Build awe-inspiring Tinker Crate projects and explore the science of gears, air pressure, and hydraulics. Ages 9-16+
Engineer a hand-cranked, wooden automaton that makes a marble climb stairs. Explore the gears and cams that make the mechanics work.
Construct your own lifting claw and learn how hydraulic systems work. Continue the experimentation with bonus design challenges.
Build a motor-powered platform, complete with a spinner to make it quiver and quake. Then use foam balls and toothpicks to design a structure sturdy enough to withstand your shake table's shimmying.
Discover hands-on fun with Kiwi Crate and dive into the science of mechanics, motion, and hydraulics. Ages 5-8+
Build a vacuum cleaner-like sweeper with moving parts that can be used to pick small items. Learn how salt and water react with vibrant watercolor painting.
Moving with Muscles
Build a soccer player with a leg that mimics muscular movement. Then craft your very own bow and arrow set to learn how your arm muscles work.
Transform your Kiwi Crate box into a one-string guitar, then play around with pitch. Engineer a mechanical drum set that comes to life with the simple turn of a crank, then customize it to experiment with all sorts of different rhythms.
Explore amazing reactions with 2 lab kits. Build, experiment, and learn the science of chemistry. Ages 14+
Explore UV light and mix up 3 solutions that glow in the dark. Explore the chemistry of fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence.
Make a colorful flame lamp and complete 7 combustion experiments that explore the chemistry of oxidation, the flame test, and light energy.
Construct 3 advanced electronics kits to create a working flashlight, glowing speaker, and laser projector. Ages 14+
Explore the science of sound by building an amplification circuit to power your own personal light-up speaker.
Assemble your own hand-crank flashlight, great for outdoor adventures, emergencies, or just battery-free fun.
Geometric Laser Projector
Construct a variable speed laser projector, capable of producing a variety of different geometric patterns.
What Sets Our Crates Apart
We deliver carefully engineered components along with clear instructions and inspiration.
We ensure that the projects are multi-dimensional with lots of possibilities for kids to tinker and explore.
Every crate is tested rigorously by our experts and lots of kids.
Our projects are enriching, accessible, and fun for kids of all ages.
Each of our crates presents kids with a multi-faceted experience that can last for hours, or even days! Our crates include a magazine with additional science experiments and activities, and lots of rich content to dig deeper into the theme. We also provide online resources and video content for every project, all designed to allow kids to explore further.
Awards and Press
- Parents' Choice Gold Award
- Dr. Toy's 10 Best Creative Products Winner
- Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award Winner
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award Gold Seal
- Dr. Toy's Best Picks Winner
- Purdue University - Promotes Engineering Thinking & Design