In store or at home ! OH, IMAGINE...
- DIY Game Prototypes
- DIY Rube Goldberg Machines
- DIY Science Experiments
- DIY Puppet Theater
- DIY Inventions
- DIY Costumes
- DIY Spy Gear
- DIY Interior Design
- DIY Dioramas
- DIY Action Figures
How Our Creative Reuse Center Works
"TAKE and MAKE" Retail: Bulk Bag + Individually Priced
We collect surprising materials offering them for creative reuse as discount ALTERNATIVE arts and craft supplies! While Rare/Ancient items are individually priced, most materials are sorted and sold in... BULK BY BAG SIZE (plus sales tax)! Choose from 3 different bag girths:
We also stock surplus art supplies for emergencies including: pencils, pens, erasers, ink, paint, paper, sidewalk chalk, charcoal, locally made sketchbooks and MS. DARCY'S WORLD FAMOUS™ knitted cupcakes.
* At this time we sell neither popcorn nor potbelly stoves.
|Usage||Cost||Launch Window||Buy Time|
|Private Party Birthday
Over 5 people Group Rate
|$150.00 (plus tax)||Sat. 12:30-2:30 and 3:30-5:30
Sun. 12:30-2:30 and 3:30-5:30
|Individual Drop-In Fee||$7.00 (plus tax)||10am - 5pm Weekdays Depending on Availability
(Check Availability | Double-Check Availability)
People's Tinkertopia Activity Calendar
No individual drop-ins available when Tinker Party is in progress; Check weekend TinkerSpace availability!
Upcoming Tinker Workshops:
- Tinkertots is a workshop designed for younger tinkerers who are just on the verge of thinking three dimensionally.
The workshops are shorter in length than a normal tinker-session, lasting about an hour for shorter attention spans.
Three age-appropriate hands-on activities will be presented for a guided experience and expose little hands to
basic construction, texture combinations and fine motor skill practice.
Time: Cost: Ages: Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30-11:30. $5.00/Tinkerer. Preschool (3-5)
- WAKE+MAKE: Saturday Morning Workshops
- Come join us for seasonal and material specific hands on crafts with Ms. Darcy! Based on customer popular request. Check out our Facebook events for details?
Time: Cost: Ages: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday
$10.00/Tinkerer. All ages
(Young children must be accompanied by an adult)
Private Birthday Tinker Parties:
Here’s the perfect way to celebrate that certain child who loves to create, explore unique materials and generally gets lost in the process of imaginative inspiration. Tinkertopia offers a space for up to ten “Junior Tinker-Cadets” to experience a hands on explosion of creative construction in our one of a kind "Tinkerspace." Guests are introduced to the workshop and the materials by one of our knowledgeable Creative Reuse Specialists. If you are interested in an educational aspect, specialists can introduce the “Tinker-Cadets” to the very green aspect of recycled materials and their role as reuse artists. Children are able to create, tinker and construct a multitude of amazing things using the repurposed materials provided in the Tinker-space. Before leaving each child is given a party-size tinker-bag to fi ll with their choice of creative bin materials to continue their creative exploration at home. UPGRADES AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL PRICE! Contact Ms. Darcy | (253) 778-6539
see also: Tinkerspace Photostream!
IN SEARCH OF: Local Alternative Arts & Craft Supplies
TINKER PATROL CALL TO ACTION: Don't let these materials go to waste! Give 'em a home at Tinkertopia [pdf]...
- Bowling Pins
- Burlap Sacks
- Cast Offs
- Fat Quarters
- Game Pieces
- Googly Eyes
- How To Books
- Rubber Bulbs
- Sewing Machines
- Suction Cups
- Test Tubes
- Tool Boxes