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

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). 
Sat. Mar. 14, 2015
Session 1:  9am-11am
Session 2: 

Cleveland Elementary School
524 Palisade St.
Pasadena, Ca. 91103

This class gives priority to Cleveland Elementary Students in grades 3-5.  Others (ages 5+ from any location) may register for the waitlist.
To register, Cleveland students should email Ella Farinas at and put "Taking Things Apart" in the subject line.  All others can contact KBT directly.

Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.

Tool Petting Zoo
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. 
Sat. Apr. 18, 2015
2:30-5:30 PM
Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Ages 7+
Parent required to attend for ages 16 and under.
$25 per child.  Register here or call 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: