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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...]

Obstacles Game Review | TinkerLab Approved

TinkerLab Approved: Obstacles Game by eeBoo

Obstacles: A Game of Imaginative Solutions by eeBoo is  one of my family's very favorite games, and I've been planning this review for some time. In this game, players take a journey along a path that's riddled with wild obstacles (blizzard, waterfall, cave, etc.) and must overcome them from an array of unusual tools (siren, jack-in-the-box, propeller hat, etc.). The solutions are often unexpected as this game pushes players to come up with innovative and creative solutions. As a collaborative game, it's designed so that everyone can work together to come up with the best possible … [Read More...]

Library Maker Space | Kaechele Learning Commons | TinkerLab.com

TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons

Today we're joined by Librarian and Information Specialist, Shannon Hyman, of Kaechele Elementary School in Virginia who's here to share her school's TinkerSpace with us. Shannon's school library is one of many around the world that are now weaving making and creating into the library learning environment. With the rise of STEM and STEAM in school curricula, bringing maker spaces into schools is a growing trend that I'm excited to see on the rise. Can you tell us about your library? Our Library Learning Commons (LLC) is a large, flexibly designed space where our students learn how to … [Read More...]

TinkerLab Creative Challenge Cupcake Liners

Creative Challenge #12 | Cupcake Liner

August has arrived and we're ready to see what you're making with cupcake liners! I can't believe that this is our 12th Creative Challenge -- man-oh-man! I announced this newest challenge in this post where you can get all the details. And if you'd like to see ALL of the past creative challenges, you can find them here. Catch the Creative Challenge on Pinterest Pop over to our Cupcake Liner Pinterest Board for more cupcake liner inspiration. I'll be pinning your ideas to our board! Add Your Cupcake Liner Project Okay -- do you have a CUPCAKE LINER project to share? Go ahead and add … [Read More...]