Dragonfly Innovation - Clay Bead Pen

Dragonfly Innovation Inc

Clay Bead Pen

Age Range
Arts & Crafts
Creative Product
Educational Skills Product
Socially Responsible

Kids love this project! Using easy-to-handle and colorful air-dry clay, plus glitter glue for sparkle, they can create all sorts of fun and funky beads that stack on the rods of the 3 specially designed pens. Everything you need is included in the kit. They also offer the kit as a group project for 8.

Developed with the consultation of art education and creativity expert Dr. Marvin Bartel, this project has several unique features you won’t find in any other craft kit. First, there is a revolutionary teaching tool called a “Flight Guide”. As opposed to traditional step-by-step instructions, Dragonfly Innovation’s Flight Guides are designed to inspire children by asking open-ended questions that help them imagine many ways a project can be completed. Through this process, children see how ideas can be developed and refined, and learn that often there is no one right way to accomplish something. Second, Dragonfly Innovation never shows a finished product on the box or in the Flight Guides. Their philosophy is that kids should feel free to explore their own unique ideas without the pressure of feeling like they have to “measure up” to someone else’s standards. Third, plenty of clay (enough to make about twice as many beads as needed fill the pens) encourage kids to experiment and try new ideas.

Other unique features include “Guidance for Grown-ups,” quick-to-read flyers that give parents good research-based information on how they can help their child’s creativity expand, and “What’s the Buzz” creative conversation cards that encourage discussion of new ideas while doing the project.


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