Do you have a space lover in your home? I’m sure they are interested in the night sky and the stars that fill them. The boys in my home love learning about space and can spend hours watching documentaries. We often get questions about how fast objects travel like the speed of light or how big a planet or galaxy is.
We could spend hours under the stars while we’re camping and it’s the best time to spot if any constellations. To the normal person, ie me, I can’t differentiate them. But the boys and their dad are pretty good at find them.
In the 4th Tinker Crate subscription box, we received this one to build your own constellation. I’ve been expressed with our subscription and the quality of the projects. Everything comes in the kit that you’ll need for the projects so no more excuses, you can do science right away when you get this.
The Tinker Crate Constellations Supplies
- White crayon
- Battery holder with cables
- Two AA betteries
- Fiber Optic bands
- Carboard box
- Black foam boards
- Push pin (careful – it’s sharp)
You get materials for one large project with an easy to understand set of instructions so my son is able to do it on his own and he’s 9 years old.
I was nervous about my son using the push pin to mark out the constellation but he did fine with it. I just had to remind him to put it away. I didn’t want his sister to get into his stuff and she sure wanted to.
It’s so cool when you see it lit, he made the Big Dipper and then saw that he had a lot of room so he added in Scorpius. It’s now a night light in his room. He got another black foam board so he can create another one if he wanted.
Our subscription ended but I just renewed it after I saw this deal, if you buy 2 months, you get the 3rd one for free until June 30th, 2017. If you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the time to jump in.
Read this post about the first Tinker Crate we received.