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Tinker Crate Santa’s Light-Up Workshop Box Review + Coupon

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezDec 23, 2017 | 9 comments

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Tinker Crate by KiwiCo
4.3 overall rating
12 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Every year, KiwiCo has a special offering of holiday crates, and they are awesome! We buy them every year! They make excellent decorations, and often excellent gifts, too! My eleven-year-old son and I were especially excited to have the opportunity to review this special Tinker Crate (one of the boxes in the KiwiCo family) this year.

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This is a review of the $19.95 Tinker Crate Santa’s Light-Up Workshop Box, which is no longer available for purchase.

tinker crate santas light up workshop holiday 2017 review

The Box: Tinker Crate Santa’s Light-Up Workshop Box

The Cost: $19.95 + free US shipping

COUPON: Get 50% off your 1st month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: One holiday themed STEM-based DIY projects for kids!

Ships to: Anywhere in the United States and Canada, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and APO addresses. Free within the United States, $6.95 to Canada.

 

tinker crate santas light up workshop holiday 2017 booklet

This is the project booklet for our workshop! Please note that the holiday crates do not come with a copy of Tinkerzine magazine.

tinker crate santas light up workshop holiday 2017 booklet inside

Here’s a peek inside the instructions. They may look a little intimidating, but they are always very clear, complete, and easy-to-follow.

These were the materials Tinker Crate supplied for the project. Everything we needed was included.

My son’s first step was to assemble the walls of the workshop by inserting them into a foam base. He also glued some pieces of vellum over the windows for a frosty look.

His next step was to stick down a sticky strip of LED lights and assemble and attach the battery pack.

The next step was the hardest part of this project. The beadwork! He had to run lines of beads over the roof on clear lines, kind of like fishing line. He had to make sure the beads nested in the holes, and then he had to assemble the roof on the top of the workshop. It didn’t want to stay together, so we improvised with some of the sticky foam pieces.

Finally, he put the finishing touches on the workshop. He hung some signs, made a snowman out of cotton balls, and made a wreath for the front door out of pipe cleaner.

And here it is completed! It’s so gorgeous all lit up!

The Verdict: We love Tinker Crate! This holiday project turned out so great! I think this will be a wonderful part of our Christmas decor this year! I also really love that the kids get to participate in holiday preparations in such a meaningful way. Happy holidays!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is no longer available.

Coupon – Save 40% off your first month of any KiwiCo subscription! No coupon required, just use this link

Check out all of our Tinker Crate reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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What do you think of the Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary Box?

Tinker Crate inspires kids to explore and learn about science, engineering, and technology—and have fun doing it. Every month, a new crate to help kids develop a tinkering mindset and creative problem solving skills. Suitable for children ages 9 and up.
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.

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.
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9 comments

katie

Cute! He did a great job!

Laura

Your son did great! Love the wreath and the pole:)

Ash

Wow, he did an amazing job!

Jennifer

This turned out so cute!!!

Anna

Thanks Jennifer!

Janie

Too cool! I especially love the little wreath on the door 🙂 You did a great job!

Anna

Thanks Janie! I will tell him!

Garfield

That is really cool looking. Great job.

Anna

Thanks Garfield! Super proud Mom here.

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