Craft Idea: Pipe Cleaner Christmas Wreath!

Posted by design on Dec 4, 2012 in Be Crafty!

Here at eeBoo we want to inspire creativity. We’ve put together some projects just to get you started—use the skills and ideas in these projects to create your own wonderful creations, the possibilities are endless!

Some Tips Before You Start:

Sometimes we start crafting by making lots of simple shape and combining in different ways. For this craft we made A LOT green flowers!

Gather everything you need first!

You can always choose different colors, add new parts or take things away, there is no right or wrong way.

For most of these projects you can sew or use hot glue—for young kids, ask an adult for help!

Click on the image below to make it bigger, then right click,  save and print!

Click here for materials used in Christmas Wreath!

Happy Crafting!


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Momma’s Bacon Review of About Face!

Posted by design on Sep 5, 2012 in Press Articles

Momma’s Bacon has reviewed one of eeBoo’s newest activities, About Face! About Face includes 160 Object Images arranged to look like hair, eyes, a nose, or a mouth. When pieced together, children find a million possibilities for creating faces. Objects range from to paper clips and light bulbs to  leaves and sea shells. All of the objects were found on New York City’s streets or the sea shore and photographed by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Saxton Freymann. Instructions are included for a number of play variations, such as using “only objects with hard surfaces,” or “only objects that are red.”

About Face awakens children’s natural sense of design, and inspires “out of the box” visual thinking. It is the recipient of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award — Gold Seal, and the Oppenhiem Snap Award! Momma’s Bacon describes About Face as “a creative child’s dream.” Not only does About Face inspire an awareness of creative design, but it also sharpens facial recognition skills as children observe the differences in mood as they swap one object piece for another.

About Face is for ages 3+ and retails at $15.00. An added bonus is that About Face is made out of 90% recycled material! If you like About Face, you might also like eeBoo’s Art Supplies, Crafts, and Felt Mosaic activity.

You can read Momma’s Bacon’s review of About Face here.

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Today’s Parent: Felt MOSAICS’ Divine Design

Posted by design on Apr 18, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature

In their May issue, Today’s Parent features Felt MOSAICS, which has been been earning a fair bit of attention lately! The activity is featured under the heading “Divine Design.” Nice consonance!


Consonance aside, we appreciate the attention drawn to Felt MOSAICS’ design, which is well-designed in addition to be an a activity that promotes interest in skill in the area of design. The felt board, felt triangles and images cards are meant to be a simple yet sophisticated entry point into the concepts of design, and we’re glad to hear that it is succeeding! As Today’s Parent says, “the possibilities are endless”!

More information on MOSAICS is available here.

*Please note that the price in Today’s Parent Magazine reflects Canadian pricing. The retail price in The United States is $18.00

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Felt Mosaics Earns Video & Review in Time to Play!

Posted by design on Apr 5, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature

Felt Mosaics has earned an excellent review from Time to Play Magazine, adding to the growing voice of public approbation. Time to Play gave Felt Mosaics an average of 4 out of 5 stars, along with an informative, thoughtful review and an accompanying video.

The editors pointed out that the activity, which they felt was best described as a puzzle toy, brings different things to kids of different ages: “The brightly colored triangles and tactile aspect of Felt Mosaic will keep younger children engaged, but older kids will probably have more fun trying to puzzle out how to recreate the designs and images on the cards, especially the harder cards…kids can also engage in open-ended play with the triangle pieces, placing them however they want on the board and creating all sorts of different designs and creations.”

Visit our site for more infomation on Felt Mosaics ! Don’t miss out on the activity that is setting the press a-buzz!

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Toys are Tools: eeBoo Art Books Encourage Success!

Posted by design on Apr 4, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature, Uncategorized

After visiting us at Toy Fair, Toys are Tools, a site for thoughtful toy reviews with an emphasis on education,  selected our Art Books for one of their in-depth reviews. Every Toys are Tools interview includes the feedback of an expert in the field, as well as that of the chief editor. After trying out our middle-difficulty Learn-to-Draw book by Melissa Sweet, the reviewers had some very nice things to say!

The review delves into many of the uniquely advantageous aspects of the book, with a special emphasis on its ability to inform without intimidating children, even sparking them to practice on their own. As the editor says, “I think this “workbook” is probably the first workbook I saw where kids finish the page and then grab blank sheets of paper to keep the lesson alive.”

Although Toys that Teach focuses on the Drawing Book by Melissa Sweet, they also mention Lizzy Rockwell’s Simple Forms and Kevin Hawk’s Drawing Animals as having great instructional and inspirational potential!

Check out the new eeBoo Learn-to-Draw Art Books and the rest of our new products here!

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Two Nods at MOSAICS!

Posted by design on Apr 2, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature, Uncategorized

MOSAICS, a new activity by eeBoo that stands out equally for its beauty, usefullness and enjoyability, has been gaining recognition and approval ever since its release in February. Two recent examples include a video feature in TDmonthly, a leading trade magazine, and a review on the blog Notes from Dawn.

MOSAICS was a staff pick for TDmonthly. Their video demonstrates how the activity works, and shows off the various components, including the felt triangles, playboard and image cards. If  you’re curious, give it a watch! You can also check out MOSAICS here!

Notes from Dawn is a popular blog by a home-schooling mother. After trying out MOSAICS, Dawn was enthusiastic about the possibilities, writing that it “would be an entertaining travel activity; easy to pack and use in the car” and also  ”a great addition to any art curriculum.” The fun factor was not lost on Dawn either, who wrote that the activity is:

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