Easy Handmade Gifts | Cookie Dough Jars

Handmade Holiday Cookie Jars | TinkerLab

Easy Handmade Gifts, made by Kids Could you use an idea for easy handmade gifts that kids can help with? I've been thinking of different ways that my kids can get involved in gift-giving. They're four and six, so it had to be something they could both help execute AND get excited about. Oh, and if the gift happened to look good, well, that would be nice too. Well, … [Read more...]

Party Dresses in the Art Studio

Poppy Dresses on TinkerLab

We've been in our new art studio for about two months, and it's starting to feel like our second home. I've been busy planning and prepping for workshops and a keynote talk, so there hasn't been as much making time in the space as I would like, but we've managed to spend a fair amount of time tinkering, crafting and making over there. Here's a little sampling: Homemade … [Read more...]

Art Workshops in Palo Alto and Portland

Rachelle Doorley in Palo Alto, CA and Portland, OR

I can't believe that we're approaching the end of the year! What?! Is it really already December? Before the year wraps up, I'm planning to participate in two really fun family events, and hope to see some of you there. For both events, I'll lead a hands-on workshop, and will have signed copies of my book, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, available. If … [Read more...]

Kiwi Crate for Busy Families

Koala Crate Review

Koala Crate is one of the newest products from the Kiwi Crate brand, and I'm delighted to share our experience here with you today. I've been involved with Kiwi Crate since its early days, and man-o-man, this company keeps getting better and better. Note: This post contains affiliate links Kiwi Crate is offering a VERY generous Black Friday sale that continues through … [Read more...]