As a family who loves arts and crafts, being a part of this review was a blessing. My youngest daughter, who just turned 10, was ecstatic when the Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik-Sculpting Kit, a paper mache kit, from ACTÍVA Products arrived in our mailbox. They even gave us a free e-book ACTÍVA Products' Favorite Sculpture KIDS CRAFTS to download that would help us decide what we should create with our kit. Her smile says it all.....
Right away she chose to make a bowl with the Rigid Wrap. This is a plaster coated gauze that makes sculpting easier for children. The simplicity makes it a great fit for children who like to create on their own. She is a very independent child and she loves to work on her art projects all by herself. She doesn't mind mom taking pictures or watching, but she likes to do the actual craft on her own with no help from anyone. At her age, she didn't have any issues following the step-by-step directions found in the e-book.
The kit came with plenty of materials to complete the bowl.
She started out her project by laying out old newspapers all over our kitchen table. She has worked with paper mache before and knew it was a messy but fun activity. After making sure she had all her supplies like the Rigid Wrap, a bowl of warm water, scissors, an old bowl to use for covering, saran wrap, and ruler, she began reading her instructions. The project started with cutting the Rigid Wrap into 7-inch strips. She was then instructed to cover the bowl she was using to shape her design, with plastic wrap. After that was finished she started dipping her Rigid Wrap strips into the warm water and that's when the fun started.
The strips are placed in different directions and built up to make layers that are about 1/2 inch thick. Then you put the bowl in a safe place to let it dry. Once it is totally dry you remove the bowl you used for shaping and discard the plastic wrap as well. She was now ready to paint her new creation and decorate it. This was her favorite part. She used acrylic paints to make her bowl beautiful. After the paint finished drying, she added some very cute stickers she had picked out just for this project. She was so proud to show everyone what she had created.
I think she did a great job and we can't wait to do another project with the CelluClay and the rest of our Rigid Wrap. We will also be purchasing more of these kits in the future. What a fun way to express yourself and have fun creating wonderful art projects. It would also be wonderful to use for science projects like an erupting volcano and there are instructions for it right there in the free e-book.
If you would like to check out this kit and other wonderful art supplies, I encourage you to visit the ACTÍVA Products website or visit their social media pages:
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There are also some more reviews of this product on the Homeschool Review Crew website. I really love reading what other families think of a resource before I buy it for our family, and that is why I love the reviews done by the Homeschool Review Crew. They are honest opinions of real homeschooling families.
Have a wonderful week!!!