Celebrating invention, family, and hope of Netflix’s musical Jingle Jangle, we are showcasing the work of three Black makers inspired by this film. These makers have created activities for you to make at home during this holiday season.

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Jingle Jangle Lesson Collection

Jingle Jangle Flying Machine

This lesson was inspired by the musical fantasy film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, specifically the main character Jeronicus Jangle who is an inventor, toymaker, and owner of Jangles and…

A Hidden Message: Invisible Ink

Image retrieved from https://giphy.com This lesson is inspired by Jeronicus Jangle’s paranoia when meeting Journey for the first time. Jeronicus asked Journey to sign a contract with a special pen.…

Buddy 2020

This lesson is inspired by the robot Buddy 3000 who is brought to life in the movie. When all the pieces of Buddy came together, with added belief, the robot…


A number of us have been forced to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic and make use of our time in more creative ways. During this holiday season we encourage you to enjoy the magic of this film, and then make your own with the hands-on activities in this special collection.

Children and adults alike can create their own inventions with supplies and materials from around the house. With a little time and some creative direction from these amazing makers, everyone can join the cast from this film as a maker of possibilities.


Oyedotun “Oye” Ajewole considers himself a project designer. He studied mechanical engineering and currently applies the principles of engineering to the things he likes. Currently, he works in digital fabrication, textiles, and fabric science, and electronics.

Andrea Fields has been making and teaching in fab labs and other innovation spaces since she was 15 years old. She has a master’s degree in civil engineering and currently manages an early childhood fab lab and her own consultancy. She is a sought after speaker and spokesperson for minority women in STEM. Her speaking engagements have included the Ohio State Senate,TEDxCLE, and U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Nettrice Gaskins is an author, maker, and educator. She earned a BFA in Computer Graphics with Honors from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York in 1992 and an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois in 1994. She worked for several years in K-12 and post-secondary education, community media, and technology before enrolling at Georgia Tech where she received a doctorate in Digital Media in 2014.


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Virtual Hispanic Art Gallery

The “Exploring Hispanic Artists from the US” project is designed for middle school students to delve into the world of Hispanic art and culture by researching and creating virtual art…

October 15, 2023

Exploring Innovation and Invention

In this lesson, the students will learn the history of innovations through fun and play. The files for stickers or laser cutting will the attached to this lesson which the…

September 26, 2023

MakeyMakey Inventor Biography Bottle

Students will choose a scientist or inventor from the past or present to research in order to write an informational report.  While the students are progressing through the writing…

September 7, 2023

Introduction to 3D Designing with a 3D Pen and Sketchbook

Students will learn the basics of 3D designing and geometry through hands-on activities using a 3D pen and a 3D sketchbook (or folded square papers). They will create simple 3D…

August 14, 2023

A- Frame level for contour Farming

This lesson introduces students to agriculture practices and its benefits. Students will learn about contour farming and vegetable cultivation. When studying contour farming for vegetables, students will gain specific insights…

July 21, 2023

FLA Week 3 – Universal Design and Sustainability

On YouTube, I’ve watched several ways how to make good-sounding drums, and with biomaterials, I’ve tried to make a surface that will boost the sound of the bucket and make…

July 19, 2023

Asking Questions – Developing Inquiry Skills by using Grammar Wheel

In the lesson “Asking Questions – Developing Inquiry Skills,” intermediate-level students learn to formulate different types of questions, identify question words, and effectively gather information. The lesson begins with a…

June 30, 2023

Cooking our own Fab Lab biomaterials

Within the study of plastic, the students will cook different bioplastics with different recipes and proportions of ingredients to study the mechanical properties of the material. With a laser cutter,…

June 30, 2023

FLA Week6: A wavy line that connects

Explore waves in our environment and the characteristics of sinusoidal waves—amplitude, frequency, and wavelength.    Students will go through the 4 phases of Engage – Explore – Explanation – Extension…

June 30, 2023

FLA Week3: Biomaterials

Creative possibilities cooking biomaterials.

June 29, 2023

FLA Week4: Classroom tool design

Creative possibilities of the laser cutter.

June 29, 2023

FLA Week2: Vinyl Cut Sticker

Creative possibilities with the vinyl cutter.   The process described takes action in an action plan called “Fab Lab Club” where a group of students is building a maker community…

June 29, 2023

Create a model in Wood using Laser Cutter

Use the existing design of a box from box maker to import and explore the use of laser cutter to cut the design out.  

June 29, 2023

Design and make a logo using Inkscape software and Vinyl Printing machine respectively

Students can design and make an interesting logo using Inkscape and Vinyl cutter. At the end of the lesson, Students can: Use some unique features of Inkscape to create a…

June 29, 2023


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Periodically lessons are adapted and tested by the Fab Foundation team based on a call for submissions from fabbers, educators, and makers.  Our inaugural set of lessons for the SCOPES-DF project were Fab Tested in 2016 and are tagged Fab Tested on the website.


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