Make Unique Cards and Wrapping Paper
Recycling 101
Tags: recycling, gift wraps, card making,
Posted: 2013-11-25 09:45:14 By: Joanne Oppenheim

 

Recycle the tissue paper, newspapers, empty boxes, and such to make great background for their art work. Big sheets of newspaper, brown bags, or other scraps give kids a big canvas to print, paint, or glitter up. Their homemade wrappings will really stand-out from the ready-made kinds. Family will treasure a handmade card, especially with a little picture of your card-maker added to the envelope. Add a little piazazz with home made sticker art and cards made from home made paper.  We found a sticker kit, glitter sticks, and other goodies for making original cards and packages.

 

 


2013 Award
Faber-Castell Block Printing
(Creativity for Kids $20 Score: )

Everything you need to explore the world of block printing. The 40+-piece set includes a step-by-step guide and the materials for making or tracing an image on your printing plate, washable paints in four colors, printing paper, drawing tool, foam block printing sheets, stencils, scissors, rollers, and a work tray. Adult help will be needed until they get the idea of how to make this art form happen. Then, stand back and watch the fun begin.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 


 

 


2013 Award
Creativity For Kids X-Treme Sticker Maker Set
(Creativity for Kids $29 Score: )

You get 40 feet of sticker tape and 80+ sticker designs. For family parties guests can go home with personalized stickers with velvet, metallic, and glitter finishes. Easy to operate with pleasing finished products that kids can do with independence, once they learn the way it works. Refill kits (9.99) are also available so this is not one of those disposable craft kits.  You get 40 feet of sticker tape and 80+ sticker designs.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 


 

 


2013 Award
eeBoo Swirly Rainbow Glitter Glue
(eeBoo $14.95 Score: )

Perfect for making cards, posters, or any art project that needs multicolored glitter glue. This comes with 12 colors. Be sure to keep this out of the reach of kids under three since the caps are a small parts hazard and cover the work surface before you get too much of a good thing on the floor or tabletop.  5 & up.

 

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 


 

 

 
2012 Awards
Creativity For Kids Complete Paper Making Kit
(Creativity for Kids $29 Score: )

Part Science/part art this is a kit with everything needed to turn old paper into new. Kids can make their own paper and decorate it for cards. Comes with shredded paper, but you can recycle the many kinds of paper that come into your home. The kit includes a basin, paper making tray, screens, sponge, paper punch, scissors, stencil and many more goodies. This is a kit that introduces how to create your own tags, cards and even jewelry.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 


 

 

 
2013 Awards
Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers
(Crayola $12.99 Score: )

A super duper super tips marker set! 25 markers come in a see-through carrying case plus 40 pieces of paper for experimenting on. Their versatile tips draw thin and thick lines depending on how you hold them. 4 & up.

SNAP: Colorful materials that encourage kids to use their fine motor skills. These are not very wide, so you may want to add pencil grippers to give kids a firmer place to hold on. They may like the "magic" of the thin and broad lines they get from changing the position of the marker. These and some of the magic markers that change colors can go a log way in making practicing more like fun.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 


 

 

 
2013 Awards
Faber-Castell Connector Paint Box
(Creativity for Kids $14 Score: )

A cleverly designed paint box with 12 bright opaque watercolors (gouaches)and a tube of Chinese white paint. A larger set of 24 colors is also available. The paint tablets can be lifted out of the pan and arranged as one wishes. The lid of the pan becomes a palette for mixing colors and is easy to rinse off. Brushes store in the bux, though they do not come with this set. A step above the usual watercolor sets for children.

SNAP You don't need to introduce all the colors at once with this clever pan of paints. Gradually add other colors once your child gets the idea of how to use a few colors without getting them saturated. using the brush offers more freedom than a pencil and the colors are pleasing. This is a pleasing way to develop eye hand control and to explore the magic of mixing colors.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

 

 
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