It’s Craft Time!

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Looking for fun ways to occupy yourself and your kids?  Now’s the time to break out those art supplies for DIY craft time.  Below are a few easy to make crafts that require very little supplies:

Clay Art

Unleash your imagination with our Fluffy air dry modeling clay.  Create amazing animals, magical monsters, sensational sea creatures…the possibilities are endless.  Let your creations sit overnight to dry. They make great decorations or small gifts for any season.

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Window Clings

Window clings are easy to make and fun to play with.  Imagine having a glittery butterfly on your window throughout the seasons.  It would surely brighten up any rainy day. All you need is a dry erase pocket as your canvas and glitter glue.  We used our brand new Cosmic and Celestial glues for an even more out of this world effect.

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Origami

The great art of origami.  It’s always amazing what you can create with just a square sheet of paper and a few folds.  Our color paper cube sheets are the perfect size for small origami art like these flowers and butterflies.  We used construction paper for the larger flowers.  Make a flower or two for your loved ones today.  I’m sure they’ll appreciate the thought.  Check out our previous blog post on how to make the butterflies.

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Whether you decide to make one of the fun crafts above or just share a coloring book with your kids, we hope all of you are finding ways to let your creative side run free; cause the world needs a lot more amazingness these days!  Spread the joy and share with us on social media what amazing #BAZICart you create.

 

Giveaway Time – National Crayon Day

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In honor of #nationalcrayonday see if you can spot all the crayons in this image.  First person to comment on our social media channels with the right number wins a 64 Ct. Premium Color Crayon pack!

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This giveaway is happening on each of our social media channels – FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a 64 Ct. Premium Color Crayon pack.  One winner per platform.

Be sure to read the rules below for the full details and then head on over to our social media channels to enter!

Official Rules:

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Giveaway Campaign is open only to those who participate on our corresponding Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and who are at least 13 years of age as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the contiguous United States (Alaska, Hawaii, and other US territories are not eligible), and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Bazic Products, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Bazic Products as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Comments can be entered starting today, March 31, 2020, until a winner is selected. The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a 64 Ct. Premium Color Crayon pack.

4. How to Enter: The Entry must be entered by following the requirement on our respective Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Bazic Products. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Bazic Products.

5. Prizes: One winner will be selected off each social media site – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – for a total of 3 winners.  The Winner of the Campaign (the “Winner”) on each social media site will receive the respective prize as listed below. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Bazic Products. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Bazic Products’ discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Bazic Products to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Prize - 64 Ct. Premium Color Crayon with Built in Sharpener

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a 64 Ct. Premium Color Crayon pack. There will be one winner selected off each social media site for a total of 3 winners for the entire campaign. Winner will be notified by direct message on the corresponding social media platform the original entry was submitted on. Bazic Products shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 3 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT BAZIC PRODUCTS’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering your content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Bazic Products, anyone acting on behalf of Bazic Products, and Bazic Products’ licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this giveaway, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Bazic Products. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Bazic Products from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Bazic Products may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Bazic Products reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Bazic Products’ control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Bazic Products may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Bazic Products. Bazic Products reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Bazic Products has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Bazic Products reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Bazic Products and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States of America AND the state of California, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Bazic Products website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here (https://www.bazicstore.com/pages/privacy-policy).

13. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is BAZIC PRODUCTS, 10511 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, CA 91731, U.S.A..

14. The Campaign hosted by Bazic Products is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.

15. By entering the giveaway, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.  

 

DIY Butterfly

Butterflies represent endurance, change, hope, and life…all things we’re holding onto during this time. Create your very own butterfly to remind you that we’ll all emerge from this stronger together. #stayhome #stayhealthy #wecandothis #together

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Rainbow Pot of Gold Craft

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! During these difficult times, it’s nice to be able to break out some supplies and do some arts and crafts to brighten up our day.

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Check out our YouTube for video instructions on this fun craft.

Supplies

Step 1: Print out the template.

Step 2: Cut out all the pieces on several colors of poster board.  We used black for the pot, yellow for the gold pieces, and green for the lucky clover!

Step 3: Tape your lucky clover on your pot.  Don’t forget to add the gold pieces on top.

Step 4: Cut out 8 strips of 1.5 in x 11 in pieces of poster board in a variety of colors.  This will make the handle and the fantastical rainbow.

Step 5: Tape the black strip of poster board to the back of the pot.

Step 6: Loop each strip of poster board around each other and staple in place.

Step 7: Add glitter to your gold pieces for that extra dazzling effect.

Now you’re ready to hang up your work of art!  It’s an easy and fun craft to make for St. Patrick’s Day and to remind us to always look towards the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

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Happy National California Day!

National California Day_social mediaFacebook + Instagram 01Happy National California Day! California, the golden state, where you can immerse yourself with the arts in San Francisco; be one with nature in the Sequoia national park; or see your name in lights in Hollywood. Everything your heart desires can be found on this vast west coast state. So grab your pen and notebook, and start making a list of all the places you’ll want to visit on this celebratory day!  Here are a few that we enjoy:

  1. Golden Gate Bridge – When in San Fran, you can’t miss the iconic suspension bridge.  This one mile wide strait connects the the Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  It’s gorgeous on even the foggiest of days. It’s a site perfect for scouts to do their bridging ceremonies (where they walk from one end to the other, signifying they’re growth into another level of scouting).  There are even benches right by the parking lot area where you can sit and do some journaling in your composition book or sketching.

  1. Lombard Street – This famously crooked street is just a short one block section in the heart of San Francisco, but you’ll find lots of cars trying to navigate their way around the eight hairpin turns (and crowds of people trying to get a good selfie) at any given day. It’s such a picturesque scene that it’s the subject of numerous landscape art pieces. Go ahead and grab a brush, some paint, and create your own masterpiece!

  1. Sequoia National Park – There’s nothing like a giant tree to put life in perspective.  In this Land of Giants, you’ll find magnificent trees dominating this forest in such a beautiful way. The underground Crystal Cave is also a sight not to be missed. There’s so much to see that there’s a trail for everyone. This is definitely Mother Nature at its finest. This is the perfect place for kids to create their own story using their own journal. Don’t forget your box of crayons cause every good story deserves an equally fantastical picture.

  1. Hollywood – Bright lights, beautiful smiles, and all that glitters is what you usually think of when you hear Hollywood. There’s so much more going on in this captivating city than the famous entertainment business.  Aside from the usual touristy places like the TCL Chinese Theatre, where you can step in the footprints of your fav celeb; or the Walk of Fame, where you can pose next to your fav celeb’s star; there are places like the Hollywood Bowl that host several amazing orchestras, and the vast array of eateries where you can sample food from all over the world. Seriously, there’s so much good food around here, it’s hard to choose a favorite. Make sure you have your calendars clear cause it’s going to take a while to eat, we mean get, through all this city has to offer.

  1. Museums – If you’re looking for some art in your life, look no further.  California is home to various museums ranging from fine art museums, where you’ll want to take along your own magnifier to admire all those little details; to selfie museums where you’re the star.

These are just a few things to get your list started but we guarantee you’re gonna need a bigger notebook in no time!

Happy National Send a Card to a Friend Day!

What better way to get carried away on National Send a Card to a Friend Day than with an early Valentine’s Day Balloon Card. Download the heart balloon template and the owl card template; then float on over to our YouTube to check out the full video instructions.

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Happy National Inspire your Heart with Art Day!

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In honor of today being National Inspire your Heart with Art Day, we thought we’d go over a few fun things you could do for some Artzi inspiration to color your hearts with happiness:

  1. Create some beautiful landscape art of your own with a paint pad and some watercolors. Your local park is a great place to capture the wonder of Mother Nature on your canvas.
  2. Grab your sketchbook and pencils to check out some art at a local museum. Recreate your favorite pieces to take home. Many places even offer free admission once a month.
  3. The walkway to your front door is another great blank canvas to fill with some colorful sidewalk chalk. Let your imagination run wild!
  4. When your heart is filled with love, shout it out loud for the world to hear. In this case, create a poster to show how happy you are! All you need is some poster paint, a poster board, and your favorite cheer!
  5. Give a broken frame new life by creating something inspiring with some decorative duct tape.
  6. Feeling a little stressed?  Use modeling clay to de-stress while sculpting something wonderful at the same time.
  7. Even a blank piece of paper can turn into a beautiful piece of art with the right inspiration. Challenge yourself with some creative origami designs using just simple square sheets of colored paper.
  8. Inspiration comes when we are the most clear.  Relax with some crayons and coloring books for both you and your little one.
  9. Paint for those you love; or better yet, paint those whom you love! Oil pastels are the perfect medium to create a portrait for your loved ones. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
  10. Nothing is complete without that extra sparkle that only glitter can give. All you need is poster board, glue and glitter to create some fantastical scenes.

Go ahead. Be inspired by all that is around you. Create to your heart’s content.

Share with us your #BazicArt on any of our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

DIY Bazic Red Envelope

CelebRATe this Lunar New Year with Bazic Red Envelopes to hold all your good fortune! Just download the DIY Template, grab some scissors, cutter, permanent glue, and you’ll be ready in no time. All you have to do is print out the colored template, cut on the solid lines, fold on the dotted lines, and just glue the edges together.  Check out our YouTube channel if you need extra help putting it together.

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