2019 Makesgiving: Holiday Make-A-Thon

What is Makesgiving?

Makesgiving: Holiday Make-A-Thon, is a free community event hosted by the Milwaukee Makerspace on Black Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 1pm-5pm. Join us in Bay View, WI at the Milwaukee Makerspace, for hands-on gift-making workshop stations where you will to learn new skills and create unique holiday gifts for friends, family, or yourself!  Each guest (adults and kids!) receives 10 free activity tickets to take to any of the workshop stations when you arrive.  You can make one of each gift or you can make multiples of your favorites – use you tickets however you like! 

Register for free at Eventbrite!

Is this event good for kids?

This event is great for kids ages 5 – 105!  We have a number of workshops that are well suited for younger children, such as DIY stamped wrapping paper, crayon melt ornaments, candle dipping, and the low-temp hot glue creation station with Laser Bits and Popsicle Sticks.

We also have advanced workshops for older kids, such as scroll-saw ornaments, leather punching keychains, the science of home-made sugar scrub, and learn-to-solder led pins. Adults are welcome to partake in ANY of the workshops – this is all all-ages hands-on making event. 

If you have children younger than five in your group, they are most certainly welcome, however activities for the tiny-tots are limited and you may want to work on projects together.

Do I need event tickets?

Tickets are not required for this free community event, however we ask that you pre-register at Eventbrite so that we have an idea of how many people are attending.  (You don’t need to print out your ticket, but please let us know how many people will be coming in your registration.)

What should I bring?

It is helpful to bring a small box or old cake pan along to put your home-made gifts into as you move from one workshop station to another.  There will be limited boxes available and it is possible you will have some gifts that are still drying by the time you want to leave.

Location and Parking?

The Milwaukee Makerspace building is located at 2555 S. Lenox St. Bay View, WI 53207. We are located in a semi-residential area right off of Kinnickinnic Ave. behind the McDonalds. There is free street parking. The main entrance is located at the corner of Lenox and Otjen under the red awning. There is an ADA accessible entrance in the alley behind the building.

Milwaukee Makerspace
2555 S. Lenox St.
Milwaukee, WI, 53207