Getting Creative & Crafty with Lakeshore Learning!

The school year is in full swing and that means homework, book reports and projects all around! The 2 newest additions to our homework nook is the Arts & Crafts Supply Center and Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center. I am completely in love with them both.  Having had them now, I think they should be a staple that every school family should have. I really don’t know how we lived without them before.

img_1988Craft projects before involved separate visits to the store, sometimes multiple trips to make sure we got everything we needed. If you all know me, efficiency is a goal I strive for and that was simply NOT efficient use of my time. The Arts & Craft Supply Center comes fully stocked with all sorts of fun things for your next project. With 20 separate bins, they’ve got pompoms, glue, glitter pens, feathers, buttons, wiggly eyes and so much more! If you don’t already feel inspired by all these goodies, it comes with an activity book, filled with over 16 fun projects to tackle on any given day. Priced at $49.99 (if you use my exclusive coupon.. you’ll save 20%!), this complete craft center is worth every penny! I know of a  few families that would love this come holiday time!
We just love the Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center too. For $34.99, it comes with 12 different cutting designs all marked on the side for easy identification in a cute little acrylic caddy. It’s the perfect compliment to the Arts & Craft Supply Center but also so wonderful as an education tool too.  Lucas, my 3 and a half year old is working hard on his hand dexterity and fine motor skills with cutting straight lines as a goal. He’s having so much fun choosing which fun pattern he’ll chose for his cutting skills exercise each day.
img_2338By far my daughter Ava, age 9, is the craftiest of my children. Her favorite subject in school is art. She can often be found drawing, building and creating as her choice of free time. She can turn anything into an art piece. You might be thinking, REALLY? Yes, simple things like her miniature toys can be bettered with a little glitter and some nail polish, painted for a completely new look or something simple like the outfit would have been better in another color. She’ll take it one step further and turn them into jewelry, whether it be a necklace or a bracelet charm. I know she would just go ga-ga over the Design & Wear Clay Charm Set. At $19.99, it’s perfect for a stocking stuffer or birthday gift. It comes with everything you need to create over 30 custom designed charms. (NOTE: Oven use required.) She’s just been in her element making charms for all of her friends.
img_2317My kids are feeling so crafty these days and I find them dragging that Arts & Craft Supply Center every where from making a banner for their school fall fair, to a welcome home banner for their grandfather to decorating their pumpkins. Ava and Marcus have been stellar older siblings teaching little Lucas how to use those Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors. We all know how important arts and crafts is to child development, so I say… Go Forth my children and CREATE THE WORLD!
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