Tiny Ping Pong Table

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I am all for multifunctional furniture like this kids ping pong table gone coffee table gone chalk board surface by Huzi.

Distance to Mars

Distance to Mars

Distance to Mars illustrates quite beautifully, well, you guessed it, the earth’s distance to Mars.

Ampersand Piñata

Ampersand PInata

How ridiculously wonderful is this Ampersand Piñata?

Billosaur

billosaur

This Billosaur Piggy Bank made me laugh.

(via kid crave)

Big Questions

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I truly love the concept behind this book: Big kids questions answered simply by truly great minds. A sample question would be: If you’re on a boat, with no food or water, what do you do? The answer is by Roz Savage, first woman to row three oceans. Or, Why is space so sparkly? Answered by Martin Rees, an astronomer.

Get it here: Big Questions from Little People: and Simple Answers from Great Minds

MaddieCam

MaddieCam

The 0.99$ I spent on MaddieCam on Sunday have already paid off a hundred times over. Haven’t had this much fun with an app in a while. Maddie is the famous internet coonhound that stands on things and now, you can put her on anything you’d like, thanks to MaddieCam.

There’s also a fantastic book out about her: Maddie on Things. Oh, and she once stood on my desk.

Yes, I am a fan.

Rainbow Spaghetti

Rainbow Spaghetti

I know for a fact that my kids would get a total kick out of these Rainbow Spaghetti.

Yes, food coloring is bad for you. I get that. Obviously, I wouldn’t feed these to my kids daily.

(via meandering)

A Brief History of 7 Baby Basics

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is a vintage carseat. I admit, it made me laugh. As a parent of two, and having researched a lot of baby gear, I enjoyed this post over on Mental Floss titled: A Brief History of 7 Baby Basics.

Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition

A supercool dad hacks Donkey Kong so that his three year old daughter can play as Pauline and rescue Mario. Made me smile.

(via Wesley)

Letters Puzzle

letters puzzle

Tilo’s recent obsession with everything ABC makes me want to splurge and buy this Wooden Letter Puzzle.

DIY Stories

DIY STories

DIY, the fantastic maker network for kids, launched Stories today. I would have *loved* this as a kid. So much.

Space Dog Piñata

space dog piñata

I have never been thrilled about the idea of a piñata at my kid’s birthday parties until now: The Space Dog Piñata won me over. Definitely made me smile. Even though for that price tag, I don’t think I would let my kids smash it. Hmm…

Also this.

The Diver

The Diver is a short short narrative about a diver in red speedos. Congrats to James Lancett and his collaborator Sean Weston

Wooden LEGO Blocks

Wooden LEGO blocks

I cant’ understand a thing on this site but I am excited about the idea of wooden LEGO blocks.

(via the awesomer)

WeeRockets

My three year old, Tilo, is in love with two iPhone games I recently discovered: WeeRockets (above) and WeeSubs. I admit, I play with them as well.

(Thanks Cameron)

Petting Zoo

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While visiting NYC last week, Christoph Niemann stopped by Studiomates and I got to see his brand new kids iPhone/iPad app called Petting Zoo. At the time he had just submitted it to the App Store, but it is live now! YES!

Interacting with Petting Zoo made me laugh, squeal and giggle. Yes, it’s *that* much fun to play with. Trust me, download it, and laugh away with your little ones (or alone). I can’t wait to show this to Tilo tonight!

Bed No.1

Bed No.1blueroom kids bed

I love this minimal kids bed by Swiss Blueroom. Add a few pillows and it feels more like a couch. Hello there, teen years!

(thank you Barbara)

Astronaut Bedding

astronaut bedding

How incredibly fabulous is this astronaut bedding by SNURK? Made me smile, ear to ear.

(Via coolmompicks)

Solar System Hard Candy Lollipops

Solar System Hard Candy Lollipop

These Solar System Lollipops made me rejoice. They’re a Laughing Squid find from last year. They’re available at the Vintage Confections Etsy shop.

EGG Helmets

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These Dutch EGG Helmets make me want to be a kid.

Woven Heart Card

Woven heart Card

A lovely Woven Heart Card Tutorial over at MiniEco. Ready for Valentine’s day this Thursday?

Wall of Paper Hearts

wall of hearts

How about orange created a charming DIY to create a wall of paper hearts. Valentines day is just around the corner, folks!

Alphabet Baby Dress

Baby Alphabet Dress

Love this baby Alphabet Dress. Also available as leggings.

(via coolmompicks)

DIY 3D Hearts

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A tutorial that teaches you how to make 3D paper hearts? Yes, please.