Art & Play Blog

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    How To Assemble Your Table
    October. 20. 2018.
    Art & Play products are pretty simple to assemble and use. All the information regarding step-by-step assembling you can find in this guide as well as brochure from inside the box.
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    How sensory play helps in children's development
    November. 24. 2018.
    Welcome to all people who help kids to develop themselves and learn in a new creative way. You will agree with us that the sensual sphere is very important in our life, both for adults and for our children. And it is necessary to take care of its development since childhood. Today we are starting a new series of articles about sensory play. There will be a lot of ideas. And maybe, you can offer such wonderful games to your children, grandchildren, have fun and interesting time with them, find exactly new ideas for creating with them.
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    Sand art for kids
    November. 26. 2018.
    Now you can find a huge variety of kinetic, and other kinds of sand in stores. They have different colors, textures and shapes, suitable for sand art for kids. Even the most common sand is a great material for sensory games. Kids and parents enjoy using it. You can dig and knead it, you can play a fairy tale in it, make moats, watch the water flow away, cook soups and bake cakes from wet sand, build castles and tunnels, create worlds, mold figures.
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    Flour and dough for children's play (play-doh)
    December. 1. 2018.
    Today we are talking about flour. Let's offer our kids to draw on flour. You can use for it our deep sanboxes or simple tray. Let's put a little bit of flour there. Suggest to draw different figures and patterns. Does it turn out? Focus your kids on the feeling of touching the flour. Make a palm print. Pay attention to the palm becoming white, explain it. Describe the features of flour: white, soft, light, pleasant, flowing, loose. Suggest pouring a little bit of water into it. Pour water into the flour. Look to the water turns white. What have we got? Dough.
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    Non-Newtonian fluid for children's play
    December. 11. 2018.
    The next fun and creativity crafts for kids using materials you have always at home is calling Non-Newtonian fluid. Your kids or you maybe know something about this activity. A non-newtonian fluid is a great sensory play for your kids, it differs from classic boards games, but your kids will definitely enjoy this craft project.  By adding more water to the starch, we get a non-Newtonian fluid that hardens from a sharp and strong impact and flows when relaxed. In such a liquid it is very interesting to spit with your hands, and if you can, then with your feet.
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    3 TYPES OF SAND AND SENSORY MATERIALS FOR GAMES
    January. 7. 2019.
    3 SAND OPTIONS for the best touch games! SAND FOR DRAWING Natural quartz sand Powdery texture gives an extraordinary tactile softness and lightness! You will be able to create with it the most beautiful sand paintings. The grains of sand touch the fingertips, feel the tenderness! Sand can be reused. Touch pleasure at your home! Use different colors for creative and interesting pictures SAND FOR GAMES Larger than natural quartz sand. It is great for loose games! Its texture is more contrast, with the game achieved a light micro-finger massage. SPACE PLAY SAND It is magic sand with fundamentally new properties! It stretches, as if spreads out, perfectly molded, remaining dry! It is pleasant to knead like dough, the most beautiful shapes and castles are made of it. It is used for high-end games "PRINTS" If you have not tried cosmic sand yet, you should definitely touch this MAGIC at home with Art Light Activity Box or Table   But that is not all! For a variety of sensory games, we suggest using - Hydrogel balls (or orbic balls) are jelly balls, which, being saturated with water, turn into a delightful sensory pleasure. If your child is still in the period when he or she tastes everything, we play under supervision. Pebbles, shells, marbles - for your unlimited imagination in the presence of sets of shells with starfish, natural painted sea pebbles, glass marbles Well, everything you want or can fantasize Also, the greatest thing is artificial snow for winter sensory boxes.
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    Unconventional drawing techniques help kids to be creative individuals
    January. 10. 2019.
    There is a great variety of non-traditional drawing techniques. The main thing is that they allow children to quickly achieve the desired result. Children experiment with the properties of various materials, learn the movements that help create certain shapes and lines. Nontraditional drawing develops self-confidence, allows not being afraid of failure, gives freedom for creativity. The most favorite technique of unconventional drawing is an imprint of seals of various materials (stamping). Stamping attracts with its simplicity and accessibility.  Reveals the possibility of using familiar objects as art materials. We use vegetables, fruits, leaves, twigs, dried flowers, and other natural materials as stamps.  Stamping is a great activity not only for one kid. You can offer a creative task using stamping techniques to 2-3 or more kids. The main advantage of it that kids can have different skills in drawing and nobody will fail. For stamping, you can use regular paper or create a whole creative project on a craft paper roll. You can offer a specific topic for this project - it can be any season, wheather, mood, nature or you can choose it together with a child. According to the topic, it will be great to prepare stamps together. This activity develops fine motor skills and mobilizes your imagination. Or you can just buy the stamps in any craft store. If you decided to do them yourself you need to encourage your fantasy. As there are a lot of interesting and creative things, you can use as stamps for drawing. You can begin from the most common stamping techniques -the stamps of plants leaves.  The first thing you need is to prepare the leaves of trees of different shapes and colors. During the walk with kids collect leaves of various trees. Apply paint on a leave, turn,  attach it to a sheet of paper and press. The result is an autumn leaf print. In the same way, you can use buttons, various covers, lego, cork, sponges, cardboard etc. This technique develops the creative possibilities of the child, the imagination, increases the interest in art activities. Unconventional drawing techniques help kids to feel free, to be creative individuals, to see and convey on paper what is much more difficult to do in ordinary ways. When the kids are drawing, they reflect and organize their knowledge of the world.
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    How to choose a proper desk or a table for your kid
    January. 16. 2019.
    For each child, a desk is not just a piece of furniture, it is a workplace where he has to spend a lot of time. The convenience of the desk determine s the comfort and health of the child, so this choice you should make carefully. First of all, it is necessary to determine exactly where the desk for the child will locate. As soon as you know it a size and a shape of the table depend on these features.
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    Children's table for craft activities: what should we pay attention to?
    January. 16. 2019.
    How to choose a table for crafts activities for your kid? For crafts activities and creative development, a kid should have a certain place in a room. Be more specific - a children's table. But before buying it is necessary to understand the nuances and differences of this piece of furniture. In age about 1,5-2 years there comes a moment when children begin to realize themselves as individuals: they strive to do a lot on their own, repeat what their parents do, find interesting activities for themselves. 
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    A sensory box for craft activity for kids
    January. 16. 2019.
    Today we are talking about one of the popular and useful craft activity for your kid (infants and toddler) - a sensory box. Beautiful, captivating, developing imagination and fine motor skills, entertaining for a long time, and also an inexpensive toy ... What it can be? We are talking about a sensory box, which any parents can do with their own hands for a child. This simple invention is probably familiar to all of us. Many of today's adults in childhood loved to sort out grandmother's baskets with buttons, digging in a jar with fathers nuts and screws, and it’s not worth talking about exciting sandbox games - everyone loved them and now loves them.
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    How to make a sensory box? And what materials do I use?
    January. 16. 2019.
    How to make a sensory box? Sensory boxes consist of four elements: tray, filler, toys and "tools."
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    Painted rice for children's games and crafts 
    January. 16. 2019.
    How to paint rice for games and crafts  Turn usual grain into a rainbow! Step-by-step master class on how to properly color rice with food dyes and ideas for using colored rice in sensory games and children's art: applications, crafts, dry painting. How to dye rice at home If you want to get multi-colored cereals for sensory boxes, creativity and educational games, it is recommended to take long-grain white rice, it is harder and stronger. We suggest three methods of coloring: