Over the years, we were asked to help set expectations about how long it will take to complete a Creativity for Kids® arts and crafts activity kit.  Each time, our team sits down and talks it over – the pros and cons of labeling each product with an expected time to complete the project.  Ultimately, […]

creative rock star-ice cream

For the past 26+ years, Bryan has used his artistic talents to create beautiful packaging and countless catalogs for our Faber-Castell and Creativity for Kids brands. In addition to “work,” Bryan uses his creative genius to decorate our office areas with his signature brand of sculptural humor.   Creative Outside of Work…and Around Town   […]

travel crafts

School is out and summer is here! It is the perfect time for family vacations, adventures and bonding. Whether that is a long road trip or a plane ride, crafts will be the perfect way to keep your kids learning and occupied. When picking craft activities for traveling with your kids, think of activities that […]

DIY Gifts for Day

As Father’s Day approaches quickly, it is time to get out the paint brushes and switch on your creativity to give Dad or Grandpa the gift he really wants. YOUR CHILD’S CREATIONS! There are so many possible crafts to make for dad and with dad on his day but, here are some of our favorites! […]

Summer Slide Crafts

School is out, and summer is in session! When the excitement over escaping the classroom eventually wears down, it is only a matter of time before we start to hear the dreaded phrase “I’m bored” as the infamous summer slide commences. Creativity for Kids® is here to help. With homework out of the way for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!   […]

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