Fab Lab

imagine. design. create.

Using the Fabrication Lab

What is a fabrication lab?

A space for students and staff members to come and create, whether for a school or personal projects. This space will be open to users before and after school as well as during the school day. Users will be able to build, sew, craft, and electronically engineer anything they can dream up!


How will the Fab Lab run?

The tools & supplies in the Fab Lab are available for students to use whenever the Library is open. When you come in, let Ms. Daves know you are here to use the Fab Lab. She will ask you to tell her a little about your project so that she help direct you to the tools you need. If you have an unfinished project, you'll need to take it with you and bring it back later to finish. Bags will be available for those who need them!

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Available Supplies & Tools

Supplies


  • Paper (all kinds)
  • Card stock
  • Stencils
  • Fabric
  • Buttons, beads, jingle bells, & feathers
  • Craft sticks of various sizes
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic cups & spoons
  • Ribbon, string, yarn, rope
  • Craft stuffing
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Dowel rods


  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils, chalks, & pastels
  • Paint & paint brushes
  • Stamp pads & stamps


  • Elmer’s Craft Glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Mod Podge
  • Rubber cement
  • Duct tape
  • E6000


Tools (adult supervision may be required)


  • Hot glue gun
  • Heat gun
  • Hand saw
  • Scissors (all kinds)
  • Cardboard scissors & screws
  • Punches (all kinds)
  • Knitting & crochet tools
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Using the Cricut Maker

In order to use the Cricut Maker, you'll need Ms. Daves or another adult to get the cutting tools out and supervise your use. You can bring your laptop or smart device with the Cricut software/app already loaded, or you can use the Fab Lab computer to design your product.


The Cricut Maker can cut:


  • paper
  • corrugated cardboard
  • vinyl
  • iron-on vinyl
  • cork
  • felt
  • fabric
  • leather & faux leather
  • balsa wood
  • matboard


We have lots of different types of paper for you to use, but if you're wanting to cut out a different type of material, you'll need to provide it yourself.


Watch this super helpful video to get more information on how the Cricut Maker works!

Blade Availability

We currently have the:


  • Premium Fine-Point Blade
  • Rotary Blade
  • Knife Blade

Where Do These Supplies Come From?

Most of our supplies are donated from community members! The tools are either purchased with school funds or donated.


If you know someone with tools or craft supplies that would like to donate to the Fab Lab, please reach out to them! If your family would like to contribute something new to the Fab Lab or our Makerspace Program, they can see our Wish List here.