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Why I should get the KiwiCo Tinker Crates (and why you should get them too)

Updated: May 12, 2021

Why I should get the KiwiCo Tinker Crates (and why you should get them too)

By Lela S.

Dedicated to Lela’s parents

In a sponsored NileRed video, I was introduced to the KiwiCo Crates. There were many to choose from in my age range, including the Eureka Crate, the Maker Crate, and the Doodle Crate. However, the one that caught my eye was the Tinker Crate. A few weeks later, our friend Imagene tried (and succeeded) in convincing me to convince my parents to subscribe to it (which hasn’t succeeded - yet). This article will be explaining why I should get the KiwiCo Tinker Crates.

Tinker Crates are packed with all sorts of items centered around the theme of STEAM. The items that it contains are the materials to create an awesome project, a blueprint with detailed step-by-step instructions to build it, and a mini magazine with additional science experiments and activities. These items are centered around a certain monthly theme.

First of all, like I said in the previous paragraph, these kits are packed with items centered around science and engineering. For example, one of the projects that Imagene showed me was a vacuum chamber. I’ve actually seen some of my favorite YouTubers, such as Veritasium and NileRed, use a vacuum chamber in their videos. In the most recent Tinker Crate that Imagene received, the project was a mini vacuum chamber made out of a syringe, some tubing, and much more simple items that you can find around the house. It’s a really cool, monthly, hands-on experience that I’d love to try.

Second of all, since the Tinker Crates are centered around STEAM, they’re a great alternative to playing video games and texting, since they’re not on a screen (unless you count the Video Tutorials). Usually, on weekends, I play two hours of Minecraft each day, and one hour on the odd weekday. This amounts to seven hours of Minecraft a week, sometimes more. Doing the calculations, that makes around thirty hours a month (or more). What if I could spend two hours a month on the Tinker Crates, by sacrificing my Minecraft time on Wednesdays (that would equal four hours sacrificed, but who cares)? This would be a REALLY GOOD DEAL.

Third and last of all, they come at a good price with lots of flexibility. You can subscribe to them at a rate of monthly, 3 months, 6 months, or a year. The most popular and viable option is a 3 month subscription, which costs $24.21 CAD per month. You can easily switch lines, or cancel the subscription if something goes wrong. It’s a good price and a good deal.

In conclusion, I think I should subscribe to the Tinker Crates for three main reasons: the items are centered around STEAM, they’re a great alternative to screen time, and they’re a good deal when it comes to the cost. Has this convinced you to get them too? (Mommy, Daddy, I’m looking at you!)

Edit: YESSSSSSSS! My article convinced my parents to subscribe me to the Tinker Crates, plus the EUREKA CRATES AND THE MAKER CRATES!!! I'm going to get my first one in June, for a graduation gift. I can't wait!!!

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