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Free goodie: pretty paper fruit & vegetables

Free goodie: pretty paper fruit & vegetables

High time again, for our traditional freebie!  Nothing electronical, mind you, but something printable. With the launch of our kid’s app Fresh Kids Quiz Fruit & Vegetables we proudly present beautiful artwork by Zara Atelj. To hang on the kitchen wall or to give the nursery or play room a healthy look 🙂 12 pretty […]

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BIG UPDATE: Theater becomes Puppetshow

BIG UPDATE: Theater becomes Puppetshow

Our app Theater just got a major update: we added 3 new sceneries, 10 new artifacts and 6 fun new ragdolls! Plus we changed its name to Puppet Show – it just felt better 🙂 3 new sceneries, 10 new artifacts & 6 new ragdolls You can now be a clown, walking around a circus with tigers […]

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Photo Contest: Win yourself as a paper doll!

Photo Contest: Win yourself as a paper doll!

UPDATE: We have made it even more easy to participate in our contest: you can now also mail us your picture at contest@appracadabra.com Want to be able to move your limbs in all directions – without becoming a yoga pro? Enter our photo contest: the winner gets a beautiful handcrafted paper doll of himself! Plus […]

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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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Craftsy dad Joel

Craftsy dad Joel

Most of the craft blogs for DIY children’s goodies are by creative mums. But Joel proves that dads can come up with nice crafts ideas as well. Stay at home dad Joel is an artist who loves to create toys for his 3yo twins. He built them a playhouse and has painted a complete wall […]

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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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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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