One of the things to look forward to on PinayWorkingMom are craft kits. My daughters and I are into arts and crafts, and we've got a few ideas that we would like to share with you in the coming months. It's honestly not a clear-cut path at the moment, but it's fun trying things out with them.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw these craft kits at National Bookstore. I thought the girls would like them, so I got a box each for them. Here's our review for the kits.
My 10-year-old daughter, Hermione, tried this DIY Splicing Cushion. Her first question was, "What's 'splicing'?" I honestly had to look it up. It means "joining or connecting by interweaving"; regardless, it seems a strange word to put on a kiddie craft kit.
The Splicing Cushion kit contained exactly what it said on the box, but the colors are a bit different from what is shown, and that was perfectly fine.
The Ceramic Painting kit was a different story: it indicates it's appropriate for ages 3 years and above, and comes with a ceramic cup, 6 small tubs of paint, a paint brush and an instruction leaflet. However, it came with a cracked cup, and one tub short of what the instruction leaflet says.
I've got no photo to show of the cup since it dropped and broke a few minutes after it was finished.
The kits retail at Php 250 each, and are of decent quality.
- The Splicing Cushion is a good kit for older girls, 9-12 years. The price is fair, but I wouldn't say bang for the buck. We are likely to buy this again, maybe as a gift. Might I suggest renaming the kit?
- The Ceramic Painting Kit can use better packaging to prevent damage to the cup. It's definitely not suitable for 3-4 year-old kids, more like 5 years and older. The paint colors are rather blah, and a finer tip brush would have worked better. I still think the kit is a good idea, but it can definitely be made better. We probably wouldn't buy again.
Do you know of any art kits for kids? Do share with us in the comments!