Helping stretched parents find budget-friendly craft projects, Epson launches online Kids’ Corner

Fun, free and instant activities for families

Helping stretched parents find budget-friendly craft projects, Epson launches online Kids’ Corner

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Whether it’s a rainy Sunday afternoon or the middle of the summer holidays, parents can find it tricky to occupy youngsters without incurring spiralling costs. That’s where Epson’s new online Kids’ Corner can help – it’s designed to banish boredom with a range of instant, free and fun printable activities.

According to new research1 for Epson’s EcoTank printers, over 82% of parents said that they’d like access to more varied activities to keep their kids busy, with over 75% wanting their kids to do more arts and crafts.

This colourful and easy-to-use website provides the solution with a range of fun printable activities including colouring-in sheets, paper dolls, 3D paper toys, party preparation kits and DIY gifts.

The kid-friendly zone will continually evolve with fresh and exciting projects throughout the year. Users can head to the printable section to see seasonal activities, while the blog brings together ideas from how to host an Easter egg hunt to DIY present ideas for Valentine’s Day.

From crazy colours to adding wild textures, creative expression is very much encouraged in the tips and tricks section. It suggests ways for users to think out of the box and give each project a unique twist. There’s also the gallery where users can upload their finished projects and see other users’ entries.

Mary McNulty, head of PR and communications, Epson Europe, says: “Over the past two years our research2 has shown the extraordinary financial and time pressures parents are under. We’re launching this new easy to use website to give parents a little relief and help them find a range of free arts and craft activities, that can be printed at a moment’s notice. It’s a great resource for any parent, and particularly those that are enjoying the freedom and ultra-low-cost per page that comes with owning a cartridge-free EcoTank printer with up to three years worth of ink3.”

Kids’ Corner will be available on the Epson website from 27th November 2017.

1. Coleman Parkes Research Limited polled 1,000 parents of children under the age of 18.
2.Opinium Research polled 2,000 UK parents of 3-13 year olds between 6th – 10th June 2016. Coleman Parkes Research Limited polled 1,000 parents of children under the age of 18.
3. Based on an average print volume of 140 pages per month and considering the lowest yield produced from the first set of inks. (ET-2700/50, ET-3700/50, ET-4750).