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What's So Dirty About Kiddie Pictures?

The new school picture? Credit: Anna Brooks / Samantha Harvey
When art students Anna Brooks and Samantha Harvey asked if they could take some children's photos at a local school, they were told by the principal, fine. They could photograph one...

Watch the Fun Develop With Photo-Sensitive Paper

Kids can combine all sorts of items to make cool creations. Credit: Lawrence Hall of Science
Sun, water and a spark of imagination are all that your kids need to create amazing photographic prints with Sunprint Kits. There are tons of...

Play Tag With Graffiti Notebook

The writing's on the wall. Credit: Uncommon Goods
If your tweens or teens aspire to be the next Keith Haring or a member of Tats Cru, this creative notebook will help satisfy their inner graffiti artist without the social deviance. Aptly...

Site Offers Art for Everyone

"Baby Giraffe No. 5" by Sharon Montrose. Credit: image courtesy of the artist and 20x200
If you think buying original art is out of your league, think again. Gallery owner Jen Bekman premiered the 20x200 website three years ago as a place...

Moo-tisse

Perfect for preschool Picassos. Credit: Amazon
Keep your budding Basquiat clean and green with eco-friendly art smocks from 3 Sprouts, available in cow, monkey and frog designs. Made from nontoxic materials such as organic cotton, recycled...

Danish Artist Dresses Her Baby Like Hitler, Other Evil Dictators

A Danish artist dressed up her baby girl as Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Courtesy of Haaretz.com Can you dress your baby like Hitler and call it art? Danish-Norwegian artist Nina Maria Kleivan did. Plus Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini,...

Build Your Own Inuksuk: Official Symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Has your family caught Olympic fever? Ours sure has. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics are taking place right here in Canada, and even though our family won't be travelling to see events live, Cabin Fever plans to mark the occasion in a special way....

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now: 9 In the world of "9," humanity has been reduced to a band...

Kids and Extracurriculars - When Do You Let Them Quit?

When kids are ready to quit, do you let them?. Photo: sxc.hu
Extracurricular activities are a child's way of trying out new things and figuring out what fits. Dance, at our house, is one activity that never changes -- the kids look forward to...

My First Child's Name is Perfect - Now What?

I recently had a baby and named him Calder. We love the name but have been having a hard time thinking of names that we could use for his future siblings. Other names we considered for him are Magnus (nn. Gus), Camden and if he was a girl Ainsley,...

Do You Throw Away Your Kids' Artwork?

I've been amazed at how many experiences seem to be shared amongst my fellow parents. I don't just mean that all babies have stinky poop. I mean things like how much artwork your children bring home, and what exactly we are supposed to do with it. ...

Reese Witherspoon, DIY Castles, and Packing Lists - Links We Love

Got a little princess and a free weekend ahead? Try your hand at making her a castle. -- Alphamom Ready or not, here it (Christmas shopping, that is) comes! Get some hints with Babble's holiday gift guide. -- Babble Traveling with baby over...

Dad's Brown Bag Drawings Make the Rest of Us Look Bad

It's pretty cool when you're dad knows the names of all of your favorite cartoon characters. But when you're dad draws them, in detail, onto your lunch bag every. single. day? Well, that's a whole new level of cool. Lucky kids Dana and Dylan...

Looney Tunes get bloody in art exhibition

Those classic cartoons we loved as children may have been violent, but they could have been much worse. When Bugs Bunny gets shoved off a cliff, he doesn't splatter into bloody pieces. He just gets up and walks away from the bunny-shaped indentation...

Australian artist questioned over nude photos of teens

Authorities in Sydney, Australia have been talking to an artist whose exhibition was scheduled to open last week. The thing is, the show included photographs of teenagers in the nude. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called the photos "revolting" and...

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