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…

Recycled Plastic Bottle Poppies

13th February 2018 Our current workshop is all about upcycling.  The students are creating poppies out of recycled plastic soda bottles. We are hoping to have a beautiful display for Anzac Day next term, so we are starting to make and collect as many poppies as possible. The workshop is fun and the students can…

Basket Weaving

13th February 2018 Here are some of the finished projects. More to come. 9th February 2018 During week three, the students were introduced to basket weaving.  They were able to choose between raffia, twine and wool. Using different techniques such as coiling and blanket stitch weaving. It was a very social workshop with the students…

It’s a Computer Bug’s World!

5th February 2019 Our first week of Cre8 Lab workshops was last week, with our Computer Bugs being booked out.  The students were very excited to create their individual bugs, using computer parts and electronic bits and pieces, watch parts and steam punk cogs.  There was plenty of creative flare and imagination. Although the week…

3D Printed Cupcake Key rings

22nd November, 2017 During the week, members of the library staff were asked to run an activity for a Year 9 ICT class.  This was an end of year treat for the class who had finished all their assessments.  The best activity to suit the timeframe was to teach the students the basics of Tinkercad,…

Makerspace Activities Term 1 2018

  17th November, 2017 We have many activities for the students in McAuley Makerspace beginning in Term 1 of 2018.  Some of the activities have been repeated because they proved to be popular this year.   The students will have to sign in to some of the ongoing projects, but there is always something to…