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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.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “SHARE30” to save 30% off your first month of Kiwi Crate and their family of boxes!
Tinker Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post out of California and generally takes about a week to arrive.
Our February 2017 Tinker Crate theme was “Hydraulic Claw” and included instructions and materials to build our own right at home.
I feel like I should mention that not all new subscribers will receive the most current Tinker Crate box. The newest Tinker Crate this month was “The Wooden Crane Crate,” but we received an older box as we haven’t been subscribers that long. It was “new to us,” but it’s something to keep in mind if you have your heart set on getting the newest boxes.
B (my husband) and L (our 8-year-old) worked on this one together. These are on the more challenging side for L (he’s on the lower age range of this), but enjoys the process.
The first step was to build the hydraulic assembly. Somewhere along the way (early on in the process I believe), B pretty much claimed this project as his own (and loved every second of it). L moved on to working on the February Kiwi Crate with W and I and just let B (mainly) handle this one.
It worked! Our video isn’t the best quality, but you get the idea. The boys have been working on picking up small items with this and are pretty excited it worked!
Each box also includes the Tinker Zine, which includes additional science activities and experiments relating to the theme.
What do you think about Tinker Crate? If you are interested in subscribing, you can sign up here and use the coupon code “SHARE30” to save 30% off your first month of Tinker Crate and their family of brands.