About TinkerLab

Welcome to Tinkerlab, where you’ll find creative experiments for makers and rule breakers.

TinkerLab has been celebrated as one of the top 25 Creative Mom Blogs  by Circle of Moms and was named most awesome local blog by Red TricycleRachelle, who started this messy maker zone, is one of the 20 Must Follow Moms on Pinterest, and TinkerLab is just an all-around rad resource for anyone interested in kids and creativity.

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What is TinkerLab?

TinkerLab™ describes both the physical space of the art studio/science lab where a family or class builds, paints, experiments, and tinkers. It’s also the experimental state of mind that goes into the things happen in this space. To read more about tinkering click here.

If you don’t already have a designated TinkerLab, or space for creating, it’s so easy to get started. Your space doesn’t have to be fancy, and it can be set up in a playroom just as easily as at the dining table. In my tiny house, we converted our living room space into a maker space, and it really serves us well.

By making “creating” a fixture in your home or classroom, you’ll give your child or students permission to invent on a whim and honor the makers inside of them.

For more on this topic, I’ve also written a popular book: TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, which you can find on Amazon and wherever great books are sold. This blog is an amazing resource, and you’re sure to find more of my best stuff in that book.

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