If you are building a new home or simply want to update your current home, start outside with curb appeal. Read more »
Here comes the bride — and the groom, the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen – plan ahead, practice a little, and then enjoy bring... Read more »
When you’re filling out your wish-list of wedding gifts, don’t forget to include supplies for the garden shed. With the right... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Pruner, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techn... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented-pending tec... Read more »
Making your own wedding invites and thank you cards is a delightful task when you a few versatile tools and simple techniques... Read more »
Nothing adds a special touch to a wedding like a handmade item. Read more »
Create a beautiful setting for your post-wedding brunch. Using these Fiskars tools will make the project even easier. Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
Choose our low-maintenance Photo Bypass Paper Trimmer to trim large quantities of photos with speed and precision. An easy-to-u... Read more »
Give your small outdoor space a mini makeover using a few simple tools to complete these fabulous projects. Read more »
Window treatments can turn a room from drab to fab, but if you’re on a budget sometimes hand-me-down curtains will have to do,... Read more »
If you’re not ready to fully embrace the trend for bold 70’s prints in your clothing, why not reflect it with a gloriously lou... 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 »
Perfect for users with larger hands or anyone who needs to make long cuts through fabric, our RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears feature... Read more »
Our Classic Stick Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm blade is ideal for crisp, controlled cuts on a wide variety of materials. A symmet... Read more »
Make clean up time a fun game for the kids! It becomes really easy for toddlers and preschoolers to match their toys to their... Read more »
Funny Face Magnet Gift Wrap is simple to make and quite literally gives each gift magnetic personality. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! 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 most common complaint I hear when traveling is about soil quality for growing veggies. It may be too sandy, full of clay... Read more »
Creating a customized look is easier than you think - even when it comes to sewing up larger items such as this duvet cover an... Read more »
Introduced to the world as a quality fabric scissors, the Original Orange-Handled Scissors redefined the standard for cutting p... Read more »
With a few discarded mailing tubes, construction paper, and Fiskars Squeeze Punches you can craft these characters in under 20 minutes.
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!