Creativity Cans at Principal Show

Faber-Castell® launched their iconic Creativity Can at the 2017 National Principals Conference in Philadelphia to inspire hands-on creative experiences in the classroom. Creativity Can® is a versatile, hands-on tool for learning the 4C’s of 21st Century Skills. Creativity Communication Collaboration Critical thinking   This innovative, ready-to-use educational tool is filled with simple and fun materials […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valentine's Day Art Project

  Grade Level: Kinder – 6th grade   Time Required: 1-1/2 45-min. class periods   Objective: Students identify the people, moments, memories, places and things that are important to them. They then create artwork expressing their ideas in a heart painting.     Materials: Connector Paint Box/brush DuoTip Black Marker Watercolor Pad 9 x12   […]

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. […]

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, […]

Introduction: Use the bounty of your backyard to create one or more of these Woodland Crown varieties! These beautiful, all natural crowns will add that special touch to your summer festivals and everyday make-believe dress-up. The samples are made out of real flowers, but these will wilt within a day or two. You can also […]

Introduction: Pinwheels are a nostalgic favorite that have delighted kids for generations. They are so simple to make and with a little imagination you can find new ways to use these clever little whirligigs for parties, decorations and good old-fashioned fun! Since they are so quick to make, you could make a bunch of giant […]

Introduction: Just think how many water bottles (and soda bottles) end up in landfills! They can be recycled but many don’t make it into the recycling centers and even when they do it takes more energy to convert these into other plastic items… So save a few and turn them into cool party decorations!   […]

To Mom: You help me Grow N’ Glow You are Beautiful & Sweet You Rock! You are my BFF! I Love when we do Art together Thank you for allowing me to express my Creativity! Happy Mother’s Day! love, Your Doodle–Bug  

In 2014, Faber-Castell® Premium Children’s Art Products launched its first ever Marker Recycling Program. 100 Terracycle boxes were distributed to schools nationwide. These boxes are used to collect empty plastic marker barrels. When the boxes are full, the marker barrels are then sent to Terracycle where they find new lives as outdoor furniture, reclaimed jewelry, […]

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. […]

Let’s make a robot! By Janis Doukakis This is a fun craft to celebrate Earth Day (or really any day!) Level of Difficulty: Easy This craft is appropriate for kids aged 4 years and older and may require some adult assistance. Children 8+ may be able to do this craft unassisted, except for the use […]

Introduction: This idea came from loading up old clothes to take to Goodwill – there were soooo many t-shirts! Some of these had little holes or were stained or were just gifts or promos that were never worn… (Would your Dad wear a bright orange shirt? Maybe, but ours ended up in the Goodwill box). […]

Jamie Gallagher, CEO of Faber-Castell® USA, was a featured speaker at Creativity World Forum hosted by Creative Oklahoma. Feature photo by Garett Fisbeck   Gallagher’s speech, “Creatives Wanted: Artists Need Not Apply,” addressed how “creative talent” may not be defined in the same traditional manner or for the same traditional roles which you might think. […]