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Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy

Dekalb County Schools

Makers Club

Makers Club

We will meet in October 2021. 
Stay tuned.

Materials Needed

Past Projects
December 14 @7:45
SHHHHHHHHH, we will make a gift for your parents.

December 8 @7:45
Make a Dreidel
What you need:

December 1 @7:45
Balloon Pop! Not!


  • A Balloon    
  • 2 pieces of tape, each about 2 inches in length    
  • Small needle or push pin (with adult supervision)

November 17 @ 7:45
Milk Art
Materials Needed:
November 10 @ 7:45
Ice Fishing


October 27 @ 7:45
Dry Erase
Materials needed:
  • A glass plate, bowl, or picture frame    
  • Dry erase marker    
  • Water

October 20 @7:45
Candle Shield

Materials needed:

  • heavy-duty aluminum foil    
  • blunt scissors    
  • ruler    
  • permanent marker    
  • pushpin    
  • candle or small light

October 13
Water and Oil

Supplies Needed

  • Glass Jar with a lid (a pint canning jar works great)    
  • 1 cup Water    
  • Food Coloring    
  • 1 cup Oil (we used vegetable oil)    
  • 2 teaspoons Dish Soap

October 6 Meeting @7:45
Water Fireworks
We will make water fireworks to study density.
You will need:
  • Water    
  • Oil    
  • Food Coloring (Any color of your choosing)    
  • 16 oz clear glass    
  • Another 16 oz clear glass    
  • A Fork

September 29th Meeting @7:45
Cloud Dough
We will make cloud dough. 
You will need 
*1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola, or whatever you have on hand) 
*2 cups flour 
*oil based food color (opitional) 
*Glitter (optional)

September 22nd Meeting @7:45Penny Boat
Materials you will need:
  • Roll of Aluminum Foil 
  • Pennies
  • Bucket or tub of water
  • Paper
  • Pencil

We made paper airplanes to compare to the hoopsters on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:45.
You only need 8X11 paper that you can fold easily.

We made a hoopster on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:45.

  1. scissors
  2. ruler
  3. 3-x-5-inch file cards (or a file folder or some other stiff paper)
  4. clear plastic tape
  5. plastic straws