Tinkertopia™ - Destination for Creative Reuse + Alternative Art Supplies, A Fun Place for a Birthday Party

HEY KIDS, Meet Rerun the Tinker Crab!

N 47° 14' 40.4016" W 122° 26' 12.2238"

Alt. Art Supply + Creative Reuse Center + Tinker Craft Party Zone Magnets, how do they work? Why Not Pencil in next Birthday Party with Us? Take and Make Junk Drawer Starter Mix Kit

A Destination for teachers, students, artists, crafters, inventors, makers, hackers, and tinkerers in search of unusual materials for fun crafts to do with SCHOOL-AGE kids!

Do it Yourself STEAM and STEM Science Technology Engineering Art and Math kits by Tinkertopia in a Tube Perfect stocking stuffer for kids Do it Yourself STEAM and STEM Science Technology Engineering Art and Math loose parts art supplies and gear for kids who like crafts! Original hand made Artist gifts made in Tacoma Tinkertopia Tinkerspace by RR Anderson or Ms Darcy

Hang out and BUILD, Tinkertopia's TinkerSpace Craft Activity Room!

TINKERSPACE™ craft activity room at Tinkertopia

Our Tinkerspace craft activity room has been built back better! We are currently scheduling for visits encouraging families to book two weeks in advance. Would you like to see the first available spot or do you have a day in mind? Learn how to make a reservation and explore what is possible! DESIGNED FOR SCHOOL AGE 6 & UP (Yes, 2 year olds are too little)!

Oversized Novelty Pencils From a Famous Video Game Robot Head Space Armadillo Garfield The Cat Diner Set Love Bug Spycraft Party Diner Set Mask Makers husky squid occupy tacoma in a box doll house ball launcher space armadillo tinker crab

Shopping: How Our Creative Reuse Center Works

Art Supply Shopping by "TAKE and MAKE" Bulk Bag or Individually Priced, Rare Curiosities + Tacoma Artifacts

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:

TINKER FACT: You don't need a bulk bag if you're gonna tinker in the TinkerSpace™ for all materials are included with Reserved Tinker Times, but upgrades available!

GIFT CARD OPTIONS ARE THUS: PRE-paid U-fill-a bulk bag or tinkertime tickets available in PREPAID MEMBERSHIP CARDS or Single-Use 90 min Sessions!

TRY-N-SAVE: We also stock surplus art supplies for emergencies including: knitting needles, yarn, pencils, pens, erasers, ink, paint, CHEAP VINTAGE DRAWING PAPER, sidewalk chalk, charcoal, #bootleg Commander RR Crayons, Cursed Image Prints, locally made Signature Tacoma Sketch-books, FEEL'd Notes™ + Spite-in-the-Rain™ Journals and MS. DARCY'S WORLD FAMOUS™ pocket mint-tin Kits! SEE OUR New FAQ Shopping+Shipping Online Zine

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All New Online Shopping Option!

You can buy stuff with our seat-of-the-pants online, fly by night Tinkertopia Store!

Tinkertopia Online Shopping Store BUY NOW
Click here to visit our NEW Tinkertopia online catalog retail experience!
CURBSIDE PICKUPS AVAILABLE! YES We can ship! READ ME, all new how to purchase online and shipping zine! Yes we can ship kits and supplies to you via USPS!

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 [#insearrchof] Donate any of these fine materials listed below today... And know that your hoard will be transformed into something magical. Your local art students will thank you, we call this cycle "The Great Material Continuum" + LOCAL PICKUPS AVAILABLE, depending on the mood of our volunteer van driver. DROP OFFS, now by appointment only.. (253) 778-6539

  • Animals
  • Baskets
  • Beads
  • Beakers
  • Bells
  • Blocks
  • Bobbins
  • Bottle Caps
  • Bowling Pins
  • Brushes
  • Bugs
  • Burlap Sacks
  • Buttons
  • Cards
  • Cars
  • Clocks
  • Corks
  • Crystals
  • Cubes
  • Dice
  • Dinosaurs
  • Erasers
  • Fabric
  • Fat Quarters
  • Feathers
  • Flowers
  • Fossils
  • Game Pieces
  • Gears
  • Googly Eyes
  • Hoops
  • How To Books
  • Keys
  • Lenses
  • Letters
  • Magnets
  • Magnifiers
  • Mailboxes
  • Maps
  • Marbles
  • Medals
  • Mirrors
  • Models
  • Paints
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Photos
  • Reflectors
  • Rings
  • Sewing Machines
  • Shells
  • Tins
  • Tool Boxes
  • Tools
  • Trains
  • Trophies
  • X-rays
  • Yarns

CLICK HERE:FULL LIST of Tinker Materials we are IN SEARCH OF!