March is National Craft Month; a perfect time to try a new hobby, bust out some old projects and finish them up, or just spend some quality time with your kids working on artist projects you all enjoy.
In addition to just plain fun, crafting can reduce stress, encourage creative thinking, and bring families closer together. A recent CNN.com article states that research has shown “Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging.”
In honor of these awesome benefits of crafting and National Craft Month, we’re giving away our new Pom-Pom Pals: Farm and Pom-Pom Pals: Pets kits! Visit our Facebook page and look for the prompt on March 17. Leave a comment on that Facebook post for a chance to win!
Pom-pom Pals: Pets contains everything that budding crafters need to create the most adorable fuzzy friends you’ve ever seen. This complete kit and detailed book of instructions comes with an easy-to-use pom-pom maker, four colors of yarn, felt, ribbon, and ready-made mini pom-poms—everything kids ages 7 and up will need to make a dog, cat, rabbit, and guinea pig. The simple step-by-step instruction book contains extra project ideas and instructions to make even more adorable pom-pom animals, plus fascinating facts about each creature. Once kids have created their new pom-pom friends, they can personalize their pets and sign the included adoption certificate to become the official owners of the cutest pets on the planet.
Kids ages 7 and up will delight in creating their own fuzzy farm animal friends in Pom-pom Pals: Farm. The complete kit comes with everything young crafters will need to make a horse, cow, pig, and sheep: an easy-to-use pom-pom maker, four colors of yarn, felt, ribbon, and ready-made mini pom-poms. The full-color simple step-by-step instruction book contains extra project ideas and instructions to make even more adorable pom-pom animals, plus fascinating facts about each creature. An adoption certificate for these new farmyard friends adds the finishing touch to this creative, hands-on title.
Both kits include:
• 48-page book with step-by-step instructions
• Pom-pom maker
• 4 colors of yarn (18 yards each)
• 3 pieces of colored felt
• 15 ready-made mini pom-poms
• Decorative ribbon
• Adoption certificate
Age Range: 7 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
For some new craft ideas, the Craft & Hobby Association has a calendar of tips to help you craft in different and more effective ways, using items found around your home. Have fun!