DIY: Brainy Crafts for Brain Awareness Week

Two weeks from now, people all over the world will be taking part in activities organized by people who share our love for the brain. Brain Awareness Week is a time for everyone to pause from their busy schedules and find a way to celebrate and learn more about the organ that is responsible for everything we do. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help.

We wrote a recent post on making “Sweet Brains”—or colorful cupcakes that resemble brains—for those of you with a sweet tooth. We also took some time to try out “recipes” for do-it-yourself arts and crafts that are great for anyone wanting to sport the latest trends in brain-wear.

First up: Brain Hemisphere Hats


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DIY: Sweet Brains

Many of our Brain Awareness Week partners are now hard at work planning their events for March 12-18. Event theme? Check. Venue? Check. Speakers? Check. But what about…food?

Our #brainweek partners are by no means responsible for providing food at their activities, but should they want to, here is some sweet inspiration from my kitchen to yours.


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DIY Brain Awareness Week Arts and Crafts

As you look toward Brain Awareness Week next month (March 13-19), think about joining lab tours and lectures, but also consider art contests and brain hats. Why not infuse your Brain Awareness Week celebration with a little Do-It-Yourself arts and crafts?


A video of how to knit a brain hat popped up in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago, and were I a knitter, I’d surely be sporting one come March 13. This project will take some commitment, but will undoubtedly impress fellow neuroscience-enthusiasts. By Studio Knit, the five-minute video explains what you’ll need and gives step-by-step directions. What color would you choose for your brain hat?

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