We Want to Build a House with these Adult-Sized Building Blocks

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Look at these things! They’re adult-sized building blocks!

We are amazed at the simple ingenuity of EverBlock Systems. You can use them to create walls, small rooms, furniture, steps, columns and more.

Founded by Arnon Rosan, the company sells and rents the blocks globally and even has applications for disaster relief and military operations outlined on its website.

The blocks come in four sizes:

  • a 12-inch long full block,
  • a 6-inch long half block,
  • a 3-inch long quarter block, and
  • a 12-inch finishing cap with a smooth side.

Durable and reusable, the blocks can be taken apart and reassembled without tools. And they’re weather resistant.

The concept behind EverBlocks is so simple, the really amazing thing is that nobody thought of this sooner.

People instinctively know how to build with EverBlocks already because everyone has had building blocks as a child. Who wouldn’t want to build something with these things?

Check them out in action in the video above.

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6 Valentine’s Day Activities to Spread the Love!

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means it’s time for kids to get crafting and parents to get painting! Here are 6 ideas from 5 fun experts for making Valentine’s Day wonderful. 

Kim Stoegbauer – Children’s Party Designer and Blogger – Thetomkatstudio.com 

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  1. Hide construction paper hearts all over the house for the kids to find. The one who finds the most wins a special V-Day treat like a new book.
  1. Go around the table on Valentine’s Day and have each person share five reasons they love each member of the family. Or, you can also write down those five things on fancy notes and pass them around at dinner.
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Erin Finlayson – Editor at Today’s Parent Magazine – TodaysParent.com

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  1. Get some Valentine’s Day temporary tattoos and get temporarily tatted up for V-Day.

Jeanne Field – Content Specialist at Hallmark – Hallmark.com

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  1. Download and print some Valentine’s Day puzzles to solve. Sudoku, word scrambles, word searches, crosswords and cryptograms are all fun, brain-bending ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you’re feeling especially creative, you can make your own.

Katharine Stahl – Writer – PopSugar.com

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  1. Make homemade heart stamps by taking a toilet paper roll tube and press down on it so you get a heart shape. Dip the end in paint and you have your very own heart stamps!
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Jackie Currie – Blogger – HappyHooligans.ca

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  1. Make truly unique Valentine’s Card by using the wax resist painting method.

You simply:

  • Take a white wax crayon and draw a heart (or whatever you want) and a Valentine’s message on a piece of white watercolor paper.
  • Take water color paint and paint over what you’ve drawn. (Your paper will be the color of the paint everywhere except where you drew with the crayon.)
  • Glue the watercolor paper to some card stock.
  • Now you have an instantly unique Valentine’s Day card!

We hope you can find something here to have a happy Valentine’s Day. Share the love! Our favorite activity, of course, is to make Valentine’s creations with Click-A-Brick. See how big you can make the biggest heart or see if you can make a cupid!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 

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How to Make Easy and Fun Tensile Bubbles at Home

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Bubbles are great, aren’t they?

They float, they ripple, they bounce and then they pop!

But, not all bubbles are the same. The bubbles many of us are used to are the round bubbles, and those are fantastic, but do you know what tensile bubbles are?

They’re bubbles that are created by tension. Basically, they’re bubbles created by being stretched between surfaces. Today, we’re going to learn how to build structures that you can use to create tensile bubbles thanks to the Babble Dabble Do channel on YouTube.

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You can make tensile bubbles at home using just three things:

  • Straws
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Bubble solution
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Step 1

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Gather enough straws to make either a cube or a pyramid. They will all need to be equal length. Straws of about three or four inches will make good structures.

To make a cube, you’ll need twelve straws.

To make a pyramid, you’ll need six straws.

(You can also try to make your own shapes, if you like.)  

Step 2

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Make your structures.

To build a cube, make two squares out of pipe cleaners and straws. You can pass the pipe cleaner through the straws and bend the pipe cleaner where the straws meet. Use as many pipe cleaners as you need, twisting them together when you need to connect them and cutting them down if you need to.

Next, connect your two squares together with pipe cleaners and straws at the four corners of each square. This will give you a cube.

To build a pyramid, make a triangle out of pipe cleaners and straws and then connect straws to each corner of the triangle and then connect those three straws at the top. This will give you a pyramid. If you want a pyramid like the ones in Egypt, you can make a square with pipe cleaners and straws and connect more pipe cleaners and straws at the four corners and then connect them together at the top.

Connect another pipe cleaner to your structure so you can dip them.

Step 3

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Make your bubbles! Dip your structure into your bubble solution and watch the tensile bubbles form. They’re strong, you can blow through them to make even bigger bubbles and you can swing them to make big, long bubbles!

Tensile bubbles are super fun to make and play with. Try them today.

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