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Key Features:
• Suitable for arts, crafts, modelling and D&T projects
• Educational whilst encouraging creativity and fun
• Includes ideas booklet
• Standard and Jumbo sizes - 40cm(L) x 4/6mm(W)
• Pack of 300 – Assorted Christmas Colours

Artstraws are a highly versatile tool for crafting and modelling, allowing children to learn new skills whilst having fun and expressing themselves creatively. With endless possibilities to create 3D replicas, practical objects and models with moving parts, they are an essential tool in art and crafts, D&T and maths classrooms.

Educational
These unassuming hollow paper tubes have surprising practical benefits. For children that struggle to visualise 3D concepts such as those presented in maths problems, Artstraws are extremely helpful. By constructing shapes in 3D with Artstraws, children can calculate the number of sides, area and perimeter, or see how a 2D drawing might need to be folded in order to become this shape. For children who learn differently, a physical object in hand may stop them from falling behind.

Artstraws can also be constructed to perform tests of balance, strength and stability based on how many are used, how they are adjoined, and to what size and shape they are constructed. Again, a practical experiment may help children remember and conceptualise ideas relating to physics where verbal explanations are not always enough.

Fun
Outside of the practical benefits, Artstraws are just plain fun! Since there are so many ways you can connect Artstraws, they can be used as a structural base, decorative material, or even just for planning out projects. They can also be combined with other materials and decorated to create whatever ornament or 3D project you like, including vehicles with moving parts, boats that really float, or functioning see-saws.

All it takes is a bit of imagination – luckily there is a booklet included with ideas and instructions for those who need some assistance, including teachers!

How to Use
There are multiple joining techniques to connect Artstraws. You can create a straight, angled or moving joint by creasing and inserting two straws into each other, flattening and gluing ends together, inserting pipecleaners, or using pins, wires and paper fasteners among other techniques. Straws can also be strengthened for various uses with different methods, including filling the straws with sand for extra weight where stability is required, or bundling straws together with elastic bands or glue.

Christmas Themed
As these Artstraws are specially designed for festive use, the pack includes special ideas sheets to make Christmas Cards & Christmas decorations. The easy-to-follow instructions also contain information on cutting, sticking, plaiting, weaving and making 3D models within this theme – just add glitter for that extra festive sparkle!

Includes assortment of white, green and red in standard (4mm) and jumbo (6mm) sizes.

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