Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Holiday Workshops

Looking for workshops for organizations and groups like student clubs, boy scout troops or staff outings? You should instead check out our workshops for groups and organizations.

After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us to make sure we know you’re coming.
Most of our workshops are for adults ages 18 and up and require some basic computer skills. If you’d like to make sure you’re ready please take a look at our participant experience guidelines.

Laser Cut Paper Ornaments & Cards

Can’t find the perfect holiday card or decoration? Come and make some with us! Learn our Laser and Silhouette machines to create multi-layered holiday cards and ornaments from paper. Parents may come to work with their child without incurring an additional cost, so long as parent and child share a machine and materials.

Friday December 7th | 6pm-8pm
Class size: 12 | All Ages | $25

To Register: Call the Lab 217-265-5342 or email


Looking for a unique gift? Come learn the technique of Suminagashi, or water marbling on fabric and paper! Participants will get to practice designs on paper before crafting their own silk bandanas and hankies. 

Sunday December 9th | 10am-noon 
Class size: 10 | Adults | $30

To Register: Call the Lab 217-265-5342 or email

Laser Cut Drinking Glasses & Coasters

Looking for a classy gift? In this workshop not only will you learn how to design and laser engrave your own wineglass or tumbler, you will also design and laser cut a set of 4 wood coasters! Although you will only get to take home one glass, you are welcome to come back during open hours to use your new skill set.

Friday December 14th | 6pm – 8pm
Class size: 12 | Adults | $30

To Register: Call the Lab 217-265-5342 or email

Laser Cut Wood & Acrylic Ornaments

Always wanted custom holiday decor? Come learn how to design your very own acrylic light up ornament in Fusion 360. Participants will also get the chance to design and laser cut in wood. 

Saturday December 15th | 3pm-5pm
Class size: 12 | Adults |$30

To Register: Call the Lab 217-265-5342 or email

Parent-Child FREE sticker day

Bring your child to make a free sticker with one of our lab assistants. Learn about what we do at the Fab Lab and how you and your child can use this awesome resource in your community.

Sunday December 16th | 1pm-3pm
All Ages | Free |$5 suggested donation