Toys

June 14, 2021

12 Backyard Games That Will Provide Hours of Outdoor Fun This Summer

One of the great joys of summer is spending time in the backyard (or a park), enjoying the warm weather and the company of others. Adding to this cherished time of year are the games that can be played outside. These types of activities are geared toward groups and simple enough for everyone to learn—but generally impossible to master, making it anyone’s game to win.

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April 7, 2021

You Can Craft Your Own Adorable Octopus Thanks to This Downloadable Pattern

The art of amigurumi (crocheted toys) has captured the hearts of crafters and toy lovers. It gained popularity in Japan during the early aughts but the technique has made its way around the world. In Russia, author and artist Elena Plaxina (of Simpatico Gufo) helps to keep the cute craft alive with her handmade animal toys. She makes all-sort of crochet critters, but her amigurumi octopuses are particularly sweet.

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March 23, 2021

Artist Outfits Tiny Toys in Traditional Greek Dress to Celebrate Rich Cultural Customs

Traditional folk culture is becoming increasingly endangered thanks to our modern world. But on the flip side of that coin, the same advances that have allowed us to leave the bygone ways of life behind also allow us to appreciate our roots in ways that were previously unfathomable. Petros Kaminiotis, the designer and creator of PlaymoGreek, channels his passion for folk dance and traditional Greek dress into his favorite childhood toys.

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