Do you have creative and talented kids? Do they love doing do-it-yourself projects and crafts? BuiltByKids.com is an online community for kids and their families that is all about do-it-yourself projects. According to Built by Kids:
We are pleased to announce Built by Kids, a new lifestyle website… Created with, by and for children. Written for families, caregivers and educators. We are dedicated to teaching the ABC’s of DIY and celebrating those who value the power of creative development and are nostalgic for a time when weekends were set aside for building forts or making models. Here’s to building and bonding in your family!
Projects are organized by age and skill level. There is also a Tool School, a Built by Kids Club, a Built by You monthly contest, and more.
Have you had the same wallpaper on your computer’s desktop for far too long? Could you use a wallpaper that is fresh, new, and professionally photographed? Could your Twitter page use some sprucing up as well? Kuvva.com is a website where you can subscribe to a rotating set of beautifully photographed desktop wallpapers and Twitter backgrounds from a different featured artist each week. According to Kuvva:
Our goal is to turn dead space into creative space… Kuvva is your source for beautiful wallpapers. Specially curated for your desktop from some of the world’s leading photographers, designers and illustrators… You can also connect Kuvva to your Twitter account. It’s literally a few clicks and you’ll get a fresh new Twitter background, as often as you change your socks.
You can choose between three streams of images: featured artists, trending, and your favorites. Apps for other services and devices including a Facebook app to get Kuvva on your timeline are coming soon. Kuvva also has a blog.
Do you have a life long goal? Is there something big you want to accomplish in your lifetime? Would like to be held accountable by making your goal public? BeforeIDieIWantTo.org is an art project you can view online where people from all over the world write down one big thing they would like to accomplish before they die on Polaroid photos of themselves. According to Before I Die I Want To:
The Before I die I want to… project was inspired by a combination of factors: (1) the “death” of the Polaroid, (2) a psychologist’s tool called safety contracts, and (3) a passion to get people to think about (and act upon) what is really important in their lives through this simple, straight-forward question… One part cultural study, another part an encouragement to reflect on priorities and take action on desires, the Before I die I want to… project will create a new dialogue in the realm of sociological art. The project aims to urge people towards thinking about and fulfilling their life goals by asking them to make a promise to themselves and to the photographer.
If you would like to participate in the project you will need a Polaroid camera and film. You can contact the project by email for details and a release form. Participants will be emailed in several years and asked to write a short follow-up about their success or progress made towards reaching their goal.
Do you have creative kids that are always drawing pictures or making things? Would you like to encourage them and show your support for their creativity and ingenuity? Could you use a better place then the fridge to show off their creative projects? DIY.org is an online community and an app for creative kids that lets them keep a portfolio to store and share all the cool things they’ve created. According to DIY:
DIY is a good first app and online community for every kid. It’s allows kids to collect everything they make as they grow up and have a place to share it. We’ve all seen how kids can be like little MacGyvers. They’re able to take anything apart, recycle what you’ve thrown away — or… build their own cardboard arcade. This is play, but it’s also creativity and it’s a valuable skill. Our idea is to encourage it by giving kids a place online to show it off, so family, friends and grandparents can see it and easily respond. Recognition makes a kid feel great, and motivates them to keep going. We want them to keep making, and by doing so learn new skills, use technology constructively, begin a lifelong adventure of curiosity, and hopefully spend time offline, too.
DIY is designed for kids age 6 and up but can be used by younger kids with a little parental help. Parents have their own dashboard to follow their kids activities. DIY has an app for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Are you a collector? Do you love to collect unique and unusual things? Would you to share your collections with other people who really appreciate how wonderful they are? Fyndesters.com is an online community for collectors, where you can show off your most interesting finds and browse great collections from interesting people. According to Fyndesters:
If we are what we collect, who are you? …Fyndesters is a visual story of your personality, based on the very things you own… Fyndesters gives you an insight into your unique style by looking at the things you have acquired through your life. It’s your visual resumé, if you like. It’s a like-minded community, making friends and sharing stories about the things they collect. And it is an inspiration for collectors and home decorators who are just looking for ideas.
You can browse collectors and their collections by profession: Designer, Artist, Photographer, Art Director, and Others. You can also browse Most Followers, Newest Members, and Random.
Do you like to doodle? If you find a pen in front of you, do you find it nearly impossible not to start drawing a picture on something? DoodlersAnonymous.com is a blog that showcases wonderful spontaneously hand drawn doodles, that are drawn on just about anything. According to Doodlers Anonymous:
Doodlers Anonymous was founded to celebrate our addiction, and like any other, we’re hooked. The need to draw, sketch, and doodle is constant. We doodle on almost anything we can find — pencil in a moleskine, marker on a napkin, ink on a torn receipt, sharpie on concrete. And we do it habitually — while on hold, in a meeting, during class, or while we should be sleeping. This is a permanent home for spontaneous art.
If you’ve created any doodles that turned out well you can join the Doodlers Anonymous Flicker group and share them. You can also submit your doodles for various themed showcases for a chance to win prizes.
Are you a creative person? Is there something you’re passionate about? Would you like a little corner of the interwebs to display and share your passion? WhatFolio.com is a website that makes it easy for anyone to create a personal online portfolio featuring just about any creative endeavor imaginable. According to WhatFolio:
We make it easy to create a portfolio for whatever your passion is, whether you are a photographer, designer, model, actor, presenter, musician, band, graphic designer, stylist, brand, print, business, student, personal trainer, teacher, professional, novice, gwc, award winning, or whatever your adventure is create a portfolio at WhatFolio. At the heart of WhatFolio is a love of creative expression, wanting everyone to have a WhatFolio for whatever their passion is, our moto is Your passion, Your portfolio.
Your WhatFolio has its own unique URL and can easily be shared via social networking sites or email. WhatFolio is optimized to look great not only on your computer, but also on tablets and mobile devices such as Android, iPhone, and iPad.
Now that your kids are on summer vacation are they starting to drive you up the walls? Could they use some fun new projects to occupy their time? MakeAndTakes.com is a blog that posts fun things you can do with your kids, including crafts, projects, recipes, and other things that you make or take. According to Make and Takes:
Make and Takes is a popular parenting site sharing kids crafts, home projects, easy recipes, parenting tips, and more. New content is posted Monday through Friday, sometimes Saturday. Everything posted is something to “make and take”. Whether it’s a holiday craft for kids, an easy way to spruce up your home decor, baking a delicious dessert, or a fun product giveaway… We hope our simple ideas and projects will help bring fun and learning into your home. So take a look around and I’m sure you’ll find something to Make and Take today!
Categories include: kids crafts, home projects, recipes, family time, fun favorites, and spotlight (submissions from Make and Takes’ readers). Make and Takes also has a monthly email newsletter.
Do you love great photography? Would you like to browse through a variety of different genres of stunning photography all in one place? Photographygg.info is blog that celebrates great photography, posting some of the most breathtaking and uniquely creative images found on the interwebs. According to Smashing List:
Welcome to photographygg.info. photographygg.info is a photo blog that collect and showcase incredible images, shots thru different kinds of photography. This great photography blog is for everyone with an interest in photography or want to be inspired by those stunning images presented here.
Do you love the old master’s classic works of art, but think they’re a little out of touch with today’s society? Wrong! In 1811 German painter Georg Friedrich Kersting painted a self-portrait depicting his loss of productivity after acquiring a new wide-screen TV. In 1844 French painter Gustave Courbet nicely captured Johnny Depp’s expression when he realized he had left the oven on. And there are many more humorous examples as depicted by today’s featured website. ThatIsPriceless.blogspot.com is a blog that posts classic paintings from art’s greatest masters, with all new hilariously descriptive titles.
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