A Peoria Park District Facility

Maker Workshops

Kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Maker Workshops! This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

Past Maker Workshop topics include building birdhouses, soap box derby cars, looms, marble runs, puppet theaters, pinball machines, motorized boats, houses for enchanted creatures, and robots…creating kinetic sculpture, light up monsters, felted works of art, super hero capes, mosaics…and more!

Maker Workshops are offered on select Saturdays from 2-4pm.

Cost: $12 member, $18 non-member (price per child). Fee includes museum admission. Adults attend free with regular admission.

How to register (for classes after September 2019):

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code:  PH2019MW at checkout online. Current membership status will be verified.
  • Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact Kevin Davis at the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For program questions, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at 309-323-6894.

Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Cookie Monsters
2:00 pm
Let’s get messy with sweet ingredients and fun kitchen supplies and make some no-bake cookies! You’ll get to take home snacks you created yourself, and the recipes so you can do it all over again.[...]
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Speed Boat Race
2:00 pm
Making a boat is one thing, but can you make it move?  Families will construct a battery operated boat, as well as one that is self-powered, and see how well they travel on water! In[...]
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maker Workshop: Artsy Ornaments
2:00 pm
Make some festive ornaments to put on your tree, decorate your home, or give as presents to your friends and family to celebrate the winter holidays! In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to[...]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum