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Today is Juneteenth. The year is 2020. Maybe, just maybe, this is the year we start to see clearly. As an adult, I LOVE children’s books. When I was in my 20’s working in the big city for Corporate America, I used to spend my lunch hour in Stacy’s Bookstore looking through children’s books. I…

Milk Jug Watering Can (Give your garden some love.)

    A Beginning Honest confession time … my garden is a hot mess. I really enjoy growing things and, in this time, we seem to all be having a bit of a homesteader mentality where we want to add to our self-sufficiency. Once upon a time, we had a wonderful garden with peppers, onions,…

Magazine Strip Bowl

  These bowls are made from recycled materials and are just as satisfying as those childhood pinch pots you made out of clay. They start with a disc of coiled paper before being pressed into shape. Any paper will work. I like my coils to form faster so I use folded pieces of paper. The…

Embroidery from Line Drawings

Like so many of you, my children are home working on computers to complete their schoolwork each day. I’m either incredibly mean or the most amazing mom ever (depends on who you ask on what day) but I also have a daily creativity requirement. Somedays we’re drawing, other days we’re learning how to create apps…

Reflective Drawings with Watercolor Markers

Watercolors are one of our favorite media at TinkerSpace. It is accessible to all from early preschoolers on but can be used with sophistication to create satisfying works of art by older children and adults. Sometimes, as in this project, we don’t even need to pull out the watercolors … Crayola Markers work even better.…

Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re going on a Bear Hunt! Across the country, communities are finding ways to get together while they stay apart. My Facebook feed is full of families saying they are taking their young ones (and some not so young) on Bear Hunts. People are placing stuffed bears in their windows for others to find. I…

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