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Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015

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Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - box

Tinker Crate is a relatively new subscription for kids ages 9-14 from the makers of Kiwi Crate. Like Kiwi Crate, it comes with everything you need to complete multiple projects based around a central theme. Unlike Kiwi Crate, however, these projects are less craftsy and more based on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning and enrichment.

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Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - inside

The Subscription Box: Tinker Crate

The Cost: $19.95 per month (free shipping)

COUPON: 50% off 1st month subscription (plus FREE shipping) with coupon code SHARE10

The Products: STEM-based crafts and DIY projects for kids, with supplemental learning kits, booklets, and activities. Projects are designed to enhance children’s critical thinking and problem solving skills through activities that are exciting and fun!

Ships to: Anywhere in the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and APO addresses

Check out all of our Tinker Crate reviews!

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - magazine

Every box comes with a copy of TinkerZine magazine, which includes articles about that month’s theme, as well as smaller projects and experiments. This month’s theme is Flight! A classic! I do this box with my nine-year-old son, and I actually don’t think we’ve ever built model planes before.

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - magazine-contents

Here’s a peek at the table of contents from this month’s TinkerZine. In addition to the large project that Tinker Crate sends, the magazine has several articles plus smaller projects you and your child can undertake to gain a deeper knowledge of the scientific principles of that month’s topic.

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - bonus

This month, Tinker Crate has “Designer Gliders” as one of their “MAKE” activities in TinkerZine. As a bonus, they actually sent us the materials we need to make some really cool paper airplanes! I would like to point out that it was very thoughtful of Tinker Crate to provide these at the beginning of summer vacation – I don’t want to get any calls from the Principal’s Office when school rolls back around!

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - project

This month’s big project is a set of three rubber band gliders! Cool!

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - instructions

The instructions for Tinker Crate projects may look a little intimidating at first, but they are usually very complete and easy to follow. This month was no exception.

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - supplies

These were the materials for the project, and everything was included. We didn’t even have to supply scissors!

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - planes

Here are our three completed planes and the launcher we built. They look great!

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - two-planes

Here is a closer look at the two airplanes. The one on the left is a “trick plane,” and the one on the right is a Wright Brothers style model.

Tinker Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - space-shuttle

Here’s a closer look at the space shuttle.

Of course, the true test was taking them outside and launching them. They worked well, too! The only thing I think we did wrong was applying too much clay to the nose, so they went down a little prematurely. That can easily be fixed!

The verdict: For seven months straight now, my opinion of Tinker Crate has been consistent: Tinker Crate rules! It’s my older son’s favorite subscription by far. It’s super fun, the projects are cool, and it’s really educational. Plus, they give you everything you need to do the projects, and they bring it all in for under $20 shipped! I really don’t know what more you could want!

What do you think of Tinker Crate?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. We just got this box Friday. One of my son’s favorite activities is making paper airplanes, but they never fly very well. This is a super exciting box, and we can’t wait to get started on it!

  2. LOL! Thanks Dashy!

  3. Impressive!

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