Abracadabra! Magical Themed Sewing Kits Now Available!

Following on from the success of our Woodland Buddies and Spring sewing kits, we are happy to announce that our range has been expanded to feature three new ‘Magical’ additions! Flora the Fairy, Godfrey the Wizard and Luna the Unicorn are now available to buy either through our Creativity Crafts website or catalogue and are a brilliant way of encouraging creativity in children as well as improving hand/eye co-ordination. Everything that you need is included in each pack, and the designs are all simple to sew with pre-punched holes, safety needles and full instructions. This range is ever expanding so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for new additions in the near future!

Creativity Crafts – http://www.creativitycrafts.co.uk.

Catalogue – To request a copy of our 2017 catalogue please contact us on either 01384 485550 or sales@cilimited.co.uk.

CBeebies Range Officially Launched!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new craft range created under licence with CBeebies. We truly feel that a partnership between the most watched children’s channel in the UK and ourselves is the perfect fit, especially when you consider the fact that one of the main aims of CBeebies is to encourage learning through play for children aged 6 and under – something we at Creativity hold in high regard.

There are 8 craft kits in total, with each one providing a different way of enhancing creativity in children. Each kit consists of an original design based around the iconic CBeebies’ Bugbies:

CBeebies Collage KitCollage Kit.

Make up to 5 fantastic collages – including 2 Bugbies, a carrot, pear and tomato – with the CBeebies Collage Kit! Each kit contains 5 printed card templates, tissue paper, foam sheets, metallic card, pom poms, buttons, sequins, wiggly eyes, a paintbrush, PVA glue, glitter glue and an instruction sheet – enough to provide hours of creative fun!

CBeebies Sand ArtBugbies Sand Art.

Art is always that bit more fun when you can get messy doing it! Our Bugbies Sand Art kit is the perfect way to get children involved with crafts whilst also getting their hands dirty! Each kit contains 4 colourful Bugbie scenes, 6 coloured sands, wiggly eyes, glitter and an instruction sheet.

 

CBeebies Elefelt BagElefelt Bag.

Perfect for budding fashionistas or wildlife enthusiasts!  Take part in the CBeebies Jungle Tour with our Elefelt Bag kit whilst also honing your creative skills and hand/eye co-ordination. Each kit contains pre-punched felt shapes, acrylic wool, a plastic safety needle, ribbon, a clip keyring, a printed foam Bugbie explorer and an instruction sheet.

CBeebies Cross StitchBugbies Cross Stitch.

Take a trip to the sea side with our Bugbies Cross Stitch kit! These kits are an ideal way of increasing concentration levels in children, whilst allowing them to create something they can be proud of. Each kit can make up to 4 designs and contain pre-punched, printed seaside felt shapes, a plastic safety needle, acrylic wool, wiggly eyes and an instruction sheet.

CBeebies Sew a BugbieSew a Bugbie.

Create your very own Bugbie to dress up and play with! An ideal gift for both boys and girls, each kit contains pre-punched felt shapes, acrylic wool, a plastic safety needle, toy stuffing, wiggly eyes and an instruction sheet.

CBeebies Foil ArtBugbies Foil Art.

Create dazzling works of art with our Bugbies Foil Art kit! Each kit allows you to create fabulous Bugbie themed scenes with a jazzy twist and contains 4 different scenes, 12 sheets of foil, a wooden scraper and an instruction sheet. Perfect for improving both creativity and concentration levels!

 

CBeebies Keyring KitMake a Keyring.

The CBeebies Bugbies are now portable with our Make a Keyring kit! Make up to 3 space themed keyrings with this simple kit that will provide endless amounts of fun. Each kit contains pre-cut foam shapes, wiggly eyes, clip keyrings and an instruction sheet.

CBeebies Flying SaucerMake a Flying Saucer.

Launch your Bugbie into outer space with our Make a Flying Saucer kit! Perfect for anyone who has a particular interest in space, each kit contains a plastic ball capsule, pom poms, wiggly eyes, a foam mouth, a chenille stem, a card ring, glitter glue, a guide to the solar system and an instruction sheet.

CBeebies Craft Multipack

 

Make It! Multipack.

Containing 4 ‘funtastic’ projects, our CBeebies Make It! Multipack is the perfect way to keep your little ones busy for a few hours whilst developing those all important creative skills. Each multipack contains the following kits: Sew a Bugbie, Make a Keyring, Bugbies Sand Art and our Elefelt Bag.

Our CBeebies range is available to buy now on our Creativity Crafts website. If you’re a retailer and you’re interested in stocking this range or would simply like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01384 485550 or sales@cilimited.co.uk.

Creativity Crafts – http://www.creativitycrafts.co.uk

Top 5 Easter Crafts!

Spring is here and that means Easter is just around the corner! This is the perfect time of year for getting crafty and creative so we have put our heads together to come up with 5 brilliant craft ideas that will really put a ‘spring’ in your step…sorry we couldn’t resist that one!

Easter Themed Sewing Kits.

Easter Sewing KitsFollowing on from the successful launch of our Woodland Buddies Sew & Collect kits, we are happy to announce that we have created three brand new Easter themed sewing kits! The adorable range – made up of Bertie the Bunny, Charlie the Chick and Lyla the Lamb – are all simple to sew with pre-punched holes and a safety needle and they are ideal for improving concentration and hand/eye co-ordination. A brilliant alternative to Easter eggs!

 

Easter Egg Decorating KitEgg Decorating Kit.

Another great alternative to chocolate is our Easter Egg Decorating Kit! An ideal project for children to do during the Easter holidays, each kit contains enough contents to decorate 20 x 80mm polystyrene eggs that will add the finishing touch to any Easter display!

Full contents include 20 x 80mm polystyrene eggs, glitter, tissue paper, ribbon, self-adhesive jewels, sequins, foam sheets and pastel pom poms.

 

Easter Cards.Easter card making collage

Instead of buying Easter cards this year, why not add a more personal touch and make your own? Our brilliant Card Blanks Classpack is made up of 100 x C6 card blanks so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to creating the perfect card. Why not adding the finishing touch with some of our fantastic craft accessories such as our decorative flower shapes – available in foam, satin or paper – or Easter sequins?

 

Easter Polystyrene egg modelsEaster Models.

As well as being an essential part of our Egg Decorating Kits, our polystyrene eggs also make brilliant models for Easter displays! Available in either 70 or 80mm, these eggs are the perfect shape for you to make cute little Easter chicks or bunnies! The only other things you’ll need are tissue paper, foam, wiggly eyes and your imagination!

Classroom Displays.

Although this technically isn’t a craft idea, we have a brilliant range of themed classroom display materials that would be ideal for teachers trying to brighten up boring displays! Our Fadeless Spring Display pack contains four rolls of paper and Easter classroom displaytwelve Bordette decorative border rolls that will make the perfect themed display. Our Spring Bordette assortments and Pastel border rolls also offer the perfect finishing touch to displays, while our Bunnies die cut trimmers are ideal if you really want to make your display stand out from the rest! Or, if you’re trying to create a Spring countryside display then look no further than our Fadeless Design Landscape display paper. Available in either 1218mm x 3.6m or 15m sizes, this paper sets the scene perfectly so all you need to do is add the final decorations!

 

All of the items mentioned here are available to buy now on our website or through our catalogue. Visit http://www.creativitycrafts.co.uk to order online, or contact us on 01384 485550 to request a catalogue.

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day!

With Valentine’s over for another year, our focus has now turned to Mother’s Day on 27th March. We’ve put our heads together and come up with some craft related ideas for unique and personal gifts for arguably the most important woman in your life.

Bumper Card BlanksHandmade Cards.

You can’t get anything more personal than a handmade card, and our brand new Card Blank Classpack is ideal for creating the perfect Mother’s Day card. Each pack consists of 100 x C6 card blanks in a variety of different colours and finishes: 20 x pearlescent, 20 x mirror board, 20 x white hammer finish, 20 x white linen finish, 10 x gold and 10 x silver. Why not make your mum a special card that she truly deserves?

 

Jewellery Making Kits.

Chunky Jewellery Kit Warm ColoursIf your mum loves creating her own jewellery, then our jewellery making kits could be perfect for her! Our standard kit contains enough components to make 20 bracelets and 24 necklaces and is available for £22.80. We also have a range of chunky jewellery making kits that consist of hundreds of beads in several different styles, both plastic and wooden. There are three different themes in this range – bright, warm or cool colours – and each kit costs £29.40.

 

Mister Maker Collage FramesMister Maker Collage Frames.

Our Mister Maker Collage Frames kits are perfect for creating unique and personal frames. Each kit can make up to 6 frames and everything you need is included. Why not give your mum an extra special present by creating a personalised frame for one of her favourite photos?

 

 

Natural History Museum Butterfly Mobile.NHM Butterfly Mobile

If your mum loves nature then our Natural History Museum range of craft kits could provide the perfect present. The Make Your Own Butterfly Mobile is a particular favourite of ours as it includes 50 coloured card and 20 printed butterflies to hang on a beautiful mobile either in your garden or home. Each kit also comes with a spotter’s guide so that you can easily identify butterflies that you happen to come across. Perfect for any mums that love these beautiful insects.

 

All of these products are available to buy directly on our Creativity Crafts website (link below) or through our catalogue. If you would be interested in stocking any of these products as a retailer and would like further information you can contact us on 01384 485550 or sales@cilimited.co.uk.

Creativity Crafts – http://www.creativitycrafts.co.uk.

The Education Show 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to The Education Show at the NEC in Birmingham next month. Running from 16th-18th March, this show is a must for teachers, classroom assistants or anyone who works in the education sector. You will be able to find us in Hall 7, stand N50 and we will be showcasing a wide range of art, craft and classroom display materials as well as stationary and some bargain deals on some of our end of line products. Our friendly team will be on hand to offer advice or answer any queries you may have so if you’re planning on attending make sure you drop by our stand to say hi!

Creativity launch new Art Magazine “The Line”

“The Line” is a celebration of artists who love Strathmore.

Loaded with tips and techniques, galleries, interviews and more this new magazine is published by Creativity International, owner of ArtistPapers who distribute Strathmore here in Europe, to help inspire people to try different techniques using the Strathmore range of papers. The Line is a way for people to find out about the surprising range of Strathmore papers, how they are used, how they might incorporate them into their practice and how they might also make money as a result.

The Editor is our ArtistPapers’ Artist in Residence, Judith Selcuk.  “I am excited about the new magazine, and am already looking forward to the next issue. Do get in touch if you would like to see a topic covered. We will be looking at different techniques each month and looking at the different Strathmore papers to show you how you might use them, the benefits and also to inspire you to try something you haven’t done before.”

“The Line” is now launched and available for free download: https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/articles/news/the-line-artist-papers-magazine-for-artists  Or visit www.artistpapers.co.uk click on news.

Creativity support two major community initiatives

This Spring has seen two major community initiatives which Creativity International has supported.

We distribute our education range through an amazing network of purchasing organisation around the UK and beyond.Behind the scenes, Creativity does a lot of community work, supporting schools, and so on, so here is a little taster of recent news.  We organised a fun “Fill your Car” for teachers in the surrounding area and secondly, we supported a Youth Art initiative of The National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies whose President is Lloyd Grossman. NADFAS partnered with the innovative Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne to create the Dacorum Youth Arts Award to inspire the next generation of artists in the region.

DYA Award 2016

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2016 is the Second year of the Dacorum Youth Art Award which had twice as many schools taking part and four times the number of paintings submitted. Schools from Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and some of the villages in Dacorum entered.  Creativity International known to most schools’ purchasing directors and head teachers for their Fadeless Display paper, donated a fully loaded dispenser of Fadeless to the winning school and a Mister Maker Doodle Drawers to each of the overall winning children.

The paintings were hung at Astley Cooper School and more than 100 people attended the prize giving.  Prizes were presented by Mike Penning MP and the Mayor of Dacorum. The Mayor of Berkhamsted was also in attendance. Overall 1st was Avril Thomas of Bishop Wood School. She is pictured on the right holding her winning trophy and Mister Maker Doodle Drawers.

“Fill your Car”

Creativity International’s range of educational and retail art and craft materials has expanded over the past two years. Not only do they stock wiggly eyes, foam shapes and nearly every range of paper product you could wish for, but they also now do school furniture, storage, inspirational posters and loads more.

A bright new refresh of stock this Spring, released some remainder packs and boxes of product from the old shelves, so this week Creativity invited some lucky teachers to come in from local schools to take what they wanted for a small charge.

“We didn’t know what to expect, but when we arrived it was like an Aladdin’s cave. We were given the opportunity by CI to rummage through the warehouse, open boxes and fill our trolley with high quality craft items which will help children be so much more creative with their learning. I am sure that our pupils will have lots of fun with all the items we were able to bring back to enhance their lessons.” Claire Porter, Office Services Manager, St Michael’s First School, Penkridge

“Fill your car sale was such a wonderful experience as we were able to get so many really useful items that we will be able to using during our lessons. As a Special School we like to ensure our pupils have a wide range of activities to complete – especially arts and crafts, but this can normally be limiting depending on budget but we have a great deal to now offer our pupils.” Danielle Dorman, Sutton School & Specialist College

“It’s good to support local schools” said Rob Ireland, MD of Creativity International. “At Creativity we try and encourage young vision and inventiveness wherever we can.”

For more information on Creativity International Ltd’s range of educational art and craft resources contact Jon Price on 01384 485 550 sales@cilimited.co.uk for a catalogue.