CRAFTY ONE

India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -

IF YOU HAVE run out of ideas on how to keep your chil­dren oc­cu­pied dur­ing the sum­mer va­ca­tions, Maker’s Loft has a host of fas­ci­nat­ing new ac­tiv­i­ties that go beyond the scope of crafts and sto­ry­telling to teach them new skills. De­signed as a “mak­ers space”, the stu­dio is equipped to in­volve chil­dren in skill in­ten­sive ac­tiv­i­ties like wood work­ing, nat­u­ral dye­ing, 3D print­ing, ro­bot­ics and more.

It goes with­out say­ing that many of these ac­tiv­i­ties can be quite fas­ci­nat­ing for adults and the work­shops are open for them too. “We be­lieve in fa­cil­i­tat­ing learn­ing through self dis­cov­ery and col­lab­o­ra­tion with other chil­dren and our trained men­tors. Most of the ac­tiv­i­ties are re­lated to the STEM (sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths) sub­jects and art. They help de­velop an abil­ity to think and solve prob­lems in­no­va­tively,” says founder and di­rec­tor Megha Bhuto­ria.

From teenagers and IIT grad­u­ates par­tic­i­pat­ing in ro­bot­ics com­pe­ti­tion to 7-year-olds de­sign­ing their own video games in­stead of just los­ing to each other, Mak­ers Loft prom­ises to not just pro­vide your chil­dren with some­thing to do but leaves them with some­thing to be proud of. AT Maker’s Loft, 22 Bal­ly­gunge Park Road TEL 8335075374

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