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Try It Box with professional art supplies

Try It Box - Professional Art Supply Samples for You to Try!

Faber-Castell offers a wide range of professional art supplies, each providing a unique artistic experience. Graphite and color pencils, artist pens, and watercolors all make up our collection of art supplies of the highest quality. For a limited time, we are providing a sample of our artist favorites all in one box for you to try.
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Sustainability Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheet is a short sustainability report that informs about our activities and developments in the area of sustainability at Faber-Castell. The standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) serve as a guide and the principles of the UN Global Compact are taken into account.
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An Art Therapist's Tips to Help People with Dementia

An Art Therapist's Tips to Help People with Dementia

To minimize stress and anxiety for all involved, there are some important communication tips to remember when caring for a loved one with dementia. As an art therapist, I find introducing creative activities an excellent way to highlight one’s abilities and provide engaging experiences that can promote reminiscence, self-expression, communication, and meaningful interactions with caregivers, among other benefits. Even if your family member does not have previous creative experience, there are many ways to become involved.
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The Health Benefits of Coloring

The Health Benefits of Coloring & How to Get the Whole Family On Board

Coloring health benefits include lowered stress, reduced anxiety, and others. Coloring is more than just a great way to spend time with your kids — there are health benefits that include lower anxiety, take away stress and improve cognitive functioning. It’s no wonder why kids love the fun and freedom of coloring. The big surprise, though, is the new popularity of adult coloring books as stress relievers. Take a look at the scientific evidence in support of coloring.
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Why Boredom Makes Kids More Successful

Why Boredom Makes Kids More Successful

Boredom gets kids to use their imaginations. Everyone reading this article is familiar with boredom. It can gnaw at you and stretch out each minute of the clock. It makes you want to leave wherever you are and go someplace else ― anyplace else. Of course, it’s natural for parents to want to reduce their kids’ boredom.
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How to Encourage Your Child's Creativity in a Screen Time Era

How to Encourage Your Child's Creativity in a Screen Time Era

Creativity and screen time CAN co-exist. While there are many advantages of easy access to technology, growing up in a technology-centered world can be harmful to kids’ normal creative development. Screen time interferes with the important process of finding out about the world through hands-on play. Your child spending a lot of time on devices may be inevitable in this age, but fear not: here are five suggestions for fostering your kids’ creativity in spite of today’s obsession with devices.
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3 Ways to Inspire Creative Thinking

3 Ways to Inspire Creative Thinking

Kids are naturally creative and rarely encounter difficulty generating new ideas. Unfortunately, however, as we grow into adulthood our minds swirl with life, chores, work and everything in-between, which often squashes our opportunities for creative thinking. It even can seem that we’ve lost our natural ability to be creative. The good news is that your mind remains fully capable of fresh creative thinking — you just have to give it the right opportunities. Here are some ideas on how to encourage creative thinking.
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The Power of Positivity & Kindness

The Power of Positivity and Kindness

Everyone knows that exercise offers multiple health benefits but did you know that spreading positive thoughts and kindness does, too? Positivity and good health go hand-in-hand. Even though researchers haven’t found the exact physical link between the two, they continuously see the power of its results. Find out how staying positive and kind can keep you and others healthy.
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Designer Spotlight: Big Gem Diamond Painting

Big Gem Diamond Painting Designer Spotlight

Your diamond painting kit questions answered! Behind every Creativity for Kids craft kit is a craft designer with a passion for creativity. Countless hours of brainstorming and research combined with copious amounts of imagination and fun come together to create craft kits designed with your child's creative wellbeing in mind. We interviewed our Big Gem Diamond Painting designer, Ann to get the inside scoop on what went into the development of one of our most popular craft kits!
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Art Therapy Creative Space

Art Therapy 101: Sorting Facts from Myths

Art therapy combines active art-making, the creative process and applied psychological theory within a psychotherapeutic relationship. There are a multitude of ways to communicate, and especially when we are struggling, facing a challenge or even a health crisis, our own words or language may fail us. During these times, an art therapist can help clients express themselves in ways beyond words or language.
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Faber-Castell and Creativity for Kids - 20th Anniversary

Faber-Castell and Creativity for Kids - 20th Anniversary

On November 2, it will be 20 years since Creativity for Kids joined Faber-Castell. Some of you were part of that momentous change and others, who have come on board later, have heard the exciting story.
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Classifying Counterfeit: 5 Safe Shopping Tips for Kids

Classifying Counterfeit: 5 Tips for Safe Shopping for Kids

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. In the spirit of safe toys and gift-giving, it’s important to educate ourselves on safe shopping. We at Faber-Castell USA have an extensive procedure to ensure the safety of our Faber-Castell and Creativity for Kids branded products, but the same cannot be said for counterfeit products. Follow these 5 tips for safe shopping for kids to learn how to classify counterfeit and keep your children safe.
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My Story Dolls - Express your mood

How the My Story Dolls Kit Inspired Better Daily Communication with My School-Age Child

The daily doldrums of school are in full swing. Whether it has been a month or just a few weeks, the routine for after school has hopefully been smooth sailing. Every school year I remind myself to not fall into the habit I had as a child: my mom would ask, “how is school,” and I dutifully answered, “fine.” We usually would then mumble a few more words and the subject quickly changed. It’s not like I didn’t have anything to share, I just didn’t find it significant.
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DIY Tie-Dye Notebook

DIY Tie-Dye Notebook

Back to school is a bittersweet time- the end of summer but the start of a new school year. Pick yourself up by making this “Tie-Dye” style notebook. What makes it great is that you don’t really need tie-dyeing supplies- and we avoid the mess by using tissue paper and shelf liner!
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How to Draw A Self-Portrait - An Art Lesson Plan for Kids

How to Draw A Self-Portrait - An Art Lesson Plan for Kids

In this self-portrait art lesson, students celebrate diversity and self expression by creating an art collage inspired by the book The Skin You Live In, by Michael Tyler.
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World Colors Colored Pencils Launch Party

World Colors Launch Party

The Faber-Castell Creativity Suite turned a little more youthful last Friday as we welcomed over a dozen children from our families for our World Colors Launch Party. Art Educator Franz Spohn lead the children through creating a "Pop-Up Family Portrait" using our newly released World Colors Colored Pencils.
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Watercolor Castle

The History of Albrecht Dürer

As a German company with a global expansion standing over 200 years, history is ingrained in the physical and metaphorical structure of Faber-Castell. Established in the aftermath of the Renaissance period, our past, present, and future are strongly influenced by cultural and artistic movements of the 18th century. No matter the era, our products hold a standard of the highest quality, influencing why our professional-grade watercolor products are named after Albrecht Dürer; artist and Renaissance pioneer.
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