Written by sunfeet22 | September 17, 2012
The WeMake crew had a lot of fun this weekend at the Portland Mini Maker Faire, a two-day, family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool technology, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Our booth offered hands-on activities for kids where they helped paint and build community birdhouses.
Over the course of the event, children of all ages painted their artwork on pieces of wood donated by Woodcrafters. We actually ran out of wood on the first day and luckily were able to get more pieces from ADX! With a little help from our volunteers, the kids were able to build out some really cool birdhouses using all of the painted pieces. The results were some pretty stunning, kid-centric birdhouses that definitely make you smile.
After talking with the kids and parents who stopped by our booth, we learned many of them had either music or art—but not both at their schools, while others didn’t have any creative programs at all. It made us realize how important raising money during our auction really is.
You can see the children’s birdhouses, as well as all of our artists’ creations at the WeMake Put a Bird In It auction and party taking place at Union/Pine on October 12th. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to all our volunteers this weekend, and a huge thank you to our sponsors who provided the wood, art supplies and paper: Woodcrafters, ADX, OMSI, MUSE and West Coast Paper.