It’s no secret that children have a unique kind of creativity. With imaginations that can envision anything from new galaxies to their own games, kids have a fearlessness to keep creating. And we’re here to encourage that!
The creative team here at Mr Beams headquarters gets the importance of having a creative outlet, especially for children. So when they discovered that our new Stand Anywhere Light doubled as both a convenient safety light and a fun craft, they organized an afternoon of crafting for the team and their families.
“The Stand Anywhere Light was perfect for this project because of its clean and simple shape,” says Lauren K., Mr Beams associate creative manager. “It was fun for everyone who participated and especially to see a child’s take on the craft.”
As a side note, crafts and “play” are beneficial for adults, too! Studies show that unstructured creative activities can relieve stress, improve our relationships and keep us feeling young.
“Getting dirty with glue and markers was a blast,” Lauren says. “It reminded me of being in art school. I love being creative and don’t often get to craft as an adult, so this was a special treat for me. It was nice to see my coworkers take a break from their office work to have some fun. Plus, they were all proud of their creations.”
Not only does the Stand Anywhere Light have the perfect shape for crafting, the night light’s function makes it ideal for kids’ bedrooms. It’s important for children to feel comfortable and safe during the night, but studies have shown that light throughout the night affects the secretion of melatonin, which is a hormone that impacts our quality and ability to sleep. With the Stand Anywhere Light, kids can have motion activated night lighting that’s only on when it’s needed for minimal disruption and ultra convenience.
Because the light is weatherproof, wireless and portable, it can handle craft materials such as glue, paint and markers so kids can create their own night lighting hero.
Lauren’s crafting tips:
-use a variety of materials
-tape over the motion sensor when decorating the light to ensure crafting materials don’t cover it, which could affect its ability to detect motion
-make sure the battery compartment is accessible (i.e. free of glue or other materials) to replace the batteries as needed
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