My kids both love doing crafty things, but I have to admit that I’m not the best at coming up with ideas for us to make. I almost always rely on pre-made kits not only for the ideas but because they have everything you need right in one box.
One of my favorite brands for craft kits is Creativity for Kids from Faber-Castell. They always have such cute and creative craft kits at an affordable price.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to check out the new kits available from Creativity for Kids. Two years ago we reviewed the Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun Kit and it has become a Halloween tradition to set it up every year. I was excited to learn what new product Creativity for Kids had for this year.
Introducing the new Create with Clay Haunted House Kit!
This fun family craft will make a spook-tacular decoration for your table. The 7″w x 7″h x 4″d embossed haunted house comes ready to decorate with washable paint and air-dry clay. The kit includes all the tools and supplies that you need! You can store your Halloween treats and trinkets inside the house. This fun decoration is made from sturdy cardboard and can be used year after year!
Creativity for Kids was nice enough to send me 2 kits, one for each of my kids. Even though my daughter is barely 4 and the kits says 5 and up, she really is very much the artist and I knew she would love this great craft.
The kit contains everything you need to create a spooky treat box!
You paint the cardboard house with the paints provided, then create spooky decorations out of the included clay (7 different colors), create a felt base and apply glitter accents. We did have to use our own paintbrushes because my kids did not like the included sponge brush that came with the kit. They wanted to use their brushes.
The next step after painting the house is to shape the clay into creepy, ghoulish and other Halloween style decorations. We’re actually not quite finished with ours. The kids are really taking their time with the clay getting it just right, and I don’t want to rush them. But so far Jake has made a ghost, a bat, a pumpkin and some grass for his. The clay is not actually as I expected. It’s a light material that does shape easily and is very easy to use, but it’s also kind of sticky and we had some trouble with his pieces sticking to the surface he used to create them. Not enough of an issue to disrupt his fun, just something I wanted to point out. Of course, we can’t achieve quote the same detail as shown in the picture on the box either, but honestly I don’t think they realize it. They are just happy to be creating their own haunted house box.
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