Electronic Crafts on Canada Day

YuKonstruct took part in the City of Whitehorse’s Canada Day celebrations at Shipyards Park this year, with a fun all-ages workshop on electronic crafts. We brought some of our favourite LED craft kits to the event: electronic operation game, mini flashlights and LED flowers, as well as the always-popular squishy circuits (play dough and LEDs).

Samples of the LED crafts

Amid the fun festival atmosphere at the park, participants in the Kids Zone learned some basic electric circuits and assembled their crafts with assistance from YuKonstruct members.

Squishy Circuits using conductive play dough

All-ages Valentine’s Day Fun

Thank you to everyone who came out to our All-Ages Craft Night!

We had lots of fun making Valentine’s Day themed crafts. We had several kits available including little robot love bugs, stuffed monsters and valentine cards.

Makers of all ages enjoyed learning about simple electronics by trying one of the two love bug kits. One love bug kit made light up blinkybugs inspired by obeyken’s instructable. The other kit included a small vibrating motor so participants could design their own little vibrobots.

We also brought back some of our favourite kits from past craft nights, including LED flowers, make your own felt monster kits and glovetopus kits.

 

All-Ages Valentine’s Craft Night

Valentines Day fun for the whole family! Join us to make something special for your sweetie.

The craft projects will include robot love bugs, LED flowers, stuffed monsters and more!
Makers of all ages are welcome. Young children may require adult assistance with some projects.

This is a free drop-in event. Craft kits will be available for purchase for $5.

rsvpFB

Holiday Card and Craft Night at YuKonstruct!

Come make holiday themed cards and crafts with your family! Yukonstruct will have kits with lots of fun materials and supplies to make your own unique cards and crafts!

Instructors: Allison, Adria and Michelle are all YuKonstruct makers who love to make their own holiday cards, decorations and gifts!

$5 for each kit includes materials for your handmade holiday crafts. Drop in anytime between 6pm and 9pm. This event is open to all ages.

Halloween Craft Night!

Looking to spruce up your treat bags? Want to make your own decorations for the doorstep?

Come make Halloween themed crafts with your family! Yukonstruct will have kits with fun fur, big googly eyes, colourful felts and sewing supplies. We will also have kits to create your own LED decorations!

Instructors: Allison is a Halloween enthusiast with lots of experience making her own award winning costumes and fun decorative crafts. Adria is new to Yukonstruct and eager to jump into all the fun projects. She is a creative person who likes to work with various craft materials.

$5 for each kit includes materials for your handmade Halloween crafts. Drop in anytime between 6pm and 9pm. This event is open to all ages.

Best Ever Christmas Cards with Chibitronics and Instructables

This all-ages drop in build night is sponsored by Instructables and is open to everyone who would like to make holiday cards that are sure to stand out.

Choose one  kit or make them all:
-LED edge lit card
-Mechanical iris card
-Stand up holiday scene card
-Chibitronics circuit stickers card

Chibitronics allows you to craft with electricity thanks to their peel-and-stick electronics. Circuit stickers are electronic stickers that you can use to build glowing, sensing, and interactive projects without any complicated equipment or programming skills.

Each kit is $5 and includes all the necessary materials. Participants may wish to bring their own family photos to add to their cards. This is a drop-in night, no sign-up needed, but feel free to RSVP on Facebook.

rsvpFB

Holiday Craft Night

Looking to get a jump-start on your holiday crafting? Come make holiday decorations and help YuKonstruct prepare for the Winterval Santa Clause Parade. Learn to make spiky starburst ornaments, folded paper stars, and 8-bit decorations from fusible beads.

Instructor: Judith Voswinkel is a creative person who likes to work with various media including sewing, knitting, beading, drawing and other paper crafts.  She has been making these stars since elementary school and still loves them.

$5 admission covers the costs of materials for your handmade ornaments. Drop in anytime between 6pm and 9pm. This event is open to all ages.

rsvpFB