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Cardboard Cakes

Cardboard Cakes

As we navigate being “safer at home” many people are turning to baking and crafts as they have more family time. Why not combine the two? Let’s all make some cardboard cakes. Entire cakes, slices of cake, cupcakes … there is no end to your cardboard confection possibilities. Making the Cake Slice — A Math…

Clothespin Butterfly Automata

Butterfly Clothespin Automata A Video Tutorial

We love automata here at TinkerSpace. They are such a fun way of exploring mechanisms. This piece of Spring is made on a clothespin so most of the mechanism is already made for you … all it needs is your creativity. The video below shows you all you need to make some new springtime friends.…

Engineering Challenge showing an apple wrecking ball

Meeting the Challenge with Engineering Challenges

Safety with Familiarity When thinking about engineering challenges, it is interesting to watch kids interact with TinkerSpace. The vast majority of repeat visitors start with something they have done before. New visitors often start at the LEGO table. These activities are known, they are comfortable, they are safe. While working on these activities, they are…

Halloween Brings Out the Maker in Us

Halloween is a time of make-believe! Kids of all backgrounds love dressing up and some of us never tire of it. When our kids take part in imaginative play they tend to discover props (and costumes) that they NEED in order to make their play complete. This is the perfect time to bring making into…

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