We received a Tinker Create from Kiwi Co to include in our STEM Kit round up and it’s fantastic. I feel like it was such a cleaver way to make a STEM Kit because the one we received used the box itself to help make the creation. It’s a great way to have a STEM Kit be a subscription box and have less waste. I loved it. I loved watching my daughter open it and get started right away. We created a Tinker Crate Unboxing video and an after video of her creation:
Think about what the purpose of STEM is, it’s not just the acronym, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, it’s also meant to be a platform to encourage critical thinking and innovation. STEM is a way for us to get more people interested in the future.
The goal of Tinker Crate is to help kids build their problem solving skills and to gain confidence and to help them explore their curiosity. There is no one right answer. They want to inspire kids to become creators and makers and not just consumers. This particular kit that Zoe received was an art kit and she loves art. I mean she really loves art. As a home school kid she always wants it to be time to do art, so this project was perfect for her. It included instructions and explanations of what it was doing and how it worked.
She was able to create an art spinner. Just check out her video.
Here is her Tinker Crate creation.