When we saw Lunchbox Dad snap a picture of these Galaxy Frozen Yogurt Popsicles we thought it was just a new snapchat filter, but nope here they are for real! Check out how easy they are to make below.
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“When my son says get in the boat. I get in the boat” says Daniel Hashimoto who is the dad to Action Movie Kid. Action Movie Kid is one of the luckiest kids around since his dad Daniel works for Dreamworks and many other visual animation studios. In the duo’s latest video James aka Action Movie Kid is steering a giant playground ship when he yells for his father to get in the boat. You can soon understand why as the swells grow rapidly and things take a turn for the worst. What will make you love this Youtube series is that this father just takes everyday situations from his son’s life and turns them into giant adventures. In other words, he is just seeing things through his growing son’s eyes. Imagination is a beautiful gift. Check out Daniel’s book Action Movie Kid, a tale of a kid who defends his own tiny universe from monsters and aliens alike. With a little editing software and a childlike imagination your kid can be the next Action Movie Kid.
When we were at Toyfair earlier this year we came across a whiteboard where people were jotting down things under the prompt, “What Will Be Hot in 2016?” We saw a variety of answers but the one that had “Yes! This!” written underneath it was – “Drones“. We are seeing a market saturation on drones so where does a parent begin when shopping for one? Well, why not start from scratch and build your own. Flybrix is an amazing little company poised for a huge 2016 with their DIY Lego drone kits. What we love about these sets is that the complexity of the builds can grow in difficulty with your kid’s ages. We reached out to the Flybrix team because we just imagined their office as a super fun Lego World with drones buzzing around overhead carrying the latest Slack messages from desk to desk.
“Staff meetings are just as boring at Flybrix as any other company, sorry to say. But where things really do take a turn is when we’re working on the product. When we’re experimenting with new features and new builds that’s where all hell breaks loose! “
Now, that sounds more like it! We love it when the companies we find drone on and on about their products. (Pun intended.) It tells us that they are just as passionate about building you and your kids a great toy as we are in sharing exciting new things with you all. Passion is beautiful. When we asked what kids can learn from Flybrix they said: (more…)
A “Relevant Dad Toy Fair NY16″ pick – one of the best products we found at Toy Fair.
Technology Will Save Us is a UK based startup focused on enabling families and kids to learn while creating, using some pretty great tech along the way. We met them at Toy Fair NY and fell head over heels with what they were all about. Their pitch to us “All of our products are vehicles for education that encourage everyone to make, play, code and invent with technology. Using everyday life as inspiration, our kits tap into the hobbies and passions that we love – music, gardening, cycling and gaming.” Sold. So let us run you through some of their kits that we absolutely love and think you and your kids will too.
How Cool Is This DIY Gamer Kit?
DIY Gamer Kit: Make it. Play it. Hack it. Code it. Then enjoy the games you invented on the console you built. ($98)
Experiment with pitch, frequency and volume to make electronic music like Kraftwerk.
DIY Synth Kit: Discover the joys of electronic music by building your own synthesizer! ($40)
Turn everyday objects into a speaker — be creative and listen to music on the go.
DIY Speaker Kit: Amplify your world by turning an object you love into a unique and portable speaker. ($39)
From cacti to bonsai, the Thirsty Plant kit will work with any type of plant.
Children are inherently good. Before the seeds of selfishness take root it’s smart to nurture that goodwill and teach your kids about the importance of doing things for others and how rewarding that can be. Little Loving Hands is the most unique take on the subscription box we’ve seen to date. Each month your child will get a new craft project in the mail to make something for a different organization in need. Then you get to do some fathering and teach them “the importance of who, why, and how they are helping.” Then simply send the finished craft back in pre-paid envelope and relish in the fact that your kid is pretty damn amazing.
There are a lot of app-enabled toys on the market but no app-enabled robots that you can build and program with your bare hands. A team of engineers from UC Berkeley are behind these origami robots and after a successful Kickstarter campaign are accepting preorder. “It’s a great educational tool for kids that want to get an early start in robotics, engineering, and biology” and this is easily one DIY you’ll enjoy just as much as your kids will. One thing is clear: the robo-apocalypse is imminent.