Welcome to TinkerLab®

you're in


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.

If you use Gmail, check your Promotions folder and move my email into your Primary folder so that my emails arrive safely in your inbox.




  1. 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.

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

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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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.

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


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

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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…

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. I have noticed you don’t monetize your website, don’t waste your traffic,
    you can earn additional bucks every month because you’ve got
    high quality content. If you want to know how to make extra money, search
    for: best adsense alternative Dracko’s tricks

  13. I have noticed you don’t monetize your page, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn additional
    bucks every month because you’ve got high quality content.

    If you want to know how to make extra $$$, search for:
    Mrdalekjd methods for $$$

Leave a Reply