Do Try This at Home

The Water Balloon Russian Roulette is a harmless version of the infamous lethal game, where noone has to die, only the loser walks away completely soaked.
If you want to get things really messy, fill the balloon with whipped cream or chocolate sauce!
Order here. Found here.

3, 2, 1, Ignition!

Kick-ass soda-bottle toy jet pack for a flight-obsessed toddler by Mosie.
Make yourself one:
Step 1: Spray plastic bottles with plastic primer (I used Krylon Fusion). Let dry.
Step 2: Spray bottles with your favorite silver spray paint (doesn’t have to be plastic specific.) Let dry.
Step 3: Adhere bottles to a piece of cardboard, approximately the width of the bottles next to each other. Let dry.
Step 4: Use ribbon to create backpack-like straps. Adhere. (I used duct tape. That shiz works for everything!)
Step 5: Cut crepe paper strips to create flames. Glue the tops of the strips to another piece of crepe paper. Let dry.
Step 6: Accordion fold the top strip of the flames. Glue to the inside of the bottle tops (which are actually the bottom of the jetpack.) Let Dry.
Step 7: Run around the house making flying sounds with your mouth (or let your kid handle this step)
Found here.

meet the F.U.C.K.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/37778172 w=580&h=310]

The Free Universal Construction Kit by F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab is a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys.
By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids.
Found here. Link to video.

toys in action

This inventive toy figurine demonstration has been set by a group of activists in the Siberian city of Barnaul. The toys, fully equipped with placards stating I’m for clean elections” and “A thief should sit in jail, not in the Kremlin” are enduring the snow after authorities repeatedly rejected the activists’ (the real ones not the plastic) request to hold a sanctioned demonstration of the kind held in Moscow to protest disputed parliamentary elections results and Vladimir Putin’s expected return to the presidency in a March vote.

The group wanted to hyperbolise the attempt of the authorities to limit citizens’ rights and the “absurdity and farce of officials’ struggle with their own people” and indeed they managed: The Police asked prosecutors to investigate the legality of protest !!Wall-E , plastic teddy bears, South Park characters and Lego men are all in deep deep trouble!

Passersby admired the display with giggles, but police took it more seriously, examining its details and writing down each placard.

Photograph: Sergey Teplyakov/vkontakte

Via the Guardian