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Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors

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About the Author

RACHELLE DOORLEY is an experienced arts educator and community builder with a background in education and nonprofit administration. She’s the founder of the popular creativity blog Tinkerlab, founding member of 20 Moms, founder of Bay Area Bloggers, and mom to two creative kids.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                                                                                         

 

Prepare

1. Creating Your Tinkerlab                                                        

Tips for Clearing Children’s Clutter by Jillian Maxim                       

What Nursery Schools Can Teach Us about Creative Invitations: An Interview with Nancy Howe                                                                           

2. Tools for Tinkering                                                                              

3. Ten Tinkerlab Habits of Mind                                                                          

 

Experience

4. Design                                                                                                    

Oh No, That’s Not Creative! by Jessica Hoffmann Davis                      

Experience #1: Circle Games                                           

Experience #2: Peel and Stick                                                                  

Experience #3: Glue, Glue, Glue                                                                        

Experience #4: Mark Outside the Box                                                       

Experience #5: Watercolor Exploration                                                         

Experience #6: Yes, You Can Paint on That!                                                 

Experience #7: Monoprints                                                                            

Experience #8: Bubble Prints                                                                            

Experience #9: Drawing Games                                                                

Experience #10: Draw What You See                                                                 

Experience #11: Art Dice                                                                        

Experience #12: Paint Experiments                                                    

Experience #13: Paste Paper                                                                              

10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner                                         

Experience #14: Marbleized Paper with Paint and Oil                                              

Experience #15: Plexiglas Painting                                                               

Experience #16: Foam Plate Relief Prints                                                        

Experience #17: Collage Painting                                                                     

Finding Your Five-Year-Old Self in the Art Museum by Margie Maynard   

 

5. Build

The Value of Loose Parts: An Interview with Susan Harris MacKay           

Project #1: Gumdrop Structures                                                                       

Project #2: Hanging Structures                                                                            

Project #3: Straw Rockets                                                         

Project #4: Marble Runs: Ramps and Gravity                                               

Project #5: Paper Houses                                                                                

Project #6: Scrap Building

Project #7: Ropes and Pulleys                                                                           

Project #8: CD Spinner                                                  

Project #9: Does It Float?

Project #10: Pounding Nails                                                                            

Project #11: Take Things Apart                                                                        

Project #12: Drawing Machine                                                             

Project #13: DIY Robot                                                                            

DIY Kids: Building Tomorrow’s Innovators through Hands-on Making by Grace Hawthorne                                                                                                       

 

6. Concoct

Yes, and . . . How to Improvise with Children: An Interview with Dan Klein        

Experiment #1: Potion Station                      

Experiment #2: Goop                                                                            

Experiment #3: Marker Explosions                                                   

Experiment #4: Make Your Own (Semiedible) Paint                                                 

Experiment #5: Slime                                                                              

Experiment #6: Ice and Salt Exploration                                                            

Experiment #7: Ice Cream in a Jar: An Edible Investigation                                     

Experiment #8: Frozen Carbon Dioxide                                                               

Experiment #9: Yeast and Sugar Expansion                                   

Experiment #10: Naked Egg Experiment                                                           

Experiment #11: G-Ma’s Butter: An Edible Investigation                                        

Experiment #12: Lemon Invisible Ink                                                                   

Experiment #13: Glittery Egg Geodes      

Experiment #14: Natural Dyes                                                                      

Experiment #15: Kitchen Challenge: An Edible Investigation                                  

Concoctions in a Michelin-Starred Kitchen: An Interview with Bruno Chemel 

 

7. Discover

How to Set Up a Discovery Area that Honors the Child: An Interview with Parul Chandra                                                                                                           

Exploration #1: Playdough Building 

Exploration #2: Cloud Dough                                                              

Exploration #3: Pounding Flowers                                                 

Exploration #4: Scavenger Hunts                                                                  

Exploration #5: DIY Light Box                                                                  

Exploration #6: Photograms                                                                      

Exploration #7: Ephemeral Installation                                          

Exploration #8: Shadow Investigations                                                 

Exploration #9: DIY Lava Lamp                                                             

Exploration #10: Mystery Bag                                                                  

The Benefits of Basic Materials by Jennifer Winters                                     

 

Acknowledgments                                                                                                     

The Busy Parent’s Planner                                                                                  

References                                                                                                           

About the Contributors                                                                                       About the Author                                                                                               

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611800654
Author:
Doorley, Rachelle
Publisher:
Roost Books
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Crafts for Children
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FOUR-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.47 x 7.03 x 0.54 in 1.26 lb

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