Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Guest blogger Dawn Chipman writes:
These sturdy templates are perfect for the legions of preschoolers who love trains, planes, and automobiles—not to mention space ships and hot air balloons! Things That Go includes 10 different stencils to trace.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013
Looking for something to keep the kids entertained for a few hours? Maybe it’s Spring Break, maybe it’s yet another snow day (as we’re expecting here tomorrow, ugh!), or maybe you’re just simply looking for something new. For this week’s blog posts, I’ll be featuring great boredom busters I’ve recently found.
Art supplies are always on the go-to boredom buster list. But finding good quality materials in a kit for a reasonable price can sometimes be harder than, well, drawing a family of stick figures. The Do Art: Art Collage kit from Faber-Castell has everything I look for in a craft kit—and then some. Sixty sheets of colorful, good-quality paper; a few textural elements such as lace and burlap; two types of glue; and—wait for it—scissors that actually cut! (For those of you who purchased lots of craft kits, you know that can be a rare thing!) But maybe what I like best is the instruction book, which really doesn’t include instructions at all. Rather, it introduces kids to collage, talks about materials they can use (both from the kit and found items), gives examples of types of collage, and then turns them loose to use their imagination and creativity. Perfect.
You can also check out our picks for great educational toys.
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