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Mountaineer Makerspace: Everything Else

Other Maker Activities

Button making, candle and soap making, metal engraving, leather stamping, bottle caps, henna... you can do all of these things and more at our makerspace!

Other Books

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Cool Leatherworking Projects : Fun & Creative Workshop Activities

by Rebecca Felix

Call Number:  745.53 FEL

Stitch, weave, distress, and design with Cool Leatherworking Projects! Kids can learn how to sew a leather backpack pouch, sand and stretch leather into a medieval folder, and more!

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Tape It and Make It : 101 Duct Tape Activities.

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by Richela Fabian Morgan

Call Number: 745.5 MOR

Always a useful item in every household toolbox, duct tape has now taken on a second life as a medium for hobbyists of all ages. This fun-filled book presents dozens of creative ideas and easy-to-follow instructions for using versatile duct tape to make everything from coin purses to neckties.

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Cool Metalworking Projects : Fun & Creative Workshop Activities

by Rebecca Felix

Call Number: 684.09 FEL

Bend, twist, shape, and polish with Cool Metalworking Projects! Kids can learn how to build a magnetic metal maze, design shoes with metal spring laces, and more!

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Teach Yourself henna tattoo : Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, and Projects

by Brenda Abdoyan

Call Number: 391.6 ABD

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo. Mehndi, also known as henna tattoo, is a traditional Middle Eastern art used to adorn the body for weddings and other special celebrations. Today, readers everywhere can join in the beauty and fun of mendhi with this simple book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! ... Readers interested in creating their own designs can follow the simple instructions for the 5 basic henna shapes and learn how to combine them in a variety of ways to create exotic mendhi designs of their own... Follow-along with the author as she shows how she creates one-of-a-kind designs for a wooden box, leather pouch, magnet, tea caddy and more. 

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The Natural Soapmaking Book for Beginners : Do-it-yourself Soaps Using All-natural Herbs, Spices, and Essential Oils

by Kelly Cable 

Call Number: 668.12 CAB

Join Kelly Cable, a longtime soap maker, herbalist, teacher, and creator of the popular blog Simple Life Mom, as she shares the simple tips and tricks of her craft in The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners.

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Sew Electric: A Collection of DIY Projects that Combine Fabric, Electronics, and Programming

by Leah Buechley and Kanjun Qiu

Call Number: 004.16 BUE

If you're interested in interactive toys, light-up fashions, or smart accessories, this book is for you! Sew Electric is a set of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. It's a book for all ages. Explore the projects with your friends, your parents, your kids, or your students!

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Bonus!

We have supplies for button making, and often make them here in the makerspace! Sometimes we have preprinted designs, but you can also draw or print your own. Use the template linked here, and let your imagination run wild. Then bring in your design and turn it into wearable art!