We've already spotted so many great DIYs this week that we decided to bring our Wee-kly Picks to you early. Start planning your weekend with these clever crafts:
A watercolor popsicle stick table runner from Hostess with the Mostess
Professor Figgy's Easy Homemade Sidewalk Chalk from Sweet Paul
Present & Correct's "memo-pops"
A neon balloon backdrop for party-perfect pictures
Teeny, tiny printable paper ovens that are actually cupcake boxes
For more DIYs and inspiration, follow Wee Society on Pinterest.
Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and Suzy Lee
This is a sweet story about animal friends (and a blue giant) who share a love of reading. But what makes it really special is the inventive way it's presented. When you open the book, you're invited to open another, smaller book inside that, and another, and another, and so on. It's charming, beautifully illustrated, and celebrates the art of bookmaking in a way that inspires little imaginations. Long live books on paper!
"I try to teach my kids that it's the little differences in each of us that make us so delightfully special ... and delightfully weird. And that's exactly what the imaginative minds at Wee Society celebrate and encourage in their new collection of unique (and pretty wonderful) toys and games." -Stephanie M, Cool Mom Picks
We're honored that the switched on ladies at Cool Mom Picks are fans of the Wee You-Things blocks and app. Big thanks for the wonderful post!
In honor of "Go Fly a Kite Day"—June 15—our picks for these week are all things that can fly. In theory, anyway.
Squirrelly Minds' DIY "koinobori" (Japanese flying carp)
Every child's dream: an indoor tire swing
Nordic Design Collective's hipster owl
The happiest slingshot we've ever seen (for when you need to make something fly)
And of course, a paper kite DIY
Follow Wee Society on Pinterest for more high-flying inspiration.
There are over 150 Wee Society art prints and decals available exclusively at Art.com, but that doesn't mean it's the only thing we hang on our walls (even though it would be kind of fun). So, what kind of art inspires us? We're glad you asked.
Made Us Giggle
At Wee Society, all of our characters and prints have a "wink"—an idea or detail that you didn't expect, something that hopefully makes you smile. Some of our favorite art prints are those that have surprised and delighted us because they're silly, shocking, funny or weird.
We believe in happy design. We're especially drawn to the impact and beauty of simple, modern graphic shapes and bold colors. And as an added bonus, these pieces often work equally well in spaces for kids or adults.
Check out these galleries and read more about what inspires us at Art.com.
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham
Harry, a white dog with black spots, escapes the yard and has adventures that make him filthy enough to turn into a black dog with white spots. He becomes unrecognizable to his own family until he cleverly gets them to give him a good bath. Written in 1956, the book still holds up with its universal themes: rebellion, the fun of getting really dirty, the importance of bathing, and belonging. We loved this book as kids, and now we love reading it to our own.
Father's Day is right around the corner, and the Wee Workshop has the perfect DIY for all those dapper dads out there. Make your own ties! Just color them in, cut them out and celebrate dad. Download it now and get crafting together.
But wait, there's more.
Each week, we release a new super cute, super fun, and totally free activity page "From the Wee Workshop." They're designed to spark imaginations and conversations, and each one is only available to download for a limited time. They're great activities to keep your kiddos engaged and learning all summer long.
Visit the Wee Workshop on our Facebook page every Monday for fresh fun.
In our opinion, any week that contains a banana dolphin is a good week. Here are some other things that made us squeal with delight over the past seven days.
Erasers that create hair styles as you erase—brilliant
DIY monster patches adorable enough to make you want to rip your jeans
That banana dolphin
Printable snake finger puppets from Little Gatherer
Laura McKellar's charming illustrations of "birds" on the beach
For more inspiration, follow Wee Society on Pinterest.