Maker Monday- Summer Edition

One Monday morning each month June – August, we will offer a themed-activity for youth ages 5-18. 5-8 year-olds must have an adult present for assistance and some projects encourage adult assistance for all ages. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation in the Maker Monday program. You can choose to join us for one project or all three. Registration ends one week prior to each class or when full (open to a maximum of fifteen youth). Free supply kits will be available for pickup at our office in Falmouth (and potentially other sites as needed) on Thursday, June 18th and will include materials for the whole series. All projects are made with supplies that can easily be found around the house or purchased at local stores.

  • Dates: June 22, July 27, August 24
  • Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: FREE

To register for Maker Programs, please fill out the form: Cumberland County 4-H Summer 2020 Maker Program (Google Doc)

Monday, June 22, 2020: Patriotic Wind Sock with Sara

Join us to learn how to make your very own patriotic-themed wind chime just in time for July 4th. There will be two ways to make these based on age and experience level.

Supplies Needed per Windsock:

  • 1 empty can (like for vegetables or soup)
  • Paint – red, white, and/or blue
  • Star stencil or stamp
  • Ribbon or strips of fabric
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors for ribbon/fabric*
  • Hot glue gun w/adult to assist*
  • Nail & hammer with adult to assist*

Monday, July 27, 2020: Refrigerator Pickles with Kate

Join us to make your own simple refrigerator pickles at home. We’ll provide the non-perishables and instructions and you bring the cucumbers and vinegar to learn all about this cool simple way to make your own pickles!

Supplies Needed per 2 Jars of Pickles

  • 2 Canning Jars
  • Seasoning Packet
  • Pickling Cucumbers*
  • Vinegar*
  • Water*

Monday, August 24, 2020: Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Set with Sara

Join us to learn how to make an outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe set to play on your porch, patio, or by the fire. We’ll use a small log disk as our board and smooth rocks as our playing pieces.

Supplies Needed per Tic-Tac-Toe Set:

  • 1 – 10″ Log Disk
  • 9 – small (1-2″) smooth rocks – check out local streams and ponds for nice smooth ones*
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush (from week 1)
  • Paint (from week 1)
  • Optional additional paint colors of your choosing*
  • Optional clear coat to seal disk and rocks*

*Items with a * must be supplied on your own and will not be provided in kits!