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

Toaster Cannons
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. Oct. 14, 2017
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.

FREE! MEGA Taking Things Apart
Learn how everyday things work through the simple act of taking them apart.  Help us clean out our giant pile of stuff to take apart.
Saturday Nov. 4, 2017
Choose a session:
Session 1:  10AM-noon
Session 2:  1-3PM
North Valley City Hall
(Next to Sunland-Tujunga Library)
Community Room (back of the building)
7747 Foothill Blvd,
Tujunga, CA 91042.
Ages 5+ (even better for ages 8+).
All students must attend with a parent or responsible adult. 
Register at or call (818) 352-3287.

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: