The 21-and-older set visited a variety of stations and learned new skills from area crafters. At the Ceramica station, people clustered around large ceramic garden gnomes and snack plates shaped like footballs to participate in a communal painting project. The gnomes will be taken back to Ceramica for firing and then raffled off by the Discovery Center.
In another corner, representatives from The Potters Corner helped attendees old enough to remember Ghost find their inner Demi Moore on pottery wheels, and Boise Art Glass taught participants wanting to play with fire how to craft glass pendants for $10.
Bricolage brought a pile of buttons, scraps of cloth and sewing machines to the event, and helped curious adults get crafty.
The Discovery Center's regular exhibits also delighted adults, as they clutched their beverages and learned about everything from sound waves to making a movie with children's toys. One station measured height, and drew protests from a group of men who insisted it was an inch-and-a-half off.
Even the Wienhoff Drug Testing table got in on the DIY action, handing out compact hairbrush/mirror/sewing kit combos, as well as letting participants find out how drunk a beer will get them with breathalyzer tests.
Outside, St. Lawrence Gridiron, Archie's Place and A Cupcake Paradise filled the air with smells of fries, sloppy joes and the sweet stuff. Wooden tokens were placed in buckets and color-changing beer cups were filled with barley pops from Payette Brewing Co. and Crooked Fence Brewing, while Indian Creek Winery doled out wine.