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Holiday hosting lettering with a Metallic Marker and candy cane

Christmas Party and Holiday Hosting Crafts with Faber-Castell

The recipes are written, ingredients are purchased, gifts are wrapped, and the guest list includes all your favorite people, yet you have that nagging feeling that something for your holiday party is still missing. Holiday hosting as an artist isn’t complete without a personally crafted touch. Get your creative juices flowing and deck the halls with these Christmas party holiday hosting crafts that are sure to make your party one that will be cherished for years to come. 
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The difference between Castell 9000 and Pitt Graphite Matte

Comparing Graphite Pencils: Castell 9000 vs. Pitt Graphite Matte

What is the difference between Pitt Graphite Matte and Castell 9000? Both pencils hold equal value but possess qualities that make them individually special. Learn about those different qualities, here.
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10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

Deciding what Christmas decorations to display and what Christmas gifts to give can be a fun but stressful token of the holiday season. As the holiday hustle and bustle seems to get more chaotic as the years go by, DIY Christmas decorations and handmade gifts are the perfect way to personalize the holiday season. These 10 decoration and gift ideas are fun, simple, and creative ways for you and your children to get into the  Christmas spirit.
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Holiday Party Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holiday Party Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holiday parties present the opportunity for children to create family traditions, foster friendships, and inspire creativity. Too often; however, we get trapped in a routine about mulling through the same standard Santa activities year after year. Luckily, we at Creativity for Kids are the experts of creative crafts that are not only fun and unique but will nurture creative confidence. Here are holiday party children’s crafts that break the mold on traditional celebrations and will inspire your children this holiday season.
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Candle Holder and Metallic Markers

DIY Christmas Decorations with Metallic Markers

Creating DIY Christmas Decorations makes preparing for the holiday season even more exciting. Use Metallic Markers to follow along with this holiday-themed tutorial decorating a glass candle holder.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments

Create DIY Christmas Ornaments with Metallic Markers

Create unique and personalized Christmas ornaments with Faber-Castell Metallic Markers. Decorate light, dark, or colorful smooth surfaces, such as plastic, foil, porcelain, glass and metal, with a premium metallic effect.
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Halloween garland

DIY Halloween Décor - Paper Garland

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial on how to create an easy and fun Halloween décor with Watercolor Pans that you can create with your kids. I have compiled the materials list for you.
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Crystal sketch

Inktober Inspired Crystal Watercolor Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial on how to draw a natural citrine crystal with Pitt Artist Pen, Watercolors in Pans and Goldfaber Watercolor pencils as part of The Inktober Challenge 2021!
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Two colored reindeer

Reindeer Holiday Coloring Page

A coloring page for reindeer because Santa isn't the only star of the show! Enjoy this printable holiday coloring page to celebrate the helpers that keep Santa's sleigh in flight. Coloring is great for long cold winter days
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Christmas hand lettering

Create Merry Little Christmas Cards and Coloring Pages

Create personalized Christmas cards with this hand lettering tutorial to send a "merry" message to someone you love this holiday season.
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Four Christmas trees

Christmas Tree Card Coloring Pages

Our coloring pages make the perfect Christmas card or Holiday greeting. Choose from four different Christmas tree designs or print them all to send to family and friends.
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Painted alpaca

Christmas Alpaca Painting Tutorial

This Christmas-themed painting tutorial with our watercolor paints is perfect for the festive season!
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Acorn Squash Sketch Tutorial with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Acorn Squash Sketch Tutorial with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Use Goldfaber Color Pencils and a Pitt Artist Pen to create this acorn squash sketch that is fitting for fall.
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7 Unique Halloween Crafts for Kids

7 Unique Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is an exciting time of the year. It is the prime time of the year to show off your creativity! Using your imagination, you can decorate and create costumes to transform into whoever or whatever you want to be. Celebrate Halloween with your children or students in a unique way with these easy craft ideas and lesson plans.
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Pitt Graphite Matte Tips and Tricks

Graphite Pencils Tips and Techniques with Pitt Graphite Matte

Our brand-new Pitt Graphite Matte Pencils bring a new dynamic dimension in the way you use your graphite pencils. To date, we have provided traditional graphite tip and technique guides. However, using Pitt Graphite can add a different effect to standard graphite tips and techniques. Artists all over the world have been searching for a graphite pencil that brings reduced reflection on paper for maximum tonal value density and incredible depth effect. In this article, you will learn how to draw and sketch with the new Pitt Graphite Matte pencils.
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Pitt Matte Graphite Pencils with a sketch

Graphite Pencils Without the Glare – Pitt Graphite Matte

Graphite is a standard artistic media with versatile creative capabilities unlike any other material. While Faber-Castell is proud to provide a selection of graphite options for artists of all skill levels, we are always looking to improve the creative experience of artists everywhere. Our newest graphite addition Pitt Graphite Matte Pencils provide the same highest-quality standards as their standard graphite predecessors without the graphite induced glare.
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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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Hand lettering with pencils and a sharpener

Back to School Hand Lettering with Pitt Artist Pens

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create a playful quote art using Pitt Artist Pen and Goldfaber Color Pencils to mark the return to school. I have compiled the materials list for you.
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Halloween table decorations

DIY Halloween Table Decorations

Halloween crafts are the best way to get in the spooky spirit. With this tutorial you can stylishly serve your Halloween party guests mouse tears and Dracula's blood with personally decorated gourds and pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
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Pastel Art 101: Comparing Pastel Materials

Pastel Art 101: Comparing Pencil, Soft, and Oil Pastels

Pastels are an artistic media unlike any other bringing artists access to vibrant pigments right at their fingertips in the form of sticks or pencils. Pastel artwork can be intimidating when first approached but learning what kind of pastel is right for your artwork is the first step in achieving your artistic goals and mastering the medium. Faber-Castell offers pastels in soft, oil, hard, and pencil form.
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