TinkerLab Gift Guide | Games that Encourage Creativity and Imagination

These games are so fun. My kids love them all, but Obstacles and Catan really rise to the top | TinkerLab Gift Guide

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Gifts and Games of Creativity and Imagination

I’ve been busy working on a series of TinkerLab Gift Guides for games, books, and tools that support creativity, imagination, experimentation, and curiosity…the backbones of invention and innovation. Hours of research and testing have gone into making these lists a valuable resource. If you have any recommendations of products to add, join me over at Club TinkerLab on Facebook. I’d love to meet you.

Today I’m sharing gifts of games that encourage creativity and imagination. These are all kid-tested and celebrated for their ability to encourage creative thinking, making, open-ended discovery, and imagination.

This list contains affiliate links.

For the first guide in this series, be sure to check out our Favorite Toys for Builders and Engineers.

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Creative Thinking

game night in a can reviewGame Night in a Can – $24.99 (ages 10+ )

This makes for an entertaining night, it’s a great way to get to know your family and friends, encourages creative thinking, and works really well for a crowd. The cards have challenges such as “Each team gets 7 minutes to write a new national anthem and subsequently sing their newly created song” or “Everyone gets 3 minutes to make up the definition to a brand new word created by the host. The host will pick his favorite.” Little ones can join teams with older children or adults so the entire family can play. From GNIAC: Create mythical animals, rewrite a national anthem, choreograph a new dance move…use your imagination for fame and glory. It’s the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, happy days and more.


tell me a story cardsTell me a Story Creative Story Cards – $9.95 (ages 3+)

This deceptively simple deck of cards encourages storytelling, literacy, creativity, and imagination skills. Each card in the deck is an illustration that’s loosely related to all of the other cards. There are so many ways to play. One of our favorites is to shuffle the cards and turn them over at random to weave a story together. Sometimes my husband or I tell the story, sometimes the kids take the lead, and sometimes we collaborate.

Obstacles Game51MZ3e86HGL – $16.95 (ages 4+)

We’ve had this game for a few years and I can’t say enough good things about it. The object of the game is to go down a path toward home, but along the way you have to pass obstacles such as a tall mountain or a fence with security wire. Using the “solution” cards in your hand, you have to figure out a creative way to overcome or bypass the obstacle. This can be a cooperative game with grown-ups and kids working together to come up with clever solutions. Encourages cooperative problem solving, imagination-building, and creative thinking.

Story Dice | TinkerLabImagination Station Story Dice – $8.97 (ages 6+)

Named one of Dr. Toy’s Best 10 Games of 2015, the idea of these is similar to the Tell Me a Story Cards, this set includes a dice guide and four suggested games to play, with millions of possible story combinations. The dice represent different story elements such as heroes, obstacles, villains, prizes, and settings. I just ordered a bunch of these for friends and stocking stuffers.

Rory's Story CubesRory’s Story Cube Complete Set – Original – Actions – Voyages – $7.00 per set, $21 for pack of three (ages 4+)

Similar to the Story Dice (above), the images on these dice are a bit more abstract and can lend themselves to a broader spectrum of stories. We have both sets and you could easily combine them together.

Dixit Game | TinkerLabDixit – $25.99 (ages 8+)

This game encourages humor, imagination, image interpretation, strategy, and storytelling. Our family loves it! We first played this with three generations after Thanksgiving dinner, and it was a hoot. Everyone got into the game. The game cards include gorgeous art that’s open to interpretation. The game doesn’t require any reading, so it’s perfect for children as young as 4.

Apples to Apples Junior | TinkerLabApples to Apples – $29.96 (ages 9+)

This game has 400 5-star reviews on Amazon, so something is working. Make wild comparisons while building vocabulary and critical thinking skills at the same time. While the game is recommended for ages 9 and up, independent readers will be able to play. When we play with our little ones, we help them read the words and we all have a great time. For four or more people.

Drawing and Making

Pictionary | TinkerLabPictionary – $16.97 (ages 4+)

It’s not the same as the original game, but an improvement is that it includes 1200 adult clues and 800 junior clues so that the whole family can play. You can find a copy of the original Pictionary here and Pictionary Junior for young children here.

51gsfWBESwLCranium Brain Breaks Game – $18.88 (ages 6+)

Instant creative fun, with over 200 quick mini games to play around the themes of drawing, sculpting, acting, and moving. For 2-6 players. This is a good travel-sized Cranium option for the airplane, quick breaks between homework and dinner, or for a few minutes of waiting room fun.

cranium 3-in-1 gameCranium 3-in-1 Game – $26.99 (ages 16+)

This is such a fun game for families with older children. The object of the game is to circle the board while sketching, sculpting, acting, humming, and puzzle-solving along the way. It will keep you on your toes with vocabulary challenges, trivia, charades, trivia, and drawing. The game lasts 30 minutes to an hour and the box includes Modeling Dough, Paper, Game Pieces, Timer, Instructions, Game Board, Dice, and Cards.

Logic and Strategy

Richard Scarry’s BusyTownBusy Town Game | TinkerLab – $19.99 (ages 3 and up)

Solve mysteries and find hidden objects in this fun game with a 6-foot long game board with a focus on teamwork, attention to details, and matching skills. This is a great game for preschoolers and up

71ZqNTaDQIL._SL1500_Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards – $16.49 (ages 3 and up)

Match shapes to patterns and illustrations. Good for hand-eye coordination, matching, shape recognition. Made from wood. You can also take the illustrations away and just use the blocks for open-ended imaginative play.

Twister Game | TinkerLabTwister – $18.78 (ages 6+)

This one takes me back to my childhood. Put your hands and feet at different places on the mat without falling over. It supports creative thinking skills in relation to movement. I love games that encourage physical activity. 

Jenga Classic GameJenga Classic – $7.47 (ages 6+)

Pull out a bock without crashing the stack. This game is reasonably priced and it appeals to all ages. A family classic.



labyrinth game review amazonLabyrinth – $22.99 (ages 8+)

This is a fun logic and strategy game for up to two to four players, and can be adapted for more players. The game doesn’t require any reading, so emergent readers can easily play, and it’s entertaining enough for adults to enjoy. Use the Labyrinth board design to create a series of mazes players must move through. The objective is for each player to collect all seven treasures on their treasure cards as quickly as possible. The pieces are sturdy and every game is different, which keeps it interesting over time.

Keva Brain BuildersKeva Brain Builders – $14.95 (ages 7+)

This affordable gift is great for little builders who like the challenge of solving puzzles. Similar to Gravity Maze (above). If comes with challenge cards – match the plank design to the cards while practicing construction skills, hand-eye coordination, and pattern recognition.

818-eLy6yML._SL1500_Gravity Maze – 21.49 (ages 8+)

This is a logic game for puzzle fans who enjoy marble runs. It encourages critical thinking skills, logic, and strategy. You’re invited build your own marble maze by looking at puzzle cards that show the entrance and exit spots of the marbles. Can you figure out how to build the maze between these two points? My kids have also taken it a step further to build their own mazes. A good mind bender!

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This fun, fast-paced game teaches pattern recognition, fractions, spatial reasoning, memory, and hand eye coordination. It’s small size makes it a convenient game for travel, and it will appeal to all ages. My kids just got one for Hanukkah, and it’s sure to be a family favorite.

http://amzn.to/2hflerQIQ Fit Logic Game – $9.99 (ages 6+)

We were introduced to this game at our school’s STEM night. They had about 6 sets out and the kids had a great time figuring out how to fit the pieces together. It combines math, spatial relations, and logic. If you like tetris, this game has a similar vibe.

Playing Cards

My husband suggested that I add playing cards to this list, and boy is he right since they support open-ended play through the limitless games you can play and invent.

Sleeping Queens 10th Anniversary Tin Card Game reviewSleeping Queens (10 year Anniversary Tin) – $10.19 (ages 8+)

This game is a family favorite, never gets old, and its small size allows us to easily travel with it. One of my favorite things about this game is that it was invented by a child. Our game came with the back story, and it’s a great message to share with kids — they are fully capable of designing their own games! The game is easily played by children younger than 8, and my then 5-year old loved it.

Cute playing cards for kids | TinkerLabBicycle Brosmind Playing Cards – $3.99

My girls are REALLY into cute characters, and these cards are right up their alley. Each card is different and they are super creative designs. Brosmind is a design studio in Barcelona, Spain, founded by Juan and Alejandro Mingarro and their bright illustrations draw inspiration from street art all over Spain. These would be a great stocking stuffer.

Monarch Playing Cards | TinkerLabMonarch Playing Cards – $9.95

These high quality cards are gorgeous. I just bought a couple sets of these gorgeous card sets as stocking stuffers for my husband and brother-in-law (shhh).

These games are so fun. My kids love them all, but Obstacles and Catan really rise to the top | TinkerLab Gift Guide

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For more gift ideas that support creativity, curiosity, imagination, and making, be sure to check out our Favorite Toys for Engineering and Building.

Best toys builders engineers | TinkerLab Gift Guide

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If you’re looking for the full list of recommended books, art supplies, science tools and more, head over to TinkerLab Resources for our most popular, recommended supplies and tools.

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TinkerLab Gift Guide | Picture Books about Art and Creativity

 These really are the best picture books for Art and Creativity. Rosie Revere Engineer is a wonderful book for encouraging girls to follow their maker passions. And I LOVE Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Today I’m sharing our list of Favorite Picture Books about Art and Creativity.

As a creative household with an arts educator mom and designer dad, we read loads of books that dive into themes of creativity, art, and making. I’m always looking for new books, and many, such as The Day the Crayons Came Home, made this list. I also included classics such as Harold and the Purple Crayon that don’t go out of style.

This is the third part of the TinkerLab Gift Guides for games, books, and tools that support creativity, imagination, experimentation, and curiosity…the backbones of invention and innovation. Hours of research and testing have gone into making these lists a valuable resource. If you have any recommendations of products to add, join me over at Club TinkerLab on Facebook. I’d love to meet you.

This list contains affiliate links.

For the other guides in this series, be sure to check out Games that Encourage Creativity and Imagination and Favorite Toys for Builders and Engineers. 

Enjoy…

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Favorite Picture Books about Art and Creativity

Rosie Revere Engineer | TinkerLabRosie Revere Engineer, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (ages 4-8)

If there’s a picture book that captures the spirit of TinkerLab, this may be it. It’s the story of young Rosie, inventor of wild contraptions, who becomes frustrated by a naysayer in her life and a flying machine that doesn’t seem to work. Rosie learns to rise up to fight her fear of failure, sharing the meaningful message that effort, iterations, and failure are all part of the invention process. This book has the potential to inspire girls to see themselves in the S.T.E.M field, just like Rosie.

Iggy Peck Architect | TinkerLabIggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (ages 4-8)

By the same authors as Rosie Revere, this is the story of Rosie’s classmate, Iggy, who aspires to be a great architect and can’t stop building things…out of the most surprising supplies. Iggy’s teacher has a phobia for architecture and won’t allow him to create in class. But in the end it’s Iggy Peck’s structural knowledge that saves the day. Invention and imagination, wrapped up in humor and gorgeous 1950’s-inspired illustrations.

The Dot book | TinkerLab

The Dot, Peter H. Reynolds (ages 5-8)

This is a delightful story of a girl who says she can’t draw. Her teacher invites her to make a mark and see where it takes her. This story is a wonderful reminder that we are all gifted and capable of great things. We just have to begin. It’s also a testament to the power of supportive teaching, and would be a thoughtful gift for a favorite teacher. If you’re a follower of Carol Dweck’s theory of “Growth Mindset,” you’ll love the message behind this book.

Ish Peter Reynolds | TinkerLabIsh, Peter H. Reynolds (ages 5-8)

This is the story of a young Ramon whose creativity is dashed by a mean older brother. Ramon comes out on top as he learns to celebrate imperfection, a message that all young makers should take to heart. One reviewer says this: Most books don’t bring tears to my eyes–especially not children’s books. ISH is moving because we’ve all had the childhood experience of being told, “NO, you’re not good enough.”

Press HerePress Here Book | TinkerLab, Herve Tullet (ages 2+)

This interactive book pushes the boundaries of what a book is all about. Follow instructions to push the dot, and then turn the page to find that you’ve magically divided the first dot into two. It’s in the top 100 of all books sold on Amazon. Tour de Force! If you like the style and energy of this book, you should also check out Tap the Magic Tree.

Christina Katerina and the BoxChristina Katerina and the Box | TinkerLab, Patricia Lee Gauch (ages 4-8)

If you’ve ever received something in a big box, and you have small children, you’ll know that the box is probably a thousand times more exciting than whatever came in it. Back when I shared this post about turning a fridge box into a food truck, a TinkerLab reader suggested this book to me. It’s a fantastic story of a young girl who has a big refrigerator-sized box, and how she uses her imagination to turn it into fantastic scenes.

Harold and the Purple Crayon | TinkerLabHarold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson (ages 4-8)

This book celebrates 60 years in 2015! It’s a timeless classic that I enjoyed reading in my childhood. It tells a story of young Harold who goes for a walk on a moonless night with a magic purple crayon. There is no moon, so he draws it. He also draws the horizon and a path to walk along. It will appeal to anyone (yes, adults can enjoy this book as well) who loves adventure and wants to tap into the power of imagination.

Beautiful Oops | TinkerLabBeautiful Oops, Barney Saltzberg (ages 3-8)

I first saw this book in my daughter’s kindergarten class. It’s all about turning mistakes into something wonderful and teaches great lessons not only in art but also in resourceful thinking and flexibility. A wonderful book!

What do you do with an idea? | TinkerLabWhat do you do with an Idea?, Kobi Yamada (ages 3+)

This message of this book is that if we nurture our ideas, they will grow and grow, our confidence will also blossom, and eventually the idea can change the world. A wonderful choice for children and also for adults who are starting new projects and could use a little encouragement.

The day the crayons quit | TinkerLabThe Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (ages 5-8)

This clever book tells the story of crayons that go on strike, except for green who is happy with his lot. One reviewer says: Out of the many picture books I’ve previewed this summer with an eye to acquiring for the classroom, this is one of the few that has made it to the “must buy” stack. It is a delight from start to finish and I can’t wait to share it with my second graders this fall.

The day the crayons came home | TinkerLabThe Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (ages 5-8)

If you loved The Day the Crayons Quit, this highly anticipated companion book is not to be missed. It includes a fun glow-in-the-dark spread and has the same whimsical illustrations. In this story, a group of neglected crayons sends postcards home to tell stories of their woes. Fun and silly. And crayons!

The book with no Pictures | TinkerLabThe Book with no Pictures, B.J. Novack (ages 5-8)

This New York Time’s best seller is a humor book that contains no art whatsoever. I’ve chosen to include it in this list because, like Press Here (above), it breaks the expectations of what a book should be about, thereby illustrating the power of out-of-the-box thinking. Plus it’s hilarious and my kids can’t get enough of it.

The Museum book | TinkerLabThe Museum, Susan Verde (ages 5-7)

I spent a big chunk of my career as a museum educator and appreciate how the main character interprets the art in a museum through her senses. She doesn’t care what the labels say, and is rather moved to feel joy, sadness, fear, etc. by the works she sees. If you are planning a trip to an art museum, this would be the perfect book to read ahead of time.

Katie Meets the Impressionists | TinkerLabKatie Meets the Impressionists, James Mayhew (ages 4-8)

Another book for museum-goers, try to find this book if you’re planing a trip to a museum or about to study impressionist art. Katie visits the museum with her grandmother and is magically transported through paintings to the actual scene in history that the artist painted. It sparks the imagination and teaches art history along the way. If you’re teaching your child or classroom about a certain artist, there’s an entire series of “Katie” books that take the main character to visit various artists in history (Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, Degas) through their art.

Perfect Square | TinkerLabPerfect Square, Michael Hall (all ages)

The story starts off on day one with a square, and then each day the square changes little by little until…well, you’ll have to read it to find out how the square ended up. I promise you’ll like it. After reading this book, children will most likely want to start with their own square and transform it just as the square was in the book. A perfect reading/making experience.

The Big Orange SplotThe Big Orange Splot | TinkerLab, D. Manus Pinkwater (ages 4-8)

When Mr. Plumbeans’ ordinary house is splashed with bright orange paint, he decides a multi-colored house would be a nice change. This was my husband’s favorite childhood book, and my co-workers made a point of hunting it down as a baby shower gift. I had never seen the book before and absolutely love it as a story that encourages individuality and creativity.

More TinkerLab Gift Guides

If you like what you see here, be sure to take a look at our other gift guides for more inspiration for young makers.

Games the Encourage Creativity and Imagination

If you’d like to support creative thinking skills, imagination, and curiosity through play, these games are right up you alley.

See it here —> Games that Encourage Creativity and Imagination

These really are the best picture books for Art and Creativity. Rosie Revere Engineer is a wonderful book for encouraging girls to follow their maker passions. And I LOVE Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Favorite Toys for Engineering and Building

If you have a young builder who likes to construct things, this is the list for you.

See it here —> Favorite Toys for Builders and Engineers 

 

Best toys builders engineers | TinkerLab Gift Guide

 

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If you’re looking for the full list of recommended books, art supplies, science tools and more, head over to TinkerLab Resources for our most popular, recommended supplies and tools.

TinkerLab Resource Guide

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Best picture books for Art and Creativity| TinkerLab

Kids Gift Guide | Toys for Engineering and Building

These toys are so fun and educational! Our marble run and Snap Circuits are the most played with by my 5 and 7-year olds.

I’m often asked to share TinkerLab Gift Guides, so this year I’m finally diving in. This is the first of the TinkerLab Kids Gift Guide Series that highlights favorite toys, books, and tools that encourage creativity, curiosity, and imagination — skills that will help children become the inventors and innovators of tomorrow.

Making and building encourage creative confidence and support inventive thinking skills. My girls, ages 5 and 7, have long loved building toys, and these are our top choices. If you’re a fan of Lego®, scroll to the bottom for some of our favorite Lego highlights.

I’ll include prices to help you sort through different price-points. Keep in mind that these are subject to change. This list contains affiliate links.

Enjoy!

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Marble Run: Galt Toys Inc Super Marble Run ToyMarble Run – $26.50 (Ages 4-8)

We’ve had our set since my oldest daughter was three, and it’s still one of our most popular toys. Every time the kids use it, a new design emerges. This set comes with 60 pieces that offer so many options for building hundreds of different runs.

Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit BlocksUnit Blocks | TinkerLab -$49.00 (Ages 2 and up)

These durable blocks are a solid choice for preschool builders. They’re the same style of blocks you’ll find in many preschool and kindergarten classrooms and are a wonderful choice for little hands. My kids add small action figures, sea shells, twigs, Lego, and other objects to their creations. Lots of open-ended play here.

Kinetic SandKinetic Sand | TinkerLab – $15.00 (ages 3 and up)

We first played with this sand at Brookstone, and my children could not be pulled away from the store. Frankly, I couldn’t either. The texture is mesmerizing, and it does wonders for calming the senses. On the building side of things, the experience is like playing with sand at the beach, without the wet mess. My kids add small toys to their sand tray, and hours of imaginative play emerge as they build forts, castles, and tunnels.

7149sWx1DRL._SL1463_The Original Stomp Rocket: Jr. Glow in the Dark 4-Rocket Kit – $9.80 (ages 3 and up)

This has been my go-to birthday gift for children ages 3 and up. And now, bonus, it glows-in-the-dark. The rockets shoot up to 100 feet in the air and it’s a great way to get the kids outdoors for hours of fun. It’s also one of the most affordable gifts with a lot of bang for the buck. Add a refill packet for continuous fun.

Makey Makey | TinkerLabMakey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone – $38.49 (ages 8 and up, but we have used this with our 5-year old)

This toy really opens up the mind to the possibilities of electronics and invention. My girls have loved the experience of turning fruit and playdough into a piano keyboard. Build, invent, and imagine. Learn about electricity and discover what can happen when you close a circuit. No special software needed — it hooks up to to your Mac or Windows computer with a USB cable.

Magna-Tiles 12148 Clear Colors 4841nKZ3Fpo2L – $74.50 (ages 3 and up)

These high quality magnetic blocks are captivating for kids and adults. They recommend them for ages 3 and up, but our 2-year olds have loved them. The only problem is that they’re not inexpensive and you’ll want to buy multiple sets 🙂 This may be one to ask grandma to splurge on.

Design and Drill SetDesign and Drill Activity Center – $27.09 (ages 2 – 6)

Encourage your mini builder to create her own design with a fun toy drill. Build hand-eye coordination, creative thinking skills, and pattern recognition. This is such a cool toy.

Keva Brain Builders | TinkerLabKEVA Brain Builders Game – $13.46 (ages 7 and up)

This building and balancing game encourages fine motor skills, building, and creating. It comes with cool challenge cards for children to follow along with as a inspiration for building.

81-oU9CNTiL._SL1500_Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin Building Set -$44.90 (ages 5 and up)

This one takes me back! We were lucky to find an original set at the thrift store, and my kids adore playing and building with these logs. If you can’t find the original, this set includes 111 all-wood pieces for a quick trip down memory lane.

Keva Maple PlanksKEVA Maple Plank Set – $29.95 (ages 3 and up)

These little planks can be layered in multiple ways to create building, ramps, and more. The set includes a couple balls for adding to a homemade marble run. It also includes an instruction kit with pages of inspiring ideas of things to build.

Lego

This list would not be complete without Lego, would it? I could write a whole post on Lego, but I thought I would separate a small section to highlight a few of our favorite Lego finds:

Lego Classic Box | TinkerLabLEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box – $28.99 (ages 5 and up)

We adore Lego, but perhaps my favorite of all Lego items is to provide my kids with a big box of pieces for open-ended creative play. This starter box is filled with 484 colorful pieces and you will not be wanting for ideas (maybe just more Lego).

Lego Master Builder Academy | TinkerLabLEGO Master Builder Academy Set – $29.50 and up (ages 8 and up)

The MBA sets are one of the cooler things to come out of Lego, and do a great job at encouraging imagination and creativity. These sets take you behind the scenes at LEGO and share building tips and techniques from Lego designers and builders. The sets include Designer Handbooks, building instructions, and expert tips. You can reuse the pieces in multiple ways while thinking like a designer. Love.

Lego Mixels | TinkerLabLEGO Mixels – $6.63 (ages 6 and up)

My kids have a small collection of these going, and they make great stocking stuffers or goodie bag fillers.

Green Lego Bases | TinkerLabPremium Green Stackable Base Plates – $13.99 (ages 5 and up)

If you like Lego, pick up this set of 4 bases to build small worlds on top of. These are great. Compatible with Lego and they come in many colors.

Lego Klutz Crazy Contraptions | TinkerLabKlutz Lego Crazy Action Contraptions Kit – $15.99 (ages 6+)

Klutz and Lego have teamed up to bring us this cool kit that turns Lego pieces into moving contraptions. This set adds movement to your Lego and will support imagination-building and creativity along the way.

These toys are so fun and educational. We love them all. Our marble run and Snap Circuits are the most played with by my 5 and 7-year olds.

If you’re looking for the full list of recommended books, art supplies, science tools and more, head over to TinkerLab Resources for our most popular, recommended supplies and tools.

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In case you blinked and missed it, TinkerLab rounds up all the great stuff on the internets on keeping you and your critters creative and wraps it up for you in a tidy newsletter! (And throws in some secret giveaways for good measure!)  – Yuliya P., San Francisco, CA

Join our community and you’ll learn:

  • How to simplify your life and make more room for creativity
  • How to make hands-on making a part of your everyday life
  • Easy, actionable ways to raise creative kids