Big plastic squeaky hammers inspired a contest that takes place in Porto for four years now. More than 200 proposals are on display until 16th July at an exhibition. These are the ones I sent. the first one is a Paper Toy and the second is a Flip Book. You can download the Paper Toy model an build the paper toy hammer. Pdf has all the instructions. It's very easy! http://www.mediafire.com/view/x46n9rgdaf2fxv1/MarteloPaperToy.pdf
The Flip Book hammer:
In this video you can watch the plastic hammer in action! The author of the video summarized the festival in a few lines: "This was one wild party in Porto, Portugal celebrating the city's patron saint, and we loved every minute of it. The tradition is to eat grilled sardines, drink Super Bock beer, and go around whacking each other with big plastic squeaky hammers. At midnight, they set off fireworks from a whole line of barges anchored in the Douro River-- the best display I've seen. Then the party goes on until 7 am (but not for us). Our apartment was right on the riverfront, so we're glad we brought earplugs for sleeping."
Hello! I think some of you know this already. A Portuguese Love store has also cute products for kids and not just products inspired by Portugal! Zazzle has been adding new products and it was time to update! I invite you to have a look at what's available if you're planning to through a birthday party for your kid! For boys there's six themes available: Cowboy, Skater, Magician, Astronaut, Rock Star and Pirate. Here's a sample of the products available at the store for the theme Pirate.
1. Birthday Party Invitations- 12 unique paper types - High quality, full-color, full-bleed printing on both sides - Standard white envelope included - Several shapes available! - Very easy to customize with your own words, font or font color.
6.Stickers - Round stickers are ideal for Birthday Parties. Use it for Thank you messages and party decoration! ( Sheet of 20 stickers) Square stickers also available and rectangular magnetic also, a bigger one.
17. A Birthday Party Tshirt for the birthday boy? Why not? Please, visit A Portuguese Love Store because there are more matching products available you can offer your kid as a gift in this special occasion!