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 […]

Inspire Creative Thinking

Kids are naturally creative and rarely encounter difficulty generating new ideas. Unfortunately, however, as we grow into adulthood our minds swirl with life, chores, work and everything in-between, which often squashes our opportunities for creative thinking. It even can seem that we’ve lost our natural ability to be creative. The good news is that your […]

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. […]

Health Benefits of Coloring

Health Benefits of Coloring include lowered stress, reduced anxiety and others.   Coloring is more than just a great way to spend time with your kids — there are health benefits that include lower anxiety, take away stress and improve cognitive functioning. It’s no wonder why kids love the fun and freedom of coloring. The big surprise, […]

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: 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!   […]

“When you put together things that people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created.” -Louise Nevelson 1899-1988 By Janis Doukakis   Vocabulary: Found objects – objects that originally had a different purpose, which the artist collected and used in […]

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. […]

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. […]

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma will inspire, educate and engage in discussions regarding the importance of creativity, innovation and ingenuity. Jamie Gallagher, CEO of Faber-Castell® USA, is a featured speaker in the topic circuit of Why Creativity Matters to Business Today. The topics of the afternoon session will focus on […]

Introduction: The perfect snow day or rainy day activity! If this long winter makes you feel like you’re stuck inside a white and grey world, try making these colorful creations for your windows and you’ll brighten up any room with loads of sunny color! We call them “stained glass,” because just like the real thing, […]

Introduction: Are you ever frustrated by the limitations of egg dyeing? All those pastel colors and it’s so hard to create fun details? Well no more! Amazingly, Faber-Castell Colored Pencils are made with a non-wax emollient formula that can work on eggshells! It is so easy to get the color and details you’ve always wanted […]

Faber-Castell® has partnered with Hands on Crafts to create fun, DIY, family crafts. Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects, multi-cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas. Make Your […]

National poll conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Creativity for Kids® reveals synchronicity between men and women but differences between generations     CLEVELAND, Ohio (February 10, 2015) – A national poll conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Creativity for Kids®, a Faber-Castell® brand, revealed that 94% of Americans say it […]

          First, acquire a handy 4-drink carrier at Starbucks® or another café. They’re made from thick pressed paper and are really sturdy and can be made into lots of fun things. Today we’ll make a candy caddy for Valentine’s Day! Included are two versions, one made with paint, the other with […]

Introduction: After you download the music from a CD, they often sit for years unused or end up in the trash. You can repurpose yours into handy boxes that are perfect for stowing art materials, desk supplies, toys, trinkets and even more CDs!! Everyone needs handy boxes for stowing things, so these make great gifts. […]

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