Kids get creative with cardboard at Rapid City Public Library

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Kids were able to explore their creativity with cardboard Wednesday at the Rapid City Public Library. Kids ages three to seven were invited to build crowns, swords, shields and other items at the library’s first ever Mini Makers Program.

Held in the CHAOS Makerspace, the event sought to get younger children engaged in engineering. The CHAOS Makerspace usually sees older kids coming to use their tools such as 3-D printers and robots. The Mini Makers Program was a way to get younger kids involved.

“You can build a house. You can build a fort. You can build cardboard swords and shields,” said Stephen Tafoya, CHAOS Makerspace manager. “Whatever it might be, you can use cardboard for a lot of things, so it gets them just thinking in a way of how they can use the resources that they have available to make their ideas come to life.”

Mini Makers will be held once a month. Kids will learn about circuit space projects next month and are encouraged to bring their imaginations.