Here we go: summertime in the suburbs, and that means plenty of afternoons spent leisurely lounging by the pool and making my way through a long list of beach reads undisturbed…NOT! With two kids about to descend upon my daily routine of quiet and productivity, that fantasy is about to be shattered. Because my creative kindergartner will be with me for much of her summer break, we’ve got to get those creative hats on and start thinking. I tend to look for craft supplies that don’t require too much parental supervision (not only to encourage her independent thinking, but to keep me from hovering). So when Elmer’s recently introduced its Early Learners line, it earned big smiles in this house. Products like the Washable Glue Pen and Glue Stick are ideal for craft projects that involve lots of small pieces; little fingers can use just the right amount of glue without making a mess. My 6-year-old loved that the triangle-shaped top helped her “glue the tip of shapes when I only want to glue just that part.” The easy-to-open, twist-off caps mean she can do it herself–and that goes a long way for making her feel like a big kid. And if you find yourself in a crafting slump mid-summer, or if you consider yourself craft-challenged in general, Elmer’s offers plenty of age-appropriate suggestions in its Early Learners Academy to keep your little ones occupied. Pretty crafty, eh?
In a Nutshell: A new line of craft supplies for ages 3-6 will keep young artists well-stocked all summer long.