Let’s Make Spinning StoryBot Flyers

In the StoryBots Episode “How Do Airplanes Fly?” we found that *spoiler alert* airplanes fly using four forces: thrust, drag, lift, and weight.

Let’s make some spinning flyers that help us understand the magic of flight…also they’re just really fun to throw!

Print

Print out the StoryBots Spinning Flyers Printable. Try printing it on different types of paper to test out different flyers. We tried card stock and regular printer paper in my experiment.

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Cut

Cut on the solid lines only. Don’t cut the dotted lines.

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Fold

Fold the bottom in and up. Then make sure you fold the wings out in opposite directions.

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Take your flyer to a high spot and drop, or just see who can throw it the furthest. How long does it take to land? Can you add paperclips to make it spin more? Can you make it lighter? Ask some more questions and do some investigation yourself!

Did you miss this episode (or let’s be honest, wanna rewatch it?). StoryBots is streaming now Netflix!

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Let’s Make Cosmic Sun Catchers

 

It’s your time to shine… and decorate your windows with these Cosmic Sun Catchers. I made mine with using contact paper, but you can also make these using the traditional glue/water mixture and wax paper. If you’re using our method, here’s what you need:

Step 1: Print out the template that you’ll be using. For my example, I’ll be making the Sun.

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Step 2: Tape the template to a flat surface and roll out contact paper, sticky side up. Then tape down the edges.

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Step 3: Cut out tissue paper into small squares and cover the entire template area.

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Step 4: Place another piece of contact paper onto the sun catcher, this time sticky-side down.

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Step 5: Using the template as a guide, trim your sun catcher.

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Step 6: Attach the eyes and mouth (For some characters, it’s easier to draw a mouth on with a marker). I also decided to cut out red triangles for the sun’s outline and sprinkle on some red “solar flares”.

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Ta-daaa! Use double-stick tape to attach your creation to the window. Our template pack includes four stars, the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon. Craft them all to create a celestial scene!

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Need a little cosmic inspiration? Check out our hit video “We Are the Planets”.

StoryBots Wins Daytime Emmy Award

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Ta-da!

StoryBots picked up its first-ever Emmy this weekend at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning in the category of Outstanding Interactive Media – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series.

The win reflects StoryBots’ heritage as a deeply engaging interactive experience for children, recognizing our educational apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple TV, as well as the new StoryBots Classroom platform for teachers.

Netflix’s Ask the StoryBots received five additional nominations, including for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program. A full list of winners is available here.

Team StoryBots thanks the Daytime Emmys and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for this incredible honor and congratulates all our fellow winners and nominees!

Check out some photos from Emmy night:

Let’s Make…StoryBot Eggs!

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It’s that time of year when people hide candy in their yard and I have to go find it (Did someone say chocolate?). You can keep your treats in these adorable StoryBot Eggs! This super simple craft is the perfect low-mess afternoon craft. P1012488.png
Here’s what you need

  1. Print out the “StoryBots Eye Printable” here. Get creative! You can make one of our good friends, Bing, Bang, Boop, Beep, and Bo, or create your own character. Cut out your favorite set of eyes, and use clear tape to attach to your plastic egg.Step2 Spring Eggs
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Ask the StoryBots Nabs Six Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

storybots_emmys_instagram_v4The StoryBots are going to the Emmys!

Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo will be hitting the red carpet this spring as Netflix original series Ask the StoryBots – the inaugural TV show based on the popular children’s digital educational brand – nabbed an impressive six nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program.

StoryBots’ hit multi-platform learning program – which includes Parents’ Choice Award-winning iOS apps and web-based content and the Teachers’ Choice Award-winning StoryBots Classroom – was itself nominated in the Outstanding Interactive Media – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series category.

Other nominations for Ask the StoryBots include:

  • Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

Ask the StoryBots, which premiered August 2016 on Netflix, follows the adventures of the StoryBots, curious and colorful little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens, as they journey to the outside world to answer real kids’ questions, like “how does night happen?” or “why do I need to brush my teeth?”.

The series has received rave reviews from parents, kids and teachers alike and was previously nominated for best preschool animated series at the Annie Awards. A companion series, StoryBots Super Songs, premiered in October of last year and is available on both Netflix and YouTube.

The Daytime Emmys are awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Winners will be announced at ceremonies at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 28 and 30. A full list of nominations is available here.