GoldieBlox Maker Club (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8

GoldieBlox Maker Club brings together young creators and builders who will learn STEM principles including levers, pulleys, pivot points, light refraction, and much more through hands-on projects. Club members will make new friends and learn STEM principles while building toys they’ll be proud to use and show off. Weekly projects involve a GoldieBlox Rainbow Paper Craft Kit, which is included with your club registration (more details below), and over the course of 5 weeks, your child will cover the following topics:

Additional materials needed for weeks 2-5: scissors, ruler, plastic wrap, small bowl, string, 1-2 plastic cups, tape

Please note: a kit is not required for Week 1's project.

Week 1 - Rainbow Maker: Learn about rainbows—and create one!—using paper, geometry, and a newfound understanding of light refraction and reflection. Materials needed: A glass of water, a flashlight, and a white piece of paper.

Week 2 - Piñatas, Pulleys, & Pivots: Create a piñata that you can use again and again! The secret to this piñata? Simple machines! Learn about how this piñata works using a pulley, lever, and pivot points.

Week 3 - Rainbow Crafting & Geometry: Transform your piñata into a rainbow by applying your knowledge of rainbow refraction, and get started on your paper lantern as you discover more light and geometry concepts.

Week 4 - Lantern Layering: Create a colorful paper lantern as you discover the science of paper mache, light, and color.

Week 5 - Light-Up Lantern & Paper Bowls: Light up your lantern and watch rainbow refraction come to life, then apply your knowledge of geometry, color, and patterns to build a paper bowl.

$22.00/hr ($110 total)


5 sessions

1x per week

1 hour each

session duration

6-9 students

typical class size

Getting Your GoldieBlox Kit:

  • Your club registration includes a GoldieBlox® Rainbow Paper Craft kit for your child, which will be shipped to you shortly after registration to the address you provide. A Varsity Tutors representative will contact you upon registration to confirm your shipping address. We will follow up with tracking information. Please plan to receive your kit within 5 business days after your shipping address is confirmed. Note that the Week 1 project does not require the kit, so learners whose kits may arrive after the first session will not be inconvenienced.

  • By clicking "Enroll" and completing your purchase, you acknowledge and agree that your shipping information will be shared with GoldieBlox® for order fulfillment.

About Varsity Tutors

  • At Varsity Tutors, we help you connect with the right tutor or class for your needs, right when you need them most. And our innovative Live Learning Platform, personalized approach, and highly credentialed instructors make it easier for you or your student to learn with confidence.

How to Participate


Download the Zoom app for free on your laptop or mobile device.


Before each session you’ll receive an email with a link to join.


Gather any necessary supplies for class and come ready to learn!

1 Class Offering Available

Small Group Class

  • Typically 6-9 students per class.
  • Students get personalized help and attention.
  • Opportunities to collaborate and engage in discussion.

Mon, Apr 19 - Mon, May 17

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$110 total

1hr live sessions
5 weeks, 1 session per week
5hr total class time

Weekly Class Times

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About Small Group Classes

Personalized Instruction
Small classes allow the instructor to give individualized attention to each student.

Customized Curriculum and Learning
Class content and pacing is tailored to the interests and needs of the students.

Collaborative Experiences
Student-to-student collaboration foster deeper learning and engagement.

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