How to use Tinkercad for beginners – 7 bite-sized lessons

How to teach TinkerCAD to beginners

What is this site?

Puzzle Shift Create is a new approach to education. Students learn how to think for themselves and use real tools to create. This site is a resource for these young creators.

‘Engineer’ Learning Experience

This an engineer learning experience, a part of Innovative Arts Class. Young engineers are posting their work and supporting each other here.

How to use Tinkercad for beginners

TinkerCAD is a great resource! If you are a teacher, there is a teacher version of this post!

It will be tempting to watch all of these at once. Resist! Watch one and then practice for some time. One per day is a good pace. If you watch these too fast, you will not remember as much as you would if you practice each skill.

You need to go slow to go fast!

Basics and Controls

Using the workplane

Grouping, solids, holes, and color

Other collections, Shape Generators

Align, Flip, Snap


More Practice

I hope you found that this a useful answer to the question – How to use Tinkercad for beginners!

Useful links for teachers:

This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced our technology class in our middle school. Students learn to create as engineers, designers, and more. At the same time, we are learning about our brains/mindsets (‘Puzzle‘), engage technology (‘Shift‘) and the creative process (‘Create‘).

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