This Creative Week

This creative week. A week of inspiration from Tinkerlab.

This week has been a mixture of outdoor summer fun and indoor (staying cool in the East-coast humidity) play. We kicked off the new Creative Table project on Instagram a couple weeks ago, and we have close to 100 inspiring photos of creative projects in action! Take a look at last week’s Creative Table images, and add your own by filling out this form or tagging us on Instagram.

Here are some of the things that inspired me this week…

Learning

This Creative Week, learning articles

Are you putting the Kibosh on Creativity?, Janet Lansbury

Raising Successful Childrena must-read article from the The New York Times: 
An excerpt: Research shows that “The happiest, most successful children have parents who do not do for them what they are capable of doing, or almost capable of doing; and their parents do not do things for them that satisfy their own needs rather than the needs of the child.”

Listen to a recording of this week’s panel with Stephen Downes, Howard Gardner, Alfie Kohn, and Gary Stager as they talk about the need to reform the education reform movement

Creativity: What we can learn from Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, Forbes

Activities

This Creative Week, Activities

Shaving Cream Bath Paint, The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Make Lavender-filled bags with kids, an early sewing project, Red Ted Art

60 Nature Play Ideas for Kids, The Imagination Tree

Reggio-inspired Block Corner for toddlers, An Everyday Story

DIY

This Creative Week, DIY

$30 Learning Tower from an IKEA stool and wood, How We Montessori

DIY Magnetic Board, Teach Preschool

DIY Swiss Cheese Chalet, The Cardboard Collective

5 Inspiring Outdoor Play Spaces, from Childhood 101

Pinterest Boards That You Might Enjoy

pinterest from tinkerlab.com

Back-to-School

Baby Play 

Art Recipes

Sketchbook Inspiration