DAY 1 - Bryan Ware & the Crayon Initiative
Bryan Ware, an inventive dad in San Francisco, has come up with a brilliant way to reuse leftover crayons that get thrown out by restaurants and schools – he melts them down and recycles them into new crayons for children at hospitals. He came up with the idea in 2011 when celebrating his birthday at a restaurant. His waiter had brought his two sons some crayons, and he wondered where the crayons go after they’re done with them. His discovery that they get thrown out led to the Crayon Initiative, which delivers crayons to hospitals throughout California.
Every year, up to 75,000 pounds of crayons get thrown away by restaurants and schools
Bryan melts are the unwanted crayons and puts the melted wax in molds.
Bryan's crayons are thicker and easier for children and those with special needs to grasp hold of!
The crayons are delivered to hospitals throughout California!
“If these crayons give them an escape from that hospital room for ten minutes, we did our job,” said Bryan Ware.
DAY 2 - Edyn
The Edyn Garden Sensor is a Wi-Fi-enabled multi-sensor probe that measures your garden's light, moisture, nutrition, and humidity conditions, and sends this information to your smartphone to help you keep your plants adequately nourished and watered. It features a comprehensive database of plant types complete with growing tips, and it's a breeze to install. Cool, huh?!
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: CHANGE
DAY 3 - Betsy, Veda, and Dixie Ross
Betsy, Veda, and Dixie Ross are a far cry from your typical trio of singers and dancers. They aimed to take their unique skills to the movies and ultimately hit it big in the 1940s when they were featured in the film 'Broadway Rhythm.' Body-bending contortionists have been entertaining the world long before the Ross sisters ever graced a stage, in fact; in parts of the world like Mongolia, the tradition dates back 100s of years and is a significant part of their culture. Rewinding the clock even further, it's believed that the first contortionists-for-hire date back to Ancient Rome, where they would be charged with entertaining the masses in arenas.
Though the Ross sisters' fame was brief, it must have been a shock to watch them start their act with some singing and mild dancing, only to jump into a full-blown contortion performance.
Video LInk HERE - START AT 1:28
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: BE FLEXIBLE
The Ross Sisters bring a whole new meaning to flexibility, but they show us, in a physical way, how flexibility changes what we expect to see.
Day 4: Philip Morgese!
When Philippe Morgese became a single dad, he knew he’d need to be able to do his one-year-old daughter Emma’s hair. Not only did he master numerous hairstyles, but he has also began teaching a class for other dads who want to bond with their daughters by doing their hair. Morgese began with basic hairclips and pigtails, but he has since mastered more complex hairstyles like the French braid. After getting a free classroom space from the International Academy beauty school in Florida, Morgese holds classes for other dads. He’s calling it the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory!
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: CHANGE ROLES!
Dads can do what moms usually do if they really want to. You can always change your usual role and do something entirely new!
Day 5: Crystal Bridges
The Bachman-Wilson House, a New Jersey home originally designed in 1954 by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Abraham Wilson and Gloria Bachman, was being threatened by repeated flooding at its original location along the Millstone River. The last owners of the house, architect and designer Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino, determined that relocating the house was necessary for its preservation. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, stepped up to acquire the home, and the house was moved to Northwest Arkansas in April of 2014. The house opened to the public on November 11, 2015, the museum’s four-year anniversary.
“We are excited to share this historic object that embodies our mission to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites art and nature,” said Crystal Bridges Executive Director Rod Bigelow. “As the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arkansas, it enhances our region’s offerings with unique engagement opportunities for schools, families, and individuals with an interest in architecture, all at no cost to the public.”
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: VISION
Think about what you can do to protect something for future generations to see...
Video LInk HERE