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


Tinkering Camp is Here!
Tinkering School LA in Pasadena
Come build amazing things with us! Tinkering School LA teaches children the skills they need to work confidently in wood, plastic, and metal to build robust structures as wild as their imaginations. With a 4:1 camper to facilitator ratio, our fully stocked workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for personal growth through skills development and creative construction.

Tinkerers are trained in safe shop use, including hand and stationary power tools. Each day provides a mix of skills building workshops, design challenges for individuals and teams, and open build time. Tinkerers build, rebuild, and tinker on their projects as the arc of the week grows towards the camp-wide Big Build.

Tinkering School LA is a program of reDiscover Center. reDiscover Center provides art, tinkering, and sustainability educational activities throughout the Los Angeles area at schools, festivals, camps, and at our Upcycled Materials Warehouse and studios in Venice. 

4 1-Week-long Sessions
4 week long sessions July 18-August 12
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, aftercare available
Ages 7-12
at ArtWORKS
96 N Sunnyslope Ave (intersection Walnut Ave)
Pasadena, CA 91107

More information and to register:
rediscovercenter.org/programs/camp


for Olive Vista Middle School (Sylmar LAUSD)
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).Learn how things work through the art of dissection.
Fri. Mar. 18
8:30-10:30am
Olive Vista Middle School
STEAM Magnet
14600 Tyler St.
Sylmar, CA 91342
This is an in school session for a class at Olive Vista.  For information on how your public school classroom can get a class like this, contact us at KidsBuildingThingsProject@gmail.com .



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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