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A Fall Art Invitation: Coffee Filter Leaf Sun Catchers

Fall Craft Ideas: Paint Coffee Filter Suncatchers

If you're interested in ways to bring the Fall season to life, today I'm sharing fall craft idea that encourages children to be inventive and think independently. Present the Supplies as an Art Invitation If you follow TinkerLab, you know that I appreciate projects that encourage children to think for themselves and come up with their own unique spin on the materials. Like so many of our projects, I present the supplies to my children as an art invitation. Once the supplies are in front of my kids, they are free to use the materials in any way the please. So, what will we need? The … [Read More...]

Fall Craft Ideas | Leaf Critters | TinkerLab.com

Fall Craft Ideas | Leaf Critters

My little one and I have been taking bike rides while her sister is at school, and have had a wonderful time collecting fallen leaves. If you're looking for fall craft ideas (for kids or adults), today's simple painted leaf tutorial is a keeper. When autumn hits, this is a fun way to acknowledge the seasonal shift. Begin by collecting an assortment of leaves. Choose leaves that have already fallen, when possible. And then collect the rest of your supplies. I recommend acrylic paint because it has the best staying power. Supplies Some of the supplies listed are affiliate … [Read More...]

Circles and Watercolor Paint | A Simple Sketchbook Prompt | TinkerLab

Simple Sketchbook Prompt to Kick off the Day

Today I have a fun and simple sketchbook prompt for you. This one is for all of my tinkersketch friends, new and old. I've been trying to make a habit of getting up before the kids so that I can have a little time to breathe before the day begins. A few weeks ago I picked up these new Canson Mixed Media journals (Amazon affiliate link), found on sale at Michael's,and I was eager to give them a try. I started with made a random assortment of circles on my paper by tracing the inside of a tape roll. So easy, right? I was inspired by this zentangle post from Tiny Rotten Peanuts. Her … [Read More...]

Back to School Supply Deals | TinkerLab.com

Back to School Supply Deals

With kids going back to school this week and in the upcoming weeks, school supplies are on sale. Hooray! This can be a good time to stock up on all the goodies you'll need to carry you through the year. We often shop at our favorite local drug store for supplies, but there's nothing like the convenience of ordering from home. I combed through Amazon (this post contains affiliate links) for the best back to school supply deals, and compiled a list of some of our favorite supplies and reader recommendations. This list contains lots of amazing deals. While I was pulling this post … [Read More...]