This is an unusual semester with lots of unknowns. Take & Make kits are a chance for you to pause, take a breath, and make something. The kits are in paper bags so you can work on the project in the Maker Hub, in your apartment, or wherever you’d like.
What’s in the bag?
The tools and supplies you’ll need for the project. Some projects will be easier with a sewing machine or a hot glue gun or another small tool that’s available in the Maker Hub – that’ll be noted on the instructions. If you have leftover tools or supplies that you won’t reuse, please return them to the Maker Hub.
Want to customize your project? Visit the Maker Hub and add paint, vinyl stickers, laser engraving, glitter, and more to personalize your project. Pick a time to visit the Maker Hub here.
Share what you’ve made! If you post a picture of your project on Instagram, mention, or tag @ElonMakers.
Where can I find one?
Kits will be available at several spots on campus, including both Maker Hub locations. You don’t need a reservation to pick up a kit from the Maker Hub. If you plan to work on it at the Hub, you will need to pick a time to visit.
- Maker Hub – Downtown: Above Pandora’s Pies in Elon Town Center. The entrance is next to the Wells Fargo ATM. See hours in the left column.
- Maker Hub – Colonnades: In the lobby of Building E in the Colonnades neighborhood. See hours in the left column.
- CREDE: Located on the second floor of the Moseley Center. Visit CREDE’s website for hours.
- Mind-Body Connection space: Located in Koury Center, next to the Fitness Center. Visit the Campus Recreation & Wellness website for hours.
What are the projects?
Below is a list of Take & Make projects released so far. We’ll update this page when new kits are released.
Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Grab this kit and make a pair of animal ears of your favorite animal. This easy 15-minute DIY craft can be done by all levels of experience!
Fabric Coffee Sleeve
The weather is getting colder. Use this reusable sleeve for your hot (or cold) beverage and stay warm. This is an easy 10-minute project that’s a good introduction to hand sewing.
Take a break and make something for a person you care about. We’ll supply the string, you supply the friend. Be sure to check the bag – we’ve attached samples of the string that’s inside.
We upcycled sweaters from a thrift store so you can make cashmere scrunchies and headbands!
Check the writing on the bag for the color: black (b), white (w), light blue (lb), or orange (o). Some kits include materials to make either a headband or a scrunchie (s/h). Or just a scrunchie (s).
DIY Kitchen Towel
This project is an easy way to personalize an apartment with your own touch of creativity. Pick out your fabric from a selection of pre-cut materials & make your own functional dish towel to display for all to see!
We recommend making this project in the Maker Hub with a sewing machine. You can hand sew it, but it’ll take longer.
Live Take & Make Together: A live Zoom call to make the DIY Kitchen Towel project with other students on campus was held on Sept. 15 at 4:30.
DIY Reusable Makeup Wipes
This project is the perfect substitution for disposable makeup wipes. With just a few materials & some easy steps, you can ditch your old wipes & transition to a more sustainable option.
Live Take & Make Together: A live Zoom call to make the Reusable Makeup Wipes project with other students on campus was held on Sept. 8 at 4:30.
Face Covering Case
Need a place to store your face masks when you’re not wearing it? Grap this kit with a second-hand glasses case to repurpose into a case for your mask.
There are four different kits for face coverings. Some only require hand stitching, and others (the ones without the pleats) would be easier using one of the sewing machines in Maker Hub – Colonnades. The type of mask you have, and its size, will be written on the bag.
- Face Covering: Pleated, no wire
- Face Covering: Pleated, with wire
- Face Covering: No pleats, no wire
- Face Covering: No pleats, with wire
Please note the small-sized kits run small.
Who helped with this initiative?
Special thanks to Maker Hub Consultants Emma Goering and Leah Cooper who identified the projects, prototyped it, and packed the kits. Thanks also to Maker Hub Consultant Grayson Meadors who created the Take & Make icon.