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Luckey Climbers

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Luckey is a family-run company that builds artful and amazing climbing structures for kids. You can find Luckey climbers in children’s museum and parks from  Boston to Bülach and in between. Check out more of their work here and below. I want to climb on these with my kids! How about you?

polaroid kids tablet 2

A Kids’ Tablet — Actually Built for Kids

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If you have children, there’s a good chance they are tablet-obsessed. Now there is finally a safe (not made of glass!), durable and affordable version of the device. Parents may love it just as much as their kids. The Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 is their second version of a tablet expressly for little ones, with features… Read More »

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4 Fun Inventions For Parents

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Just four of the coolest product ideas we’ve ever come across — and three of them you can actually buy now. Whether or not you want one of these fun inventions in your home is entirely up to you.

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New Book! Made By Dad: 67 Blueprints For Cool Stuff

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Into cool stuff? Desperately searching for a Father’s Day present for a dad into making cool stuff? Look no further. After writing a kid-friendly ‘How To’ column for several years on MAKE, U.K. dad and creative director Scott Bedford has written a book with 67 blueprints for some pretty wicked ideas: Martian door decal, an earthquake coat hook,  slingshot car… Read More »

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5 T-Shirts for Father’s Day

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We at Bunch are always looking out for you. If you haven’t yet internalized that Father’s Day is happening this Sunday, June 16th (is it early this year or what the hell?) then I’m going to swoop in & save your ass right now. So, what to get the dad who is easily made happy by a… Read More »

If You Can’t Make It, Give Mom Something Handmade

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Yesterday we suggested a few things you could make in a hurry for the mom in your life. We also highlighted fair trade clothing and items for the home you can feel good about – and happen to be gorgeous. Today we do a Goods round-up of locally-made gifts available around Toronto that would make swoonworthy… Read More »

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Nurseries for Nerds: Star Wars Nursery

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Design Taxi alerted us today to the ultimate in hipster nerdbaby interior design. It’s a Star Wars nursery lovingly put together and featured by a young Irish mom on her Tumblr. Details include a tiny pillow adorned with the classic Star Wars logo font … … a framed photo of Han Solo and a hand-sewn Star Wars mobile. If you’re not as skilled… Read More »

Clothespin fairy from Smock

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Today’s craft idea comes to us from the crafty Sara Wood from Smock Café and Wonder Workshop, the “magical artist’s apothecary” on Roncesvalles Ave. in Toronto: Your Fairy Supplies: clothespin plastic flower petals 
pipe cleaner paints + brush 
marker 
yarn pom poms 
scissors 
pot of glue Note: hot glue works best for securing hair, skirt, wings and… Read More »

5 Wonderfully Woolly Socks For Kids

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For the toastiest toes on chilly November days. Photo by Gabriela Camerotti via Flickr. Yep, it’s November. All of a sudden those flimsy cotton ankle socks just don’t cut it. Instead of brooding about the impending frost (and dare we say it, snow) we hunted around for the biggest, boldest and woolliest specimens around. Why wool? This super durable… Read More »

Noticed: Gnomes!

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We love it when gnomes pop up in unexpected places Photo by Astrid Epp via Flickr.  Cute? Yes. Kitschy? Yes. Slightly creepy? It’s all part of the appeal. Gnomes just have a way of making us smile, no matter where they are, what they’re up to or what kind of oddball attire they have on. Which is… Read More »

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Binoculars

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For your radiant fall explorations. Photo by Randen Pederson via Flickr. This time of year, the world is ablaze with gorgeous leaves and the parks are full of scurrying animals to peep. Don’t let the season get away without getting a proper look. Any of these great binoculars can turn your kids’ outdoor play into an eye-opening experience. Bushnell… Read More »

4 Super-Rad Artsy DIY Toys

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Toy box treasures that run on creativity The best toys will set your kid up with hours of fun, but also allow a bit of experimentation. Remember how much fun etch-a-sketches were? We’ve rounded up the best artsy toys for a new generation who want to get their hands busy and creative juices flowing. Here are… Read More »

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