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You guys know I love design and am very passionate about why design is so important for kids. That’s why I’m thrilled to be working on a new series called Design for Kids that will be co-hosted by Kids Stuff World and Babble Dabble Do. Kids Stuff World is one of my favorite family lifestyle blogs and I think you’ll love it as much as I do! Stacy of KSW and I dreamed up this design for kids series as a way to introduce kids and families to the word of design. Each month we will be focusing on one design field and exploring it with 2 projects, a starter project on KSW and an extension project on BDD.

Design for kids: Make a DIY stamp out of recycled materials

Here’s a preview of the design fields we’ll be exploring:

Graphic Design
Transportation Design
Toy Design
Landscape Design
Architecture
Illustration
Jewelry
Product Design
Textile Design
Photography
Fashion Design
Furniture Design

 

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Book Art Series: Mini Bookmarks

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Art Ideas for Kids: Embossed Tin Art

July 16, 2014
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Materials Series: 18 Metal Projects for Kids

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July 11, 2014
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This post is sponsored by Mod Podge and the Blueprint Social.  One of the fun things about being a blogger is the opportunity to try out new art supplies. Today’s post is all about a funky little product I got to test out recently called Mod Podge Collage Clay for use in Decoden projects. Not sure […]

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Engineering for Kids: Straw Geodesic Dome & Sphere

July 7, 2014
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For our third and final straw project (for now….) I’m completely geeking out with this straw geodesic dome & sphere. I have pretty much lived and breathed architecture my entire life (my father is an architect as well) so I have been familiar with geodesic domes practically since I learned to walk…okay maybe not quite […]

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Science & Engineering for Kids: Tensile Bubbles

July 2, 2014
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Have you heard of STEM? It’s all the educational rage here in California and for good reason. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math and often involves a project based curriculum for schools. It “stems” (pun totally intended)  from the idea that science, technology, engineering, and math are core subjects that build innovators. STEM educational models […]

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Straw Structures Inspired by the Kids Activities Blog Book

June 27, 2014
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Okay guys I admit it, I’ve gotten carried away with something, and I hope you might too….In the next week I will be bringing you three, yes three, projects using straws. Since we are in the midst of exploring plastic projects on Babble Dabble Do I have been snatching up drinking straws galore- at the market, IKEA, and […]

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