Project Spotlight: 3D Ornaments


Decorate with color this season! Fold up beautiful ornaments with our special designs–use paint, crayons or markers to color in the shapes.

Each of the R51081 3D Ornaments are die-cut into 3 folding designs. This means that when folded, the card ornament transforms into a beautiful arrangement that can be hung from the ceiling or as a part of a giant seasonal mobile.


This photo was taken in Simply Wonderful Toys in Guelph, Ontario. They decorated the ceiling using our 3D Ornaments! The ornaments were given to children to color and collage while they waited for parents to finish shopping.


Here’s a look at some of the ways you can decorate the ornaments. Use paint or markers to color in alternating sections of the ornament. Splatter paint blobs across the ornament to give your design a retro tie-dye effect. Experiment with different paint techniques to make your ornament stand out!


All finished decorating! Pop out the ornament along the scored lines and fold each layer of the ornament towards opposite sides. Thread some string through the pre-punched hole at the top of the ornament and hang.



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Project Spotlight: Snowflake Weaving Mats


Add beautiful snowflakes to your winter display with artwork your students get to make!

The R16027 Snowflake Weaving Mats kit contains 24 projects for your classroom in four unique snowflake designs. What sets each of your students’ snowflakes apart from each other is the addition of our patterned weaving strips. There are plenty of designs for students to choose. Mix and match different combinations of weaving strips for a beautiful bold look!

Weaving is a great way to encourage fine motor development as it forces fingers to expertly pass the strips over and under the slots in the weaving mat. Remember to alternate the start for each strip as you go!

When you are finished weaving all the way to the bottom of the mat, snip off the ends of the paper strips and tape the finished weave down.

You can see the process for weaving at the link below:


Hang up your finished snowflake designs on a display wall. Alternatively, write the name of each student on his or her snowflake and hang from the ceiling for a lovely mobile decoration.


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Craft Spotlight: Color Reveal Birds


Get ready for an amazing feature post on our beautiful Color Reveal Birds! I have so many photos to share with you from this wonderful day. See our campers’ artwork and some step-by-step assembly of the birds.


The Color Reveal Birds feature a kit of 24 sheets. Each sheet has two parts: The main bird body, and its wings.


The best part is that at first, the Color Reveal Birds don’t look like much. Once you add markers, however, watch for emerging patterns!


Combine colors together! Color the bird’s head blue and its body red, then switch for another color–such as blue–for its wings!


Make sure you use thick markers that can cover a lot of surface area. The best effect is achieved when the entire bird is colored in.


We got many different kinds of designs!

IMG_00000747When you are finished coloring, pop out the bird from the backing. The pieces are already scored to make it easy for you to remove them from the sheet.


Fold the bird’s body in half down along the middle.


There are two slots in the top of the bird’s body. These slots allow you to easily slip the bird’s wings onto the top.


In addition, there are two notches in the back that help secure the bird’s wings at the back. This will also help fan out the bird’s wings.


The top of the bird’s body features a hole punch that can be used to thread string through.


Knot the ends of the thread together.

IMG_00000772Ready to hang!

_DSC0373Our art campers had so much fun with finding places to put the birds. But the best of all was getting to attach the birds to the spokes of cute kid-sized umbrellas.


A flock of birds are approaching!

IMG_00000799Here’s another great shot of our campers with the bird umbrella!


They just loved posing with it!


Hang the birds from a classroom mobile or use to decorate a window!

IMG_00000824Great job, campers!


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