MAKER FEST AT BROOKLYN NEW SCHOOL

Let's put our brains and hands together and build a Mini Materials Center at the BNS Makerfest!

Teaching Beyond the Square is looking for a permanent space for its vast collection of recycled materials, which will be made available for use by all schools in NYC, with a particular focus on early childhood programs located in under-resourced areas. 

On February 26th in the Brooklyn New School cafeteria we will create a miniature version of a rainbow of found objects that is the Materials Center, and we will envision a life-size version of the same, somewhere in our city! Children can participate in sorting a wide range of tiny discarded objects into hundreds of 1"square sections. For those bits and pieces too large to fit into our sorting sections, we will compile a glorious collaborative found object sculpture, a rainbow of colors and shapes

** Please bring in whatever you are inspired to donate from the list below**

Needs:

CLEAR PLASTIC egg containers  (we need 200+)

Materials Equal to or Less than 1" Long/Wide:

buttons

beads

plastic bottle caps (colorful, no white or clear caps. Clean please!)

metal bottle caps (beer, soda)

corks and wire hoods (from wine and champagne bottles)

paper clips 

straws

watch and clock parts

plastic twistie from gallon milk containers

twisties

flat plastic twister from bread loaves

washers, nuts, bolts, screws

game pieces (from Boggle, Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble and other board/games, including place markers)

metal rings (various sizes)

colored glass (small and large pieces)

wood (all kinds & shapes)

beans

seeds

More info: http://www.teachingbeyondthesquare.org/the-materials-center/