Kid Made Modern Comes to Target

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We have had the book Kid Made Modern for a year or so and it’s one of those books that comes along that changes everything. Not just a craft book, not just an art book, this thing revolutionized the way kid creating shall be perceived forevermore.

Maybe that’s not entirely true, but it’s a great resource and place for inspiration and a cool, child-friendly guide to hands-on learning about modern design, by Todd Oldham.


kid made modern book


I can’t believe it has only 6 customer reviews on Amazon. We’ve been inspired by this book to make duck tape bags, aluminum foil bracelets, paint-stamped t shirts, and we’re going to use the Kool-Aid hair streaking method this summer. (By ‘we’ I don’t mean ‘me’.)

So I was pretty excited to see that Target just came out with a line of arts and crafts items based on this book.

We haven’t tried any of this stuff yet, but I have my eye on the comic book kits (awesome!) and the solid tape set. We’re all about tapes in this house- everywhere you look there is tape covering some surface.


Target comic book kit

target colored tape set While these items are pretty cool, I would definitely recommend picking up the book. You get more open-ended inspiration so if your kids don’t like one aspect of a project you can easily tweak materials, colors, etc. Plus you get lots of tips in the book, a mini intro to Creative Arts, and short bios on the designers that inspired each project.

P.S. You may notice me COMPLETELY changing my header over the next few days. I’m on a roll. I’m so not a graphic designer, so designing headers is a bit of a process for me. It’s slightly different from my first header, no?



  1. 05/26/2012 / 3:10 pm

    Great find! I saw the tape at Target and almost bought it…next time I will 🙂
    I love your new header – mine reverted back to the standard one and I now know how to change it but not sure what to change it to…

  2. 05/26/2012 / 4:12 pm

    Definitely going on our list! I so wish I had a Target near by! I think one before school ends I will play hooky and go for a 50 min drive to the closest Target! BTW, I like both your headers. Don’t loose the dinos.

  3. 05/26/2012 / 10:51 pm

    this book is just awesome and totally love the new header! then again, i liked the last one thing though, the words on your menu are hard to read

  4. 05/26/2012 / 11:21 pm

    Oh, this header stuff is a black hole for me. The tape is sooooo fun.

  5. 05/26/2012 / 11:23 pm

    I just can’t believe there’s anyone anywhere in the U.S. who can live that far from a Target. Although, you are probably saving a ton of cash that the rest of us throw at Target regularly.

  6. 05/26/2012 / 11:25 pm

    Thank you! I went through about 12 (seriously) different designs between the time I posted this and you commented. Okay, gotta mess with the menu font now….

  7. 05/27/2012 / 8:40 am

    I love the new header and especially the tagline…new? And I love your product reviews. My oldest is an artist so your ideas are spot on for us! Thank you!

  8. 05/27/2012 / 10:36 am

    The tagline isn’t even new. I think it got lost in the last header, though. Still tweaking the header, though….

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