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Making Retro Video Game Pixel Art With Perler Beads

Making Retro Video Game Pixel Art With Perler Beads
5 years ago

Making Retro Video Game Pixel Art With Perler Beads

One of the best parts of being a this-generation parent is doing nerdy stuff with your kids. And it’s just a bonus when you get to nerd-out with your kids while revisiting an old summer camp craft.

Making Retro Video Game Pixel Art With Perler BeadsThe most awesome of all summer-camp-crafts-turned-nerd-craft has to be Perler beads. These things basically look like pixels, so you know where I’m going with this (also, you saw the header image and you, dear readers, are not stupid).

Perler beads give you the opportunity to revisit some super-rad 8-bit classics while doing crafts with your kids. I’ll show you how to make a simple goomba from Super Mario Bros. 1 that you can stick on the fridge or wall. And just think – if you get the hang of this, you can create your own retro video game scene on your kid’s wall and be the envy of…well…me, at least.

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Dads Show Involvement During Annual Million Father March
5 years ago

Dads Show Involvement During Annual Million Father March

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What can only be described as “a million fathers” are joining this year’s Million Father March for the first day of school.

Organized by The Black Star Project, the Million Father March aims to have all men (not just fathers) get involved in their family’s schooling. Male caretakers of all ages walked their kids to school, sat with them in class, and participated in other activities. The activities continue as more of the country’s kids are going back to school.

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Australian Study: Dads’ Long Work Hours Make Sons Into Dicks
5 years ago

Australian Study: Dads’ Long Work Hours Make Sons Into Dicks

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If you’re a five year old Australian kid and you’re sitting there reading 8BitDad while your dad is at work late, first of all, thanks! You have great taste in websites. Second of all, you’re going to turn out to be a hooligan. Because of your dad, not us.

According to a total snorefest called “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Work Hours, Child Gender, and Behavior in Middle Childhood”, Aussie five year olds whose dads work more than 55 hours a week showed “significantly higher levels of externalizing behavior”. That’s science-speak for “total dick behavior.”

The study appears in a recent issue of The Journal of Marriage and Family, which is a great read. On opposite day.

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An Open Letter to My Son About Microsoft Excel
5 years ago

An Open Letter to My Son About Microsoft Excel

Letter To My Son About Excel

Dear Son,

I know you’re only four, and I know that you can’t read. I know that I haven’t let you on my computer much, and I’m sorry. Because what