12 Creative Books from our Family Bookshelf

12 books for a creative new year | TinkerLab

What's on your bookshelf right now? Have you read any creative books lately that make you feel alive, help you become a better parent, or inspire you to grab life by the horns? Yesterday I shared on Instagram and Facebook that I just acquired a new book, and I was looking for feedback on it. In the process of this, I had a question about sharing what's currently on my … [Read more...]

The Year’s Best Art and Creativity Books for Kids

The best creativity and art books for kids | Tinkerlab

Books can inspire and nurture us, and at their best they make us better people. To wrap up the year in creative style, we're sharing the some of the best art and creativity books for kids that were released in 2013. I'm excited to share that TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors will come out in June 2014, and you can take a sneak peek at it here. Art and … [Read more...]

Get Ready for an Easy-breasy Summer

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Hi friends! Is it starting to feel like summer where you live? We recently pulled out the Slip-n-Slide and popsicle-eating is in full effect. In case you're starting to get the summer bug, I wanted to share something fun that's been brewing behind the scenes over here. I've been working hard with a handful of my favorite creative, playtime bloggers and I'm excited to … [Read more...]

Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids

Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids

I love arts and crafts books and often dream of opening a maker space where I can share shelves and shelves of inspiring books full of hands-on goodness with my friends and readers. Wouldn't that be fun? I just added a new book to my library that I love, and I'm excited to share it with you in this virtual maker space today. The book is Red Ted Art by UK blogger and crafter … [Read more...]

The Artful Parent Book: A Review and a Project

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As a longtime fan of Jean Van't Hul's charming, approachable, and ever-inspiring blog, The Artful Parent, I'm thrilled about the upcoming release of her book, The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity. Not only has Jean been a huge source of inspiration to me and countless others, but we've become real-life friends and I have a great … [Read more...]