5 Easy Steps to Set Up a TinkerLab

We talk a lot about setting up tinkering spaces here at TinkerLab, and I’m often asked for advice on how to set up a maker space at home.

There are so many ways to approach this, and we all have different spaces with multiple constraints and possibilities. However, there are some cornerstone tips on how to set up your home TinkerLab® that will work for spaces of all shapes and sizes.

I pulled this nifty graphic together for you, and it’s easy to pin or print. Get your free 8.5″ x 11″ printable version here.
How to set up a TinkerLab at home

More Inspiration

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to set up your tinkering space, the following links are my favorite places to start:

Tinkering Spaces Interview and Tours: Tons of tours of home and school maker spaces

TinkerLab Resources: List of my favorite supplies and furniture for your TinkerLab

How to easily Save and Share Your Child’s Art

How to Set up an Art Cart

The Creative Table Project: How to Set up a Creative Invitation

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Rachelle! I love the whole maker idea and I try to so hard to encourage making in my house. Most of the setting up and encouraging is really something that I can get into because I love that sort of stuff… but here is my question: do you have any suggestions for what to do with the stuff that is made after it’s finished?
    I’m specifically asking about things like sculptures, and 3D things that can’t be hung on the wall. I hang up what I can and we can sort of move through those things around pretty easily, but I don’t feel like I have display space for 3D items, and if I can find somewhere to display it, it seems like it’s just another thing to get dusty in my home, and it’s hard to store for posterity afterward. My kids don’t seem satisfied with the whole taking a photograph thing, especially with the 3D things, because those really take up space in whatever receptacle they are disposed of in and they see them there. We’ve also tried recycling many of the items back into the supplies, but that doesn’t usually work either. To be fair, I have the same problem with many of my own items that I make…. Do you have any suggestions?
    Chrissy from MuseOfTheMorning.com

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