Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary Box Review & 50% Off Cyber Monday Shop Coupon

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Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary box

Tinker Crate is getting into the Holiday spirit this month with a seasonal tinkering kit!  Tinker Crate is a subscription box that inspires kids to explore and learn about science, engineering, and technology, plus have tons of fun. Every month, you’ll get a new crate to help kids develop a tinkering mindset and creative problem solving skills. It is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused and designed to help kids build their problem solving skills and to gain the confidence and curiosity to tackle problems where there’s no one right answer. They also offer a variety of single crates without subscription, plus awesome holiday crafts.

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This month’s project is an adorable Led Holiday Luminary.  Tinker Crate always has a cool blue print sheet for each project.

Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary supplies

Everything in the Crate.
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The Crate includes nearly everything you’ll need to complete the project — for this craft you’ll only need to have some scissors and clear tape handy.

Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary instructions

The instructions are really detailed, which makes them easy to follow.  We love the little comments and notations placed throughout — they are great for pointing out potential wrong turns and keeping  you on track.

Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary assembly

After assembling the main casing, we connected a simple circuit between the LED and the power supply.
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Patterned stencils were included for the etching plates, but you could construct patterns of your own to create any manner of design.  We chose the gingerbread person and the Christmas tree for our two plates.

Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary decoration

After scuffing the surface with sandpaper to etch in the design, we decorated our designs with the luminescent stickers provided.

Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary gingerbread girl luminary

The completed gingerbread girl.  I was a little surprised at how well the stickers illuminated under the light of the LED.  This picture was taken under fairly bright lights, and the figure and adornments still were quite visible.

Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary christmas tree luminary

With the room lights out, the tree is really bright.  I love the way the light seems to focus on the star atop the tree.

This was a fun craft that made a very pretty ornament with swappable designs.  The only issues we had were with the stability of the casing — the plate is heavy relative to the base, so some glue would have helped make it more stable and allow the plate to remain centered over the light more easily.  We also had to be very cautious with the plates — they don’t break, but they do scratch easily.  The quality that makes them great for this craft also makes them easy to mark up with rough handling.  All-in-all, we think the craft is very cute, and we are going to have this on our mantle all Winter!

We love the entire Kiwi family of crates — Koala is perfect for our four year, both kids enjoy Kiwi, and Mom and Dad love to help with Doodle and Tinker Crates.

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