Monday, September 3, 2012

Creativity for Kids party and giveaway

I recently had an amazing opportunity to have a party to share Creativity for Kids craft kits (by Faber-Castell) with several of our friends, and we had a blast!

Here is just a few of the items we received:

We started out making the tote bags, since they were simple enough for the kids to do without supervision. They LOVED making them, and even my 2 year old made one!

We moved on to making Pop-Art necklaces, which the girls loved to make, especially since they could customize them, by coloring the art themselves, changing up the beads and adding jewels! The only downside is that the bales (rings) that held the pendant to the necklace kept opening up and they were falling a lot.
Here's just a few of the necklaces the girls made (they could've kept making these for hours!) We had a quick snack and moved on to headbands and bracelets, where things got more difficult. The packaging for both craft kits show lots of amazingly creative accessories, but they were too difficult for most of the girls there to handle, so we made simpler ones.
One thing that was a HUGE help to us was a bag of clothespins! We clipped them on the ribbon where we glued them to the headbands and bracelets, and left them there until the glue dried. No slippage and it was a quick and easy solution!
My very favorite is the rainbow colored bracelet! I wish it was big enough for me, but alas, my daughter will get to wear it...

All the kids also went home with goody bags! They had mosaic trinket boxes and Fashion coloring and ARTivity books, so the creativity could continue at home.

We had an amazing time! I would definitely buy some of these kits for other kids in our life, although I'd save the bracelets for slightly older girls.

Want to try some of these for yourself? I'm giving away 3 grab bags of craft kits from the party, with at least 2 kits in each prize pack.

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I received these products from Creativity for Kids to try and to share with others. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and your opinions may vary from mine.

45 comments:

  1. We foster creativity in our daughter by providing her a large collection of arts and crafts supplies

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  2. We bring art supplies for her.

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  3. This looks like a fun time...:) Take them outside to be "creative"...then it doesn't matter if they make a mess or not, and they can be creative as they wish.

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  4. I try to encourage my kids' creativity by not criticizing their work and by participating with them on my own projects.
    reejen at comcast dot net

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  5. I give my daughter access to all kinds of materials and tools,then just let her go.

    galeogirl at comcast dot net

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  6. I try to keep crayons and markers and craft items readily available to my son!

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  7. I keep a "whatever" box filled with goodies to make things with. I fill it with clean chip bags, ribbons, glue, glitter, just whatever.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  8. I collect things from work that we cant use like sponges and plastic bowls of all sizes and give them to our elementary school for the art classes

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  9. I let them be bored and don't always entertain them with a million things. When they're bored, they ALWAYS find something creative to do!

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  10. I give my kids stuff I no longer want to make things out of the items. I give them art supplies to use and there imaginations.

    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  11. We have an arts and crafts box filled with supplies and I like to use things we pick up on nature walks
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. we paint and i let him build little things my little man

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  13. I let her paint and draw to her heart's content

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  14. when my kids are over, we always make sure to do a craft - whether it's inside or outside

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  15. We always have lots of arts and crafts materials around our house that encourage my daughter's creativity. We love to do activities together.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  16. We have a closet full of various craft stuff...now if I could just organize it so they could open the door without getting attacked

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  17. When the weather is not suitable for going outside to play I try to encourage them to make crafts, color or paint instead of watching television.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  18. I keep a box of craft supplies and odds and ends (something I've done since the Barney days). I try to add new things so the kids can always explore and find something fun to do when they are feeling bored.

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  19. We share/teach our hobbies with our grandkids - such as sewing & photography. We also give craft kits & supplies as gifts.

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  20. We have lots of arts and crafts materials around our house and we all love crafts

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  21. I help promote creativity in my kids by saving the school supplies they do not need and let them use it for whatever they want to make/create

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  22. We have lots of kid friendly craft supplies!

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  23. We always keep plenty of supplies on hand and make sure to ask questions/be interested in their creations!

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  24. we let them finger paint, draw etc

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  25. We do lots f different art projects together and there are a lot of crayons, markers readily available!

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  26. I have a box of art supplies like pipe cleaners, pom poms, wiggly eyes etc that they can use anytime they want to make things.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  27. We are a homeschooling family so we do lots and lots of creative stuff here. Thanks for the great opportunity.

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  28. We go outside a lot, there is a lot of inspiration in nature

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  29. We read every day and try to do crafts products as least weekly at home.

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  30. My daughter alway's has Art supplies and we often do crafts together.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  31. For my children we get outdoors a lot and collect things like sticks and leaves and build houses and characters.

    Lisa Garner

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  32. By encouraging them to think in different ways, and playing with them

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  33. we keep a craft box with supplies in it.
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I always read to my children and provide lots of art supplies to create their own stories. They love to play pretend.

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  35. I bring all sorts of art supplies and "junk" to the kids I watch. It is amazing what they create when given the chance to use all sorts of objects together. I also try to not do as much directed art work and rather let them go at what they want by themselves! Thanks for the giveaway!
    kconklin1028@gmail.com

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  36. we like to do crafts especially around the holidays such as making christmas ornaments for the tree and decorations

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  37. We love to do crafts and every year for christmas the kids make their own christmas ornament for the tree and also for grandparents.

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  38. to promote creativity we spend a lot of time working on art projects
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  39. We use everyday items, like toilet paper tubes etc...

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  40. I provide my children with crayons, play doh, and other art supplies.
    Amy D.

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