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DIY Bowtruckle and Free Printable Magical Creature Adoption Certificate

My son got invited to a birthday party for a fellow geekling. Birthday invites are a good thing, right?
Except the birthday girl is one of my wonderful Little Leafers nature study students, as well as the daughter of a friend and fellow geeky homeschooling mom… so the gift should be somewhat personal.
And I had no clue what to get her!

Cue mild panic attack.
Then, Geek Dad shared a link to a fully awesome bowtruckle tutorial on their Facebook page.

(If you don’t know what a bowtruckle is, they are teeny tiny little magical creatures, that look like twigs and leaves, who guard the trees whose wood is used to make magical wands.)

I checked it out and I already had everything I needed in my craft supply stash. Score!

DIY Bowtruckle tutorial from GeekDad.com and Free Printable Adoption Certificate from Suzy Homeschooler (1)

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STEM Saturday: Free Printable Human Heart Fact Valentines

LittleMan and I were at the shop recently and looking at his options for the upcoming homeschool Valentine exchange when it dawned upon us that it had all been done before. Ninja turtles, Star Wars, all of it. And while he loves his fandoms, LittleMan really wanted something to reflect his love of science. So I offered to help him make some that showcased his interests.

And so, with LittleMan’s help, today we’re kicking off a 14 day series of Free Printable Valentines for Science Geeks. Today’s Valentine is all about human hearts!

Free Printable Heart Fact Valentines  (4)

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On Beyond Zombie, How-To Geekify Any Picture Book

When I first hosted the ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings in March of 2014, I felt saddened at the end of the series. I had written about 26 different topics of geeky interest but that was barely even the tip of the iceburg! I knew I wanted to continue to talk about geeky parenting and so I created the On Beyond Zombie series, a weekly linky party dedicated to all things geek-parenting related.

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Wonder Woman

One of the easiest and most fun children’s cosplays has got to be Wonder Woman. If you’ve got a bit of washable paint and some clothes line, you’re basically set.
Besides being super fun, face painting is also an awesome sensory  experience.

W is for Wonder Woman

Here’s the step-by-step on how SunnyGirl likes to dress up as DC’s most famous female character. (more…)

Quicksilver

There is this stereotype of geeks that we are all pale faced, pasty white shut-ins who sit around inside doing things that require minimal physical effort. In truth many of us are outdoorsy. We like to read our comic books under the shade of a tree and play live action role playing games in the park with our friends.

Many super heroes and villians can be excellent role models for healthy exercise.

Quicksilver is one such character.

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