12 Creative Books from our Family Bookshelf

12 books for a creative new year | TinkerLab

What's on your bookshelf right now? Have you read any creative books lately that make you feel alive, help you become a better parent, or inspire you to grab life by the horns? Yesterday I shared on Instagram and Facebook that I just acquired a new book, and I was looking for feedback on it. In the process of this, I had a question about sharing what's currently on my … [Read more...]

Boston Children’s Museum Pop-Up Recycle Shop

Boston Children's Museum Pop-Up Recycle Shop | Tinkerlab

We spent some time in Boston over the winter break, and had the great pleasure of happening upon the Boston Children's Museum's Pop Up Recycle Shop. The Recycle Shop has been a staple of the museum for over 35 years, and lucky us, they've brought it back just for the holidays. If you find yourself in the Boston area in the next few days, it's open through January 1, 2014, … [Read more...]

The Year’s Best Art and Creativity Books for Kids

The best creativity and art books for kids | Tinkerlab

Books can inspire and nurture us, and at their best they make us better people. To wrap up the year in creative style, we're sharing the some of the best art and creativity books for kids that were released in 2013. I'm excited to share that TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors will come out in June 2014, and you can take a sneak peek at it here. Art and … [Read more...]

How to Make Felt Ornaments with Kids

How to sew felt ornaments with kids | Tinkerlab

I made these sweet ornaments with my three-year old and five-year old. Our original plan was to hot glue them together, but when our hot glue gun went missing we took the opportunity to turn this into a sewing party. My preschooler surprised me and rose to the sewing challenge (I'll share a photo of that in a moment), while my kindergartener was able to thread her own needle … [Read more...]

Snap Circuits Review and a DIY Spin Art Machine

Snap Circuits and DIY Spin Art | Tinkerlab

Snap Circuits Review If you're in the market for a toy for a child who likes to build things, tinker, or is curious about how things work, Snap Circuits SC-300 tops my list. We've had this toy for a year and I just bought a BUNCH of them for friends because I like it so much. This is not a sponsored post -- i'm just a happy customer who wants to spread the word. (Note: This … [Read more...]