This summer is a critical milestones for us. It’s the summer between elementary school and…middle school. (Insert dramatic bum bumm bummmm music here.)
We love playing Minecraft around here, but we also like to take a break from our screen and get our hands dirty! Blending our favorite video game with real life arts and crafts is a great way to get your kids to step away from the digital world. At least for a little while.
I love it when we can sneak a little science into our play time! Mitch and I have been messing around with catapults lately and it’s been freakin’ fun. We first ran into this classic popsicle stick catapult at the Magic House maker workshop. The idea is pretty simple and there’s lots of variations. Try […]
Let’s talk early STEM. No, not Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for toddlers…but for Victorians! We made a couple Thaumatropes recently, which was an early form of animation to entertain Victorian kids. Oh, and if your kid has a hard time pronouncing Thaumatrope, just call it a wonder turner, from the Greek words wonder + […]
Electric spiders! Flapping bats! Jittering ghosts! What happens when you mix Halloween spooks and a young mad scientist? Why, Monster Brush Bots, of course! Brush Bots are a super simple way to introduce kids to robotics. The hardest part is finding the tiny little motor to drive them, but I’ve got a few ideas to help you […]
Want to SPARK your kid’s curiosity about science? Then you’ll want to check out the Curiosity Cube, now touring St. Louis!
Mitch is still making cardboard machines 10 months after learning about the wonders of duct tape at the Magic House’s Camp Make It last summer. I’ve already signed the kid up for another session in June, and I’d like to invite you to join us!
Something weird is going on. I haven’t been able to find white, clear or glitter glue…since January. See, Mitch came home with a little container of DIY slime he made during science class. He wanted to make more, so I put the ingredients on my shopping list. We’ve made slime before–it’s a great STEM experiment–so […]