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.
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.
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.
Creative Table Project: Keep your table clear and your mind open | TinkerLab
The other day I shared the Creative Table Project that’s happening over on Instagram. And do you know what? I’m floored because after that post went up, over 100 new Creative Tables were added to the visual database of ideas and inspiration. It got me thinking that maybe I should make the Creative Table Project […]
Paint with glue, and how to make your own colored glue | TinkerLab
My 2-year old is going through the phase of wanting to squeeze all the life out of any tube of paint, toothpaste, or glue that crosses her path. Have you had, or do you have, a child in that phase as well? I remember this phase well. When my older daughter hit it, I made […]
Recycled Art Sculpture | Mystery Box Challenge | TinkerLab
Use your cast off cardboard, egg cartons, plastic cups, and costume jewelry to make these fun recycled art sculptures.
How to Make Paper | TinkerLab
Easy steps on how to make paper in this clear tutorial. You will need paper scraps, blender, a pan, and window screen. Simple enough to do with kids!
Easy String Art Painting Experiment with Kids
To make string art, you just need washable tempera paint, string, and paper for an experience that that encourages independent thinking and experimentation.
DIY Paper Pyramid Lanterns | TinkerLab
I have such a heavy heart today, friends, because we lost one of the good ones in this world. My dear friend, Steve, who happens to be one of the funniest, wisest, and most generous people I know lost his long battle with cancer. I wasn’t planning to post anything today, but the glow of […]
Tinkering Spaces | Makerspace Tours and Interviews | TinkerLab
Tinkering Spaces: A Series of Informative and Inspiring Makerspace Tours and Interviews with Makers, Educators, and Parents | TinkerLab.co
Explore Modern Artists: Paint like Jasper Johns | TinkerLab
Today on Explore Modern Artists, we’re taking a close look at the work of American Artist Jasper Johns. For the art historians out there, Jasper Johns is technically a contemporary artist, but the piece that my four-year old and I looked at falls into the time-frame of modern art. I spent years working in modern and contemporary art […]
Explore Modern Artists: Painting with Edward Hopper | TinkerLab
Welcome to the first project in our newest series: Explore Modern Artists. Today we’ll take a look at one of my favorite American Artists, Edward Hopper, with a preschool-friendly painting technique. The Q-tip painting technique that we used could be applied to the work of just about any 2-D artist, so definitely take this as […]