40 Homemade Cards for Kids to Make

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There are plenty of homemade card ideas out there, but how many of them are kid-friendly? We pulled this collection of homemade cards together for everyone who would like some inspiration for cards that kids can actually make themselves. HOMEMADE CARDS THAT KIDS CAN MAKE THEMSELVES If you're familiar with Tinkerlab, you probably know that we appreciate child-centered … [Read more...]

Simple DIY Pop-Up Cards for Creative Kids

Make your own Easy Pop Up Card

Do you like to make your own cards? Every now and then I'll find myself in Target's card aisle, lured in by my wide-eyed kids who ogle at the colorful greeting ideas. I love it too, but we're rarely suckered in when it's so easy, fun, and frankly more meaningful to make our own cards. I know, making your own cards can takes heap-loaps of time, and the truth is that we don't … [Read more...]

Creative Table Inspiration from Instagram

Creative Table | Tinkerlab

How was your weekend? We had some great quality time with family and melted in the sun at the UCLA v. Stanford football game.  Now that the weekend is over, I thought it would be fun to begin our week with some Creative Table inspiration. If you're new to this series, this is a great place to start. If you head over to Instagram and search the hashtag #creativetable, … [Read more...]

A Peek into our Maker Space

A peek at the Tinkerlab Studio

Where the Making Happens Since moving into our house about three years ago, our art studio has set its stake in almost every non-sleeping/bathing area of our home. The house is small, and we have to get creative. Are you in the same camp? Most recently, our studio was in the official dining room, which worked out well since it's right next to the kitchen (water source!) and … [Read more...]

Day of the Dead Cookie Cutters

Day of the Dead Cookie Cutters :: Tinkerlab

We recently walked into one of our favorite crafty store, Paper Source, and I found these fantastic Day of the Dead Cookie Cutters. My kids agreed that we should test them out, so we brought them home and put them to work with our play dough. My little one and I rolled out some of our famous pumpkin pie playdough. Well, I don't know if it's famous, but it smells great … [Read more...]