What’s a Makerspace? To describe them simply, makerspaces are learning centers with tools and supplies to make stuff!!  
Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. Makerspaces are DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In some schools and libraries they often have 3D printers, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, tools, and more. We are not ready to go that big - yet! 
We are starting small and need some help!  If you would like to donate any of the items on the page please drop them off in the yellow collection cans on the south side of the school. If you have questions please reach out to us at makers@Belmar.k12.nj.us 
We are looking for some used items that you may no longer have use for:
Legos, Tinker Toys, K’NEX, Erector Sets - SETS OR PIECES
If you are willing to help, please drop them off during school hours on the South side of the school - look for the yellow collection cans by the side of the building. We will be collecting daily for the next month.
We will also be using lots of the supplies listed below - Please send them in with your student or drop them off in the yellow collection cans on the south side of the school or send them in with your student
  • 9 Volt Batteries
  • Balloons
  • Battery Operated Toothbrushes
  • Button type batteries 
  • Coffee Filters
  • Coffee Stirrers
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Dental Floss
  • Duct Tape
  • Electrical Tape
  • Envelopes
  • Felt
  • Flashlights
  • Foam Boards
  • Gumdrops
  • Index Cards
  • Lunch Bags
  • Magnets
  • Marshmallows 
  • Masking Tape
  • Paper Clips
  • Paper Plates
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Plastic Bins
  • Plastic Cups
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Playing Cards
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Poster Board
  • Q-Tips
  • Rubber Bands
  • Scotch Tape
  • Straws of all sizes
  • Toothpicks
We will be using lots of the bold items
Shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, etc - we have more than enough
Remote Controlled Toys
Plastic Jars & Containers
Old CDs / DVDs
CD / DVD Cases
Battery or Electric Trains
Old Electronics Please
DO NOT DONATE any electronics before contacting the school for approval at makers@belmar.k12.nj.us