art and steam club for creative kids
Help your child discover their inner artist and inventor
Fuel your child's artistic side
TinkerLab's online art and steam club offers kids tools to think like artists and inventors.
Choose from hundreds of projects, gather supplies, watch short-format inspiration videos, and then create!
Original ideas and interpretations encouraged.
as seen in
TinkerLab.com, TinkerLab books, and founder Rachelle Doorley have been featured in or partnered with numerous blogs, museums, schools, libraries, and magazines.
Our activities are tested for ages 3-8, with extensions built in to accommodate different interests and levels of learners. Older learners are always welcome.
With our plan in place, our community raves about the fun and easily accessible activities, with detailed guides that include supply lists, directions, a weekly magazine, and videos.
Say goodbye to cookie-cutter crafts. From ideation to reflection, our prompts and activities are designed to encourage children to think like artists and inventors.
Arrange engaging hands-on activities
(even if you don’t feel artistic)
Set up fun activities with a plan in hand
Build a Creative Habit with weekly art and STEAM prompts. For children 3-8.
How it works
Choose your membership
Just takes a moment to sign up and you'll get access to your hub of art and science activities. Starting at $12/month.
Explore the hub
Refer to the weekly calendar of creativity-boosting prompts or access our choose-your-own adventure library.
Experiment and create
Try different prompts: experiment, play, invent, and explore. Watch your child's imagination and curiosity unfold.
choose your membership
What makes Schoolhouse unique?
TinkerLab Schoolhouse is the only art and STEAM creativity membership that teaches families how to set up hands-on experiences, offers hundreds of developmentally appropriate videos, and delivers weekly project plans.
- Activity calendars and supply lists to keep you focused and save you time.
- Monthly activity videos and printable lessons.
- Creative workshops on topics such as how to set up a home maker space and tips on tackling art messes.
- Built-in Facebook support group and accountability.
- Simple materials that won’t cost a fortune.
- Vault of projects, resources, and printables to help you develop your creative habit.
What's inside TinkerLab Schoolhouse?
Explore hundreds of art and STEAM prompts that connect to multiple interests and curiosities.
Examples of what you'll find inside the hub:
What you'll have access to:
TinkerLab Schoolhouse is the leading creativity hub for developing childhood curiosity and imagination.
Monthly value of TinkerLab Schoolhouse: $4350
If you believe that problem solving is more important than having the right answer, projects can be tackled in more than one way, and it's important for kids to feel comfortable making and building things, then you'll feel right at home in our Schoolhouse.
What our members say:
Frequently asked questions
The Schoolhouse sweet spot is early childhood (ages 3-8). Most of the prompts are open-ended and exploratory, making them accessible and friendly for families with younger children, children of multiple ages, and older children who enjoy exploring and tinkering.
You'll gain access to your hub as soon as you sign up. Once you enroll, we'll send you an email with your login details.
You'll have access to Schoolhouse as long as your membership is active.
The activities are EASY to set up, even if you don't consider yourself creative. The wide range of art, science, and tinkering projects are designed as starting points for further discovery, and leave room for experimentation, ideation, and creativity. It's all grounded in best practices so your child has fun while they learn and grow. Each activity comes with a downloadable PDF and a short-format video (+ transcript) that you can watch with your child or that they can watch independently. Families who don't want to access video can still have a rich Schoolhouse experience with PDFs alone. Some of our members keep activity binders for children to flip through and select activities on their own time.
When you join Schoolhouse we'll invite you to work through exercises in our foundational success path, TinkerLab 101, designed to help you establish a creative habit. Building on that, each week we'll send you a curated calendar with 5 prompts (plus a supply list and tips for success). If building a creative habit is important to you, set aside time to try at least one prompt each week and you'll be on your way to developing more creative confidence. For families who would rather choose their own adventure, pick and choose from our growing library and go at your own pace. Implement as you learn and take as much time as you need.
We like to keep things simple and our focus is largely on basic materials like crayons, markers, paper, watercolor paint, playdough (we'll give you an easy DIY recipe), and household supplies, so you won't have to dig deep into your pocket to join in. Every now and then we'll introduce more unique materials because they're fun. When possible, we'll share alternative supplies for these items. A majority of our prompts pull from the TinkerLab Basic Supply List.
TinkerLab Schoolhouse is designed for families to use with their child or children at home. One membership per family. The home membership is not designed for classrooms, art classes, art studios, businesses, or to be shared by multiple families.
Teachers, art studio owners, or playgroup leaders: Please email us at rachelle at tinkerlab dot com and we can set up a classroom membership for you (extra fees apply).
We welcome makers with all skills and have helped so many parents who were new to making. Our simple projects carve a clear and easy path to open-ended making, and our foundational success path, TinkerLab 101, will help you develop the creative skills you need to support your child along the way.
We stand behind the guarantee! We're happy if you're happy, and we want Schoolhouse to be risk-free. If it's not a good fit, email us within 7 days for your money back. You'll find our contact information inside your membership portal. Once you're a paying member, you can cancel at any time and will only pay for the current billing cycle.
Yes! We recognize that some families can use extra help and we don't want anyone to get left behind for lack of resources. If you're facing financial hardship, scholarships are available. Apply here.