Best Projects and Gifts for 12‑Year‑Olds
Hands-On Art & Science Kits For Kids
With projects like these, your 12-year-old can create something amazing to show off to their friends!
Projects from the Doodle Crate line encourage creativity and art. Projects from the Tinker Crate line explore science, engineering, and technology.
Explore the science of sound by building an amplification circuit to power your own personal light-up speaker.Get It »
Constellation Messenger Bag
Create your own light-up messenger bag. Build a LED constellation circuit and sponge paint a beautiful galaxy effect to make the bag your own.Get It »
Engineer a hand-cranked, wooden automaton that makes a marble climb stairs. Explore the gears and cams that make the mechanics work.Get It »
Through Tinker Camp, supplement & extend Automaton with FREE content, video and additional DIY activities.
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Camp KiwiCo is open, and will be accessible all summer long. Crates can be purchased individually or you can buy a whole pack for the whole session.
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