PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace. There is no admission fee, and most activities will be available for free or at a low cost. 

The Maker Movement encourages making of all kinds. The event features hands-on youth workshops and activities, including pottery workshops, modeling make and take, a nerdy derby, Tinkercad, pressmen hats with Kenosha News, thermo forming masks, Electric Beats, virtual welding, help making a solar charged lamp, launching paper airplanes, using a ham radio and trying calligraphy.

Participants will also meet an amateur telescope maker; learn how to use a spinning wheel; meet Kenosha Lego Masters and a balloon twister; learn about electricity with UW-Parkside; view robots, energy efficient vehicles and more with LakeView Tech; and learn about three-dimensional printing with Gateway Technical College, Milwaukee Maker Space, and Kronik3d. There will also be a prototype for electric streets. Participants may learn about creating a Maker Space and making rockets, meet the replica "Lost in Space" Robot, watch a blacksmith complete the final step of making steel roses and watch Lakeview Tech students use trebuchets to launch pumpkins.

There will also be crafters selling hand-blown glass, hand-crafted functional porcelain, blacksmithed art, Inkies wearable and huggable art, the Glue Looper, crocheted and knit apparel, laser engraved novelties, and quilts and felted items. Food will be sold.

There is no admission fee, however, advance registration is recommended. For free tickets, go to MakerFairePleasantPrairie.com.

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