The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!
A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness,
and a celebration of the Maker Movement.
Hi! I’m Sylvia Todd, a 10-year-old girl from
northern California. I love to make things, and
teach other people! In fact, I have an online
show called “Super Awesome Sylvia’s Mini
Maker Show,” where I explain how to make
everything from crazy putty to a no-heat lava
lamp. You should check it out!
Once a year, MAKE puts on Maker Faires in
the San Francisco Bay Area and in New York,
and they’re amazing. I’ve been a few times
now, and I’m pretty sure there’s nowhere else
on Earth where you can see the incredible
things you see at Maker Faire!
Get soaked with Coke and Mentos.
Do you know what happens when you drop
a Mentos into a Coke? A soda explosion!
I got to the Coke Zero and Mentos Fountains
show early to be in the front, and got totally
soaked in soda, and it was awesome! You can
stand farther back and stay dry, too. That’s
what my parents did. Afterward I got to go
up and say hi and take home my very own
26 Make: makezine.com/30
Check me out at sylviashow.com
Touch and experience
Have you ever felt the urge do something daring or
dangerous? Maker Faire has the stuff that’s safe to try,
but still crazy daring fun! I rode a bike that turned the
wrong direction, climbed into a giant rocket, and pulled
a 20-ton rock sculpture by a rope!