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Welcome to Denver Christian's Tinker Lab!

We know that all kids learn in different ways, and some of the best learning takes place when kids are tinkering.  We have set up a room that allows students of all ages to come and explore through peer learning, collaboration and creativity.  The room is designed to let kids either tinker on their own or solve a specific challenge given by the teacher.  We learn how to follow different steps of the engineering method to take a concept, come up with a plan, work on design and development, evaluate the outcome and present findings to our classmates.

Please help us keep this room stocked!  You may bring these donations to the Tinker Lab any time throughout the year.

Needed Items:

  • straws
  • zip ties
  • playdough
  • balloons
  • rubberbands
  • twine
  • chopsticks


  • colored craft sticks
  • popsicle sticks
  • toothpicks
  • toilet paper rolls
  • paper towel rolls
  • cardboard cut to1"x 4"
  • 1" wooden blocks


  • twistie ties
  • screws
  • small nails
  • nuts and bolts
  • styrafoam balls
  • gears

Thinking BIG????

  • Lego Mindstorms Kit
  • Snap Circuits (any set, can be bought on Amazon)
  • Little Bits
  • Squishy circuits
  • Makey Makey


Questions?  For more information, email Lauralee Veenstra.

We worked in teams all week to build Pom-Pom Launchers.