Art for Kids | DIY Stamps

Homemade stamps with everyday materials | TinkerLab.com

DIY Stamps and art supplies, oh, how I love you! Making our own art supplies has done wonders for helping my kids develop their resourceful muscle. As a result of turning corks into stamps and chopsticks into painting tools, I'm constantly catching my girls rescuing cardboard from the recycling bin and saying things like, "let's turn this into art!" In that spirit, I … [Read more...]

Rubber Cement Watercolor Resist Painting Technique

Rubber Cement Watercolor Resist Painting Technique, perfect for art journaling and sketchbooks

The thought of rubber cement always takes me back to the 6th grade. The smell! I'm not sure that schools offer rubber cement to kids anymore (kudos to them if that's the case), but us adults can still try this favorite watercolor resist technique in a well-ventilated area. If you art journal or if you're keeping a sketchbook, the rubber cement watercolor resist art … [Read more...]

Drawing Ideas: One Minute Drawings

One minute drawings collage text

I'm always looking for drawing ideas and have a fun creativity prompt to share with you today. My family tested this out on Day 8 of the first TinkerSketch sketchbook challenge, but I didn't take time to share the results of the process. This drawing prompt invites you to draw as much as you can in one minute! My 4-year old and I spend a lot of time at our art studio … [Read more...]

Cling Film Art Experiment

The Cling Film Art Experiment with Jewels | TinkerLab.com

I'm having the BEST time with this month's TinkerSketch Challenge. How about you? This Cling Film Art Experiment ties in with the Day 4 prompt to "Squirt Paint." These TinkerSketch prompts can be interpreted in any number of ways. For example, you could draw a tube of paint, squirt paint on paper, squeeze paint on your hands and then finger paint. So many … [Read more...]

The Artful Year, a New Book by Jean Van’t Hul

The Artful Year Book by Jean Van't Hul | A Book Review by TinkerLab.com

One of my VERY FAVORITE people in the world is Jean Van't Hul who writes the popular kids' arts and crafts blog, The Artful Parent. Her blog is chock full of inspiration, and if you're not already following her, you might want to go ahead and do that now! Today I'm thrilled to help Jean kick off the Blog Tour for her newest book, The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and … [Read more...]