E.L Wire Glowing Night Light

30th October, 2020 EL Wire, also known as Electroluminescent wire, is a stiff wire core coated with phosphor and then covered with a protective PVC sheath. When an AC signal is applied to it, it glows an aqua (blue green) color. Sometimes its covered with a colored plastic shell to make it appear another color….

Cricut Iron On Transfer

27th October, 2020 During week three in the Cre8 lab, the students were introduced to the new Cricut machine. This little machine cuts all kinds of materials from fabric to balsa wood. Our first workshop was the very popular iron on transfers, we had a selection of materials for the students to choose from and…

Mini Loom Weaving

22nd October, 2020 For the past couple of weeks the Cre8 Lab students have been concentrating on finishing the Mini Loom Weaving workshop. Fun Facts  Weaving is acknowledged as one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times – approximately 12,000 years ago. Even before the actual…

Macramé Pot Hanger

16th October, 2020 The beginning of term 4 and the Cre8 Lab students are busy with the Macramé Pot Hanger Workshop. This is always very popular and is something that we try to improve each time we run the workshop, so that the students are developing their skills and creating more complex designs. The younger…

Makerspace Creations Term 4 2020

8th September, 2020 It is getting closer to the end of the term, and we have had some great activities in the Makerspace. Firstly, the term started off with the girls furiously painting and decorating A3 peices of paper for the “Wings Mural” that was put up during week 5. There was approximately 200 feathers…

Makerspace Activities Term 4 2020

7th September 2020 Watch the presentation below to view the activities that are available in the Makerspace in term 4 2020. Looking forward to an exciting few weeks before the end of 2020.

Cre8 Lab Workshops Term 4 2020

September 7th, 2020 Watch the presentation below to see the workshops that are available for our year 7 to 12 students in the Cre8 Lab for term 4. It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2020, it has been an interesting and unfamiliar year. Our workshops provide the students with…

As Sisters We Soar

20th August, 2020 During term three the Makerspace and Cre8 Lab students spent the first 4 weeks creating feathers for our wings mural. Each feather was painted in shades of blue and white, cut out in three different sizes and shapes, and then decorated with a white chalk design to add texture, variety and individuality…

Glitter Heat Transfer T Shirts

3rd August, 2020 Last week the Cre8 Lab hosted a Glitter Heat Transfer workshop. The students were asked to bring in a T Shirt or something that they wanted to decorate. Working in Word, everybody was asked to find or create a image or images and put together a design of something that was special…

McAuley Makerspace Term 3 2020

16th July, 2020 McAuley Makerspace is happy to be back up and running for Term 3 this year, after COVID19 restrictions have been lifted in schools across Queensland. The students are working on several activities during the first week, which includes french knitting, feather creation and building with lego. The feather creation is something that…