Thursday, October 14, 2010

CREATIVITY FOR KIDS: Do Art Pottery Studio {Review and GIVEAWAY}

I (my kids) were given the opportunity to review the Do Art Pottery Studio by Creativity for Kids.  Read below to see my review, though first a little bit about this product from the company:

Do Art Pottery Studio introduces children to the art and history of hand sculpted pottery. From pinch pots to clay figurines, this pottery wheel set will teach and inspire. There is also a fully illustrated instruction booklet that will provide young artists with an exceptional introduction to the art and craft of hand thrown pottery. The wheel surface is grooved which helps to hold the clay firmly and keeps it centered. The foot pedal operation means no on/off switch to worry about, so the batteries last a long time. The foot pedal operation requires 4 C batteries (not included).


**Important Note - Our pottery wheel is a high quality children's craft product. Although the function is similar, it should not be compared to real pottery wheels costing hundreds/thousands of dollars.

Age Range : 8 - 98         Price $49.99

 My Review
Tablecloth - check, Pottery wheel - check, Clay - check - let's begin making some pottery!

Kylie & Emma both got a "ball" size of clay to start with.  Kylie wanted to make a "dish" for her dad and Emma wanted to make a doggie (go figure).  Anyhoot, we started with Kylie's dish.  She made her clay into a ball and pressed her thumb in the center, thereafter putting on the pottery machine to start molding her dish.  (I think both girls loved this part the best).  

See the black wire coming out of the pottery maker?  That is connected to device that allows you to step on and make the pottery wheel turn.  Kylie kept the clay moist with a little dab of water, and with each spin, having her thumb on the clay, she allowed the dish to form.  We then let dry overnight.


This is Emma's creation.  She also started with a ball of clay and divided into 2 pieces.  From that she took a larger part and made the body.  Then, she made another ball, though smaller in size for the head.  We put the two together and added a little water so they would stick.  We then took little pieces of clay and added feet, ears a nose and a long tail.  We then let dry overnight.
 The next day, both girls immediately wanted to paint right away, though because the clay was so thick (at least for the dog), I wanted them to wait until night to paint - just to give that extra time to dry.
Kylie made daddy a bowl to put his wedding ring when he is not wearing it.  He loves that she made this for him.


Emma made a dog, which has since lost an ear, though daddy still loves his gift.

Both girls painted their objects as can be seen from the picture and were given to daddy for his birthday.

Nothing is more precious than hand made gifts from our kids.  Both, Kylie and Emma, really loved making these objects from pottery - it brought hours of fun.  PLUS, Danny loved receiving the handmade products and I loved helping the girls make them.  Precious family time spent together, making, learning, creating and having fun.  What more could a parent ask?  The ages do say 8 - ???, however, with Emma only being 3 1/2, she loved playing with the clay, using the pottery wheel, making her doggie and painting it.  Even though she is not at the age requirement, with a parent (me) being there to help, it was a great product for her.  They both loved this.

I would highly recommend this product - it brought hours of fun to my girls.  We, as a family, enjoyed this product.

Win It (1 Winner)

Creativity for Kids was kind enough to offer one (1) lucky reader a Do Art Pottery Studio! This could be an awesome holiday present for that little one in your life, or an awesome gift for them to do now.  You will see the true value of this giveaway once your child sees it!  What kid would not love to make their own pottery?  Trust me, as an adult, I even enjoyed playing with the pottery wheel and making my own pottery.

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents 18+ only and will end on October 30, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen at random. Please leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win.

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Disclosure:  I was provided with the above set solely for the purpose of providing a review.  In no way did receiving this product entice me to write a favorable review.  I received the product and my girls LOVED it.

31 comments:

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