Get ready for hands-on experiences, live performances, and interactive demonstrations that will inspire a wonder in science for all ages! The National Capital Region’s Maker Festival day is Saturday, October 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Be part of the festival fun!
Join Virginia Tech and 4-H at the Virginia Tech Maker Festival! This is a day full of creativity, engineering, and resourcefulness where you can learn to make just about anything.
Admission, Parking, & all Activities are FREE!
- Eyeball Catapults:
Dress up a ping pong ball and you have one creepy eyeball to launch! Students can use plastic spoons or cupcake liners as the resting place for their eyeball. All they need to build the catapult properly is some Popsicle sticks and some rubber bands. It is trial and error, discovering what engineering works and what will not work! Students can contend to see whose eyeball will fly the farthest and spook the competition.
- DIY Slime:
This one might get messy, but what’s Halloween without a little mess? Slime always excites kids because it’s different from anything they’ve ever felt. There are a plethora of simple recipes online for slime, but most include white glue, water, Borax powder, and some food coloring for fun. Bring some measuring spoons and maybe a few paper cups for the students to mix in and you’re in for a slimy surprise! Making slime works on how different substances come together to make the slime and some measurement skills.
- Bat Paper Plane
- Candy Corn Dissolving Experiment
- Rockets to the Rescue
- Witches Hat Duct Tape Crafts
- Ghost Rockets Halloween Activity
- Glowing Oil and Water experiment