Last month Joel Henriques presented his modern owl mobile. Now he's back sharing and carrying on the bird theme with a stylish twist to the oscillating woodpecker toy on his site Made By Joel. Fun and easy to make he's provided a video of the bird in action, a printable template and link to the physics behind the fun.
The bonehead/creature of habit/label loyalist I am didn't even realize deodorant still came in roll-on containers...What a loser...Anyways, thanks to Jenny of Let the Children Play for this awesome idea for making roll-on paints from empty deodorant containers.
Yes, it's an ad for Toyota's Sienna minivan. But it's also a new rap video directed by Eastbound and Down/Observe and Report's Jody Hill. Normally the "white rapping" bit falls flat for us - but in this case, this clip pretty amusing. If you're a parent, it's worth checking out. Pacifier bling anyone? Where's my kids?
In my home the closer we get to Easter, the more egg-crazy we seem to be getting. And now that my kids are 4 and 10 years old it's not enough to just pullout the Paas and color some eggs. We need to move things to the next level and since they're learning about all sorts of cool scientific-y stuff at school why not bring in a little science into the (egg) mix?
April Fools' Day has arrived. And if you didn't remember the ol' shaving cream in the hand trick before you woke up your sleeping child for school this morning it's not too late to get in a few good pranks before bedtime.
As with many parts of this fine country, the weather has got me singing to "But baby it's cold outside" to my very restless 3 year old daughter. It's simply unacceptable to her that she can't have what she wants (outdoor fun). She's stir crazy which means I'm also stir crazy.
Check out some video and photos of crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco being converted into a life-size version of the childrenâ€™s board game Candyland, in honor of Candylandâ€™s 60th anniversary.
Uber-cool illustrator/designer Lotta Bruhn has generously posted some free downloable cutie-pie stickers. Print and stash in your summertime bag of tricks. A sweet sticker treat for your mini space-ace.
(via One Crafty Place)
This Weekend Project for making a one-string, electric bass guitar from MAKE is a pretty sweet DIY for a parent and his teenager to tackle and bond over. Using PVC, wood and a few other guitar related components easily picked up from your local music store the finished guitar plays and sounds like a bass. You'll get your kid back for a weekend.
Curbly member DIY Maven points us in the direction of a site offering free downloadable PDfs for graph and grid paper. Something to keep in mind when your middle school student comes home from school with a math homework needing to be completed on graph paper which he forgot in class. And because I prefer my Field Notes notebooks have graph paper.