arts and crafts

Encourage Creativity: S.T.E.A.M. DAY 2021

Turkey Craft
Did you know that STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) are some of the fastest-growing occupations right now? Here at OOLY, we encourage all things creative, and introducing kids of all ages to STEAM is proven to give kids an appreciation for the arts, encourage peer activity through play, develop critical thinking and so much more! “OOLY was created to inspire imagination through art,” states CEO and OWNER Carol Pankiw of OOLY. “With a solid foundation in art, kids can continue to build upon fundamental art techniques with creativity and imagination.” Here at OOLY, we want kids to have fun AND think outside the box, and the possibilities are endless. So how do some of our amazing products work? SCIENCE! Yep, with a little science behind some of our faves, kiddos can create some amazing pieces of art and crafts.

Magic Puffy Pens

Enjoy magical art as you've never experienced before. Magic Puffy Pens are a very special set of pens that puff up when you apply heat. Amazing! It's all in the magic ink; just draw with your Magic Puffy Pens, let dry and add heat from a hairdryer and you've got incredible 3D art. See OOLY’s Magic Puffy Pens in Action from @teachoutsidethebox. Video here.

Switcheroo Color Changing Markers

Speaking of MAGIC…. The Switcheroos is one of our favorites but do you know how these markers work? A chemical reaction occurs when an acid and a base are mixed. The color side of the markers is a base and the switcheroo side is an acid, thus causing a mysterious color change right in front of your eyes. Video here. OOLY’s product line of Creatibles is a great way to introduce S.T.E.A.M. With Creatibles kits, kids can problem-solve, think critically and connect the dots of the traditional pillars of STEM with arts. Enabling both the left (analytical) and right (imaginative) sides of the brain.

Creatibles Window Cling Art Kit

Take your artwork off of paper! With OOLY’s Window Cling Art Kits, kiddos (and adults ;) ) can create fun and sun-catching designs to be put on any window. With easy instructions, a little bit of waiting time, and many different templates plus the ability to create your own window cling designs, the sky’s the limit with this S.T.E.A.M. activity. More tips on how to use the OOLY Window Cling Art Kit. More ideas and Outlines can be found here.

Creatibles DIY Eraser Kit

It’s as easy as I, 2, 3 (as we sing along with Jackson 5)...but really, just build it, bake it, and erase it! With 12 pliable colors that can also be mixed for an array of colors, the imagination is the limit with this easy kit. A turkey? That can be done and it can have all different colored feathers! A rainbow to match all your OOLY supplies? For sure! An eraser that resembles your family dog? Why not!!!
Turkey Craft Credit: Teach Outside the Box

Creatibles DIY Air Dry Clay Kit

With 3 different tools and 12 different colors, blend colors, create figurines and scenes or anything your heart desires. After you have let it dry, use more of OOLY’s art supplies such as Marvelous Paint Markers, OOLY Craft Paints such as the Lil’ Paint Pods to add even more originality to the pieces. Explore the possibilities with OOLY. #CREATEYOURHAPPY with creative supplies of all shapes, colors and sizes that encourage S.T.E.A.M. activities! Our faves include gel pens, colored pencils and ALL THE MARKERS! For more S.T.E.A.M. ideas, check out Teach Outside the Box on Pinterest.

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