edplay: Arts & Crafts for Kids Loom Large

A perfect storm created by the convergence of the Maker Movement, Upcycling, DIY, the debate over art in schools and STEAM has resulted in a rising number of high-quality, creativity-boosting products for kids. Here are some of the arts & crafts kits, tools, materials and vendors we spotted at Toy Fair.

High-quality children’s art products from Europe

With exclusive distribution rights in the U.S., American Educational Products exhibited high-quality Creall modeling materials, acrylic paints and water-based printing inks made in the Netherlands. In addition, AMEP offered tools and materials for lino printing – from nibs to ink rollers to linoleum, paper and more – from Abig in Germany.

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