- Design Your Club's Logo- Every club needs a logo to represent their goals, interests, and character traits. A club interested in electronics would probably find room for some computers on their logo, and make sure when you are doing your logo, you think about how this shows people who you are.
- Capture Your First Meeting- You'll probably want to preserve the moment of your first meeting, so make sure you take a picture of your first meeting, and maybe what you accomplished in that meeting. If you made some bread at your first meeting, make sure you try and get it in the pic! It'll be fun to look back on these later in remembrance.
- Recruit Club Members- The more the merrier, right? While you totally can have a club with five people, sometimes, it's more fun and relaxing with more people. Also, the group projects could be more epic with more helping hands and smart brains. Make a sign and put it in your school (with permission) or in your neighborhood.
- Cook for Your Club- You're going to need some fuel what with all your making! Fruits and vegetables are important to include, and with adult supervision, try to cook a snack/meal with your club. It'll be even better when you create it yourself!
- Make a Website- Your website can be your headquarters to update DIY and the rest of the internet on your meetings. You could also post information for people looking to be members. Weebly is a free website maker that is fairly easy to use. Ask your parents if you're not sure if they'd agree with this idea.
- Find a Space- A secret club meeting space will help keep your meetings a little more secret, and a little more fun. Chill outside with the club in a tree, or create a blanket fort or a tent city! Endless fort building fun is inevitable.
- Go on an Adventure- Go explore and learn in the unknown! Bring some other makers to a place you haven't been before, or search the wilderness. Don't forget to share what you learned on your travels.
- Make a Flag- Your flag could incorporate your club logo, or if it's too complicated to sew on, just embroider or write (with fabric marker or fabric paint) your club name. Hang ye ole flag high and proud!
- Interview a Maker- Everyone can still learn from the experts! Find a local maker like an artist, hacker, grower, etc. Ask lots of questions and take mental notes! Take a video, and make sure to thank them for the answers.
- Share a Project- Become a teacher, and instruct your fellow club members on a skill of your choosing. Make sure to give help when needed, and see what they can also teach you. Don't forget to record the lesson!
- Do an Epic Project- Does your group know what they really love? Put your heads together, and think of a huge project that represents your interests. Into computers? Try and assemble one? Love forts? Build a tree house. It may take weeks, but it'll all be worth it when you're proud of what you all managed to do together.
- Have a Show- Well, you've done it. You've probably done a lot of hard work, and also had a ton of fun in the process. Use what you learned, and share your new skills with the community. Pass on the story of your journey, and don't forget to tell them about diy.org !
Go out while it is still summer, and make a club! Have an awesome time.