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Got ’im! Our 2015 LEGO Leprechaun Trap

Matt and the kids were at again yesterday, creating their latest version of a St. Patrick’s Day family tradition: a leprechaun trap built entirely of LEGOs. This one comes complete with guards, an Irish flag and a touch of gold from Middle Earth.

Whaddya think?

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Incredible DIY Halloween Hats

Since Matt created these hats, I’m sharing his post instead of writing a new one. You can find the original at Bohan Art, along with several of his paintings, sketches and step-by-step watercolor demonstrations.

Blackburnian Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Blackburnian Warbler Hat (Sheet Craft Foam and Acrylic Paint)

Perler Bead Snowflake Ornaments

Timmy’s Perler Bead Aztec Snowflake (2012)

Here are some of the snowflakes Matt, Kelly and Timmy created last December using a little vacation time and a lot of Perler Beads®. They didn’t follow any templates for these, choosing to come up with their own designs instead.

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Build Your Own LEGO Leprechaun Trap

They’re here!

For those of you who wanted to know how to build the “phone booth” LEGO trap pictured above, originally posted in 2011, we now have instructions to share.

Matt used LEGO® Digital Designer to create step-by-step plans for building this trap, and you’ll need to download that program in order to open [click headline to read more…]

Doodle 4 Google 2013: There’s Still Time!

Don’t miss your chance!

If you hurry, you can still enter this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest. The deadline is March 22, 2013, and the theme is “My Best Day Ever…”

The winner’s artwork will appear on the Google homepage, and the winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology grant for [click headline to read more…]