Coloring is a timeless past time; you’re never too young or too old to grab a box of crayons and color in that picture of Pinkie Pie from that My Little Pony coloring book. However, you can get tired of the same old crayons very quickly. I mean, those things never change! They have always had their thin, cylindrical structure. Totally boring, right? How about spicing up your hum-drum crayon box with some awesome robot crayons!
Who wouldn’t have a blast coloring with bright robot shapes? If you think you wouldn’t, just imagine having these little guys on a shelf for display, or using them to act out the great robot war between red and yellow over who will have control of orange and his mysterious ability to love. I’d say that potential adventure alone makes this set worth buying. Well that, and come on – you’d be the coolest person around if somebody wanted to color and you whipped these great little guys out. ;)
One of Geek Gems’ most popular posts has long been the Baby Star Wars Art Prints; knowing so many of our visitors are looking for Star Wars baby stuff makes me a little melty on the inside (geeky parents, FTW!) So I’ve collected a plethora of awesome baby Star Wars themed items to share – from artwork and decor, to clothing and costumes, and even more. Enjoy!
Etsy’s artisans never fail to impress when it comes to putting a unique spin on a pop culture classic. Sure, you could decorate a nursery or toddler’s room with Star Wars prints and posters, but whimsy is never out of place in your little one’s bedroom. While GinormousRobot’s prints will always be a favorite, these Star Wars baby art selections have charm to spare!
A Star Wars nursery theme would be incomplete without adorable bedding to go with. While most of these sheet sets are too large for typical crib/toddler mattresses, Star Wars fabric is very hard to come by these days, so they could easily be resized to fit your needs. Or pull a reverse Julie Andrews and turn one set into curtains!
Honoring your love for all things Vader & Co doesn’t mean you’re relegated to decor; get interactive with the Star Wars ABC book (“S is for Stormtrooper!”) and the adorable Star Wars plush figures. Just try not to squee over squishy Yoda. We dare you! And when it comes time to introduce your little one to grown up food, you won’t have to “use the Force” to get them to eat with the Star Wars plate and bowl set.
Remember when you first saw your baby pictures and were mortified at the crazy outfits your parents put you in? (I’m still coping with that “Scarlett as pumpkin” photo.) Well, somehow that clarity goes out the window when you’re the parent and you see something as freakishly adorable as these Princess Leia and Yoda hats. “So warm, my head is!”
Wrapping up our roundup are the baby Star Wars costumes collection (choose from Darth Vader, R2D2, Yoda and Princess Leia) and my personal favorite, these Star Wars onesies that are a mixture of bad-ass and super-sweet. The creator of the R2D2 style also has several others in a whimsical kawaii style that are well worth a look!
Here at Geek Gems, we never quite know what compels our readers to click on a post. Maybe the item sounds cool, quirky, must-have … and sometimes, we suspect it’s the sheer absurdity value. But we promise you, there IS a valid reason why you need this marshallow bow and arrow. Honest!
We’ll let you know just as soon as we think of one.
Oh hey! There is the fact that the marshmallow bow makes a reasonable safe “weapon” toy for your kid (or man of the house) to play with. This mini marshmallow shooter holds up to 25 of the little buggers (pro-tip: use the stale ones for extra sting!) Then you just pull back the bow and let fly, rapid-fire style. The manufacturer claims that your marshmallows will land up to 30 feet away, depending upon how hard you snap the string. But if you’d rather save your chewy sweets for cups of hot cocoa, we suspect that soft foam earplugs would also do the trick – and be even safer for the kiddies. Because lets be honest: your initial thought will be to station a loved one a couple dozen feet away and see if you can shoot marshmallows straight into their mouth. Don’t even lie.
Note: Geek Gems takes no responsibility for any body parts or genitals that are harmed in the course of your deviant use of the marshmallow bow and arrow!
When I was a kid, I was mega obsessed with crayons. I’m still fascinated in many ways, delighted by those sticks of wax and dyes that can produce such artistic loveliness. Or in my case, a giant mess. Hey, at least I sorted out how to color in the lines! … Mostly.
Crayons come in many packs and color combinations, but you could always tell my favorite colors by which ones were soon worn down to nubs. So I love the idea that Crayola came up with a way to salvage these stubs with their unique crayon melter, which uses the heat of a light bulb to transform your waning waxy bits back into sleek sticks.
The best part is that this gadget encourages the mixing and melding of different colors, which means creating swirls and shades you’d never find in a standard collection. Viva la color revolution! [via SlashGear]
There are rare occasions when I see something absolutely adorable and immediately think something along the lines of “zomg I need 2 hav babiez right nao!” Thankfully, I come back to my senses pretty quickly. Trust me – the world isn’t ready for my spawn. But I digress!
If I did have myself a crumbsnatcher or two, these supremely sweet geek sheets would make a perfectly suitable nerd bedding ensemble. They sport all manner of colorful characters, from spacemen to dinosaurs to ninjas, and my favorite: what appears to be a dancing strip of bacon. Hilarity! All the essentials to bring your wee one up to speed on what’s awesome in life. Hey, it sure beats the New Kids On The Block sheet set that I grew up with. Don’t judge me!