Using Tinkercad

This is a general overview of Tinkercad.

Tinkercad is a free web-based 3D modeling tool found at One of the great things with Tinkercad is that you don’t need to download software, it works right in your browser! All you need to do is set up an account and jump in.

Using Tinkercad is much easier than most 3D modeling software out there. It may seem a little too simple at first, but once you learn how to stack, duplicate, combine, and cut forms into different shapes, you’ll find that the possibilities are limitless.

To get started: Go to and click “Join Now”. Then click “Create a personal account”. Follow the steps to make your own account. Tinkercad is a web-based modeling tool, so you don’t need to download software – it works all in your web browser.

Once you have an account set up: You will see a dashboard where you’ll see some links along the left side of the page and some across the top. As you make designs in Tinkercad, you’ll see them automatically saved to this screen. To access the modeling section and create your first design, click on “Create new design”

Follow along with this tutorial to gain an understanding of the basic tools in Tinkercad and how to use them.

The key to learn any new tool is practice! So, just jump into Tinkercad and experiment. What do you have to lose?! (nothing)

There are tons of videos and tutorials online, but you might find the starter tutorials on Tinkercad’s website useful ..

Tinkercad tutorials
Tutorial for beginners

And if think you can’t make complicated shapes in Tinkercad, this person made a lobster!

Where’s the exploding head emoji when you need it?!