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Rust-Oleum Launches eBook To Keep Kids Crafting

Commenting on the launch of the free eBook, Rust-Oleum® marketing manager, Lani Carstens says that now more than ever children need positive input in their lives and some happy distraction.

11/09/2020

 

Make pretty stone photo holders with colourful pebbles and wire. Go outside to find a selection of flat smooth stones from the garden.

 

Crazy Cool Kid’s Crafting is a digital showcase of inspired, fun and absorbing DIY projects for kids. Each idea uses commonly found items at home - illustrating how to easily reuse and repurpose them with spray paint. From rocks, bottles and jars to tin cans – each idea will get children to engage with their creative brain; allowing them to express themselves through art while also having fun.

Commenting on the launch of the free eBook, Rust-Oleum® marketing manager, Lani Carstens says that now more than ever children need positive input in their lives and some happy distraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It would be irresponsible to think little people are not feeling the effects of the lockdown this year and they too need to keep their minds off what’s going on. Routines have been disrupted and for those still at home or only partially back at school – it’s a strange time. They miss their ‘normal’ activities, parties and playdates. We are hoping that these pages of inspiration will add some colour and joy to their day – and help parents keep their kids busy,” adds Carstens.

 

 

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNOAD RUST-OLEUM eBOOK

 

Have found when you step outdoors with tin can stilts made using recycled aluminium food cans.

 

From zombie pet rocks to stationery caddies and tin can lights – each project from yesteryear has how to step by step instructions. Although simple in their execution – some ideas are more advanced and will require adult input or at least some supervision.

 

Keep your desk neat and tidy with colourful pen and pencil holders made from Mason or Bell jars, or recycle glass food containers.

 

“Several different images have been included per project page. They are not meant to be prescriptive just a guideline; we hope our eBook will spark creativity and stoke imaginations so they run wild,” says Carstens. “The possibilities of spray paint are endless and we have an extensive range of colours and products for different substrates. You can quite literally reinvent anything in your home. We want children to reimagine and recreate with our paints so they can see colour in their lockdown world and beyond.”

 

Make a fun game for outdoors using recycled food cans and small bean bags.

 

The 10 projects in this the first issue of Crazy Cool Kids Crafting, include:

 

    Carnival Hit and Miss – using tin cans

     • Pen and Pencil Stationery Holders – using glass bottles, jars and tin cans

     • Magical Stone Magnets – using stones

     • Perfect Piggy Banks – using glass preserve jars and plastic bottles

     • Tin Can Stilts – using tin cans

     • Tin Can Lights – using tins cans

     • Pet Pocket Rocks – using stones

     • Stone Photo Holders – using stones

     • Pretty Pots – using cement, terracotta and plastic

     • Tic-Tac-Toe – using stones

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNOAD RUST-OLEUM eBOOK

 

“We hope South Africans will take pleasure in Crazy Cool Kids Crafting – activity that’s not digital and keeps them off screens. Aside from keeping busy, it’s a great opportunity to teach children about sustainability and the value of reusing and recycling. That and it’s empowering to create something to play with that doesn’t come out of a toyshop.

 

 

 

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