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Tinker Crate (which is part of the Kiwi Crate family) introduces 9-16-year-olds to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through fun, educational activities. Each Tinker Crate comes with all the materials needed for building the project, instructional video, and blueprint with step by step instructions, as well as a Tinker Zine with additional science experiments and activities.
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The January 2017 Tinker Crate theme was “Slime” and included four projects “Glow Super Slime,” “Play Putty,” “Glow Bouncy Ball” and “Glow Creepy Critters.”
L, my 8-year-old, and I worked on this one together. He was very excited when he saw the theme and couldn’t wait to start.
Project #1 – Glow Super Slime
Project #2 – Play Putty
I think Play Putty turned out the best of all of the items we made. We haven’t done it yet, but we are going to try and use a washable marker on paper and try to transfer a drawing to the putty!
Project #3 – Glow Bouncy Ball
The glow bouncy ball was a mixture of borax, glue, cornstarch, water, liquid watercolor and glow powder.
It actually bounced! We were shocked. L and I thought nope, no way, this will not work. But it did. It’s not the prettiest ball, and it does flatten out when it sits untouched, but it bounces!
Project #4 Glow Creepy Critters
Glow Creepy Critters used the recipe for the glow bouncy ball. I think we did slightly better with this one, though. We added less water which made the ball seem somewhat firmer, and it bounced even higher.
Cute! We left this out overnight, and it turned quite hard. I suppose that’s to be expected, though?
Each box also includes the Tinker Zine, which includes additional science activities and experiments relating to the theme.
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