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.