Kids Building Things

Kids Building Things is a collaborative of local engineers, teachers, and tinkerers who provide opportunities to kids and their parents to learn how to use tools and how to build things. We create workshops and activities for kids to get hands on experience with a variety of topics related to science and engineering, to make seemingly complex topics accessible to people of all ages and ability levels. We strive to build the artists and engineers of the future.


Upcoming Classes

for Cleveland Elementary
Yup.  You heard it.  Rather than just taking things apart, we'll be souping them up to do even more.  Come reverse engineer a toaster to shoot toast into the air, and compete for the highest launch.  Then redesign it again to print images on toast.  The toaster is yours to keep.
Friday Jan. 22, 2016
1:15-3:00 pm
Cleveland Elementary School (PUSD)
524 Palisade St,
Pasadena, CA 91103

This is an in school session for a class at Cleveland Elementary.  For information on how your public school classroom can get a class like this, contact us at KidsBuildingThingsProject@gmail.com .



Come tinker and learn how to use some new tools at the Cleveland Elementary STEM Festival.  We'll be bending tubing, installing rivets, and stamping metal to make our own dog tags.  If you've never used metal stamps before, here's your chance.
Thurs. Jan. 28, 2016
5:00-8:00 pm (New time!)
Cleveland Elementary School (PUSD)
524 Palisade St,
Pasadena, CA 91103
$Free



Learn how to make beautiful things with metal.  You'll work with a jewelers saw to cut different types of metal sheet into intricate designs.  Then join different metals with hand made rivets.  You will complete a wearable piece of art.  The class covers the essentials of cold joinery of metals which is common to metalsmithing, jewelry making, and some inlay techniques...not to mention the shear joy of making holes with a high speed flexshaft/ dremel/ foredom.

We love this class because we get to see how kids learn tons faster than adults (you'll get to do in 3 hours, what most adults take weeks to learn).  Come show off and learn something new, and surprisingly useful.
  Sun. Feb. 28, 2016
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Dr,
 La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-4353

Ages  9+.
Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.
$35 per student.
Register at the CCLCF or call (818) 790-4353.




Yup.  You heard it.  Rather than just taking things apart, we'll be souping them up to do even more.  Come reverse engineer a toaster to shoot toast into the air, and compete for the highest launch.  Then redesign it again to print images on toast.  The toaster is yours to keep.
Sat. Apr. 9, 2016
12:30-3:30 PM
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Dr,
 La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-4353

Ages  8+.
Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.
$35 per child (you keep the toaster).
Register at the CCLCF or call (818) 790-4353.



for Cleveland Elementary
Learn how things work by looking inside.  We'll be taking apart small appliances and unloved toys to see what parts are there and how they make the machine work (and why it might be broken).
Friday Apr. 29, 2016
1:15-3:00 pm
Cleveland Elementary School (PUSD)
524 Palisade St,
Pasadena, CA 91103

This is an in school session for a class at Cleveland Elementary.  For information on how your public school classroom can get a class like this, contact us at KidsBuildingThingsProject@gmail.com .










Want to Learn Welding?
If you are age 13+ we have an opportunity for you to learn and participate in a community project.  Email us for more info:  KidsBuildingThingsProject@gmail.com


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