TinkerLab http://tinkerlab.com Creativity for Kids Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:39:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 TinkerSpace Interview: Megan Schiller http://tinkerlab.com/tinkerspace-interview-megan-schiller/ http://tinkerlab.com/tinkerspace-interview-megan-schiller/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:31:00 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12333 Today I’m joined by Megan Schiller of The Art Pantry, as part of our ongoing series of inspiring conversations that center on how to set up creativity hubs, or tinkerspaces. If you’re scratching your head because you can’t figure out where to put your child’s art materials, want to turn your laundry room into an […]

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How to Set up an Art Cart http://tinkerlab.com/set-art-cart/ http://tinkerlab.com/set-art-cart/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:38 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12316 If you’re looking for ways to organize your most frequently used art supplies, the rolling, portable art cart could be a great solution. While we haven’t always had an art cart, I now appreciate that our everyday supplies have their own place, and that the cart can roll around the house and park itself right […]

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How to Build with Box Rivets http://tinkerlab.com/build-box-rivets/ http://tinkerlab.com/build-box-rivets/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:23:01 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12293 Today we’re joined by TinkerLab reader and friend, Aricha Gilpatrick Drury who’s offered to show us how to build with box rivets. Aricha is a mom to four children and has a knack for tinkering. When she shared this uber-tinkering activity on our Facebook wall, we asked Aricha if she’d be so kind to share with us today. Lucky […]

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How to Felt a Wool Sweater http://tinkerlab.com/how-to-felt-wool-sweater/ http://tinkerlab.com/how-to-felt-wool-sweater/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:00:54 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12260 Have you ever wondered how to felt a wool sweater? Today we’ll show you how how to felt a wool sweater and how to make felted wool flowers to use as pins or barrettes. The inspiration for these instructions and post came from one of our favorite new books, This Book was a Tree by Marcie […]

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This Book Was a Tree | Book Review http://tinkerlab.com/book-tree-review/ http://tinkerlab.com/book-tree-review/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:25:48 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12241 When my friend Marcie Chambers Cuff, author of This Book Was a Tree (Perigree, 2014) asked us if we’d like to join her virtual book tour we jumped at the chance. I’ve had her inspiring book for a few weeks now, and every time I flip through it I’m struck with a new slice of inspiration. […]

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How to Blow Out an Egg with 3 Easy Tricks http://tinkerlab.com/three-easy-tricks-for-blown-out-eggs/ http://tinkerlab.com/three-easy-tricks-for-blown-out-eggs/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:00:42 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=4431 Could you use some tips on how to blow out an egg and clean eggs for decorating? Hopefully, this will help you get started! Today I’m excited to share three little tricks for simplifying blown-out eggs. Messy fun, right? If you’re a traditionalist, you might want to stop reading here. Otherwise, read on… How to Blow […]

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Creative Snapshot | Sorting Wool http://tinkerlab.com/creative-snapshot-sorting-wool/ http://tinkerlab.com/creative-snapshot-sorting-wool/#respond Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:32:15 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12205 Do you follow Amanda Blake Soule’s blog, SouleMama? Her blog is one of the first I ever laid eyes on. I’ll save that story for another time (it’s a good one), but I mention Amanda’s blog today because she has a cool weekly (every Friday) ritual called This Moment. For these posts, she shares one photo […]

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Origami for Kids: Origami Rabbit http://tinkerlab.com/easy-origami-for-kids-origami-rabbit/ http://tinkerlab.com/easy-origami-for-kids-origami-rabbit/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:01:31 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=4516 We’ve been digging through a fun stack of origami paper (from Daiso) to fold up a family of origami rabbits. When I was in grade school, I loved origami. One of my good friends was Japanese, and I have strong memories of folding cranes and boats in her house to hang on a community Christmas […]

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Egg | Creative Challenge for Kids http://tinkerlab.com/egg-creative-challenge-kids/ http://tinkerlab.com/egg-creative-challenge-kids/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:43 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12162 Welcome to our 10th Creative Challenge for Kids! Tenth! The key supply for this challenge is the egg: children are invited to make, build, experiment with, and tinker with eggs. While adults are welcome to facilitate and play along, the process and results are up to the child. Welcome to everyone who is joining our Creative […]

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TinkerSketch Instagram Sketchbook Challenge http://tinkerlab.com/tinkersketch-sketchbook-challenge-instagram/ http://tinkerlab.com/tinkersketch-sketchbook-challenge-instagram/#comments Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:43:17 +0000 http://tinkerlab.com/?p=12114 It turns out that April will be a month of creative challenges here on TinkerLab! First up, we have the Creative Challenge for Kids, and secondly I’m excited to introduce our first Instagram challenge for all of us sketchbook fans: the TinkerSketch Sketchbook Challenge. We first introduced the TinkerSketch Project a couple years ago, and […]

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