Do you like graphic T-shirts? They are really great for both parents and kids.
Monsieur Poulet makes t-shirts and sweatshirts for all the family. It all began in 2006 when two graphic T-shirts fans decided to create their own brand with quality artists’ designs and responsibly produced garments.
Monsieur Poulet organizes a design competition and it publishes the winners on its nice T-shirts made from organic cotton.
Some of the artists are: Pintachan, Vincent Mathy or Delphine Durand.
For more information, visite its website!
Sewing with kids can be fun! It’s a playful way to work on fine motor, not to mention the fine art of patience. It’s an activity that encourages imagination and problem solving skills.
Here are an interesting tapestry project for preschoolers and some downloadable sewing cards. But you also can make your own sewing card with your drawings and play with different materials: you can use styrofoam plates, old pieces of cardboard, sturdy paper…
Printable Sewing Card Activity for Kids via
Animal Jumpers Cross Stitch Cards via
Printable Animal Sewing Cards for Kids via
Sewing Cards Printables for Kids via
Tapestry Projects for Preschoolers via
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Wood and magnets and a lot of combinations.
Snails, butterflies, worms and countless invented animals.
Love Manuela Ventura’s toys and its multiple possibilities.
Loud Apparel was founded in 2010 by an Italian designer living in London and it’s aimed at children from the ages of 4 to 12.
Loud Apparel SS14 collection is the perfect meeting of creativity and minimalistic design, versatility and style.
You’ll find beautiful cuts and a restricted palette of colors: black, white, grey and blue. Garments with style, quality and comfort.
See the full collection on its website.
Open the box. Inside, you’ll find everything you need for the big show.
The actors have already prepared their roles.
The stage is set.
Let the play begin!
Love this wooden table theatre by mr. nico. Made with responsibly farmed poplar wood. See more here.
Thanks to the lovely blog mes caprices belges, I’ve discovered this sweet children’s bedroom.
White is the base color but it’s combined with touches of colour and items with a lot of personality. Recovered and repainted furniture, trunks and boxes, a print of butterflies…and above all an old door.
Modern and vintage elements create a simple, comfortable and warm ambiance, isn’t it?
Ahab y la Ballena Blanca by Manuel Marsol is a picture book project inspired by Moby Dick that has earned the 3rd Edelvives International Prize for Picture Books (2014).
Prizes rules demanded a retelling or reinterpretation of a classic story or legend, and Manuel Marsol chose Moby Dick, a modern novel with great evocative power.
Marsol’s project has irony, humor and above all a brilliant illustration.This book is an invitation to feel the mystery and excitement of childhood all over again.
Do you know the Danish brand Krutter? Krutter has a second line called Knast that makes cool, nordic, stylish and modern baby and kids clothes.
KNAST by KRUTTER is fashionable but very playful with its many bow ties, baggy pants and prints. I love grafic prints and simple but strong charters in its details.
Welcome back to my DiY round up! Today I dedicate the post to outer space crafts for kids. Stars, planets, rockets and more!
Space is such a great theme for playing and learning (or for a themed party).
Choose the craft according to taste and age of the child and have fun with it!
DiY Rocket Ship via
Printable Activity Drawing on the Moon via
Solar System via
Constellation Book via
Cardboard Spaceship Climbing Toy via
DiY Cardboard Planet Play Shelves via
Constellation Flashlight Game via
Happy weekend to all!!!
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Looking for furniture for your children? Check out my latest post for Decopeques!
Saar lives with her three kids and husband in The Hague. She paints, illustrates and create her own beautiful world by making stuff.
She transform vintage furniture with her paints. I’m in love with these cupboards!
Her house is full of charming details and the kids rooms are gorgeous!
She also captures her daily life in photos and paintings.
You can follow Saar on her blog, instagram and Pinterest
Build a tower, a small stone man or a wall. Build as it was done before. Christian Lessing brings some ancient techniques to your home.
Don’t worry, you don’t need a large backyard. Just a little corner in your living room.
Christian Lessing designs interesting furniture, take a look at his Built a Sofa, but also small decoration articles and wooden toys. Humorous items that sometimes encourage people to stop and think a little while.
Here are some of them:
Follies are sculptural towers of the 18th century in English parks.
The aim of this game of skill is to balance the tower and pile all the 18 bricks on top of another. Played together, each one will try to place his bricks so that the other one makes it fall. Since the one that breaks it loses.
Have you seen some small stone men that mark the way? They are piled stones that resist gravity.
You will be able to create your own iconic piece of piling art with the wooden man by Lessing – experiencing gravity a little bit different.
The wall game
Build a masonry according to old technology and without mortar. Those ancient technique of building walls needs some skills and patience. This game is available in two versions: “cyclopean” with big and round pieces, “quarry stones” with smaller and angular pieces.
Are you going to Playtime New York next March 2014? If so, you should not miss the Seesaw stand!
Seesaw is a Spanish brand created in 2010. I am sure you will love its comfortable designs, combination of colours and quality tailoring.
The FW 14/15 Collections is called “Fancy Show” and my absolute favourite piece is the grey cardigan (the first picture). It’s a really nice work!
Although they already have retailers in New York and Los Angeles, Seesaw is expanding into the United States. This is the first time that present their brand in Playtime New York. It is a great opportunity to discover them!
More about Seesaw on its web and on this post.
(All photos from Seesaw, except the first one via)
Today I thought I’d share 5 Art Projects for children. Playing with colours and textures is always fun, and also stimulates kid’s creativity.
Try new and unconventional materials and treat it as an exploration or a sensory activity, particularly important for toddlers. Paint with yogurt, sugar or chocolate, use natural brushes or feathers…
Here are some ideas:
Color Theory for Little Ones via
Paper sculptures via
Ice Sculptures via
Paint with Natural Brushes via
Contact Paper Window Art via
Happy weekend to all!!!
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