The Children's Makers Fair & Market
The ACMPTA Children' Makers Fair is a two-hour long event where K - 5th grade students will demonstrate their creative skill.
Is your child creative?
Do they enjoy sharing their creations with others?
Then encourage them to participate in the ACMPTA Makers Fair & Market!
The ACMPTA Makers Fair & Market is a two hour long event that encourages K - 5th grade students to make original items, and/or showcase and demonstrate their creative skill. This event also allows them, if they desire, the opportunity to sell the products that result from their drive to create.
Students do not have to create items to sell. Students are also encouraged display and explain their creations and to provide maker skill demonstrations. Examples of demonstrations include robotics, knitting, weaving, cake decorating, etc.
Come and see what the kids have made! There will be demonstrations, as well as items for sale, all made by the children. It's open to the public, so bring your friends and support our kids' creative spirit!
Who: Everyone's invited!
What: Come see what the kids have made and take a free Lego-Robotics class, hosted by Silver Knights Enrichment.
Where: In the Multipurpose room of the Montessori Public School of Arlington
Why: To support children's creative spirit and to inspire other kids to create!
There will be 20 tables available to be reserved. Last year we had wonderful creations, all made by the children, including:
- Chocolate spoons
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Lip balm
- Pillow spray
- Hair clips
- Baked goods
- Little pillows
- Mexican-style alebrijes
- Nature-inspired keychains
- Perler bead bowls
- Homemade books
- Water guns
- Wizard wands
- Refrigerator magnets
- Harry Potter crafts for 18” dolls
- Oyster shell angel ornaments
WHERE DO I START?
- Ask your child what they enjoy making or would like to learn to make with their own hands.
- Ask them if they would like to provide demonstrations of a creative skill they feel confident in or would like to learn.
- If saleable products result from this skill, would they like to sell their creations? If so, help them figure out how they would sell it and what they would need in order to do so.
- Students need to have created the display and/or sale items themselves.
- They should be able to demonstrate the process by which they created their products or display items in one of the following ways:
- Provide live demonstration at the event;
- Show pictures of the making process; or,
- Be able to share a step-by-step explanation.
Demonstrations alongside items for sale feed curiosity and spark greater creativity. Some examples of items that have been made for similar fairs include homemade dog toys or treats, handmade greeting cards, baked goods made from scratch or baked items altered with a creative flair, handmade soaps, and woven friendship bracelets or barrettes.
Examples of display and demonstrations that do not include sale items include cake decorating, robotics creations, weaving, slime making, etc.
*Items for sale must adhere to copyright laws and should contain only child appropriate content.
HOW DOES MY CHILD SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE AND IS THERE A FEE?
There will be a $10 non-refundable fee per table to participate and includes one table and two chairs. **This is not intended to be a PTA fundraising event. The fee will help to offset the cost of the cost of hosting the event.
Applications must be submitted online. A URL will be provided when registration opens. Information required includes:
- Student and parent name and contact information.
- Item(s) the student will be making for demonstration, display, and/or sale.
- If selling, what the price point will be. (We encourage pricing geared toward students.)How the student plans to demonstrate their skill and/or creation.
CAN KIDS SIGN UP AS A GROUP?
Groups need to have one person listed as the responsible party and must list all participating group members.
For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope this event sparks your child’s creativity, either by participating or by attending.
Look for information on this great event sometime in October.
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