TinkerCrate

Have you ever wished that an awesome DIY project would arrive on your doorstep complete with everything you needed, including instructions and materials? With TinkerCrate that is possible! You can choose from age appropriate DIY projects to spark creativity and awesome learning experiences with one simple monthly subscriptions. Once you subscribe, a box filled with awesomeness will arrive on your doorstep each month!

Check out the TinkerCrate family:image

  • KoalaCrate hands-on playful crafts for ages 3-4
  • KiwiCrate hands-on creative science for ages 4-8
  • TinkerCrate hands-on building and experiments for ages 9-14+
  • DoodleCrate hands-on art techniques and crafts for ages 9-16+

The Case of the Missing Piece

Tiny objects go missing left and right in my house. A button here…a hair barrette here. Though bought at the store, perhaps it is no longer available for purchase or not “exactly” the same. Our 3D printers print in PLA plastic, which lends itself to recreating many small objects (i.e. clips, buttons, hinges, chopstick helpers, etc.). Using 3D printing processes (i.e. TinkerCad, Shapeways, Printrbot, etc.), what could you (re)engineer for your own home? your classroom? How might this ability to (re)engineer small objects empower new-found entrepreneur type activities in you? your students?