This Monday, September 5th, the Science Center of Iowa will be hosting the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire. Celeste Moreno, one of our Makers, will be welcoming creatives of all ages to a Mask Making Workshop, where they’ll have the chance to create a mask they can wear all day at the Maker Faire. There will be no additional cost for this workshop.

If you’d like to take your mask making skill to the next level, you can join our Advanced Mask Making Workshop. This activity, also hosted by Moreno, incorporates the use of LED lights and paper circuits.

“We’ll ‘level up’ and add some LED lights to our costume masks to create interesting visual effects,” said Moreno.

The Maker Faire is a great place for participants to design and manufacture their own inventive Halloween masks.

“Another possible outcome…is that they will make something that they can save and use for their Halloween costumes or develop the confidence to try making their own costume elements at home,” said Moreno about the possible take-aways from this event.

The advanced workshop charges an additional fee of $5 per person, a bargain compared to what you might pay for a Halloween costume this fall!

This activity is open to all ages. If you can easily use tools like scissors and tape, or have someone who can support you in the use of these tools, then you are a perfect fit for this activity. Children should be accompanied by an adult that can help facilitate their experience.

Mask Making Workshop:

Cost: $0

Open: 9:00 – 10:30 am

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Advanced Mask Making Workshop

Cost: $5


11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Register here

3:00 – 4:00 pm Register here