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Paper Posies & Recycled Roses
Project: Make and take a flower home today!
The Huntercrafters are making colorful use of our recyclables this year.
Newspaper ads and comics, junk mail and twist ties, plastic bottles and aluminum cans become Paper Posies & Recycled Roses.
The steps we use are easy and fun. From classics like tissue paper flowers to robbing the recycle bin to make things that make you look twice. This is reuse at its most decorative we are making flowers out of everything we can imagine. If you can fold paper and use scissors join us in making daises out of debris. Join us to learn how to turn your own junk in to fun colorful decorations you can use almost anywhere.
We have plenty of recyclables so you can make and take a flower home today!
Bio: This is the forth Maker Faire in Austin where the Hunter family has been sharing their love of Making. The first Austin Maker Faire in 2007 saw Chris and Mindy (parents) with Jesse, Griffin and Cece (children) help Maker kids and parents make a big mess with tinkertoy catapults and paint sponge munitions. In 2008 there was a big mess with the first version of an Erosion Table. In 2012 the Inaugural Austin Mini Maker Faire saw a redo of the Erosion Table using recycled vinegar barrels and a hand made pump.
The Hunter kids and adults return in 2013 with new Maker fun and skills to share with a way to make some flowers that don't need water to bloom.