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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.
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Tinker Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post out of California and generally takes about a week to arrive.
Our March 2017 Tinker Crate theme was “Spin Art Machine” 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. I am not sure if this was the newest one or one that had been sent in a previous month, but it was new to us.
B (my husband) and L (our 8-year-old) worked on this one together (his 4-year-old brother “helped” a little as well) . Unlike some of the Tinker Crate projects, L didn’t need much grownup assistance with this one. I’d say he did 95% himself and B did about 5%.
All we needed from home for this project was scissors!
I’d guess it took 20-30 minutes to build this? As I mentioned L did most of it himself and needed minimal assistance! The boys were all so into making their spin art that I couldn’t get any “in-action” pictures. Heck, they barely let me take a picture of the finished pieces. Just so you can get an idea of how it works, I am attaching the Tinker Crate video from their YouTube channel. If you ever get stuck in one of their steps, they have all the projects / tutorials on their channel which is super helpful.
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.