I’m totally digging these printable animal finger puppets. This month you can download special goodies from the super fab Mr Printables over at PBS Kids Club THIRTEEN .
Definitely check out the printable snake finger puppets as well—super cool!
If you enjoyed our post on breakfast artist Idafrosk, you’ll love this work by Instagram foodie Hong Yi.
During the month of March, she challenged herself to create an original illustration every day with two constraints: the image had to be made entirely of food, and the backdrop had to be a white plate. She created landscapes, animals, scenes, and homages to pop culture.
Here’s a peek at a few favorites…
Decorating the house with your kids can be great fun for all involved. Take it to the walls with this fun & easy DIY threaded heart wall art!
I don’t know about you, but nothing puts me in a better mood in the morning than a strong cup of coffee served in one of my favorite French breakfast bowls. I’ve lived in France for 27 years and have adopted the French style of drinking coffee from a bowl. If I can find a bowl as sweet as Elisabeth Dunker’s new “Arbour Harbour” design, I’ll definitely be smiling all day.
But what about the little ones? Well, as a lover of Herzensart’s melamine sets, my youngest son Miles will confirm that there’s nothing like a colorful, quirky Viking plate to give you a healthy appetite—I suspect that’s true at any age.
Do your children use their own fun tableware? There’s certainly no shortage of original products out there, and I’d like to share a few of my current favorites with you today.
It’s final countdown time for Handmade Charlotte and Keep.com’s ultimate outdoor party! We’ve discovered so many incredible shops and tastemakers on Keep.com while putting everything together (check out these great invitations and sweet treats). There’s just one more week to go until party time!
Last week we called on all of you to share your best party finds. We still need your help! Simply sign up and follow us on Keep.com. We’ll follow you back so we can pick a keeper to feature in next week’s post. That way, we get to party with all of you—how cool is that?!
Let’s take a peek at some of the last-minute party supplies spotted by our favorite new Keep.com trendsetters…
Plastic Bottle Sumo Bowling Pins
visit sugar and dots for tutorial
I’m totally in love with these tiny sumo wrestler bowling pins. Your kids are sure to get a kick out of setting the little wrestlers up, knocking them down, and watching them roll around…again and again. Simple craft, big fun!
Recycled Cereal Box Animal Printables
visit pink stripey socks for free printables
Got some empty cereal boxes? Why let all that cardboard go to waste when you can reuse it to create your own zoo? Stronger than paper, cereal boxes provide the additional stability your little animals need to stay on their feet.
Recycled Cardboard Whale & Bunny Tissue Box Holders
visit pink stripey socks for tutorial
These cute and colorful tissue box holders are the perfect craft to cheer up your little ones during sick days. But why stop at whale and bunny? Encourage them to use their imagination and create animal shapes of their own!
Make a mistake? Time to give your eraser a haircut! Rubber Barber lets you play barber while you work, slowly shaving away at the colored “hair” on cute little heads to create funky new hairstyles as you erase.
Give your little friend a faux hawk, a mullet, a pointy beard, or just a clean shave… everything’s fair game until you reach the face, when you’ll finally have to bid your little friend adieu—or spare him and start on your next customer!
Available as a set of four erasers from Megawing.
Anyone with an interest in design knows that Milan is the place to be this week. Today marks the opening of the much-anticipated furniture fair and Fuorisalone 2013, which—for the third year running—includes KidsroomZOOM!, the most celebrated children’s design event in Milan.
So what exactly is KidsroomZOOM!? In a nutshell, it’s a unique celebration of modern art and design for kids. Organizers Paola Noé and Thomas Maitz definitely have their fingers on the pulse of the children’s design industry, and they always surprise with a beautifully curated selection of modern furniture, decor, toys, and art.
KidsroomZOOM! is all about introducing and showcasing new, exciting talent. I always discover something inspiring there, and this year is no exception. Here are a few favorites…
We’re thrilled to introduce our latest contributor, the fabulous Si from French By Design. She’ll be serving up a regular dose of inspiring family spaces and interiors for kids. Enjoy!
Many families don’t have the option of separate bedrooms for each child, but organizing a shared room for two siblings can be quite challenging. On the bright side, siblings who share rooms will share special and memorable bonding moments as they grow up together.
Sharing a room also teaches valuable life lessons about being sensitive to others, being flexible, and accepting differences – sometimes a very neat and organized child has to share a room with a more “messy” sibling. So many great lessons are learned in shared bedrooms before the hard reality of college dorms and life with roommates sets in!
Phew! Yet another deadline that I only just managed to meet… As adults, parents, and professionals, we all know how life can sometimes feel like one big balancing act. Every day we perform multiple roles, juggling countless responsibilities and multitasking to perfection. The to-do list only gets longer, and time is never on our side. (Insert Machiavelic laugh here!)
So, all work and no play? I hope not. Learning to unwind, forget the rules, and think outside the box is essential to maintaining that all-important equilibrium we all strive for. Play can be therapeutic, educational, and fun–at any age. Here are a few picks from the beautiful & modern Ludus Ludi collection of toys, designed for both little and big kids alike.