3D Printed LED Sequin Pendant

14th May, 2018 During week three and four of this term, the Cre8 Lab students were busy designing and building a 3D printed light up pendant.   The first step was to design the front of the pendant using Tinkercad, which is an online, easy to use 3D CAD program that is free to all.  The…

Mother’s Day Recordable Card

14th May, 2018 Last week the students from the Cre8 Lab were busy creating a Mother’s Day Card with a recordable message, to give to their mothers on Sunday 12th May.    Friday was particularly busy with everyone wanting to have their cards finished in time. The cards were decorated with hand made rolled roses…

Clay Lace Jewellery Bowl

26th April 2018 Several finished bowls now and some very happy students. 23rd April, 2018 There are only a few more students that have started their clay blows today.  Most of the other students are now on the final stages of glazing and lacquering.  We have a few photos of finished bowls now, and they…

Google Expeditions

28th March 2018 Last week in the McAuley Makerspace the students were introduced to Google Expeditions. Imagine staring into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane, or swimming amongst the beautiful coral and fish in the Caribbean. Google Expeditions provides students with the opportunity to be engaged in immersive lessons where the outside world meets…

Mother’s Day High Tea Flowers

28th March 2018 The McAuley Makerspace students have been asked to make decorations for the annual Mother’s Day High Tea, which will be held in the Brisbane City Hall during May. The girls are very excited about making giant flowers in pink. First step is cutting out of many petals that will be used to…

Paper Beads

6th March 2018 The final workshop for term one was paper beads.  All the students that attended were very excited to create some original beads to use in a jewellery project. The first step was to decide on a pattern and colour that would work well when the paper was rolled into an oval or…

Cre8 Lab Workshops Term 2 2018

27th February 2018 We are all organised for term 2 in the Cre8 Lab and also the McAuley Makerspace with some exciting workshops and activities planned.  Check out the video below for more information on the Cre8 Lab workshops.

Kitty planters

Week 5 20th February 2018 The students in the McAuley Makerspace are now onto their 3 project for the year.  They are making Kitty Planters out of recycled 2 litre milk Bottles.  Both the top and the bottom of the milk bottle is used, creating a self watering pot for a small plant. Here are…

Macrame Keyrings

15th February 2018 The McAuley MakerSpace has been a hive of activity during the first 4 weeks of term.  Students have enjoyed creating paper flowers, pom poms, name badges and this week they are learning the skill of Macrame. Creating their own key ring out of natural cotton cord or jute and adding a couple…