Pottery at Home for Crafty Kids is easier than you’d think. If you have a child who loves to release their creativity I have the perfect item for you.
See that face? That’s the face of a crafty kid who cannot wait to get her hands on her new Pottery Cool, a pottery studio for kids that she can use right in our own home. My 8 yr old daughter Racquel is definitely a crafty kid, she loves art class at school. In fact last year she cried upon learning her beloved art teacher was retiring after years of teaching. Racquel uses her creative side to make projects at home all the time, it relaxes her after working hard in school. She especially enjoys working on projects during the weekends. I wanted to give her a new spin on creativity, so Pottery Cool came along at just the right time.
Pottery Cool is a new way to create with clay AT HOME! Yes, no traipsing off to a pottery studio. It’s pottery made easy for kids.Each kit contains: 1 Pottery Cool™ Clay Studio which is a base with turntable, 1 spray bottle, 1 tool holder, 4 clay disks, 1 paint brush, 2 coring tools, 2 cores, 2 sleeves and 10 colors of paint. The paint is shimmery too, which made my daughter very happy.
The instructions include directions for 6 different projects, very girlie projects too! Everything from a smart phone speaker to a cupcake pencil holder. My daughter chose the turtle dish, something she could put on her nightstand and put pony holders, hair clips, or necklaces into at night.
Racquel was able to mold the clay disk into a ball, and then let Pottery Cool’s unique turntable that lets gravity do the work. As the turntable spun she molded the shape with her hands into the basic body shape of a turtle.
With all the tools she needed right at her fingertips this truly was a mom-free craft. She was able to do this on her own. When the body of the turtle was to her liking she simply slid the sculping knife tool under the clay to remove her piece. A few small pieces of clay were then rolled and slightly flatted to form the turtles head, feet and tail.
You may notice we have 2 turtles, a nice sister decided to make one for her little sister too! Proud mom moment!
Now the hard part came…waiting 24 hours for the clay to dry so it could be painted. Yes, that was the hardest part!
When it was time to paint, she chose the colors she wanted and set her piece back on the turntable as a great surface to paint upon.
She’s proud of it, she did it on her own and decided she wanted to “look” at it awhile before giving it a face.
Sometimes great art doesn’t come instantly, its a process, right?
So our turtle awaits a face as it sits nicely on her nightstand collecting her trinkets!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.