Get Creative

Yes! Make Magazine, an American guide to DIY technology, crafting, invention and creativity is one of our favourite publications. We have a print subscription, but their website is free and inspiring. This weekend, the magazine holds one of its regular, free live events, the Maker Faire at the London College of Communication. Meet fellow tinkerers, circuit benders and crafters. There are some excellent workshops, learn how to solder (£2), screenprint (free), make electrically conductive play-dough (£1), or a mini-synthesiser (£5). We guarantee that your kids will leave with their heads buzzing with ideas for future projects, and that you’ll be fired up and confident in helping them. Very highly recommended. Register and book for workshops in advance – they’re getting full. Free. Saturday 10am-6pm. More here