Art Prompts | White Drawings on Black Paper

White marker on black paper creativity prompt | TinkerLab.com

I'm not a fussy person and often like to keep things as simple as possible. What about you? I'm happiest with an amazing recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes and I can't really be bothered with a high maintenance haircut. So if you're in my camp, you'll especially appreciate today's art prompt to use white paint markers on black paper. Supplies Black … [Read more...]

Fun Origami Kit for Kids

Origami Kit from Tuttle | TinkerLab.com

Do you have a child who enjoys origami? Not too long ago we made these fun and easy origami rabbits. If you haven't tried it yet, this origami project is a fantastic starting point for beginners -- my four-year old loved it! When my friends at Tuttle Publishing, the premier publisher and seller of books rooted in Asian culture, language, and history, asked if we'd like … [Read more...]

How to Make a Simple Box Loom Weaving

Easy box loom weaving for kids | TinkerLab.com

My older daughter, age six, is obsessed with fiber arts, and has been engaged in all sorts of weaving activities lately. We have a book case full of inspiring crafting books, and she and her friend pulled Eco-friendly Crafting with Kids (affiliate) by Kate Liley off the shelf. After paging through it they landed on Box Loom Weaving, and wanted to give it a go. The tutorial … [Read more...]

16 Easy Printmaking Projects for Kids

16 Easy Printmaking Projects for Kids | TinkerLab.com

Printmaking is one of my very favorite processes to explore with children. Seeing how a texture or pattern repeats itself is full of magic, and a delightful process to witness and experience with kids. Here are 16 super easy, and very fun printmaking projects that are sure to inspire children (of all ages) to experiment with printing. Dip nuts and bolts into paint … [Read more...]

Makey Makey Invention Kit for Everyone

Makey Makey Banana Piano | TinkerLab.com

Make + Key = Makey Makey Would you enjoy playing a game of PacMan with carrots or tinkering with a set of play dough piano keys? If the answer is "yes," then Makey Makey might be just the toy for you! I've been following Makey Makey by JoyLabz for a while and we finally got the chance to play with our very own set. What is Makey Makey? That's a great question -- before … [Read more...]