Kinderplaats 2019

Lakeshore Makers will again be giving kids and other visitors the opportunity to participate in a fun, hands-on activity during Kinderplaats at the 2019 Tulip Time Festival. This year participants will build a mechanical assembly - a scissor lift, with multiple creative experiences. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, 2019.

We need volunteers to help us run a successful event

Schedule -

Our volunteer schedule is divided into 4 sessions on May 4 and 5:

    • Saturday AM 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

    • Saturday PM 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    • Sunday AM 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    • Sunday PM 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Volunteer Signup -

We are looking for volunteers to help participants with the project. Please sign up at our Volunteer Signup Form.

Where to Go -

Kinderplaats is at The Civic Center at 150 W 8th St. Parking may be a challenge, so please allow additional time to find a spot and get to The Civic Center. Look for signs for Lakeshore Makers.

What to Bring -

Be sure to bring something to drink, and appropriate clothing. Everything else will be provided!

What to Do -

Our primary activity will be assembling a small scissor lift. We’ll also be able to introduce participants to the manufacturing process (sourcing materials, fabrication, assembly, and finishing.) This is a simple activity - It should take just a couple minutes per participant to build, and 5 or so minutes to play.

Weather -

This event is an all-weather event. We will be out there, rain or shine!

Who to Ask -

Did I miss anything? Please let me know. I'm happy to answer any questions. Email or call Tavan Hendrick at or 616.283.1753.

Thank you for your support of our making community through Lakeshore Makers Kinderplaats 2019!

- Tavan Hendrick

Questions? Drop us an email at

Go make something!