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I love to make DIY toys and spinning tops have been on my to-do list forever. I just hadn’t come up with a super simple way to make them. Until now. As often happens in the world of design you start working on one project and find the answers to another entirely different project along the way. These were originally going to be the wheels of a mini racecar, until I thread one Perler bead wheel onto the axel and realized I had a killer spinning top on my hand. Plus it was colorful and easy to make! Add to that the bonus of illustrating not one, but TWO scientific principles (white light and angular momentum) and I got a little giddy over this project.

Make these easy DIY Toys: Spinning Tops using Perler beads [click to continue…]

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Easy Art Activities for Kids: WASHABLE GRAFFITI

October 16, 2014

WASHABLE GRAFFITI  was purely an accident. I have a blue canvas butterfly chair on my porch with a table beside it. One day a bucketful of chalk was on the table and I thought it might be fun to draw on the chair with it. So we did. And guess what? It was really cool! The […]

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes: BOX MONSTERS

October 13, 2014
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I was recently going through some images from Halloween’s past and rediscovered these Last Minute Halloween Costumes we made two years ago: BOX MONSTERS. I wasn’t blogging often then so they never made it here until now. And if you have a Minecrafter in your house you can make a similar Minecraft box head costume, scroll […]

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13 DIY Halloween Decorations {for Design Geeks}

October 10, 2014
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We’ve been making a LOT of DIY Halloween Decorations in recent years and I wanted to round them up for y’all in one simple, easy to reference place. Plus I’ve got a few other fabulous ditties from around the web! First things first let’s make sure you are in the right place…. Do either of the following […]

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Halloween Crafts: Haunted Mini Mansions

October 8, 2014
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Think of today’s project as a Halloween Gingerbread House, minus the candy and snow of course…..I live in a city that popularize McMansions and for that reason alone I’m excited about the Halloween craft idea I’m sharing today: Haunted MINI Mansions. I guess you could call these the polar opposite of McMansions! All kidding aside […]

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Crafty Halloween Ideas: Make Your Own MUTANT TOYS

October 4, 2014
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Today we are taking a break from pretty things to bring you something very special…..MUTANT TOYS! Oh yeah! This is one of those Halloween ideas that will have you and your kids laughing, a lot. Trust me, you will want to do this project. My kids LOVED it and are still playing with their mutant toys….. This […]

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12 Easy Art Ideas for Kids

October 1, 2014
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We love easy art ideas for kids here on Babble Dabble Do and have amassed quite a few fun, colorful, and simple art project posts since we started 2 years ago. The only problem is…how do you find them? With 150+ posts and counting I realize that a lot of fabulous projects are lost in […]

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Halloween Craft: GIANT Kirigami Spider Webs

September 26, 2014
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I admit it, last night we decorated for Halloween, and it’s not even October. In fact it’s been so hot in LA the past few weeks you’d think it was the middle of summer. Except for the fact that my kids are already choosing their Halloween costumes and planning their October calendar to get in […]

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Halloween Crafts: Glow in the Dark Terror-arium

September 24, 2014
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Halloween crafts for kids are EVERYWHERE right now. And I get it. Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. I love the smell of toasted pumpkins and the chilly night air with a blustery wind. Throw on a good classic horror film like Bela Lugosi in Dracula and we are all set for the night! But […]

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