When my book launched in June 2014, I quietly started a Facebook group called Club TinkerLab, an online tinkering club for people who are interested in making, inventing, tinkering, crafting, and engineering with kids.
Since June, I’ve shared this tinkering club with my newsletter subscribers and Facebook friends, and today I wanted to give this special club a shout-out on my blog.
What is Club TinkerLab?
Club TinkerLab is a closed Facebook group where making, inventing, educating, and engineering intersect. It’s essentially a forum, in the shape of Facebook group.
It’s a place to share STEM + STEAM inspiration, lesson plans, home-based projects, or creative inspiration. We have close to 2000 members who come from all walks of life. The group is friendly and supportive, and will often save the day when you hit a tinkering wall.
What kind of ideas are shared?
Some recent posts include
Rube Goldberg-style chain reactions
Different ideas for upcycling household materials
a STEAM workshops for teachers
How to grow crystals
If you spend a bit of time on Facebook, and would like to join a community that shares ideas like this, it should feel like home to you!
Who is Club TinkerLab for?
Parents, teachers, homeschoolers, librarians, grandparents, and anyone interested in setting the stage for creativity for children.
Who are the Moderators?
Anne from Left Brain Craft Brain
Ana from Babble Dabble Do
Melissa from The Chocolate Muffin Tree
MaryAnn from Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting
Marnie from Carrots are Orange
Megan from The Art Pantry
Dayna from Lemon Lime Adventures
Meri from Meri Cherry Blog
What is Tinkering?
I bet you’ll enjoy this post!
Where can I find Club TinkerLab?
Here’s a link! Simply ask to join the group and you’ll be accepted shortly.
Want more? You might also enjoy our series of posts that share an inside look into Tinkering Spaces.
5 easy steps to set up a TinkerLab at home.