How to Use a Sketchbook — Via Shoo Rayner

Shoo Rayner, our friend from the UK, has posted a lovely video encouraging people to use their sketchbooks. Whether you have an interest in cartooning or fine art, every artist will advise you that you must draw a lot. A sketchbook is just [...]

Cosplay to Horseplay — Ophelia’s Place Summer Day Camps

Attention local Eugene and Springfield girls ages 10-18 — Ophelia’s Place has announced their summer day camp schedule and the options are very cool. Look over the schedule and make your reservations soon! All of these 4-day camps [...]

PS22 Chorus Covers Pharrell’s “Happy”

Some people might think that one more cover of Pharrell’s “Happy” is one too many, but not me. The song is so catchy and uplifting, and then you add normal people all over the world dancing about being happy, well, it doesn’t [...]

How Many Ways Can You Arrange a Deck of Cards?

“Every time you pick up a well shuffled deck of cards you are almost certainly holding an arrangement of cards that has never before existed in all of history.” Yes. It’s enough to make you watch this fascinating video from [...]

How to Make a Duct Tape Flower

It’s Spring, so why not make a bouquet of duct tape flowers? Or make a single rose and attach it to a pen so everybody knows THAT’S MY PEN. Here are a few tutorials: The best video we’ve run across on making duct tape tulips. [...]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 45 Years Old

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is celebrating a very special landmark birthday in 2014 – he’s 45! After 45 years, Eric Carle‘s much-adored, beautifully illustrated story of the caterpillar that becomes a beautiful butterfly [...]

Optical Illusions, Science, and More at Brusspup

Featuring some of the coolest optical illusions on the internet, Brusspup’s short videos demonstrate how science and art are inter-linked. From the Brusspup website: Brusspup has been creating illusion and science videos, along with a [...]
Spring Break Pools

Spring Break — Where to Swim in Eugene & Springfield

Regardless of the weather during the upcoming Spring break (March 24-28), you can still have water fun at your local pool. Here’s what we’ve found out so far: SPRINGFIELD Splash! At Lively Park – Spring Break Play Swims: 3/24 [...]

Retro TV — History & More with Schoolhouse Rock!

It’s a good bet that any American kid growing up in the ’70s or ’80s learned something (and remembered it) from the seminal musical series Schoolhouse Rock!. Airing from 1973 to 1984 (and often revived), the ABC Saturday [...]

Making Pita Bread Pizza with Instructables

Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document and share your creations, and boy do they have a lot to share. We weren’t expecting to find instructions for how to make a pita bread pizza on Instrucables, but we’re happy [...]

Visions of Jupiter

NASA tweeted this link today and we were so amazed by the images we had to share it with Bubblegum Post readers. These images of Jupiter were taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft and we think one of Salvador Dali’s melting clocks or Vincent [...]

Spring Break Activities at Springfield Public Library

Spring break is March 24-28! In addition to the scheduled activities shown below, the Springfield Library will also offer fun make-and-take craft activities all week in the Children’s Area. We will add new information as it becomes available [...]
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

Congratulations are in order to author Kate DiCamillo for being awarded the 2014 Newbery Medal for her middle grade book, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Ms. DiCamillo is the award winning author of Because of Winn-Dixie and [...]
kids react to rotary phone

Kids React to Rotary Telephones

Kids React breaks out a new format, with kids reacting to technology of the past, this time around, it’s rotary phones. Amazing how technology changes so quickly. Kids react to rotary telephones: