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Wooden Torch Kit$39.00
Make a Wooden Torch Kit – everything you need to make a real working torch. Take it camping, read under the covers! Fun to make and use and parents get the satisfaction of knowing it is developing real life, hands-on skills. It’s a win-win. We think it would take a 12-year-old approximately 1 hour to make our Wooden Torch Kit.
All our kits use sustainably grown and harvested real wood in the form of eco-plywood. We don’t use MDF or rainforest/native woods. We laser-cut our wood ourselves and support local business where we can. Our packaging is 100% home compostable or recyclable. We’re thinking about the environment and people – so everyone wins when you buy a SharperThinker product.
*You will need to provide batteries (3xAA), glue, Phillips screwdriver.
Buzzing Gecko Kit (Tinker Tiles)$35.00
This is a great introduction to our new Tinker Tiles range. The Buzzing Gecko Kit enables your child to make a full project. They can assemble the wooden lasercut pieces and paint and glue their gecko. Next they wire it all up and adjust the motor counterweight to watch their Gecko buzz around. Once they’re wanting something new, they can detach the tiles and battery box and reuse them to make their own projects – or, look out for more Tinker Tiles kits from us and mix the tiles up to make all sort of contraptions!
The Gecko is a standalone art project so removing the tiles doesn’t mean it’s finished. However, at end of life, you can remove the screws from the Gecko and put the wood in a household fire or leave them to rot in the garden.
Christmas Sparkle Tree$54.00
DIY Bluetooth Speaker Kit$125.00
Who today doesn’t want some good Bluetooth speakers? Teens love to hang around the technology section of the appliance shop but are they learning how to make anything now? As they make the kit, they get to see what goes inside and learn electronics hands-on. Build the kit together and pass on your own maker skills – or perhaps learn the skills together for the first time. Our unique kits use modern electronics and are all designed and made by us here in New Zealand. We use eco-friendly practices and packaging.
Tinker Tiles – Base Pack
BULK BUY: Buy 2 Wooden Torch Kits$69.00
Get ready for all the birthdays! Get a box with 2 Wooden Torch Kits. Keep one and gift the other or make them for a weekend togetherness project. Learn STEM in a fun hands-on way.
This is the perfect gift for everyone – boy, girl, mum, dad, grandad or anyone who likes crafting something that they can use. Even better, gift it to someone who will build it with someone else and make a memory together. We estimate this will take an hour to make for a 12-year-old – but it depends on your “makiness” level. It’s not just a “plug and play” type build so the recipient will need fine motor skills, the ability to concentrate and follow instructions. Or a handy adult to help them!
Our kits are “gift ready” by being individually wrapped in bright tissue paper. We’ve thought about the environment so you can compost or recycle our packaging. All the wood in our kits are sustainably farmed – we don’t use rainforest or native timber. We use silicon rather than plastic wires and encourage you to use re-chargeable batteries. It’s all good.