Why am I writing about Art Activities for kids?
A company based in Denmark alerted me to their arrival in Dubai. They thought my blog would be a good place to showcase their Art Activities for Kids range.
I agreed to attend a local demonstration before I would commit to writing a review.
I learnt the Art Activities for Kids products were of a very good quality, versatile and safe for kids. I felt reviewing the product would be useful to my readers as these items are not widely available in the shops as yet, so you may not hear about them.
The demonstration of the products in the home allows for real hands on play with the available range; consider this option if the products appeal to you, it is so much more fun!
As a bonus ToPlay is offering 2 DoinDubai Subscribers the opportunity to WIN a set of these high quality Art Activities for Kids products. The kits will be delivered directly to your door.
Just answer the competition question at the end of the post
What are the Art Activities for Kids products?
The product range is basically made up of paints, pens, pencils, paper and clay. There are 2 types of PAINT, basic and effect paint. I really recommend the effect paint because although you use it like any other paint, the end result is much more vivid, as though you had been painting with an HDR switched on!
Each of the paints can be MIXED with various additives turning the basic colours into textile, glass, acrylic and glitter paint. You can paint designs on to T shirts with the textile mixed paint and use the glass mixed paint on a Christmas bauble or glass jar. I was also shown the Deco Fabric paint which gives kids the opportunity to paint designs on to their school bags, jeans etc.
I was impressed with the GLITTER PENS which aren’t sticky at all. The brilliant FELT TIP PENS won’t dry out even if you leave the lids off them. I also liked the AIR DRY CLAY that is made completely of straw! I thought the idea of wrapping the clay around any cheap glass jar and then decorating it with paint was very effective, it would be great as an Easter activity. The clay doesn’t need to be baked in an oven in order to harden. There is also a box of extra long-lasting WATERCOLOURS.
In addition the range includes a high quality canvas PAPER that means Little Masterpieces will last longer. I had never come across MAGNETIC PAPER which can easily be put through your home printer. So print out mini photos, invitations, dressing up clothes, fruits, vegetables and connected vocabulary in any language on this paper and create magnets ! I am sure you can think of many versatile ways to use this paper; apparently at Dhs 13 for an A4 sheet, the price is competitive.
Where are the products made?
The Art Activities for Kids products are European produced – mainly in Italy, but they are distributed by a Danish company based in the Abu Dhabi for any UAE customers.
What’s special about these Art Activities for kids products?
I would say that the most special thing about these products is their flexibility in creating a product that will work on most surfaces and yet is safe for kids.
The Art Activities for Kids range was developed together with an Italian supplier who manufactures high quality products with an environmentally friendly approach. I agree, all the products seemed of a high quality and were demonstrated with good versatility of use, whilst I understood they were safe for kids. The paint is easily washed from the skin, clothes and most washable surfaces.
How much are these products?
Paints can be bought individually or as a set. To give you some idea of the price; one 150 ml tube of paint is Dhs 25, or Dhs 250 for a set of 12. The air dry clay costs Dhs 65 for 1kg! More prices are available on the company Facebook page.
How do I get these Art Activities for kids products?
These products are not available in the shops in Dubai as yet, but you can order them direct from the supplier (based in Abu Dhabi) or when you decide to hold an arty party in your home! You can buy as much or as little as you like and they will deliver the next day.
Anita Tel 050 818 8579 or 02 444 7501
or look at their Facebook page
If you need to tempt YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM THEIR DEVICES for a while, get them a set of these up market art supplies and let their creativity run riot!
WIN A FAB Art Activities for Kids Kit!
ToPlay has kindly offered TWO DoinDubai Subscribers the opportunity to win a set of Art Activities for Kids kits which include pearly watercolours, marker pens, pencils and lots more goodies but each kit is worth Dhs 345.00.
YOU could win one of these Art Sets for FREE !
All you have to do is make sure you are a Subscriber to DoinDubai, and then TELL ME in the blog comment box or the Facebook comment box at the end of the post:
What are the 3 Primary Colours ?
I will call the winners on the 21st of March; just in time for the Easter holidays. The prize will be delivered direct to your door!
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This post was brought to you in conjunction with ToPlay (Systems Middle East).
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