In keeping with my longstanding tradition of doing my Christmas shopping online from trusted vendors like Timberdoodle, I ordered a big box of craft kits and games for our kids the first part of December.
I plan to review all of those items in the next month or so, but for today, I want to tell you about Faber-Castell’s Coloring with Clay kit.
The kit is designed for ages 5 and up, and just as I suspected, my 8-year old Abby loved it!
Everything she needed to complete four designs was included, including pre-printed art boards with detachable easels, sculpting tools, rolling mat, step-by-step instructions, and more than enough clay to finish the projects.
We’ve worked with modeling clay before, and we’ve colored with everything from crayons to markers to oil pastels. But we’d never tried coloring with clay before. This project was unlike anything any of us had ever done.
The rolling mat provided a clean, smooth work surface, and the sculpting tools allowed her to add fine details to the project boards.
There was plenty of clay to finish not only the four pictures included with the kit, but extra projects her older sister dreamed up and pieced together with the colorful clay and cute photographs she found on the Internet.
Abby really enjoyed Coloring with Clay, and I appreciated the hours of quiet crafting time and the new techniques she learned completing these projects.