Less is More: A Child-Adult Art Collaboration | TinkerLab
I was on Instagram the other day and shared a sketchbook collaboration that my five-year old and I were working on. My friends Ness from One Perfect Day, Kate from An Everyday Story, and Shana from Ain’t no Mom Jeans asked me to share more about how we collaborate. They asked: Who suggests the ideas, […]
Circular Patterns + Creative Thinking | TinkerLab
Despite the thousands of ideas you’ve seen floating around the internet, do you ever feel like you’re at a loss for an art activity that your kids will enjoy, while also challenging them to think? Children get excited about solving real problems, and the problem in this project lies in figuring out how to circumnavigate […]
How to Marbleize Paper (the easy way) | TinkerLab
Are you looking for a last-minute hands-on gift, or maybe an idea to bookmark for a cold winter day? I’ve been saving this Suminagashi kit for a quiet morning and it was a true winner with both my 2-year old and 4-year old.
How to Set up an Art Cart | TinkerLab
Organize your most frequently used art supplies on a rolling, portable art cart. This post show you how to set your cart up for success.
Art Games: Draw with Art Dice | TinkerLab
I'm always happy to land of fun art games that entertain my children and help their brains develop. Drawing with art dice develops creative thinking skills and helps children think about composition, line, color, and shape as they learn about the elements of art in a playful manner.
Valentine Crafts for Kids | Cardboard Roll Heart Stamp | TinkerLab
Easy and fun Valentine Crafts for Kids: How to make a simple and colorful Cardboard Roll Heart Stamp with Kids
Seven Tips for Setting up an Impromptu Garden Art Studio | TinkerLab
The other day we had the most amazing weather, so we set up a garden art studio… When I was in college I always loved those teachers who took their classes outside on a nice day. So why not recreate that magic with our kids? Did you know that most children don’t spend enough time […]
Homemade Paint | How to Make Paint | TinkerLab
Make your own squeezable homemade paint from salt, flour, and water. Add a little food coloring or liquid watercolors to create the color you desire.
Sticker Resist with Watercolors | TinkerLab
Paint over stickers, and then peel them back, to reveal the white spaces of the page. A lesson in negative space and masking as a resist.
Favorite Homemade Paint Recipes - Kid-tested!
Kid-tested, non-toxic homemade paint recipes. These are our favorite, fool-proof, simple, and inexpensive recipes for making paint for kids.
Fall Craft Ideas | Leaf Critters | TinkerLab
If you're looking for fall craft ideas, this simple painted leaf tutorial is a keeper. Collect leaves and paint them with cute faces or abstract designs.
Paint Recipe for Kids | Homemade Finger Paint
Make your own safe and easy homemade finger paint from flour, water, and food coloring. Perfect for small children to explore with, and safe to eat.
How to build an Easy DIY Light Table | TinkerLab
Simple and quick! Build your own DIY light table for kids from a storage container, string of lights, wax paper, and whatever tools you want to add to it.
Kids Art Projects | Rolling Rock Painting | TinkerLab
If you're looking for simple kids art projects for toddlers and preschoolers, this fun and engaging rolled paint activity is a winner.