Tag: space

These DIY galaxy Easter eggs are out of this world.

My kids love decorating Easter eggs, but now that they’re hitting their tweens they’re getting a little more creative. That’s why I can’t wait to try these DIY galaxy Easter eggs at Dream a Little Bigger. And, based on the tutorial, they look like they’re not nearly as hard to make as you’d think. Related: Martha Stewart’s Easter egg app gives you the perfect recipe to dye eggs. Related: OMG: Unicorn Easter eggs. Allison’s step-by-step tutorial makes these space eggs easy enough for anyone to make. And she’s got great tips about the supplies you can buy to make it so much easier, and how...

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The new SciMoji women of science emoji: Because the past is female, too.

If you caught that awesome GE commercial that ran during the Oscars, asking, what if female scientists were treated like rock stars? then no surprise that they’re extending the campaign in a very 2017 way: With a SciMoji women of science emoji sticker pack. Install the app from the App Store, and you can respond to WHERE R U with a photo of astronaut Joan Higgenbotham suiting up. Having a good day? Text a sticker that reads I’m as positive as a proton!  Or kick off a hot sexting session with your geeky sweetheart, using the sticker of carbon scientist Millie Dresselhaus that declares, we have...

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The Women of NASA LEGO set is coming! #Shero!

Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very LEGO day at Cool Mom HQ. First we find the awesome Hamilton Musical LEGO set concept that you can vote for right now on the community site and now… (drumroll) at long last, the company has approved production of the community-generated The Women of NASA LEGO set! Related: The one scene in Hidden Figures all parents should be talking about Just announced today for production later in the year, the set was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) who is perhaps deserving of her own LEGO minifig likeness one day. For now, I’m just excited to look...

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Web Coolness: Tweet edit, girl power movies for kids, and the big Instagram changes we’re all freaking out about

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too!   A Star Trek white noise sleep machine. Well played, Think Geek! This Kickstarter from Lomography almost fooled us. 17 things you can do with Google that you might not have known about. Finally, you can edit your tweets.   We love the Twelve South HiRise for iPhone. Now, their Apple Watch version is $10 through Monday with code TIMETOCHARGE. Cool girl power movies for kids that you can stream right now. Should you be turning on post notifications for...

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Web Coolness: Facebook emoticons, big Uber delivery news, and a cure for information overload.

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   This geeky Valentine’s Day card from Bettie Confetti is cracking us up. Watch out for this annoying prank that can crash your device. Boo. We love what this Apple Store employee did with this little boy with autism. Facebook emoticons are coming but they’re not what we expected. Uber will now deliver flowers. And your Nordstrom order!   Our newest Instagram obsession: Paperboyo. He magically combines photography and paper cutouts.  (via Pop Sugar Tech) If you’re suffering from information overload thanks...

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The Hubble Telescope Advent Calendar: Who says faith + science don’t mix?

While we always share the coolest advent calendars on Cool Mom Picks each year, though none might be quite so 21st century as the genius, photo-a-day Hubble Telescope Advent Calendar. Visit the Atlantic online each day for a new, remarkable photo from Hubble, starting with the iconic 2014 high-def image of the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation, shown below. I kind of can’t wait to check back with my kids each day for a new reveal; or just visit the Atlantic in Focus Tumblr each day. I know I can’t wait for the next one. What a cool opportunity to parlay a countdown to...

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Web Coolness: Peeple is Yelp for people, Phubbing, and the iOS9 feature you’ll want to turn off right now

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   The ultimate cups for space geeks: They show the various stages of the moon as you drink from them! The new app Peeple that’s apparently  Yelp for people. Oh my. Only…are we all being punked in one big publicity scheme? These geeky baby onesies are cracking us up. Do you know what Phubbing is? Here’s hoping you’re not doing it right now.   This is fun: How to spookify your photos for Halloween over at PicMonkey. (Don’t we look sexy?) We’re...

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Web Coolness: Facebook Dislike button, #IStandwithAhmed, and must-follow Instagram accounts

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   You guys, it’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as an 8-bit animated video game! This is awesome, parents: Be careful what you Google. Twitter’s custom emoji make their first brand debut. What do you think? Here comes the dislike button on Facebook. This cool new app actually turns your smart phone photos into a monthly magazine delivered to your door.   We love how the STEM community came together to support #IStandWithAhmed. These 2015 space photos are out of this...

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4 cool apps and websites to help your kids learn more about the moon on National Moon Day

Seeing as how we live in an age where everything from Nutella to x has its own national day, I should not be surprised that today is National Moon Day. At least it celebrates something totally real and inspirational, and if it’s marketing anything, it’s marketing an excitement for astronomy, space exploration, and NASA programs. I think this makes today the perfect opportunity to talk to your kids about that big beautiful glowing moon in the sky, with the help of some of these apps and resources.   The Star Walk 2 app has been around a bit, but I’ve only just...

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The Moon is Made of Cheese by Danny Weinkauf: Kids’ music download of the week

Pluto may have gotten all the press last week, but tomorrow marks the 46th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin setting foot on the moon back in 1969. So in honor of National Moon Day–which, yes, is an actual unofficial holiday–we have a great tune to download about Earth’s own natural satellite. Danny Weinkauf’s rocking tune The Moon is Made of Cheese combines lyrics about the celebrated space walk back in ’69 with the amusing belief of kids everywhere that the moon is not rock and sand, but cheese. From his most-excellent debut album, No School Today, this song from the Grammy-award-winning composer and They Might Be...

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