Craft Idea: Sparkly Star 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 of sparkly blue stars

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!

We like all sorts of funny shaped stars, but if you want a star just like ours print out our star template, cut out the star along the lines, and trace it onto felt with a pencil or marker then cut!

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

Click here for materials used in Star Wreath!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

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Craft Idea: Christmas Ornaments and Coasters!

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:

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 Ornaments and Coasters!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

 

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Craft Idea: Make a Tiny Stocking!

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:

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 save and print!

Click here for materials used in Tiny Stocking!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

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Make a Star Tree: for the table, bed room , or classroom decor!

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 of sparkly blue stars

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!

We like all sorts of funny shaped stars, but if you want a star just like ours print out our star template, cut out the star along the lines, and trace it onto felt with a pencil or marker then cut!

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

Click here for materials used in Star Tree!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

Click on this to make it larger, right click to save or print!

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Toys are Tools Reviewed eeBoo’s Felt Mosaic Game!

Posted by design on Jul 9, 2012 in Press Articles

Toys are Tools has reviewed eeBoo’s Felt Mosaic activity. The game inspires kids to work with their hands while arranging brightly colored felt pieces to match a given geometric design. Felt Mosaic won the Oppenheim Best Toy Gold Seal Award.

Felt Mosaic teaches a basic sense of design, along with geometry. Toys are Tools interviewed an educator at top museums such as the MoMA, who wrote that “skills were definitely being worked on here.” The kit comes with 72 practice pieces, all made out of thick, high-quality felt. The pieces are each triangular and encourage problem-solving while thinking about the best way to arrange them to match the design.

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The skills learned here can be carried out in future creative play. Toys are Tools writes, “if they want to draw a house, then they know that  they can use a triangle for the roof and a rectangle for the chimney.” Learning basic concepts, such as 2 triangles put together can make a square, teaches early understanding of fractions and mathematical comprehension.

The activity itself is beautiful and fun to work with. The board is flocked, which prevents accidently moving the pieces. The felt is bright, soft, and gives kids a new material to work with that is stimulates the imagination through visual and tactile experience.

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Felt Mosaic retails for $18.00. Toys are Tools enthuses, “It doesn’t cost much but when you touch it, you feel like you have something precious in your hands.”

Toys are Tools is currently doing a giveaway. Click here to participate.

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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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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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