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Tinker Crate from KiwiCo Review - Spin Art Machine - Physics: Why Matter Matters!

Tinker Crate from KiwiCo Review - Spin Art Machine - Physics: Why Matter Matters!

This is our second round trying out KiwiCo boxes for STEM enrinchment.

Chris was 6 1/2 yr when we tryed the Kiwi Crate box for ages 5 - 8, which includes projects in arts, science and more.

Now he is 8 1/2 years old, so we decided to go with a subscription box that has more advanced projects focused in his passions, and he totally loved it!. We went with Tinker Crate: A Laboratory for Hands-on STEM Projects for ages 9-16+

My son's happy faces after playing with his finished KiwiCo project

*Chris’ happy faces after playing with his finished KiwiCo project*
Cooool. I always wanted something like that! - My son’s feedback.

The box comes with everything you need to build the project, including the circuits and batteries (please make sure to remove the battery plastic wrap, we didn’t noticed it at first and thought the battery was dead 😅)

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box content - spinart machine project

*KiwiCo Tinker Crate box content -Spin Art Machine - Physics: Why Matter Matters!*

Building the Spin Art Machine steb by step #

Following the included instructions: The instructions given with the box are pretty clear and easy to follow.

Steps 1 to 3 #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Steps 1 to 3

Steps 4 to 5 #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Steps 4 to 5

Steps 6 to 8 #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Steps 6 to 8

Steps 9 to 10 #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Steps 9 to 10

Following the included instructions Part 2 #

The circuit.

Steps 1 to 5 #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Circuit steps 1 to 5

Steps 6 to 11 #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Circuit steps 6 to 11

How the circuit should look #

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - How the circuit should look

Final Step: #

Turn your creation on and get artistically creative!

KiwiCo Tinker Crate box - spinart machine project - Turn your creation on and get artistically creative!


We had lots of fun building this project, and now that summer is starting without not many (for us is none) summer camp options, is really nice to know that you can still support and enrich your child’s creativity and their learning process without having to dig around for ideas and materials.

If you decide to give Kiwico a try, you can follow this link, and get a 50% off in your first crate

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Claudia Aguilar

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