Web coolness: LEGO rock bands, avoiding over-the-top birthday parties, great book recommendations for kids, and more

Geometric Instagram Wall Art by The Caldwell Project | Cool Mom Picks

It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for our roundup of the best-of-the-best that we found on the Internet this week. Enjoy!

Love: this geometric DIY photo display to show off your Instagram shots.

Thinking about: This video in honor of World Down Syndrome day. Grab Kleenex.

Another great video from the Red Fred Project, creatively helping 50 sick kids in 50 states.

Yay for big brands supporting makers and artisans.

On Cool Mom Tech: Best Sesame Street TV + movie spoofs ever.

LEGO rock bands by Adly Syari | Cool Mom Picks

Famous bands recreated in LEGOs by Malaysian LEGO junkie Adly Syari. Fun! [h/t laughing squid]

Terrific book recommendations for kids who have outgrown the Wimpy Kid series.

More on reading: Are we going too far with non-gender specific books?

Congratulations to parent blogger Tracy Beckerman for winning an Erma Bombeck award for humor. We always knew she was funny.

 

Birthday Cake Push Pops by Lulu the Baker | Cool Mom Picks

Love this: Giving moms permission to resist over-the-top, perfect kid birthday parties.

Planning any parties that aren’t over the top? (Ha.) Bookmark this birthday cake push pops recipe. Yum.

A new foodie blog Michael Pollan says you need to read. Written by a 13-year-old.

Philly parents: We’re loving this new DJ class for kids from cool dad Andy Blackman-Hurwitz of Baby Loves Disco fame. So awesome.

Some surprising wins at the 2014 Kids Pick Flicks movie awards this week. (As in, One Direction didn’t win.)

Pinterest board of the week: Very cool kids stuff on Pilli Pilli’s “For the Wee Ones” board.

Kate

Kate Etue divides her time between the book industry, checking out the newest tech trends for kids, and indulging in craft foods in a cool suburb of Nashville.

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