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Reusable crafting supplies put the emphasis on creative process

Implications - In a natural extension of maker culture, temporary and reusable creative products serve as an introduction to the experience of the creative process for children. In emphasizing the process rather than the product itself, consumers are exemplifying an interest in the developmental benefits and introspection afforded by immersive creative activities.
SCORE: 4.6
This Year and Mild Top 5 Examples: 20,707 Total Clicks Oct 14 - Jan 16
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