Spotlight on… Art Deco Paper


Build skyscrapers, cathedrals and city centers with R15308 Art Deco Paper

This paper craft has 8 fantastic patterns and colors fashioned in the art deco style. Art deco was a visual art style that emerged in the early 20th century and spanned across everything from art and architecture to fashion and interior design. Famous examples of this style used in architecture can be found in places such as New York City where the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building display prominent art deco lines and curves.

You can build your own art deco city with this paper pack. Fold the paper in half twice lengthwise. When you unfold the paper, you will see 4 fold lines. These fold lines can be turned into corners for each building. Tape up the paper edges to secure the paper into a cylinder. Alternatively, you can cut the shapes in half to shorten or lengthen the size of each building.

Combine the buildings with other elements such as our R49701 Highway Letters and R75304 Super Topplers to make the streets and people in your city! Explore lessons in community building and infrastructure. Talk about the history behind art deco architecture and the choices made to stylize buildings in certain ways.

You don’t just have to use the Art Deco Paper for building paper cities. In addition, the paper can be used to decorate journals, gift boxes or greeting cards! Cut the paper into shapes and paste onto the items to decorate.


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Spotlight on… Gizmo Paper!


Here’s an addition to 2015 you will LOVE–our bright and bold Gizmo Paper! 


R15298 Gizmo Paper provides your students with hundreds of images of cool gadgets and gizmos that are used in technological devices all over the world. Cut out the images and use them to decorate card masks, recyclable robots and more! We provided our art campers with blank R52076 Folding Fun Masks to decorate. 


We asked the campers to first color in the mask as a base for their gadget gizmo additions.


Give your younger students thicker markers. This will allow them to cover more surface area on their projects.


This mask features an extraordinary splash of color!


Once the masks were completely colored in, the kids glued down their favorite gadget pieces.


What kinds of gizmo pieces will decorate this mask? It looks ready to be worn already!


This mask has a mishmash of Gizmo pieces, but each piece means something! Ask students to describe the functions of each piece. Attach pipe cleaner to the sides of the masks so students can wear them comfortably on their heads.


Here is the same mask being worn…


…And here’s another one!


We have another great Gizmo Paper craft coming up this Wednesday! Stick around until then to see!


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Craft Spotlight: Sensory Collage Kit

Feature-Image-SensoryCollageWELCOME BACK TO 2014! We are ecstatic to begin the New Year with a plethora of craft ideas, guest posts and so much more! To start off, I’ve decided to post on our Sensory Collage Kit–filled with a variety of colorful materials to add brilliance, texture and fun to your students’ collage projects!

The Sensory Collage Kit features 20 sensory art packs with a variety of different textures to explore. Some materials are soft and pliable while others are bumpy or rough. Sort the materials by texture type or color.


In the video below, Cathy shows you how to put together a simple illustration of a shooting star using the collage materials.

One tip for using the collage materials is to dip our R5725 Goo Spreaders into a bowl of glue and have the students ‘draw’ out their illustration using the glue. Note: Use colorful glue (such as glitter glue or craft store colored glue) so that students can see their illustration. Draw one section at a time, then drop a handful of collage material on top. Shake off the excess and voila! You have started your first sensory collage illustration!

View the complete guide HERE! View the pdf to discover project ideas, material descriptions and more.

To build sensory awareness and develop fine motor skills, ask your students to describe the various textures while covering their eyes. Get them to think about the type of texture they are feeling. What would the material best represent? For example, the scratchy, thin green material could be used as grass while the fluffy blue material could be used for the sky. There are endless possibilities with the Sensory Collage Kit that you can discover for yourself NOW!

Our tip is to first draw the illustration in clear lines using black marker. Once this is done, your students can fill in the individual sections with the collage materials as they see fit.


Our Art Campers took their sensory collage experience one step further and applied the materials to our R52076 Folding Fun Masks! With Goo Spreaders, a bit of glue and a lot of imagination, these little artists created a series of decorative masks for fun drama play!

DSCF7169While making their masks, the art campers were asked to describe their favorite textures and why they used these particular textures on the masks.

DSCF7162Some of the responses had to do with the colors chosen mostly, but others responded with what they were reminded of when holding and handling the materials. Some art campers described one of the materials as ‘bead-like’ while others identified others as ‘grassy’ or ‘fluffy.’

DSCF7165Line-19Thanks for stopping by! We wish you all a Happy New Year here at Roylco and look forward to working with teachers, educators and parents in the coming weeks to improve our commitment to early childhood education with our products. Contact us for more information if you are interested in working with us, or would like to showcase your own craft projects. Email us at!