We are constantly making at our house.
All filled with imagination, failure, success, happiness, excitement, anticipation and fun.
I have always encouraged my children to use their imaginations and the materials we have to create and be creative. I love to see what they make with the things around them...and to find things to create what their imagination sees. This is the best way to be a maker.
But it is also fun to be a maker through patterns, recipes, directions and instructions. We are lucky because there are so many amazing books and resources now that bring our makers tons of ideas and inspiration.
In our library, we have a special section just for books about making. We have picture books, chapter books, and lots of nonfiction books about different types of making and inspiration.
One of my new favorites that I added this summer is called Maker Lab...28 Super Cool Projects from DK and the Smithsonian, with a foreword by Jack Andraka.
I love how DK has put the science behind every experiment into each project too.
There is definitely something for everyone in this book.