How do Makers Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day provides Makers another chance to exercise their creative talents. So, when I asked the Omaha Maker Group if they had ideas for Valentines creations, they were happy to oblige.
Kevin suggested using a PDF of your favorite image to create a custom Valentine’s card. The card could be printed on a color laser printer and trimmed up with a paper cutter at your local office supply store’s print department (or your local makery).
Dave suggested a homemade bath supply kit. “Materials to make fizzy bath bombs, scented bubble-bath, lotions, salts, cast soap, and candles can provide a fun afternoon for a maker, and also result in products that can be shared or gifted.”
Kyle suggested a 3D scan of your face that could be used to make molds for candy likenesses. Another Kevin suggested getting some ideas from your sweetheart of things to make for them.
Eric has found that his cats and flowers do not mix, so he whipped up a 3D printing of tulip blossoms. The flowers were a hit and the kitties didn’t make a mess of them!
Stephen has a maker friend that used a music box kit for the song playing mechanism, and then 3D printed a housing and crank to create a one of a kind musical gift. He’s also created some very durable flowers by cutting petals out of sheet steel and welding them to a steel rod.
If you’ve got something creative in the works for Valentine’s day, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Valentine’s Day!–Dave