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Join the Repair Days fun and use the Scavenger Hunt as a guide to learn about metalworking! Enjoy messages from staff and artists, demonstration videos, and maker activities during this online event. As you complete each task record the points you earned. Challenge a friend or create teams to see who can earn the most points!

CASTING

Casting is the process of creating an object by pouring a liquid into a mold and letting it cool and solidify.

TEXTURE

Texture is the feel or appearance of a surface.

FORGING

Forging means shaping or moving metal by heating it in a fire and hitting it with a hammer.

DESIGN YOUR

OWN GATE

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FORGED IN FOIL

Blacksmiths use hammers and anvils to create forged sculptures and tools. What can you make at home using only aluminum foil?

 

Rules:

  • Creations must be made of only aluminum foil, using it for all forms and connections. No glue, tape, or other adhesives are permitted.

  • Share your creations online and tag us @metalmuseum or use the hashtag #ForgedInFoil!

WELDING

The welding process is joining together two pieces of metal by heating the surfaces to the point of melting.

CUT, GLUE, FAB

Pretend you are welding with your hot glue gun. Create a sculpture with smooth seams and connections. Try scoring the cardboard, bending it, tearing it, and exposing the corrugation to add texture. Be creative!

Rules:

  • Creations must be made of only cardboard and glue.

  • Share your creations online and tag us @metalmuseum or use the hashtag #CutGlueFab!

PURPOSE

Purpose is the reason for which an object is created.

ALUMINUM FOIL CROWN

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METAL MUSEUM

374 METAL MUSEUM DRIVE, MEMPHIS, TN 38106

INFO@METALMUSEUM.ORG | (901) 774-6380

TUES. – SAT. 11AM – 5PM