2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

NSS kid coverage continues with Kids’ Crafts (say that ten times fast). There were a number of vendors offering fun craft kits and supplies for the small fry. Here are just a few of them…

Box Play for Kids was a first-time exhibitor, introducing its fun, eco-friendly stickers to the Show. From tissue boxes to egg cartons to TP tubes, Box Play for Kids’ sticker products transform trash to toys (and teach kids about conservation and recycling along the way).

Box Play for Kids crafts

Box Play for Kids crafts

These beautiful letterpressed woodland animal masks—designed for kids (or grown-ups) to color in—come from Pistachio Press.

Pistachio Press color-it-in masks

Pistachio Press color-it-in masks

What could be more fun than these ninja and robot craft kits from Paper Source for Waste Not Paper? (Suggestion for caregivers: you could challenge your kids to complete the ninja ones in absolutely stealth-mode silence, then go have a cup of tea and savor the quiet time.)

Paper Source/Waste Not Paper craft kits

Paper Source/Waste Not Paper craft kits

If there is a kid in your life who’s into crafts—wait, let me rephrase. If there is a kid in your life at ALL, they would have walked into the Eeboo booth and refused to leave. Seriously, they probably would have volunteered to be shipped with the booth back to Eeboo headquarters. Eeboo’s booth was so jam-packed with an expanding crafts line, it was practically overflowing into the aisles (so much so, that I never really got past the craft stuff, and into the stationery and toy part of the booth—whoops!).

Clockwise from top: Eeboo’s booth; a cool selection of colored pencil sets; retro-feel, holiday-themed paper chain kits; and their new fancy papers, including corrugate and glitter papers.

Eeboo booth, paper, colored pencils, and paper chains

Eeboo booth, paper, colored pencils, and paper chains

Eeboo’s pipe cleaners come in a rainbow of drool-worthy colors and can be made into all sorts of cool stuff (check out the spouting whale!), and their glitter glues are just as varied and beautiful, with a punch of “spahkle.”

Eeboo pipe cleaner and glitter glue displays

Eeboo pipe cleaner and glitter glue displays

Pom pom crafts were well-represented in the Eeboo booth. Featured, here: their pom pom maker kit and the finished product from their pom pom necklace kit (modeled by Angelica Zambetti, who was good enough to show me around the booth—thanks, Angelica!).

Eeboo pom pom crafts (Angelica Zambetti modeling pom pom necklace)

Eeboo pom pom crafts (Angelica Zambetti modeling pom pom necklace)

That does it for kids’ crafts at the Show—well, it really doesn’t. There was so much more, but in the interest of time, I’m moving on. So, next stop on the NSS kiddo express: kids’ books and miscellaneous.

In the meantime, enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Please note: the image labels I’ve used are not official product names/titles. For more information on any of the products in my posts, please contact the wonderful people who’ve created them.