Make your own beaded necklace as you explore communication through jewelry and binary code for November’s HOH To Go.
The jewelry you choose to wear–such as a class ring, a bold necklace, or a charm bracelet–can reveal a lot about you and your style, interests, culture, and more, helping you to interact and connect with others.
Coding is a method of giving instructions to a computer to allow it to perform a task, like making a font size larger or searching the internet for photos of cute kittens. The instructions are communicated using a computer language called binary code that computers can understand.
Learn about binary coding, and apply your new knowledge to demonstrate something about yourself. Write your name, favorite phrase, or a secret message in a necklace by using the ASCII code through colorful beads. What will your necklace say?
HOH To Go activity kits can be picked up and used by the whole family. Designed for ages 5+, the kits will include materials and detailed instructions to guide you and your family through each month’s activity. Just like regular Hands-on Houston events, HOH To Go takes place on the first Saturday of every month and is free to the public.
Kits can be picked up at HCCC from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Just pull into the parking lot behind the HCCC building (off Travis and Rosedale Streets), and let a staff member know how many children will be participating in the activity. HCCC staff will then safely deliver a kit to your car for you to take home and enjoy! When you’ve completed the activity, share your projects with #craftwithhccc, or tag us at @crafthouston. We’ll share some of our favorites in our social media posts!
Note: HOH To Go kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Limit four kits per family.