourages creativity through prototyping with a combination of craftsmanship skills and educational pursuits.

It is no wonder that educators are very interested in using the maker approach to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math) educational concepts into their curriculum.  Learning by doing is natural for makers.  The maker movement has given rise to “maker spaces” where making happens in a workshop setting.

This learning while doing is why we at MakerParty.com have taken the best of the maker movement and turned a workshop into a party, “Maker, Maker, Maker Party!”  We are a maker space that comes to you with a party, hence, “Maker Party”!

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maker_culture

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Host a Maker Party

Maker Party – Hosted party (2 – 3 Hours) Age 6+

Crave creativity? Make something! Light it, push it, turn it, twist it, bend it, buzz it, blink it, shake it…

Host a Maker Party of 6+ for creative fun and learning along the way. Marker Party serves San Diego County with our mission of bringing creativity to you.  We take care of everything: bringing award winning educational fun kits, materials, inspiration, and leaving only :).

Our DIWO (Do It With Others) coaches will introduce your creative learners to littleBits. Founded by MIT graduate, Ayah Bdeiran, littleBits are an ideal resource for STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) teaching and learning. An award winning system of tiny circuit-boards (bits) with specific functions engineered to snap together just like LEGO™. Just snap together for prototyping, learning and fun. Each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. littleBits are small, simple, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.  www.littlebits.cc

Our Maker Party is a party atmosphere where creators are assisted by 3 coaches.  Sessions consists of a 15-30 minute overview, 30 minute exploration project stations, and 60 to 90 minutes of building with others, with 10 minute creation show-n-tell.  Similar to Maker Faires hosted in NYC, MoMA, MIT and San Francisco.  Special $40/child, regular $60/child, parents are FREE. A host child gets to join in the fun for FREE!  100% Money Back FUN Guarantee!

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San Diego Kids Expo – Del Mar Fairgrounds Booth #433


Come and say Hi, we are at Booth #433!  Limited Free Tickets – Join our mailing list www.makerparty.com/mailinglist

Fun Fair! All throughout the event are things to do like a 200’ long Zip Line and a Euro Bungee where 4 kids can jump on trampolines and do flips safely. Little ones can “hang around” in the Tumble Gym Bus, which is a rolling indoor gym or jump in the inflatable jumpies. Or get their face painted. Want to try the new low impact paintball by JT Splatmaster? They have a 100’ long inflatable room the size of a gymnasium where kids can run an obstacle course. Climb a rock wall courtesy of Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center. And Human Hamster Balls where you get inside a 6’ clear ball and they blow up the ball and you walk on water! And Laser Tag by Equinox with real military issue laser weapons! Ride the Safari Cycles from Jungle Gym & Café, which are 3 three sizes of mechanical stuffed animals that you can race around a track. And much more!

4 Stages of Entertainment! Meet the real Moshi Monsters from Mind Candy and other characters like The Incredibear by John’s Pizza. Also watch karate demos, dance exhibitions and lots of music by kids and students. How about a fashion show by John Robert Powers? The Cooking 4 Life Stage will have chefs teaching tricks and tips for cooking healthy and fast. And when mom and dad need a break, stop in the “Mommy’s lounge” and “Daddy’s lounge” where Jerome’s has massage chairs for mom and a “man cave” for dads.