mother's day craft

What do you give that special Mom or Grandma in your life? Chocolate, jewelry, and especially wine, are good ideas. But a homemade gift on top of that is always appreciated. These Mother’s Day painted wood pieces are sure to remind Mom just how much you care. <3  

Earth Day Craft for Kids

Spring is in the air and if you’re anything like me, you’re trying to get excited about spring cleaning (yay). While you’re pitching and purging, save a few empty milk cartons and don’t toss those take-out forks just yet! Grab a few twigs from the front yard and let’s celebrate Earth Day by crafting up […]

Mardi Gras Kids Craft

I love a parade! And king cakes… and jambalaya… and powder sugar covered pączkis (delicious Polish donuts)… I’m getting hungry over here! Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties around, so why not celebrate in a family-friendly way at home! These colorful paper plate masks are a fun and easy way to craft up […]

Now that the holidays are behind us and packed away in the basement, it’s time to think about the next holiday – the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for not only my husband and I to celebrate our love, but also to show the kids a little extra love […]

Kids Christmas Craft

Add a little extra Christmas cheer to your gifts this holiday season by creating these cute fingerprint ornaments!

How to Draw a Turkey

Let kids personalize their Thanksgiving with this “How to Draw a Turkey” art project.  Our turkey is based on the book,“The Very Stuffed Turkey” by Katharine Kenah. We encourage you to read it first and then start drawing! Imagine, create, experiment and discover. Art is where children learn to express ideas and feelings, solve problems, and develop […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haunted House Art Project

This Halloween art lesson is inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  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. National Core Arts Standards Creating: #1, 2, 3 Presenting/Producing: #5 Responding: #7,9 Connecting: #11 http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ Materials: Faber-Castell Oil Pastels or Faber-Castell Beeswax Crayons Pencil Brush […]

Texture Art Lesson

This texture art lesson plan teaches students to create texture art through the use of a variety of line work and painting effects on their own image of a Great Horned Owl.   “For one minute, three minutes, maybe even a hundred minutes, we stared at one another.”   OWL MOON by Jane Yolen, illustrated by […]

Earth Day Recycle Robot Project

Create your own robot using Faber-Castell Metallic Colored EcoPencils and Recycled Materials Robots are everywhere… if you have a creative mind, Faber-Castell Metallic Colored EcoPencils and a few other handy materials. Look around for the robot parts disguised as recyclable materials such as empty plastic containers, cardboard tubes and small boxes, plastic beads, caps from […]

While there are many advantages of easy access to technology, growing up in a technology-centered world can be harmful to kids’ normal creative development.  Screen time interferes with the important process of finding out about the world through hands-on play. Your child spending a lot of time on devices may be inevitable in this age, […]

Welcome to the World of Creativity! The North American International Toy Fair, also known as “Toy Fair” is an annual event where hundreds of exhibitors launch new products in the toy industry. Closed to the public, this our opportunity to invite retailers and the press to see the hottest new products coming to the market. […]

Pop Art Hearts

A Valentine’s Day Art Project is inspired by Romero Britto.  Britto is a Brazilian-born and Miami-made international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto has created a visual language of hope and happiness all its own that is inspiring to millions of people everywhere. […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO RILEYSHAY NEFF, THE WINNER OF OUR #CREATIVEME CATALOG COVER ART CONTEST. HER SUBMISSION “BEAUTIFUL DAY” IS A MXED MEDIA PIECE CREATED USING FABER-CASTELL WATERCOLOR PENCILS AND WATERCOLOR PAINT. RILEYSHAY IS IN THE 5TH GRADE AT LEARNING GARDEN ARTS ACADEMY. SHE LOVES THEATRE, ABSTRACT ART, ANIMALS AND WRITING SHORT STORIES. FOLLOW #CREATIVEME FOR MORE […]

Are you falling in love with coloring again? Thanks to some big time stories (like this one and this one), the coloring book craze for adults is here!   Not only does this excite us because we are the oldest pencil manufacturer in the world, have a virtual pencil factory and we make fabulous Colored EcoPencils, […]

Celebrate Earth Day (and every day) with fun art and craft activities: Make a Recycled Flower Bouquet with this template, colored paper, chenille stem and glue/tape. Color and construct a Flower Flip Book. Find words and learn vocabulary with this eco word search. Color, draw and construct a “My Ecology Journal” with these printable pages: […]

Fun lesson for Earth Day! By Janis Doukakis   Introduction: 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. […]

Thanks to Jim Bessman at examiner.com for this great article showcasing why artist extraordinaire and friend, Franz Spohn, loves Faber-Castell® Premium Children’s Art Products.   During the 4-day Toy Fair event, Franz demonstrated the new Gluten-Free Tempera Paints and Gel Crayons. Take a look at this amazing video:  

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