Current Challenge

The Creative Material Challenge on Tinkerlab

What is the Creative Challenge Project?

Every few months we host a Creative Challenge for kids where we invite you to invite your child to create with a common material .

The objective is to support creative confidence and encourage skills that develop an innovator’s mindset through material exploration.

Okay, I’m in! What do I need to do?

  1. Gather your materials
  2. Come up with a plan
  3. Run the project
  4. Document it
  5. Share it with us on Instagram.


Creative Challenge #11: String

Creative Challenge for Kids | String |

Creative Challenge #10: Eggs

TinkerLab's Creative Challenge for Kids | The EGG Challenge

Creative Challenge #9: Egg Cartons

egg carton challenge

Creative Challenge #8: Paper Bags

paper bag museum maps

Creative Challenge #7: Magazines

Creative Challenge #6: Cardboard Box

Creative Challenge #5: Plastic Bottle

Creative Challenge #4: Rubber Bands

Creative Challenge #3: Legos

Creative Challenge #2: Pasta

Creative Challenge #1: Toilet Paper Roll

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    What a wonderful environment for little ones. Maria Montessori would be so excited to see their joy and peace . . . makes me smile, too. I hope you get a chance to read my book: “Montessori–Living the Good Life.” Amazon has it on line for your Kindle at a reasonable price. Connie

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