Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code – April 2017


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Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017
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.

Tinker Crate
Cost: $19.95/month.
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 Review + Coupon Code - April 2017
Tinker Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post out of California and generally takes about a week to arrive.

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

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Our April 2017 Tinker Crate theme was “Biomechanical Hand” and included instructions and materials to build our own right at home.

Box Note
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.

Instructions
Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

The box includes full, detailed instructions, but if you ever get stuck in one of their steps, they have all the projects / tutorials on their YouTube channel as well.

 

 

Building / Materials
Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017
The box included all the necessary items for this project with the exception of scissors.  We also ended up using a lighter to burn the ends of our string to make it easier to thread.

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

L (my 9-year-old) did about 75% of this project on his own and then passed it along to my husband to finish up.  I don’t think it was because it was overly difficult – it was just repetitive.

Final Product
Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

It worked!  I didn’t get a chance to take a video, but it worked exactly as promised.  The” controls” were easy to do and for some reason, pointing things out with a biomechanical hand is much funnier than just using your hand.

Tinker Zine
Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017

Tinker Crate Review + Coupon Code - April 2017
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.


About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.

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