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Dec
5
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM

For this special Real Tools Workshop, we are working with the iSTEAM studio to celebrate Computer Science!  This workshop will teach children the basics of 3D modeling. Younger participants (ages 5-8) will start with playdough, so they understand three-dimensionality. This workshop is for children ages 5 and up. 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Please note, a laptop is required for this workshop. 

Dec
12
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

During this workshop children will use graham crackers, icing, and candy to make glorious structures of their own design. A “gingerbread house” is just a starting place! 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Dec
19
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

During this workshop children will use graham crackers, icing, and candy to make glorious structures of their own design. A “gingerbread house” is just a starting place! 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Jan
9
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Simple Machines
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Simple Machines

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Simple machines are the building blocks of every great invention. Join us at this workshop to learn about what simple machines do, and use them to create an invention of your own, or just have fun using them individually!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Jan
16
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Printmaking
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Printmaking

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Love art? Want to learn a new way to create? Join us at this workshop to learn about how to create monotype prints. Create as many unique prints as you want to showcase your imagination and creativity!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Feb
6
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Light and Shadow
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Light and Shadow

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Artists can use light and shadow to add special effects to their art pieces. In this Real Tools Workshop we will be creating an art piece that is affected by light or shadow. How will it change if you shine light on it? What does its shadow look like? Use your imagination to create a piece of art that is affected by light and shadow!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Feb
13
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Valentine’s Day Cards
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Valentine's Day Cards

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Everyone loves getting cards on Valentine’s Day! Join us for our Real Tools Workshop to make handmade Valentine’s Cards for your loved ones to let them know how much they mean to you.

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Feb
20
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Board Game
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Board Game

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Do you love playing board games? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to design your own? Come join us at our Real Tools Workshop where you’ll be able to do exactly that! Will your game be a card game, like UNO? Or will it be a turn based game, like Candy Land or Sorry? It’s up to you!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Mar
13
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Leprechaun Trap!
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Leprechaun Trap!

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Sick and tired of pesky leprechauns stealing your gold every St. Patrick’s Day? Come join us at our Virtual Real Tools Maker Workshop to make a leprechaun trap! We can’t guarantee that the trap will work since leprechauns are notoriously tricky to catch, but we will do our best to help you catch them!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon.

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Mar
20
Sat
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Make anything you want! In March, if you need ideas for what to make, we recommend a leprachaun trap.

Need help getting started, or with anything else? Our staff is there to spark your curiosity, teach you safe and proper tool use, and to help you figure out how to solve the problems you encounter as you create new things!

Apr
10
Sat
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Make anything you want! In March, if you need ideas for what to make, we recommend a leprachaun trap.

Need help getting started, or with anything else? Our staff is there to spark your curiosity, teach you safe and proper tool use, and to help you figure out how to solve the problems you encounter as you create new things!

Registration link coming soon

May
8
Sat
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Make anything you want! In March, if you need ideas for what to make, we recommend a leprachaun trap.

Need help getting started, or with anything else? Our staff is there to spark your curiosity, teach you safe and proper tool use, and to help you figure out how to solve the problems you encounter as you create new things!

Registration link coming soon

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum