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When embarking on an arts and crafts project, preparation is really important. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a jumble of craft supplies and then realizing that you bought the wrong paper for the job that needs to be done! We sell many different kinds of paper, if you’re just starting your arts and crafts journey you may be confused about which craft paper to purchase for your purposes. Craft paper is…

In our technologically advanced times, there has been an increase in gadgets and computer-based learning in the classroom. This isn’t a bad thing, as time moves on what is considered normal changes. While most of us grew up with the old fashioned pen and paper methods of learning, increasingly interactive computer-based learning is being used in the classroom. Children as young as 3 or 4 are experts at the swiping and tapping we’ve all become…

Arts and crafts are an incredible way for children to get involved in their school projects. There is nothing more exciting to children in school than looking at the bulletin board or schedule and knowing that a crafts project is coming up. This usually means a break from formal studying and a chance to really let loose and express themselves. While arts and crafts have many, many ways to be constructed, the most basic component…

What you will need: Hygloss Paper Ornaments in Assorted ColorsHygloss Wiggle Eyes (any size but 15mm is used here)Crayons, Markers or Colored PencilsGlue StickPipe CleanersMagic Marker (not shown) Step 1 Gather orange-colored ornaments and set other colors aside. Step Step 2 Draw on pumpkin line shapes, coloring in with different shades of orange to give the round paper more of a shape. *Add green stem at top if desired Step 3 If using paste-on wiggle…

Colors play an important role in how we feel about a space, as anyone who’s spent time in a drab office or dull waiting room can tell you. The same is true for young children. Their first classrooms need to be welcoming, and part of creating a welcoming environment is choosing the right colors. Here are some colors to consider when trying to help your students feel more at home. Colors That Say Hello Crisp,…

You think College is tough? Let me tell you, grade school is tough. At least in college, you’ve seen some of that material before. You’re building on the same foundation you’ve been building on for the past 10 or so years. What about in kindergarten or 1st grade? Getting the hang of your letters or your numbers is a new concept, revolutionary even. The two things you need to know are how to read, write,…

The Benefits of Writing in Child Development Writing is a skill that is so fundamentally important that we almost take it for granted. Writing and reading are two sides of the same coin. There is not a single writer of merit who is also not a well-practiced reader. Language is how we communicate with the world, and reading literacy is one of the most important determining factors in life success because it gives you access…

We sell lots of wonderful products here at Hygloss, from classroom essentials and themes to a wide variety of arts and crafts. Unsurprisingly, some of our most popular products are our arts and crafts products, which are a huge hit with kids (and some adults!) Arts and crafts projects are one of the best ways to let children stimulate and exercise their imaginations, work on their planning skills, and use their hands to put it…

This post is for you, parents and teachers! For generations, children have enjoyed creating arts and crafts projects in school. These are the more memorable assignments for a reason, they keep children engaged and invested in seeing them through to the end. In other words, we know anecdotally that these activities are great for our kids, you’ll be happy to know that this is also scientifically validated as well. Let’s take a look at why!…

A good education is built on the foundation of good habits. A good study habit will take anyone far in school and in life. Children have so much energy, keeping their attention and interest in studying is a universal challenge for all teachers. How can you make studying fun and also educational? Read on to find out! The Importance of Good Studying Habits Studying is something that most children must learn how to do, it…