Students make crafts at DIY event


Photo credit/ Photo credit: Katlynn Whitaker

Junior architecture majors Andrew Reynolds, Tom Ellis, and Chard Howley learn how to make a bouncy ball at the SAC DIY event.

Francelis Capellan, Assistant A&E Editor

Marywood’s Students Activities Crew (SAC) hosted its first instillation to the DIY event series on Feb. 4 in the Fireplace Lounge of the Nazareth Student Center.

The event sets up ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) projects for students inspired by Pinterest ideas.

The project for the first DIY session was Make Your Own Bouncy Ball. Students used white glue, borax powder, glow-in-the-dark paint, cornstarch, and warm water to make the balls. The balls took a total of five minutes to make, and they actually bounced and glowed in the dark.

SAC members, Maria Temples, junior nutrition major, and Lauren Notchick, sophomore pre-PA student, were involved in the majority of the planning for the DIY event.

Notchick explained that she got the idea for the DIY event following the success of SAC’s ‘Make Your Own Sushi’ event last year.

“We wanted this event to be sort of like a therapy for students, we wanted to be fun so they can just relax and enjoy their night doing arts and crafts,” explained Notchick.

“Most of the ideas for the DIY event series come from Pinterest. We all look up what kinds of things are simple and fun, [things] that everyone is capable of doing, and we vote on it,” said Temples.

Three more DIY events are planned through out the semester. The DIY events will be held Feb. 25, March 19, and April 15 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. For more information on the upcoming crafts– check out