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Cultivating the Next Generation of Animators

Cultivating the Next Generation of Animators

My daughter’s birthday is coming up. We’ve entered that period where just buying more toys to be buying more toys doesn’t make sense any more. Our home is bursting with the toys of three children, yet only the neighbor kids play with them. Instead of […]

11 Ways to Encourage Young Writers

11 Ways to Encourage Young Writers

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. In my mind, I never believed I had what it took. I wasn’t smart enough. Funny enough. Dedicated enough. My handwriting is awful. I lack the confidence to put it all out there for others to see. I […]

See the World Through Every Color of the Rainbow With These DIY Glasses

See the World Through Every Color of the Rainbow With These DIY Glasses

Sure you could see the world through rose colored glasses, but why settle for rose? Instead, see the world through all the colors of the rainbow! Here’s how… Make your own Rainbow Glasses You’ll need: Printable pdf Sheets of colored plastic (also available on Amazon) Scissors […]

Design for Kids Series: Design Your Own Font!

Design for Kids Series: Design Your Own Font!

Today is a big day. Stacy and I have been dreaming up a Design for Kids Series for some time now and we are finally ready to unveil it! One of the things I love about Kids Stuff World is the wonderful curation of projects and […]

10 Powerful Life Lessons from Tinkerlab

10 Powerful Life Lessons from Tinkerlab

You know that feeling you get when you’re driving down the road and you hear a song on the radio you know is playing just for you? That’s the feeling I got when I opened up Rachelle Doolery’s new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for […]

Inspired by the Wonderful World of Eric Carle Books

Inspired by the Wonderful World of Eric Carle Books

Celebrating the wonderful world of Eric Carle, beloved author and illustrator by highlighting some amazing art work inspired by his books. Best known for The Hungry Caterpillar and his Brown Bear series, his tissue collage technique is easily recognizable and adored by young fans all […]

The best 8 dollars I ever spent

The best 8 dollars I ever spent

Birthday week was quite the whirlwind around here. There were monster cakes, lunch dates, popsicles and concerts in the park and one very special trip to Sea World San Antonio’s Bay of Play. But like most childhood discoveries, the best things are usually not something […]

Fun Online Learning Site for Kids

Fun Online Learning Site for Kids

I’ve been homeschooling Happy & Sweet since August and I have been terrible about sharing all the fun we’ve been having with you. To make up for it, I’m going to tell you about something really, really cool (AND FREE!!!). I guess you could say, […]