Origami

  We know that the ancient art of origami is fun to do and pretty to look at. But can the actual folding process be beneficial to your health? The research says yes! Here are five reasons why I recently incorporated origami into our routine: More Quality Time Together Origami, the ancient and traditional Japanese […]

power of positive thinking

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 […]

DIY Bubble Wand Video

  DIY Bubble Wands Craft Project: 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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gather your supplies, because today we are going to make adorable “peppermint stripe” paper ornaments! We used glitter paper, but you could just as easily use red and white construction paper instead. If you are doing this project with a group, you could pre-cut the strips and punch the holes so that it can be […]

harvest napkin rings made with dried beans and recycled cardboard!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and what holiday table doesn’t need a little handmade touch? Today I’ll show you how to make harvest napkin rings, using items you probably already have in your pantry!  Here’s what you’ll need: recycled cardboard, like cereal boxes paper tube from paper towels or toilet paper paper fasteners scissors […]

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. You’ll need the following supplies: jumbo craft sticks acrylic […]

It’s the throes of summer and we are thinking today of the SEA! Can’t get to the ocean? Well, neither can we. But we CAN make a fun jellyfish craft using recycled materials. Most of the items you’ll need can be found around the house- even in the recycle bin! Just make sure all of […]

Birthday Puzzle Card using paper napkins and craft sticks. 3-minute video shows you how!

It’s a fact- kids get asked to a LOT of birthday parties. And usually that means making or buying a card and a gift. Well this is a two-in-one- both a card AND a gift! And kiddos ages 7-13 will really enjoy making this for their friends or family birthdays! To make the Birthday Puzzle […]

Create Your World

Do you have a globe somewhere in your house, maybe in the garage or attic? Chances are good you haven’t looked at it lately. Globes can be fascinating, and they have a colorful history, but many people are now using their creativity to find ways of re-purposing globes. Working on these arts and crafts projects […]

Recycled City Earth Day Project

In honor of Earth Day gather a few items from the recycling bin and create art! Our activity is a great companion to Judith’s Viorst’s book Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me?  I Mean It!)  Going to Move. You can read the book with your children and then use your recycled materials to create Alexander’s […]