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Christmas Ornaments with Yarn

Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids with Yarn

There's no place like home for the holidays! So why not make it extra special, festive and fun with these laced Christmas ornaments!
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Toilet Paper Tube Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Easy & Fun Turkey Craft for Kids

Get your stretchy pants ready, it’s time for Thanksgiving! The holidays are upon us and you can’t help but feel extra festive with kids in the house. Decorate for Turkey Day with this adorable Toilet Paper Tube Turkey!
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Big Gem Diamond Painting

Big Gem Diamond Painting for Kids

With our new Big Gem Diamond Painting Craft kits, Creativity for Kids brings sparkling dimension to traditional coloring and painting crafts. These kits take the joys of the diamond painting trend to a fun and easy level for children and beginners with adorable designs and easy to use gems that will make your child’s creativity shimmer.
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Three Pine Cone Turkeys Thanksgiving Kids Craft

Pinecone Turkey Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

These pinecone turkeys are a fun and easy way to teach simple tracing, cutting and gluing skills, while discussing the importance of Thanksgiving – it’s so much more than mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (although those are yummy and important too.)
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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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Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

This Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie craft is the perfect activity and decoration for your Thanksgiving feast! Season’s Eatings… I mean Greetings! But seriously, what’s better than this time of year full of family, food, and food-themed crafts.
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Christmas Craft Upcycled LED Tea Light Houses

Christmas Craft for Kids: Upcycled LED Tea Light House

This is a wonderful family Christmas craft where everyone can participate in creating an heirloom decoration that will be cherished for years to come. Just gather all your materials and everyone can make one house and when you put them all together you have a village! If you have a Xacto™ knife or another cutting tool you can make the full light-up version as shown above, or we also provide a no-light version that is quicker and easier and only requires scissors, no knife.
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Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornaments

Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornament

Christmas crafts for kids are the perfect way to get them in the holiday spirit! Add a little extra Christmas cheer to your gifts or Christmas decorations this holiday season with these cute fingerprint ornaments crafts.
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Paper Plate Spider - Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Paper Plate Spider Craft for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas – YET! But it is Halloween and it is the most decorated holiday in our house. These creepy crawly paper plate spiders are the perfect addition to the freight fest in your home!
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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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The Teal Pumpkin Project with Two Pumpkins

8 Creative and Fun Ideas to Support the Teal Pumpkin Project

While picking out pumpkins, buying treats, and setting up decorations, consider promoting allergy inclusion by turning teal this fall. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes Halloween inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.  Here we have eight ideas to make sure everyone can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.
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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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Spooky Spider Bookmark Halloween Craft

Spooky Spider Bookmark Halloween Craft

I love Halloween- it’s a chance to get silly AND spooky! With these spider bookmarks, you can hold your place AND make a craft that is sure to be a hit. It’s perfect for our friends with food allergies who might not get to enjoy trick-or-treating. 
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Monster Face Painted Rocks

Halloween Painted Rock Faces Craft for Kids

Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls! OH MY! Halloween is a BIG deal in our house. We go all out with costumes, parties, treats, and decorations! These painted rock faces are the perfect front porch pumpkin companion or non-candy treat for your little tricksters.
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What is a Petroglyph? The Fascinating History of Humans Decorating Rocks

What is a Petroglyph? The Fascinating History of Humans Decorating Rocks

Have you ever been on a walk and noticed an unusual rock at your feet? We have! If the Kindness Rocks Project has hit your town, you may have seen painted rocks hidden in plain sight. The idea is that spreading messages and images of joy is something anyone can do. Just grab a rock, paint it, and leave it where someone will see it when they need a dose of kindness in their lives. It’s a little serendipity to spread positivity and give people a friendly thought to ponder.
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Paper Plate Pizza Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Pizza Craft for Kids

It’s back to school season! 😱 While everyone is prepping with fresh supplies, backpacks, and new kicks, I’m over here trying to remind my preschooler how to write her name with something other than sidewalk chalk. This paper plate pizza craft is a fun and easy way to brush up on a few basic motor skills.
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Why are Time Limits on Kids' Craft Activity Kits Avoided by Creativity for Kids®  Development Team?

Why are Time Limits on Kids' Craft Activity Kits Avoided by Creativity for Kids® Development Team?

Over the years, we were asked to help set expectations about how long it will take to complete a Creativity for Kids® arts and crafts activity kit.  Each time, our team sits down and talks it over – the pros and cons of labeling each product with an expected time to complete the project.  Ultimately, our conclusion is always the same…  We will not add time limit expectation labeling to our products. In this article, our awesome Development Team tells you why.
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DIY Fluffy Slime

DIY Fluffy Slime

If you have school-aged kids, you already know that DIY Slime is a super-popular craft. Kids are making it for fun, for fundraisers, and at parties. This recipe has only 5 common ingredients that you can find at the drugstore or dollar store.
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DIY Bubble Wands

DIY Bubble Wand Craft Project

We are making DIY Bubble Wands that are both perfect for making bubbles AND for imagination play the rest of the year! It’s summer and one of the great joys of the season is getting outside! What better way to have fun in the sun than by making bubbles? Let’s get started.
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