Drawing Prompt | Design Your Own Characters

Fun Drawing Prompt Printable: Design your own character

If you're looking for a fun drawing prompt that encourages imaginative thinking, this Creative Table drawing prompt is sure to please. My four-year old found it enthralling, and soon after completing these, she invented her own prompts for her dad to work on. The idea is simple: Set up a sheet of paper with basic animal or people parts, and then invite your child to … [Read more...]

Creative Table | Making with Glitter + Natural Objects

Easy Art Prompt to Make Glittery Natural Objects | TinkerLab.com

With Fall finally hitting us here in California, we're finding and collecting lots of natural objects on our walks around town. In addition to collecting these natural objects to grace our Fall table, we like to put our crafty caps on and make them sparkly...with lots of glitter. Please don't hold this against me if you're in the "I can't stand glitter" camp. I hope we can … [Read more...]

Fun Science Experiments: Vinegar and Baking Soda

Baking Soda and Science Exploration | Fun Science Experiments | TinkerLab.com

My kids love fun science experiments. While cooking breakfast the other day, my three-year old asked about making concoctions with the breakfast supplies. While I'm all for mixing up ingredients with kids, I wasn't prepared to have a lot of good food go to waste. So we set up a classic concoction center with some baking soda and vinegar. So much fun! Supplies: Fun Kitchen … [Read more...]

Doily and Watercolor Art for Preschoolers

Easy Watercolor and Doily Art | TinkerLab

This simple doily and watercolor art for preschoolers uses basic art materials and encourages children to explore the medium of watercolors through process-based creating. This project, like so many others that you'll find on TinkerLab, is process-based. It's set up as a Creative Invitation, meaning that the materials are laid out in an inviting way, and then the child … [Read more...]

An Invitation to Create with Tape and Paper

The Creative Table Project | an Invitation to Create with Tape and Paper

Today I have another quick invitation to create that encourages independent thinking without a lot of fuss. This project is part of the Creative Table Project. If you're new to the Creative Table Project, read this post for more information on how it works. We'll use today's materials of tape and paper for this simple invitation to create.  Before you begin Clear … [Read more...]