NYSCI "ReMake the Holidays" 2015 Workshops & Recycling Projects

Join the New York Hall of Science to "ReMake the Holidays" 2015 from December 27–30. Each day of ReMake the Holidays focuses on a different recyclable: textiles, paper, plastic, metal and glass, where you can bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, activities, artist installations and more.

NYSCI ReMake the Holidays 2015 Workshops & Recycling Projects

With an emphasis on recycling and reusing, activities are designed to inspire people to reduce their consumption by turning “trash” into fun and educational activities.

DAILY ACTIVITIES
Ice Sculpting by Bill Bywater

noon – 3 pm
Ice sculptor Bill Bywater sculpts a different extinct animal each day of the festival. Free with NYSCI admission.
Sunday, December 27: Pyrenean Ibex (extinct 2000)
Monday, December 28: Western Black Rhino (extinct 2011)
Tuesday, December 29: Spix’s Macaw (no known wild specimens since 2000)
Wednesday, December 30: Javan Tiger (extinct 1979)



DECEMBER 27: TEXTILE-BASED PROJECTS
Rogue Making with Tenaya Hurst

noon & 2:30 pm
Participants make wearable, washable circuits in this one to one-and-a-half-hour workshop and learn about electrical engineering and how to add LEDs to clothing for safety, fashion and fun. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $25 materials fee. Advance registration recommended.


Collaging with Skraptacular – Skraps of Fabric
noon – 4 pm
Under the guidance of staff from Skraptacular, kids learn to sculpt and paint with fabric to turn scraps into art. Free with NYSCI admission.


Sew Fun! with Little Makers
noon – 4 pm
Families explore real tools and materials while practicing sewing, weaving and playing with textiles. Free with NYSCI admission.


Lil Buddies with Maker Space
noon – 4 pm
A friendly workshop where participants learn how to hand sew by making a Lil Buddy, the perfect friend (or gift for a friend!) for the holidays. Free with NYSCI admission.


DECEMBER 28: METAL AND GLASS PROJECTS
Learn to Solder Wire Sculptures with Maker Space

noon, 1:30 pm & 3 pm
Kids ages 7 and older learn how to solder while creating beautiful wire sculptures in this one-hour workshop. Advance registration recommended. Free with NYSCI admission.

Skraptacular Sea Glass Charms
noon – 4 pm
Under the guidance of staff from Skraptacular, museum-goers can turn objects found on the beach into a piece of jewelry. Free with NYSCI admission.


Glass is to Metal as Conductors are to Insulators! with Teknikio
noon – 4 pm
Under the guidance of staff from Teknikio, museum-goers explore conductors and insulators and use their special properties to build circuits that blink and beep. Small materials fee required.


Recycled Glass Magnets
noon – 4 pm
Participants sculpt with marble and recycled glass tiles to create new magnets from old remnants. Free with NYSCI admission.
DECEMBER 29: PAPER-BASED PROJECTS

Origami and Kirigami with Huy Voun Lee
noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm & 3 pm
The art of paper folding and cutting is explored in this 30-minute workshop where participants use recycled paper to make a variety of artful creatures and bookmarks. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Limited capacity. Advance registration recommended. Limit of two tickets per family or group. Free with NYSCI admission.


Recycled Racer with Scrapkins
noon – 4 pm
It’s race time! Under the guidance of staff from Scrapkins, kids can invent their own custom cruisers using juice cartons, straws and cardboard. Then, they’ll attach rubber bands and launch their vehicles! Free with NYSCI admission.


Skraptacular Pin and Bead Making with Paper
noon – 4 pm
Staff from Skraptacular show museum visitors how to make a fun wearable with recycled paper. Free with NYSCI admission


Project Paper-Making with Little Makers
noon – 4 pm
Families transform recycled paper scraps and found objects such as fabric fibers into handmade paper. Free with NYSCI admission.

Paper Lanterns with Maker Space
noon – 4 pm
Kids make beautiful paper lanterns to light up the winter nights. Free with NYSCI admission.



DECEMBER 30: PLASTIC-BASED PROJECTS
Plastic Jug Masks with Scrapkins

noon – 4 pm
With help from Scrapkins, kids use plastic jugs to create masks and headpieces. Free with NYSCI admission.


Skraptacular with Plastic Bottle Caps
December 30, 2015; noon – 4pm
Kids discover what creative projects can be made with plastic bottle caps at this workshop led by staff from Skraptacular. Free with NYSCI admission.


Thermoplastic Casting with Maker Space
noon – 4 pm
Participants use everyone’s favorite thermoplastic – hot glue – to create unique glowing objects that can be used as night lights, ornaments or even jewelry. Free with NYSCI admission.


DIY Self-Watering Planters
noon – 4 pm
Museum visitors use recycled plastic bottles to make self-watering planters in this DIY activity. Free with NYSCI admission.


Some workshops have limited capacity and require an additional fee.

Tickets for select workshops can be purchased online at www.nysci.org



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