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? And today, we’ll make DIY Bubble Wands that are both perfect for making bubbles AND for imagination play the rest of the year! Let’s get started. You’ll need: Dowel […]

rock painting trend

Hide and Seek Rock Painting There’s a new trend hiding around every corner of the world, and it ROCKS-literally! People are taking the classic activity of rock painting a step further by hiding these inspiring works of art in public places for others to find.  See how this easy and fun activity is making landslides […]

Have you heard about the hide and seek rock painting movement? Groups of all ages are hiding painted rocks across the country in hopes of spreading kindness and joy to those that discover them.  Guest blogger, Marisa Wissman, who was co-chair of a recent rock painting event at her children’s school, describes why rock painting […]

An interview with Franz Spohn, artist extraordinaire: 1. You are the “Artist Extraordinaire” at Faber-Castell.  What is the best part about being the Artist Extraordinaire?   To begin, I consider it quite an honor. To have the opportunity to work with lots of kids, families, educators and of course, the many wonderful folks at Faber–Castell. This […]

Recycled Sun Catchers

Today we are going to make an easy Sparkly sun catcher- and guess what? You probably already have everything you need. We build it off of a recycled plastic lid, so it’s an earth-friendly craft, too! This would be fun to make and give as gifts for teachers, Dads, or anyone special! You’ll need: scissors […]

Learn to Paint

In this lesson plan, students will learn to paint boats like Claude Monet. An example of Monet’s artwork Fishing Boats, Calm Sea (1868) is shown here. Growing up outside the port city of Le Havre, France, Monet was familiar with boats. His father earned his living servicing larger ships at his small shop. Monet never owned his own boat until the […]

Written by Robert Cambria, Executive Director of LilySarahGrace   As an organization committed to bringing the arts and creativity back into classrooms, it should come as no surprise that there are few events we look forward to more each year than our annual Los Angeles Craft Fair. This event not only offers more than a […]

This is a cool project to make and give as a gift- or to treat yourself! Within this cactus plant is a hidden pen to help you plan out your adventures.  You only need a few basic supplies: air dry clay mini pen with cap mini pot paints and brushes toothpicks pea gravel or beans […]

Behind the Creativity Here at Faber-Castell USA, we have a lot of fun turning our passion for creativity into fun experiences and thought you would like to learn more about us!   An interview with Mary K., Director of Product Development, Creativity for Kids Brand:    How long have you worked at Faber-Castell USA?  I’ve […]

Flower Fairies and Wood Sprites Recycle Craft

Spring is here and Earth Day is right around the corner- so let’s celebrate with a fun recycle craft! These flower fairies and woodland sprites have a special component- they jingle in the breeze! You’ll need just four supplies for this easy craft: silk flowers beads of various sizes twist ties OR chenille stems jingle […]

Easter Egg Decorating

We’ve created 6 simple techniques to make unique and festive Easter Eggs with Faber-Castell Fizzy Paints Supplies needed: A bowl of clean water Hard boiled eggs or empty egg shells Paper towels Protective layer for work surface (wax paper) Faber-Castell Fizzy Paint Kit   We hope you enjoy decorating your Easter Egg! We’d love to […]

nature lesson

Create a nature journal with this fun and scientific lesson plan. Students will study plants and animals and create a nature journal filled with sketches, notes and other exciting discoveries! Objective: Students conduct a scientific study of plant and animal life in their own backyard or neighborhood by documenting it with sketches, field notes and research, […]

Rock Painting Lesson

Rock Painting with a twist! Students develop the drawing and painting skills to transform a rock into a rabbit. HOME FOR A BUNNY–by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Garth Williams In the Spring a bunny came down the road. He was going to find a home of his own. A home for a bunny, a […]

Henri Matisse Art Lesson

In this Henri Matisse Art Lesson, students will learn about the life and art of Henri Matisse, and create a cut out collage inspired by his work.   “From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that […]

Behind the Creativity Here at Faber-Castell USA, we have a lot of fun turning our passion for creativity into fun experiences and thought you would like to learn more about us! An interview with Lisa G., Assistant Design Manager and developer/designer of Color Your Mood Crystal Jewelry  How long have you worked at Faber-Castell USA […]

Tar Beach

Tar Beach lesson plan is inspired by the work of the famous writer, painter and quilter, Faith Ringgold. Grade Level: 2nd – 4th grade Objective: Students learn about the Contemporary American artist Faith Ringgold, and create their own story quilt collage inspired by her book, Tar Beach. Time Required: 3 45-min. class periods National Core Arts […]

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. You can whip this up in about 5 minutes and have […]

how to draw animals

Draw four adorable animals with a Valentine’s Day themes. These 4 how to videos include how to draw a bunny, panda, fox and puppy. In an attempt to introduce younger students to printing, reinforce the elements of art, work on our fine motor skills and spread a little LOOOOOVE, Cassie Stephens created a series of […]

Valentine's Day Art Project

A fun and colorful Valentine’s Day Art Project using Faber-Castell Oil Pastels. Kids can create adorable Candy Hearts with personalized messages for Valentine’s Day.   Supplies: 12” X 18” watercolor or heavy stock paper. Because you’ll be using baby oil, thin paper will not work. Oil pastels Baby oil Q-tips Heart-shaped templates (Not necessary but helpful) Step […]

Today we have a sweet Valentine’s Day craft that is suitable for ages 5 and up. And these “Love Bugs” are fun and easy to make, too! You’ll want to make one for everyone in you family. You’ll need: 1 1/2 inches styrofoam ball tissue paper (recycled is ok) white glue or decoupage pom pom paintbrush […]

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