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Thank you for joining me on your maker journey!

My gifts are on their way to your inbox, and I hope they help you find ways to find more time and space for creative connection with your child or children.

I’m working on some exciting new content that I know you’re going to love, and I would love your honest feedback in this short survey if you have a sec to to help make TinkerLab a more useful resource for our community.

Keep an eye out because you’ll also receive weekly TinkerLog updates, delivered straight to your inbox. I don’t want you to miss anything, so be sure to add rachelle@tinkerlab.com to your email address book.

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  1. Confirmation of registration, please and thank you. 🙂

  2. Have seen your Pinterest and Facebook pages. Great fun and interesting ideas for play with children that is rich with learning in the best possible ways.

    • Thanks so much, Judy! I’m so happy that you found me 🙂

  3. I am a 2nd grade teacher and get tons of ideas from your site…thanks!

  4. Love your work! Some days you just need inspiration and you definitely provide that 🙂

  5. Looking forward for all that informational mails……….

  6. Yes, yes, yes, please! I most definitely want to be on your mailing list!

    btw, I have a vague memory that you know / are freinds with author Stuart J. Murphy. We do a lot of work together. We just updated his websites: http://stuartjmurphy.com

  7. Looks like lots of fun ideas; can’t wait to see the newsletter!!

  8. Sure would like to receive your newsletters which is full of ideas Thanks

  9. Thank you! Please continue my subscription to your newsletter

  10. Such a fun site! Thank you for the fantastic ideas. Keep me signed up.

  11. Hi Rachelle. Love your newsletter. Your ideas are inspiring and love sharing them with my twin granddaughters.

  12. Love your ideas! My boys will eat up this book!

    • Thanks so much, Christina! It’s a really cool book, full of so much good info and eye candy.

  13. Confirming subscription. Looking forward to receiving the newsletter.

    • Thanks for the comment, Kimberly! I took a little break for Thanksgiving, and expect to be back in the saddle shortly.

  14. Fantastic ideas – can’t wait to ‘test’ them on the kids at the Kindergarten here in China!

  15. This is BRILLIANT!
    I’ve been wanting to get more creative with my two kids but was struggling with ideas suitable for a 3yr old and 1yr old to do together.
    I’m so excited!
    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

  16. Look forward to hearing from you through email.

  17. Thank u:) looking forward for super creative ideas :)) thanx once again .

  18. thanks for the add. looking forward for some creative ideas for 9 and 7 yr old kids.

  19. Made your awesome playdough recipe today, thanks! My first time ever making homemade playdough and it turned out great. It’s way better than “real” playdough! My hands however are stained with all the colors of the rainbow, ha.

    • I’m glad that you’re laughing about the rainbow-covered hands, and also so happy to hear that the dough turned out better than “real” play dough. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience with me.

  20. The site will help me looking forward to getting the emails from you

  21. I like your idea of a self-serving creative centre…I’m looking forward to receiving your newsletter.


  22. Looking forward to using many of you ideas and activities.

  23. Want news letter/ info to keep toddlers and young kids playing and creative

  24. Thanks for sharing!!! Signed up confirmed!! 😀

  25. Looking forward to perusing your site and picking up ideas for our little one room school house. 🙂

  26. Confirm and looking forward to ur newsletters. Thanks

  27. Looking forward to using many of your ideas and activities to keep toddlers and young kids playing and creative

  28. I really needed help on what to do with my 2 – 3 year olds. Tinkerlab to the rescue 🙂 Looking forward to many happy messes. I already have babysitting day crafts planned, so excited! Love your tip on what do with all the artwork that builds up, no more store bought wrapping paper in my house.

  29. Lovely material. Some days I just need some ideas! This is great!
    Thank you,

  30. These ideas are spectacular. I absolutely love them..thank you 🙂

  31. Confirmation for site. I’m excited to find some great ideas!

  32. Can’t wait to make some of the fun projects with my grandkids. They love play dough and slime! ?

  33. I’m a grandmother and foster parent and need ideas!!!! Thank you!

  34. Hi Rachelle,
    I am a Grandma looking for Christmas presents for 2 grand girls aged 8 and 6 who are very talented artists for their ages. They are not being taught cursive in school, but they love to write in whatever cursive they invent.
    I am wondering if the book you recommended by Eleanor Winters is age appropriate and also need more defined information about the pen or ‘nib’ (as it seems to be called) to give them to start up. These girls have NOTHING yet, so I want to start them off with appropriate beginner things that will encourage and inspire them.
    As their Grandma I won’t be able to supervise or encourage them daily, but need to find tools they can start out with.
    Can you help?

  35. Hi Rachelle,
    I was searching for some ideas for my kid’s school project and found you…..I love ur ideas….
    Thank you for adding me…

  36. Was looking on pintrest for school project and I love your ideas.
    Thanks again

  37. I’m a grand-ma and I love doing any kind of crafts with my 3 1/2 year old grand-daughter. I’m sure you can imagine how much she enjoys it as well so I was so happy when I stumbled upon a recipe on how to make your own paint. I can’t wait to start getting the newsletters & start looking around. Thanks Tania

  38. Finally, I have become a grandma… Three beautiful little girls…4 mo, 2 and 3 years old. Being a crafter at heart and a collector of interesting little bits and bobs, I need to learn how to make the expression of my little ones’ hearts more attainable. Many opportunities of creative expression have been eliminated from the schools these days. I would like their visits to grandma’s to be full of hugs, kisses, Love and wonderful creative hours of play.

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