Craft Spotlight: Sew Up Vests

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Wear your art! That’s what we say for our amazing Sew Up Vests! These multi-skill craft projects are made from versatile Color Diffusing material so that the paint design you make on the vest creates a tie-dye like effect when you add a bit of water. Paint, fold, sew and wear your vest for a variety of classroom activities! Continue reading

The Differentiated Kindergarten blog uses our Manuscript Letter Beads!

Students will love being able to see their numbers and letters up close! These sturdy, colorful beads can be strung on thread or sorted into trays just like the photo above. Use the beads to teach number and letter recognition using visual and tactile approaches. Like blogger Marsha states, the beads aren’t simply beads, because “the bead IS the letter”!  Continue reading

Earth Day Dioramas!

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted an original craft project for the blog, but now we’re getting back into the swing of things! Earth Day is only a week away, so we’re getting a head start on our art projects. This post features multiple projects in one. Using the links below, you can skip to specific projects, or have a browse through our step-by-step photos and animations. The focus of this activity is to provide students with an understanding of various climates throughout the world and to celebrate the diversity of these climates through dioramas. Continue reading

Craft Spotlight: Fingerpaint Flower

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Big, bold and bright, Fingerpaint Flowers are the perfect art activity to paint out in the spring air! The best part about fingerpainting outside is that it adds another dimension of sensory development: not only are students using fingerpaints to stimulate finger movement, but the warmth of the sunlight will warm up the paint and the fingerpainting paper! Continue reading

This Little Class of Mine uses our Color Diffusing Paper!

Used to make ocean backgrounds for these adorable squid characters, Color Diffusing Paper was combined with paint and bit of salt to create neat bubbly water effects! Continue reading

Craft Spotlight: Stand Up Letters

DSCF7019Our newest product addition: R49702 Stand Up Letters! Students can color in and decorate the letters, adding their own unique touch with collage materials, stickers, mosaics and more! The Stand Up Letters are perfect for helping students picture exactly how each letter looks like–since they stand out so well! Continue reading