Colour Sorting Pom Pom Drop Game + MORE

Colour Sorting Pom Pom Drop Game + MORE

New Project: Dirty Dish Detector + MORE

A tidy sink is a happy sink. Combine a webcam with real-time computer vision software OpenCV to automate messages to your makerspace whenever dishes pile up.Read more on MAKE .... More »

Kookaburra Crafts & Song

Many moons ago we did a video hangout (where several bloggers get together and share their ideas via a skype type recording) about Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs. They were all the obvious ones, such as Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall and Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day.. but one that I REALLY.... More »

4 Last-Minute Maker Valentines Ideas + MORE

Valentine’s Day comes to Maker land, too, but we celebrate it differently here. If you’re looking for a way to step out of the rising flood of roses and bonbons but still give Valentine’s Day its due, here are four cool ideas: 1. Print a 3D valentine It’s obvious, right? Wh.... More »
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Beautiful Map of the World, Burned Into Scrap Wood + MORE

Pyrography, or wood burning, is an art form that has been around for nearly as long as mankind. This particular piece, a burned map of the world, however, would only have been available sometime after 1492, or perhaps earlier if you happened to live in a Nordic country. Historical geography [&hellip.... More »

Brass Tacks Woodworking – Kansas City

As noted in the video below, most furniture is built on an assembly line. This has some appeal if you don’t see yourself keeping it for a long time, as it’s generally not built to last. Brass Tacks woodworking, based in Kansas City, Missouri, takes a much different approach, building [&h.... More »
tampa kids art class 1398087270 1598302497 Colour Sorting Pom Pom Drop Game + MOREI had every intention of sitting down this morning for a marathon session at my computer. Lesson plans, editorial calendars, blog navigation and a few pesky website glitches were on my to-do list.  As soon as I sat down, I knew my head wasn’t in the right space.On my right a very impressive spider web was forming in the corner of my window and on the left,  a stack of books threatened to tumble…

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CNC cut gear driven walker mechanism based on Klann linkage. Read more on MAKE

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Colour Sorting Pom Pom Drop Game


tampa kids art programs 1398087278 802678540 Colour Sorting Pom Pom Drop Game + MOREMake a fun game for colour sorting and fine motor skills coordination using rainbow cardboard tubes and coloured pom poms! A great indoor or outdoor activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy again and again.

Here’s the latest in our Toddler Play series, although so many of these ideas are applicable to all ages if the kids and mine have all joined in at various stages with each one!

We painted some long wrapping paper tubes in rainbow colours and left them to dry…

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