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...]

Clear Tape Image Transfer Technique

Super easy clear tape transfer technique | TinkerLab.com

This is a useful and entertaining technique for turning photocopies into transparent images, which you can then layer into collage art. It's been ages since I've done this, and I'm excited to share it with you as part of the TinkerSketch Challenge that's happening this month. If you don't know about it, I'd encourage you to check it out!   The prompt for day … [Read more...]

TinkerSketch | Daily Sketchbook Challenge

Circles and Watercolor Paint | A Simple Sketchbook Prompt | TinkerLab

You guys...I am so excited to say that the TinkerSketch challenge is back! Brace yourself for another round of fun and easy-to-achieve sketchbook challenges for the month of February. Will you join me? First of all, this challenge takes place on Instagram, so you'll want to start by following TinkerLab over there. Next, you'll want all the details. Read on for … [Read more...]

Easy Foam Sticker Crafts: DIY Stamps

Foam Sticker Crafts - How to make these easy foam sticker stamps | TinkerLab.com

This easy foam sticker craft is even better if you happen to have some foam stickers and blocks (or bottle caps, glasses, anything smallish with a flat bottom) lying around. However, a quick trip to the craft store for foam stickers will be worth your while (especially if you're like me and you could spend hours lurking around paints, yarn, and paper). Foam Sticker Crafts: … [Read more...]

The No-Sew T-Shirt Scarf

diy tshirt scarf bunny

I'm a sucker for repurposed objects, and have been wanting to make a no-sew t-shirt scarf for a while now. However, because we've been really good at purging our closets of unwanted items, I had not one old t-shirt to forage and upcycle into a DIY tshirt scarf. Sigh. So, last week my littlest and I headed to our local Goodwill, and walked out with five large t-shirts … [Read more...]