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Pumpkin Lantern Kit by Tinker Crate Review + Coupon– October 2016


If you read my reviews, then you already know what a huge fan I am of all things Kiwi Crate! Kiwi Crate has been my favorite kids’ box for years now, and as my children have grown, I have come to love Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate, too! Kiwi Crate always has a nice selection of single purchase boxes for the holidays, so this year we decided to try making a Pumpkin Lantern by Tinker Crate!


This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the $19.95 Pumpkin Lantern Kit, by Tinker Crate. 


The Subscription Box: Pumpkin Lantern by Tinker Crate

The Cost: $19.95, currently on sale for $17.95 for one-time purchases!

COUPON: Save 40% off your 1st month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Everything you need to make an electronic LED jack-o-lantern!

Ships to: US for free if you sign up for a subscription!

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These are the instructions that were included. Tinker Crate’s instructions usually look a little daunting at first, but they are always very complete and easy to follow.


These are the supplies that were included in this project. We did not have to supply anything from home.


My ten-year-old son was the head engineer for this project. Our first step was to put together the spine of the lantern. I apologize for the ratty tablecloth! We were in yet another different work space, but I wanted to make sure I got some good pictures of our project as it was in process.


Our next step was to install the battery and LED in the lid of the jack-o-lantern.


Next, we had to craft the skins for the outside of the lantern.


Then we put all the pieces together, and voila! Our jack-o-lantern was complete!


Here’s what the lantern looks like when lit. I think it turned out great! It took us about thirty minutes to complete the project.

Verdict: This was another fantastic project from Tinker Crate! I can’t imagine where they get such brilliant ideas for projects, and they are always so well executed. My son and I had fun putting this together, and it’s always time well spent. I also think that $18 for a fun project to do together that results in a cool keepsake like this is a huge bargain! We love Tinker Crate!

What do you think of Tinker Crate? Do you plan to pick up any of their seasonal projects to do with your kids?

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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.

Posted in KiwiCo Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids, Tinker Crate Reviews| Tags: tinker crate | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. How old is your son? I’m thinking of getting a tinker crate subscription for an 11 year old for Christmas, and I’m worried he’s too old to think it’s cool

  2. That’s adorable!!!

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