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Celebrate Diversity with World Colors

Join Faber-Castell in celebrating equality and cultural diversity with our World Colors Collection. Rooted in Germany and represented in over 120 countries, Faber-Castell is a global brand striving to provide complete inclusivity to children and creatives of all ethnicities.
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Mary Blair Lesson Plan Windmill

Mary Blair Art Lesson Plan for Kids

A lesson plan in cut paper collage for grades 2nd - 12th, completed in 3 45 minute class periods. Students learn about the life and career of the famous Disney artist Mary Blair, and create a cut paper collage of their own home/castle inspired by her work.

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Bob the Artist Bird

Bob the Artist - A Kindergarten Literature and Arts Lesson Plan

A literature and arts lesson plan for kindergarten, completed in 1 1/2 hours. In this lesson plan, students make a mixed media image of Bob, inspired by the book Bob The Artist, by Marion Denchars. Young students will make a simple mixed-media image of Bob, complete with artistic beak and cute skinny legs.
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Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

Earth Day Craft for Kids - Warm as the Sun Cool as the Moon

The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. 
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How to Make a Dreamcatcher

How to Make a Dreamcatcher

A dreamcatcher DIY for kids! This is a longer project as you’ll need time to let glue and paint dry. It’s great practice for gluing, painting, measuring, cutting, threading, beading, and tying. Also, a great activity to help pass the time on those cold and rainy days.
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Easter Egg Crafts

Easter Egg Crayon Resist Craft for Kids

Easter egg craft with mixed media! The technique shown here, called “Resist”, is when you apply one material that is waxy or oily and then go over it with a water-based material that is not waxy or oily and won’t mix – it resists! In this case, I’m using crayons as the resist. Then I cover this with watercolor paint.
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Colored pencil Easter egg decoration

Egg Decorating with Colored Pencils

Egg decorating that's easy and mess-free! For all ages 4 to adult. Are you ever frustrated by the limitations of egg dyeing? All those pastel colors and it’s so hard to create fun details? Well no more! Amazingly, Faber-Castell Colored Pencils are made with a non-wax emollient formula that can work on eggshells!
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Fluffy Bunny Bum Bunting

Fluffy Easter Bunny Bum Bunting - An Easter Craft for Kids

Making Easter Crafts with Kids is a great way to celebrate the season. We love to make memories while dying Easter eggs and making festive bunnies and chicks. This is a quick and fun craft to celebrate Easter! You’ll need a few supplies: Faber-Castell Rainbow Fluffy Paint, Burlap Bunting, Easter Theme Paper, Glue and Scissors.
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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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Martin Luther King Jr. and Paper Watercolor Crown

Black History Month Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.

A kindergarten lesson plan for Black History Month. With this lesson plan, students can learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and make their own special crown expressing his virtues.
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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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Oh my Gourd Watercolor Pumpkin Doodles

Oh My Gourd...Fall Pumpkin Doodles

OH MY GOURD! I love Fall! Also, did you know it is almost National Doodle Day? I always like to add a bit of loose watercolor to my doodles! I used the watercolor connector set as well as a Medium tip Pitt Artist Pen.
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Haunted House Lesson Plan

Halloween Art Lesson - Draw a Haunted House

This lesson is offered in the spirit of Halloween fun! Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween.
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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 Balloon Happy Birthday Card

DIY Watercolor Birthday Card

Ever have a birthday but no card? Here is a simple DIY version. You can also play around with different patterns and images. For this project, I used a folded piece of watercolor paper and the Faber-Castell Connector Paint set.
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Lesson Plan: Charley Harper & Van Gogh Mash Up

Lesson Plan: Charley Harper & Van Gogh Mash Up

Hey, friends! I’m excited to share this fun lesson that I’ve started with my sweet second grade kiddos. I decided to introduce them to Charley Harper (a fave of mine) and a little guided drawing. THEY LOVED IT! They were so excited about their wee raccoons that I decided to create a lesson from their drawings. Feel free to use this lesson in your art teacherin’ and creating world...all I ask is that you give me a shout out when you share on your favorite social media. This helps folks find their way back here to enjoy the lesson as well.
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Back to School Paper Plate School Bus

Back to School Paper Plate School Bus Craft

Summer is winding down 😥 and it's time to prepare the kids for the next adventure. We are preparing for Kindergarten and with this milestone transition comes some new and possibly scary experiences. While my daughter is excited to ride the bus for the first time, she can't help but be a bit apprehensive about it. I am hoping this cute paper plate school bus craft will generate curiosity and excitement!
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