Boston Children’s Museum April Make-A-Thon Challenge

Looking for creative ways to keep your little ones engaged at home? Missing visits to the Boston Children’s Museum? We’ve got you covered!

Boston Children’s Museum presents their first ever Make-A-Thon. The challenge: during the month of April, invent and build something that can help somebody using recycled materials. Check out the Museum’s website for more information.

For some inspiration to get your little global citizens and mini makers going, check out the following titles, available (free with your Marblehead library card!) through our e-collections:

On hoopla:

Inventions That Could Have Changed The World…But Didn’t! by Joe Rhatigan

Simple Inventions series by Liz Huyck

Rad Recycled Art: Easy-to-Make Recycled Projects by Emily Kington

Crafting With Recyclables by Dana Meachen Rau

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (also available on audio — check out the movie and Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers, too!)

On Libby: 

Project Kid by Amanda Kingloff

The Kids’ Book of Simple Machines by Kelly Doudna

Smithsonian Maker Lab by Jack Challoner

Good luck and happy inventing!