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

What is that tool!?
Are you afraid to touch tools for fear of looking bad or using them wrong?  Want to learn how to use tools the right way, without feeling embarrassed?  Come play at our tool petting zoo, learn the names and usage of common hand tools, and then build something creative with your new skills and knowledge.
Sun. Aug. 23, 2015
12:30-3:30 PM
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 792-5101

Ages 7+.
Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.
$25 per child.  Call (626) 792-5101 to register.


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.
Sun. Sep. 27
10:30AM-1:30PM
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Dr,
 La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-4353

Ages  7+.
Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.
$35 per child (you keep the toaster).
Register at the CCLCF at (818) 790-4353.
(Please bring a snack or bag lunch).


Learn how things work through controlled dissection of small appliances with the help of our volunteer engineers.  Bring your own broken appliances and electronic toys if you have them (we'll provide extras).  When we're done we'll turn some of the extra pieces into artwork or costumes just in time for Halloween.
Sat. Oct. 24
2:30-4:30PM
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Dr,
 La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-4353

Ages  5+.
Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.
$20 per family.
Register at the CCLCF at (818) 790-4353.






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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