Maker Faires are a celebration of invention, creativity, and curiosity. Makers can present what they are making and learning, while participants can come to learn, share, play, and make.
As a family, we’ve gone to a handful of local Mini Maker Faires, plus the large Maker Faire in the Bay Area. We’ve done a variety of activities such as crafting with found materials, playing a DIY video game, standing in awe of something large and mechanical, watching a show, and listening to a speaker (we saw Grant Imahara!). They’re very inspiring to attend, and I especially like learning about local makers and groups.
Last year, our family set up a table at our local Mini Maker Faire. We brought Snap Circuits and Little Bits for everyone to experiment with. I enjoyed informally chatting with visitors about how circuits work and what the different parts are doing.
Maker Faires and Mini Maker Faires are all over the world, so there’s likely one near you…or you can start one.