Help get Mitzy ready for her summer party! Through coding and animation, you will create your own character that will use Mitzy’s latest invention, a robot named Twisty, to turn balloons into fun creations to decorate her party.
This three part summer coding project is for all kids ages 8+ with some support from an adult.
We will have two Scratch projects available; “Beginner Level” and “Experienced Level” along with step by step instructional videos.
The project is designed to be self guided so all students can go at their own pace. The cost is $25/participant and can be purchased between June 21 – September 22.
If you are a Girl Scout, you will be able to earn the following badges:
I’m so excited to announce that Mitzy Makes It: A Princess Crown is now available on Amazon! Click Here to purchase
If you are interested in the Read With Mitzy program, scroll to the bottom of this page to Sign up!
Mitzy Makes It: A Princess Crown hopes to inspire young girls to pursue STEAM by showing them that being technical can still be fun and colorful.
Mitzy Makes It: A Princess Crown also includes resources for parents and teachers to create additional learning opportunities from each step of building the princess crown and explains why these foundational topics are important.
Live Reading with Mitzy
Are you interested in having Mitzy read to your classroom or summer program Live? Part of Mitzy’s core mission is accessibility and outreach. Read with Mitzy is complete free for teachers and program leaders. Sign up below to schedule a time.
Mitzy Makes It is made using Unreal Engine which allows us to puppet Mitzy live over Zoom!
Check out how Mitzy is made – If you are a teacher or summer program leader and are interested in having a session on the behind the scenes instead of the book reading, fill out the form below and mention you are interested in “how it’s made”.
Mitzy is here to celebrate National STEAM Day with you! Here’s a short little video showing how Mitzy uses STEAM in all of her projects and every day life.
Mitzy Makes It is a STEAM focused brand aimed at inspiring little girls to make and create in fun new ways through a series of children’s books and short form digital videos all made in Unreal Engine. Mitzy hopes to change the stigma around STEAM and inspire a new generation of builders, creators, and makers. The brand’s mission is to empower little girls to pursue futures in STEAM, which adds diversity to leadership and problem solving in the tech industry.
STEAM doesn’t have to be complicated or hard, you use it all the time in your daily life – from making toast to counting toys.
This months video is celebrating Halloween while learning how to count to 10! Mitzy has made a Costume Making Machine that generates 10 costumes based off of her favorite things and popular Halloween Decorations.
This video was focused more on embedding basic STEM principles into the video and creating a longer piece of content to increase engagement.
In addition to this months video, I made a couple work sheets based off of her costumes! The worksheets are made by using a Toon Shader post process material in Unreal Engine. It allows me to re-use the assets from the video and create activity pages very quickly.
As Summer comes to an end, Mitzy looks back at all the things she made – a variety of inventions – a small one, a big one, a silly one and a complicated one. Accompanying this video is a handful of worksheets that focus on counting, shapes and using your imagination.
Mitzy spilled her buttons all over her shop. However, she realizes this is a perfect opportunity to organize them by color and size. Her imagination runs wild as she thinks about all the things she can make with these buttons!
This week I have created some downloadable activities that go along with the video to reinforce sizes, colors and counting!
After your kids finish the activities, you can cut the buttons out for them and let them imagine what they could make from buttons!
For you techies – The line art version of Mitzy is actually rendered out of Unreal. I added a post-process toon shader material to the scene and rendered it. A super quick way to make coloring pages and activities out of all the assets.