Founded in 2010, Tinkerlab began as a source of inspiration for parents, teachers, and caregivers in search of creative activities for children. The site has since grown into a creative hub that celebrates child-directed projects, art-making prompts, and creative inspiration that values hands-on making and occasional rule-breaking.
What is a TinkerLab?
Most of the projects and experiments that you’ll find here take place in our home where we call our creative space the tinkerlab, but in your home it could be the design center, atelier, science area, kitchen table, or play space. It’s primarily in this space that our big thinking takes place: we build, paint, experiment, talk, tinker, and eat.
If you don’t already have a lab area designated for creating, I’d encourage you to consider it. By making “creating” a fixture in your home, you’ll give your child permission to invent on a whim and honor the makers inside of everyone in your home.
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