Over 50 parents and students filled the Idea Lab with a variety of festive projects on Wednesday, December 7th, after school.
The cheerful crowd enjoyed paper crafts, making stars from discarded books; typing holiday greetings on a vintage manual typewriter; designing and 3D printing custom cookie cutters; sketching and then laser cutting original holiday ornaments; and building big structures with the Rig-a-Ma-Jig wooden building set.
“It’s a pleasure to see the parents learning alongside their students,” said Mr. Lyle Bobyk, one of the Idea Lab’s Technology and Innovation Coaches and an organizer of the event. “To see so many parents and kids having fun together and creating? It was joyous. Everyone left with something special they made and a beautiful memory,” added Librarian Ms. Tara Russell, another organizer.
For this special event, “Sign-ups were so enthusiastic that we had to close registration early,” said Dr. Elizabeth Perry. Mr. Patrick Frape added, “If you didn’t get a chance to join us this time, please watch for further events in the winter and spring.”