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Do you love art? Are you looking for a really neat way to showcase artists such as Vincent Van Gogh to your children? I was given the opportunity to review Master Kitz The Starry Night by Kidzaw.com. You can check out their website at http://www.kidzaw.com/the-starry-night/ for more products. We ordered ours directly from Amazon and everyone thought that these are so cool!
1. A super cute box that you can store the art supplies in (or your kids will commandeer it for a toy storage box).
2. A textured paint roller.
3. A smooth paint roller.
4. 3 bottles of acrylic paint.
5. 2 sheets of canvas paper.
6. 1 painting template.
7. Oil crayons
8. Detailed instructions (or inspiration).
9. Fact sheet on Vincent Van Gogh.
How does it work?
I honestly never thought this would stand much of a chance with 2 boys (ages 7 & 4). I really thought it would turn into a minor (or major) disaster. However, I was (mostly) wrong. First off, I very intelligently covered the table with trash bags to protect it from paint. I am an overly brilliant mom sometimes ;) Then I sat the boys down at the table, each with a canvas paper and strict instructions not to do anything without me. I also taped the canvas papers to the trash bags because they were rolled in the box and didn't want to lie flat. In hindsight this didn't turn out as well as I would have liked because one ended up getting ripped when a boy tried to remove it too quickly.
Then I carefully read the directions and we set to work. First they placed their star stickers in the upper part of the paper. Then they rolled the textured roller into blue paint and covered the paper in blue texture. Of course some boys I have got blue paint on themselves (it wasn't quite as washable as I'd hoped, but no big deal).
We followed the instructions pretty much step by step. Of course the finished products were unique (not exactly Van Gogh) but I thought they did a really good job! They had a lot of fun doing it too :) It wasn't nearly as stressful as I had previously imagined and I would definitely do another kit from them!
The boys were really proud of their finished projects and so were Daddy and me! We are going to frame them and hang them in their bedroom.
So, if you're looking to do art with your kids that goes beyond simple stuff I really recommend these kits. They have everything you need to complete them (except plastic to cover your work surface and paper plates for the paint). They definitely encourage creativity and if my kids' response are any indication your kids would love them too! I love the fact that you don't have to hunt around for supplies and try to figure out a technique on your own!
They have more kits available and I encourage you to check them out! I think you will be really pleased with them!
Also, check out the other reviews at the link below to get different perspectives on this great product!