Four Fuse Bead Patterns Sure to Make your Heart Melt

Fuse beads (or hama beads as they are sometimes known) have been around since the beginning of time. Ok maybe not that long, but definitely since I was a little girl crafting at my mom’s kitchen table in Michigan. I’m always delighted … Read More


3D Printers and Product Creation

Working at S&S is fun for me, I get to use both my undergraduate engineering and graduate marketing background. On the marketing side, I get to manage the classic 4P’s (product, price, place and promotion) of our Sports and Games … Read More


Physical Education Lessons using Pool Noodles

  Recently, we’ve had several inquiries at PE Central asking, “As a physical education teacher, how can I use soft swim pool noodles appropriately in my physical education class?” Great question! Soft foam swim pool noodles are a versatile, low … Read More


5 Things to Remember when Running a Craft Program

Goals of setting up a craft program usually include two things – you want people to show a genuine interest in your program and you want to spark creativity that leads to fulfillment and enjoyment by your students or residents. … Read More


Kid Inventors at the Invention Convention

Last month a group of us from the Merchandising department had the opportunity to be judges at an “Invention Convention”. This is part of a statewide program here in Connecticut where children first learn about inventors, find an idea, research … Read More


Memorial Day Mason Jars

Like most crafters, I have a slight obsession with mason jars. People love them because there are endless ways to decorate them and they can be used in so many ways… and what I really love is that I can … Read More


Inspired by Teachers and Their Influence

Teachers Don’t Give Up Reading through all of the comments on the Teacher Appreciation Giveaway post has really inspired me. There has been one common theme that has stood out, “Don’t Give Up on Any Child”. This is probably not … Read More



Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway! *UPDATED*

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-May 8th this year, so what better way to celebrate our teachers than giving away $500?! Five winners will be selected from the comments below to win a $100 E-Gift Card! To get 20% off … Read More


A Dandy Bouquet for Mother’s Day!

For anyone out there who thinks they can’t craft and need tons of spare time to do one, this project is for you! With many crafts, you may think to yourself, this won’t take too long….. then hours later…. you’re … Read More