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Take Home TinkerKits

June 26 - August 31

TinkerSpace may be closed due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop creating! We have put together kits of our more popular activities for you to pick up and work on in the comfort of your own home. Kits come with everything you need plus supplies for tinkering with the project. After you have paid via the PayPal link, you should be directed to the kit pick-up schedule form. If you close PayPal before being directed to the form, you can click here.

Kit Pickup Times:
Mondays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Paper Bag Stars

Decorate for the 4th of July! Follow our instructions to make these satisfying paper bag stars. Kit contains: 7 paper bags, glue stick, paint, paintbrush, and an instruction sheet. You will need scissors. Cost: $10 ($7 without paint) [Members: $7 ($5 without paint)].




Using stamping techniques you will personalize your own giant dragonfly. Make a statement on any wall. Kit contains: Pattern drawn on thin cardboard, paint, bubble wrap, 4 plastic bottle caps, sequins, glitter cardstock, tacky glue, and an instruction sheet. You will need scissors and a place to paint. Cost: $10 ($6 without paint) [Members:$7 ($4 without paint)].

Paint Colors


Paper Infinity Cube

Make your own fidget cube! Draw pictures or add designs. Our videos will help you assemble your own infinity cube. Kit contains: 8 paper cubes (flat), masking tape, coloring sheet, glue stick, access to instruction videos, and an instructions sheet. You will need markers, crayons, or colored pencils, and scissors. Cost: $10 (Members: $7)


Linkage Creature

Have fun with Linkage Creatures. Fasten together cardboard rods to make a fun moving creature. Kit contains: 16 cardboard rods, 10 copper brads, masking tape, colored cardboard pieces, thin cardboard, and an instruction sheet. You will need scissors and (possibly) a stapler. Cost: $10 (Members $7).


Dixie Cup Droid

A simple mechanism gives motion to your droid. Kit contains: two dixie cups, q-tip swab, foil, cardstock pieces, egg carton legs, and an instruction sheet. You will need scissors, markers, and glue. Cost: $6 (Members: $4).


Rainbow Weaving

Make a rainbow for a friendly first weaving project. Kit contains: cardboard loom (prestrung with warp threads), 7 colors of yarn, yarn needle, a cotton ball, and an instruction sheet. You will need sharp scissors to trim your yarn. Cost: $10 (Members: $6)


Tissue Paper Stained Glass

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Art in Window

This satisfying project is for all ages. Use our cut-outs or make your own. Kit contains: tissue paper cut-outs, tissue paper in a variety of colors, parchment paper square, paper mache glue, paintbrush, cardstock frame, and an instruction sheet. You will need scissors (if you wish to cut your own shapes) and an iron. Cost: $8 (Members: $5)


Cardboard Tube Launcher

Fling it far! Kit contains: 2 cardboard tubes, masking tape, 2 rubber bands, a pencil, yarn, colored cardstock, and an instruction sheet. You will need scissors. Price: $6 ($4 for members).



Paper Helicopter

Tinker with helicopter blades. Using the included blackline cardstock sheet with different sized helicopter blades see the effect of blade length, weight, and distance from blades to weight on the falling object. Kit contains: blackline cardstock sheet, egg carton cups, paperclips, colored cardstock pieces, paint, masking tape, and instruction sheet. You will need scissors and markers. $8 ($5 with no paint) [Member price: $6 ($4 with no paint)].

Paint Option


Sock Donut

Make your own plush donut! Fun for parties and pretend play. Kit contains: one sock, felt, decorative beads, tacky glue, and an instruction sheet. Cost: $8 (Members: $5).

Color Option


Jack in the Box

Fun with paper springs! Kit contains: cardstock box (flat), construction paper strips, glue stick, colored cardstock, googly eyes, a toothpick, and an instruction sheet. Price: $8 (Members: $4)

Paper Strip Color



Butterfly Clothespin Automata

Clothespin Butterfly Automata

Make a moving butterfly. Kit contains: 2 clothespins, colorful card, black card antennae, and white card anchors. You will need scissors and glue (school glue or tacky glue). Video instructions and summary instruction sheet. Price: $8 (Members: $4)




June 26
August 31

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