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Puppet play: manually and digitally

Puppet play: manually and digitally

In this spectacular imaginary theater, nearly 100 characters emerge from page to page and come to life through the magic of cut paper. Manual paper puppet playing – we love! C’est MAGNIFIQUE! It’s such a pleasure to look at. It reminds me of this fantastic puppet show 🙂 – and makes me wanna play digitally!  Wanna […]

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A never-going-bad sandwich (great kid’s book!)

A never-going-bad sandwich (great kid’s book!)

Thank heavens it’s summer! If you’re a little like me, you have no idea what to put on the school-bring-a-long-lunch-sandwich of your kid… So, why not sit with your little one and browse pages of sandwich-possibilities? Plus: who does not want to have a sandwich book on the coffee table or bookshelf? It will never […]

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Fingerpuppetry (5 quality time tips for kids)

Fingerpuppetry (5 quality time tips for kids)

Here in Holland it’s ‘socks-out-of-the-closet’-weather. That term was invented by our Swiss girl Marlis, but effectively explains the situation. Loads of people in the street, wearing cosy socks in their flipflops… It’s wet and warm, here in Holland! Personally I’m looking forward to autumn: the colors, the rain, the wind – I love ’em all. […]

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Fall is coming! (5 quality time tips for kids)

Fall is coming! (5 quality time tips for kids)

Here in Holland it’s ‘socks-out-of-the-closet’-weather. That term was invented by our Swiss girl Marlis, but effectively explains the situation. Loads of people in the street, wearing cosy socks in their flipflops… Personally I’m looking forward to autumn: the colors, the rain, the wind – I love ’em all. Plus: you get to spend more time […]

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Change into Minnie Mouse – or The Hulk! (5 face paint tips for kids)

Change into Minnie Mouse – or The Hulk! (5 face paint tips for kids)

We’re back from a whole month of sunshine and leisure! The four of us here at Appracadabra went on much needed holidays: Jochem, Xander and Marlis headed to the Swiss mountains, I spent weeks on end hidden in a Dutch forest. Holiday is great. That’s an open door, I know, but let me repeat: holiday […]

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Summery desktop by Tymn Armstrong

Summery desktop by Tymn Armstrong

For those of you in less sunny countries, try downloading this summery desktop wallpaper by Tymn Armstrong. Makes me feel like fishing (but without a hook or bait – I don’t wanna harm worms nor fish!) This beauty is part of The Desktop Wallpaper Project and you can download it for your computer, iPhone and […]

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A Lego stopmotion camera (and 4 more cool kid’s camera tips)

A Lego stopmotion camera (and 4 more cool kid’s camera tips)

Sure there’s an app to shoot stop motion videos but wouldn’t it be nice to do something amazing like that with an equally amazing camera? Over at Kind Kids App Fanpage we’re sharing 5 neat ideas to inspire some camera love in your kids – and this Lego stop motion camera will definitely do the trick… Time to […]

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Bake fossile cookies & cook ancient eggs (5 dino crafts for kids)

Bake fossile cookies & cook ancient eggs (5 dino crafts for kids)

                              I like to wake up at 5.30 in the morning and get some work done before everyone else gets up. Sometimes my 6YO daughter joins me, as she is an early bird like me. And sometimes she’s lucky: she gets […]

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Make a balancing bike (5 circus crafts for kids)

Make a balancing bike (5 circus crafts for kids)

                  Two weeks until our second app Theater is available on the Appstore… I’m in dire need to distract the kids (and myself!) from this wait. So we will be playing circus soon! Want to play offline too? We have rounded up 5 great circus crafts and […]

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Make a fire breathing dragon – or a power braid! (5 crafts for kids)

Make a fire breathing dragon – or a power braid! (5 crafts for kids)

Just another couple of weeks until our second app Theater is available on the Appstore… My kids love to dress up and play theater, so it’s hard for them to wait. Actually, they love apps. Always begging for the iPhone – or better yet: the iPad… Still. I like to do offline things with them, […]

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