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5 Summer Camp Crafts for Kids

5 Summer Camp Crafts for Kids

We are joining in on the summer camp fun with a week’s worth of summer camp-inspired crafts for you to enjoy in your own home. Skip spending your time gathering all your craft supplies, these craft kits include everything you need to get crafting.
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Make Your Own Water Globes Sweet Treats

Creativity Club Craft Lesson for Kids: Make Your Own Water Globe Sweet Treats

Join Meredith as she unboxes the Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Water Globes – Sweet Treats! This kit creates 3 sweets themed water worlds using the included sculpting tools and bright modeling clay. Learn how to customize your own water globes and mix the modeling clay to create any color you'll need.
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Knitting for Kids

Knitting for Kids – Learn How to Knit with Quick Knit Loom

Knitting is far more than taking a needle to yarn. Beyond the pride that comes from having the skill to create your own textiles and garments, knitting holds creative and personal benefits. Even better, adults are not the only people who can knit and reap the benefits. Kids can easily adopt the craft at a young age and join the community of creatives who have discovered the joys and benefits of knitting.
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Mini gardens for kids

Gardening for Kids – 12 Unique Nature Crafts to Try This Summer

Whether it be to grow fresh food for our homes or to give our yards a facelift, gardening is a popular pastime many of us enjoy. Did you know having your children join in on the cultivating holds benefits farther than just them lending a hand? Gardening with kids holds several benefits.
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Sensory bins parent guide with checked boxes

A Parent's Guide to Sensory Bins

Sensory play inspiration and ideas! Creativity for Kids Sensory Bins combine creative play and learning in one fun activity to strengthen your child’s imagination while developing fundamental skills. Each sensory bin features contents that engage the senses and set a play scene for children to scoop, sort and explore!
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The Importance of Sensory Play

The Importance of Sensory Play

One of the most effective ways in which children learn is through arts and crafts. Whether it be forming figures out of clay, assembling shapes or blocks, or rummaging their hands through a craft bin of sparkling sequins, children are experiencing far more than a fun-filled day of crafting. They are participating in what is called sensory play.
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Sensory Bins. Scoop, sort, and explore!

Sensory Bins with Creativity for Kids

Engage your child’s imagination through his or her senses in one play experience with sensory bins. Sensory bins are filled with tactile contents that stimulate the senses and create a play scene for children to exercise their creativity while developing cognitive and social skills
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Big Gem Diamond Painting Unicorn

Big Gem Diamond Painting Magical – 2021 Toy of the Year Finalist

Faber-Castell USA Creativity for Kids is honored to announce that the Big Gem Diamond Painting Magical Craft Kit is a 2021 Toy of the Year finalist. Every year, The Toy Association recognizes the top toys on the market for playgoers to vote on from a wide variety of categories. Known as the “Oscars of the toy industry,” Creativity for Kids is proud to have earned this nomination for none other than the “Creative Toy of the Year” category.
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Q & A with Founder Shira Blumenthal

Interview with Hat Not Hate Founder Shira Blumenthal

One spark can start a fire, or in Shira Blumenthal’s case, one stitch of yarn can start a movement. We at Faber-Castell Creativity for Kids have had the honor of not only getting to know Shira Blumenthal but partner with her anti-bullying movement Hat Not Hate with Lion Brand Yarn. Wanting to learn more from the woman who started the movement, we interviewed Shira about the past, present, and future of Hat Not Hate and the passion behind its success.
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Where Do Our Seeds Come From?

Craft and Grow Children’s Gardens with Safely Sourced Seeds

With more than 40 years of experience in creating crafts for kids, we at Creativity for Kids are not only experts at creating crafts but creating them safely. Every component in our craft kits is designed with your child’s safety in mind with safety testing and a non-toxic guarantee. Our Creativity for Kids GROW kits safely give kids the opportunity to create their own gardens with seeds added to each kit by our production team here in the United States.
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Hat Not Hate Quick Knit Loom Hat

Lion Brand Yarn, Faber-Castell Team Up on Crafting Kit to Help Kids End Bullying

A special edition of the Creativity for Kids Quick Knit Loom makes it easier for youth to get involved with the anti-bullying campaign #HatNotHate.
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Rock painting bunny in grass

Home for A Bunny Rock Painting for Kids

A rock painting craft for kids inspired by "Home for A Bunny." Objective: Students develop the drawing and painting skills to transform a rock into a rabbit.
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5 Great Reasions to Create Origami as a Family

Origami Health Benefits: 5 Great Reasons to create Origami as a Family

Origami is fun to create, pretty to look at, and surprisingly beneficial to your health! Here are five reasons why I recently incorporated origami into our routine.
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Paint Splatter Easter Eggs Craft for Kids

Easter Egg Paint Splatter Craft for Kids

Easy Easter egg craft for kids! It’s been a long, cold winter…. While we wait for spring to come, here’s an egg-cellent Easter activity for the kids. These Paint Splatter Easter Eggs are fun, festive, and best of all – mess-free!
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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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What is the Difference Between 5D and 3D Diamond Painting?

5D Diamond Painting vs. 3D Diamond Painting

What is the difference between 5D diamond painting and 3D diamond painting? Diamond painting is a fun trend that attracts people looking for a fun activity with its sparkling diamond gems and various unique designs. Though the concept is simple, each diamond painting kit has unique qualities. WIth different application methods, accessories, and terminology, understanding everything diamond painting has to offer can get confusing. A frequently questioned quality is the difference between 5D diamond painting and 3D diamond painting.
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What is Diamond Painting?

What is Diamond Painting?

Diamond painting is a creative trend that crafters and artists of all ages enjoy. Similar to paint-by-number or mosaic art, it attracts fans of such methodical activities and crafts with its creative concepts. Diamond painting enhances those concepts with sparkling diamonds that attract creatives interested in adding dimension and extra fun to traditional painting activities.
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Big Gem Diamond Painting DIY Free Printable Valentines

DIY Valentine's Day Printables with Big Gem Diamond Painting

Happy Valentine's Day! Well....almost. Helping your child find the perfect Valentine's Day cards to bring to school can be a pretty big deal. Have them customize their valentines this year in sparkling gems with our DIY Valentines Day printables and Big Gem Diamond Painting craft kits!
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