Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
Kids are eager gardeners. They love to experiment with colorful flowers, have an adventurous sense of design, and getting dirt... Read more »
Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
This easy pillowcase dress looks adorable with pretty fabrics. Plus, it is super simple to put together, even if you have not... Read more »
Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
Our Seamstress Scissors are the perfect all-purpose scissors for anyone who cuts fabric frequently. The smooth action of these... Read more »
Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
It doesn’t take much to turn an everyday snack into something a little extra special. It is great to see how quickly you can a... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Both have inherited my sense of sarcasm, my love of going barefoot, and my aversion to cleaning. Hope is following in the family footsteps of writing, and majoring in journalism next fall. Austin loves to write stories, and design t-shirt logos. Both kids learned to wield a camera at an early age. I sincerely hope that these are signs that my children have inherited my love of all things creative and handmade. How do you instill that crafty spirit in your kids? Read on for a few tips for handing down creativity through the ages...
When my kids were little, I was always reminding them to share. I taught them that sharing was one way to show your friends that you cared about them. Sharing is caring! Now, I encourage my kids to use my supplies and tools. If my Fiskars trimmer goes missing, it’s likely in my son’s room…he likes to make collages for his walls out of snowboarding magazines. My daughter has covered her walls in magazine clippings and photographs…teen creativity at it’s best!
Older and younger kids will enjoy creating projects alongside you! Sure, sometimes crafty time is an escape…but sometimes it’s also a terrific family activity. As you’re sitting down to scrapbook, invite your kids to join you. My daughter created this beautiful layout using Fiskars tools. I’ve created several layouts of the same event…so I really loved seeing her creative perspective.
One of the easiest ways to encourage kids to be crafty is to involve them in card-making. It’s a great way to let kids express their creative side, while bring a smile to a grandparent’s face. Older children can create the cards by themselves; while younger children can help you punch shapes or glue pieces together. The Fiskars Lever Punches are great for children to use because the punched shapes are held by a “confetti catcher.”
Younger children will have a ball with projects that you create just for them. You can take the lead in putting together the project, but get lots of input on colors and photos. I created these simple ABC flashcards using Fiskars border punches and squeeze punches. After sliding the cards into badge holders, you can tie them together with ribbon, or gather them on a binder ring. Crafty projects make learning fun!
Instilling a love of creativity in your children is one of the best traits that you can share with them!