I do love getting crafty! I mean, I love it, but I hate the mess. Before I had kids, I didn’t mind as much. It was sort of contained on the dining room table or the kitchen table (or both) and was OK to kind of keep it there long term. I could always eat my meals somewhere else. But, now, with a family…..we actually use all of our tables! haha! So, I don’t do as many crafts as I used to. So sad.
Until now! Enter the STREAM Center! I just love it there. Such a happy, crafty, DIY, STREAM-Y place. Now, I can make ALL the crafts! Because they have everything. I’ve talked about The STREAM Center before….and now that I’ve gotten in there and used the stuff….I love it even more! I can actually get my craft on and not destroy my house!
And I don’t even have to buy any fancy machines…because they have them ALLLL! I’m not even kidding. Check out this list of available equipment. Everything from sewing machines and 3-D Printers, to drills and embossers. Laser cutter and poster makers. They have it all.
What is the STREAM Center?
“The STREAM Center (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math) is a place to create, be creative and learn new skills. The STREAM Center combines digital-age technology and hands-on learning with a love of reading, a fundamental building block for future educational and career success. The STREAM Center is located inside the Erlanger Branch.”
The R stands for READING! Get it?! Because it’s at the library!! hahaha
So, you seriously need to get there. Make an appointment with their fun and knowledgeable staff to try out any of the machines. They train you and help every step of the way. But, do make an appointment, you can do that by clicking here.
You can just stop in and use some of the things, like legos, craft supplies, bottom makers and Dash and Dot… but most things will require a quick training and an appointment.
You can make the coolest items! We had a very nice homemade Christmas the year with help from the Kenton County Library Stream Center.
We made cute shirts and snowmen and cutting boards and bags and cups. It was just great. My kids have learned to use the sewing machines and made their own bags. We seriously love it there.
I have even used the poster machine to enlarge the maps we use for school. And all of this is SOOOO inexpensive. They only charge for the materials….which is sometime pennies. I’ve made huge posters for only 6 dollars! It’s the best place.
The laser engraver might be my current favorite thing….but they are adding new things all the time. You must get there and check it out.
I’ve got an appointment….do you? What would you like to make first?
Thanks to the Kenton County Library for sponsoring this post.