If you have school age kids by now you have probably heard the acronym STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. More and more schools are focusing on STEM based teaching, even Girl Scouts is starting to as well. However parents, teachers and policy makers are realizing it actually takes STEAM to make the world a better place. The A in STEAM of course stands for Arts. Fibre-Craft’s Creative Hands® Kits are perfect for unleashing the creative side in children. Instructions are minimal, allowing the kiddos mind to create wonderful artistic and fun projects. I feel that people can teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to their hearts content, but without the Arts, everything is boring and run of the mill. We need to encourage uniqueness and creativity to bring some color into the world.
My 6 year old daughter Katie, loves arts and crafts. These kits were perfect for her! She needed a little help with scissors, but other then that she was good to go! Katie decided that she wanted to make a flower from the Paper Pals Kit. The directions were fairly simple, with many ways to use your creative side to decorate and do your own thing. The kits came with everything she needed except glue and scissors, which I’m sure most households have on hand. Katie had a blast designing and decorating her own flower!
Katie was so pleased were her final product, a beautifully unique flower!
Fibre–Craft’s Creative Hands® Kits come in three different varieties:
Zoo 2 Do • $12.99 • Ages 6+
All the animals in the zoo are jumping up and down for you! Available at retailers Fred Meyer, Meijer and Kroger, this Zoo 2 Do kit with the tote-able handle, features monkey, giraffe, lion, zebra and others for a total of 25 zoo-themed projects.
Creative Fun Tote • $12.99 • Ages 6+
Rainy days and Sundays are ideal for this overflowing box of craft pieces that can be transformed into animals, cupcakes, bugs, pencil toppers and whatever the imagination can conjure. This fun tote is available at Fred Meyer, Meijer and Kroger stores. Kids can follow the enclosed project sheet or personalize with their own wacky ideas. Art is in the eye of the beholder!
Paper Pals Bugs & Flowers • $12.99 • Ages 6+
Even kids will allergies will adore these pretty flowers and friendly bugs that are tucked inside
Paper Pals – a kit that starts with paper plates and paper cups! Available at Zulily and Meijers retailers coast to coast, this tote-able kit makes 12 big projects. A project sheet is included to start kids off. The final results are totally up to them!
Fibre-Craft has been a leader in the creative activities category for over 60 years. Established in
1953, Fibre-Craft began by manufacturing wood fiber for handcrafting artificial flowers. In 1959, the award-winning company expanded to mass-market retail outlets for arts and crafts supplies, floral supplies, doll supplies and decorative accessories. Since then, Fibre-Craft has maintained its high standards for quality and creativity, while expanding the boundaries of children’s imaginations through creative toys and arts and crafts. The company’s vision is to make a difference in the lives of children and its employees. For more information, visit www.fibrecraft.com.
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