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Build a Creative Habit with weekly art and STEAM prompts. For children 3-8.
Making things shouldn't be complicated
For over a decade, TinkerLab's creativity-boosting prompts have helped thousands of families connect through making.
Our simple approach makes it easy for anyone to get started right away.
Would you like to have...
+ more time?
+ a plan of weekly creative activities that are easy to set up?
+ art and STEAM prompts that engage your child for more than 5 minutes?
Here's How It Works
Schoolhouse is a weekly blueprint of simple art and STEAM prompts.
Just takes a moment to sign up, and you'll get access to four weeks of art and science activities.
Each week you'll get receive five new creativity-boosting prompts to try. (20+ prompts each month!)
Experiment, play, invent, explore ... and watch the creative magic unfold.
TinkerLab Schoolhouse is a weekly plan of tinkering activities that are fun for kids and simple for you.
5 prompts each week, to print or view online.
Resources to support you on your maker journey with your child.
A Private community to cheer you on and swap ideas with.
Play lists to listen to while you create.
A word from our members...
"My family and I love TinkerLab Schoolhouse. The projects are perfect for engaging and inspiring our kids. We’ve loved making play dough, painting stuffed animals and creating frozen worlds. Rachelle and Scott have created a wonderful creators’ space, with fantastic ideas, warm encouragement, and inspiring playlists.TinkerLab Schoolhouse has helped our kids stay positive through lockdown."
Jill W., U.K.
"Not only do we have long-lasting beautiful artwork, we also have deeper connection and memories. Join Schoolhouse - you can participate as little/much as you like, you can access the materials in a linear or non-linear way - it's like an incredible choose-your-own-learning-
Stephanie K., Canada
Curiosity, discovery, & confidence
When children take creative risks and push beyond their limits, they grow and learn through play.
Children experience that mistakes are okay and often lead to fresh ideas.
Children grow through purposeful learning with limited and/or basic materials, which encourages invention and imagination.
Children are engaged because they get to follow their interests and curiosities.
Open-ended projects keep curiosity and wonder alive.
Families have the option of creating together with their child, which deepens connection and strengthens relationships.
Projects are bite-sized and the time commitment is low, but if you have extra time, there's room to extend projects for hours.
Inside a tinkering studio...
- Tinkerers test, play, and explore.
- Tinkerers follow their curiosities, questions, and interests.
- Tinkerers adapt as they make discoveries and find new solutions.
- Tinkerers experiment with materials and ideas.
- No two creations look alike.
If you're wondering what it feels like inside the member's area, come on in and look around.
What our members say...
"Your strategies have helped our relationship, and art is now a nice way to connect with my child."
"I'm amazed at how quickly my son became interested in representational drawing."
"Thanks to TinkerLab, now we have a maker space and a great toolbox where we can easily find supplies."
New tinkering projects each week...
to inspire your child and save you time.
- Five tinkering prompts each week! (that's 20+ prompts each month)
- Prompt sheets that you can print or view online.
- Bonus: Daily Art Challenge
"The materials list and planners are key to our success, which is invaluable because I have four children and sometimes we can’t stick to our planned schedule: we have to take advantage of opportunities as they arise." -Schoolhouse member
to connect with other families from around the world.
- Private Facebook group where you can join other parents and educators
"The community you have built is a warm, welcoming, and caring one. I love it!” -Schoolhouse member
to set you up for creative success.
- Set up a tinkering space
- Learn about process-focussed art
- Understand your child's artist developmental growth.
- Establish a creative habit.
"We finally set up my dream space. Now I can use the kitchen island to cook or work while my children use our table and art cupboard for making. I am really pleased to make their space for self-serve." - Schoolhouse member
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What our members say...
"Simple and easy to follow instructions, organized well, and beautiful results. I'm happy and so are my kids."
"Schoolhouse is fantastic...I believe that Rachelle is so committed to providing an environment that provides many opportunities for others to learn and grow. She's open and supportive and really cares about her mission."
"Such a deal of cost...for resources of rich, varied, and approachable manner."