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How to Make At-Home Learning Easier (for you AND your child)

October 2, 2020

Like most people, I’m still adjusting to the big changes going on in the world right now. One of the biggest changes for a lot of families is at-home learning. Whether that looks like homeschooling, online public school, or some sort of hybrid, each has their own obstacles and learning curve. The good news is […]

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October Winkle Crate Sneak Peek

September 30, 2020

Hello fall! Raise your hand if you’re ready for orange leaves, pumpkin carving, and four amazing STEM projects! The October Winkle Crate is finally here, and your kids are going to love learning with these fun, hands-on projects. Every Winkle Crate comes with everything you need to complete four DIY-style, kid-friendly STEM projects. No need […]

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Plants and Seeds

September 25, 2020

Even the tallest trees and the brightest flowers begin the same way: as a seed. Seeds contain the most basic parts of the plant, called an embryo. The rest of the plant will develop from this most basic form. Seeds also contain food for the embryo. In order for a seed to sprout, or germinate, it needs three things: […]

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Sponge Sprouts

September 23, 2020

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly, DIY science project? We’ve got just the thing. This Sponge Sprouts DIY project is a great way to learn about the plant cycle and the basic needs of plants. No green thumb required! The creative possibilities are endless with this project. To learn more about the science behind this project, […]

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What’s Inside the September Winkle Crate?

September 1, 2020

Our September Box is LIVE! Here’s a peek at what you get. (p.s. this is my FAVORITE box yet!) Your kids are going to love it and not even realize they’re learning STEM subjects. Remember, the September Winkle Crate comes with everything you need and see here for your child to complete all four projects. DIY Elevator […]

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What People Are Saying About The Winkle Crate

September 1, 2020

We know every company thinks they’re the best out there- and even though we really DO believe that, we know it’s even better when others say it too. Check out some recent reviews from some of our Winkle Crate customers. You’re juggling a lot right now. The Winkle Crate can help create some time and space for you to […]

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3 Reasons Your Kids Should Be Doing Art Projects

August 31, 2020

Can you believe September is just one day away? How did that happen? Here’s a sneak peek at this super fun project coming out in the September box. Did you know I taught art for over 15 years before starting The Winkle? I majored in Fine Art, and I LOVE making it accessible to kids. […]

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A free resource to help teach your kids STEM subjects at home

August 31, 2020

I live in Arizona and school is back in session and for now that means learning at home. Many parents are struggling with doing school at-home that is usually mixed with some online component from their school teachers.   But what’s missing?  What are kids not getting in their education?  Hands-on learning! We know kids […]

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3 Tips for Homeschool Beginners

August 25, 2020

“Never say never” is the new theme of 2020, and many parents find themselves homeschooling this fall (despite their insistence they would NEVER EVER). So whether it’s by choice or the only choice you got, here are our 3 tips to make the transition to learning at home a bit smoother. Don’t try to replicate […]

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Button Builders

August 24, 2020

Colorful buttons and clay can be the source of creative fun. Dig through your craft and sewing supplies to get started. Supplies: one handful of buttons, any size one container (or less) of clay or children’s molding dough Directions: There are no directions! Just use a little bit of clay, press buttons into it however […]

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Pan Flute from Straws and Craft Sticks

August 24, 2020

This is such a simple instrument to construct and pretty fun to play. Even a small child can be a successful musician. With some practice a little flutist can compose their own melody or follow the numbers to play familiar composition. Supplies to create a simple pan flute 5 different colors of large (smoothie) straws. […]

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Have some fun with this optical illusion spinner

July 29, 2020

Your kids will LOVE this project from our August Winkle Crate! They get to make and design their own optical illusion spinner and learn some science while they play (win, win. Right mom?) The human eye is comprised of two types of receptors: rods and cones. Cones allow us to see color and work well in […]

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