Posts Tagged ‘Maker Faire’



Star Wars Craft Workshop at Maker Faire

Bonnie Burton | May 23, 2011

Every year I do a Star Wars Craft Workshop for kids at one of the coolest and geekiest science and craft conventions in the San Francisco Bay Area — Maker Faire.

Craftsters, robot wranglers, science geeks, rocket builders, artists, steampunks and more gather together once a year to make cool stuff, share their crafting secrets with the public, give tutorials and have a lot of fun.

Past Star Wars craft workshops included how to make marble magnets, Yoda dolls, Cantina puppets, Admiral Ackbar bag puppets, Ewok sock puppets, and Yoda Finger Puppets. This year, the craft was the Bith Band Spoon Puppets and Yoda Finger Puppets.

At the Star Wars Puppet Craft Workshop, kids and their parents made Yoda stick puppets, Bith spoon puppets, Princess Leia puppets and there was even a Clone Wars Chicken Puppet!

The San Francisco Cantina Band stopped by to entertain the crafty crowd too!

WATCH VIDEO: SF Cantina Band at Maker Faire

Here’s some of our favorite photos from the Star Wars Craft Workshop at Maker Faire:

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Star Wars Bag Puppets Craft at Maker Faire

Bonnie Burton | May 27, 2010

Every year we do a Star Wars craft demo at Bay Area Maker Faire to show fans of all ages how to make something fun and show off their love for Star Wars at the same time.

In the past, we’ve shown kids how to make Yoda dolls, Star Wars marble magnets, Ewok sock puppets and Yoda stick puppets.

This year since puppets were such a hit, we showed fans how to make Star Wars bag puppets of Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Princess Leia and an Ewok.

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Star Wars at Maker Faire 2009

StarWars.com Team | June 3, 2009

Any convention that mixes R2-D2, Tesla coils, fire-breathing sculptures, a human-size mousetrap, art cars, unusual inventions and crafts is bound to have something for everyone.

Bay Area Maker Faire — May 30-31, 3009 — brought together craftsters, robot wranglers, science geeks, rocket builders, Burning Man artists, steampunks and more.

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Star Wars at Maker Faire

Bonnie Burton | May 5, 2008

Every year mad scientists, robot builders, power tool drag racers, craftsters, and other DIY guys and gals gather together at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds for one of the coolest events in the Bay Area — the Maker Faire!

This year there were plenty of fun things for Star Wars fans to see and do — including crafts, R2-D2 dancing, prop displays, the LEGO Jeep, Steampunk contraptions and more!

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Star Wars Fun at Maker Faire

Bonnie Burton | May 2, 2008

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself mindset. Maker Faire happens May 3 and 4 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in California. It’s a fun event for creative people of all ages who love to tinker and make things.

Whether it’s playing with robots (and there’s a lot of them!), checking out huge fire-breathing contraptions from Survival Research Laboratories, gawking at Tesla Coils, drag racing power tools, making all kinds of crafts, or just having fun geeking out, there’s plenty for everyone to do.

Here’s a selection of Makers and Exhibits that Star Wars fans might dig the most:

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