CRHSAP Makerspace

The Hatchery -- "Where great ideas are born!"

What is a Makerspace?  

 A Makerspace is a community-operated workspace that can fuel creativity by encouraging people of all ages to make and create. They often function as centers for peer learning and knowledge sharing, as well as a social opportunity that promotes design process and STEM skills. The Home School Hatchery is one such Makerspace, designed for use by CRHSAP students in grades K-12, in collaboration with their parent and teacher mentors.


The CRHSAP Makerspace --  "The Hatchery"

The Home School Hatchery helps students grow from consumers into creators. As part of the Makerspace movement, The Hatchery allows students to build and revise, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another, and make something. By integrating design thinking and playfulness, we hope to nurture students into a maker mindset, and ultimately “hatch” students who are full of ideas…and the ability to develop them.  

Explore ideas, create something new, and share it with others: join us!


Now collecting recyclables:

  • Solo cups 

  • Stackable yogurt tubs and lids 

  • Cottage cheese tubs and lids 

  • Caps from plastic pop bottles 

  • Medicine bottles and caps 

  • Egg cartons (cardboard or Styrofoam)

  • Wire of various thicknesses 

  • Spools (with and w/out thread) 

  • Bobbins 

  • String 

  • Yarn 

  • Twine 

  • Cardboard tubes (toilet paper, paper towel,  gift wrap, carpet roll) 

  • Newspaper (flattened) 

  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened) 

  • Cereal boxes (flattened) 

  • Oatmeal containers 

  • Wire (various thicknesses) 

  • Cloth 

  • Bubble wrap 

  • Pool noodles 


Now accepting donations of: 

  • Q-tips 

  • Rubber Bands (assorted sizes) 

  • Tape 

  • Straws 

  • Toothpicks 

  • Popsicles sticks 

  • Tongue depressors 

  • Tape – Scotch/Masking/Electricians/Duct/Painters 

  • Glue—Elmer's 

  • Glue—Glue Sticks 

  • Crayons 

  • Markers 

  • Paints 

  • Brushes 

  • Spray Paint 

  • Pipe Cleaners 

  • Staplers 

  • Staples 


Accepting donations of larger items: 

  • Tinker Toys 

  • Legos 

  • Lincoln Logs 

  • Erector Sets 

  • Snap Circuits 

  • Magnetic Kits 

  • Wooden building blocks 

  • Sewing Machine 

  • 3-D printer 

  • ForgeGlow 

  • Wooden building blocks

Questions? Contact Wayne Fritch, HSAP Resource Teacher, at 319-558-1031 or