I recently received a Kelly Kit in the mail for review. A Kelly Kit contains various creative supplies to encourage art play in children. My Kelly Kit arrived in a small cardboard box, like this:
We all know how exciting it can be for a child to receive something in the mail. They haven’t had the pleasure of receiving bills yet! ;)
My Kelly Kit included the following supplies for a “Sponge & Stamp” activity:
- Dry paint mix
- White paper
- Purple paper
- Blue paper
- Craft stick
- Paint container
- Sponge paper
I followed the easy to read instructions that were included in my Kelly Kit. The first step was to draw a shape on the sponge paper. I drew a heart.
I then cut my heart out from the paper with the provided scissors, and quickly ran it under water. I was absolutely surprised to see how quickly this paper blew up into a sponge while under the water. I have never used this product before, and didn’t quite know what to expect. I think kids would be really amazed by this stuff. I know I was!
Next, I put half of the dry paint mix into the paint container, added a bit of warm water to it, and mixed it up with the craft stick. I don’t think my water was quite warm enough, as it turned out just a bit lumpy.
Then, I poured a bit of the paint out onto a paper plate, and dipped my heart shaped sponge in it.
I stamped my paper with the heart.
The first heart came out pretty well, but I found that the paint needed to be reapplied quite often, unless you’re really going for that “sponge painted look”.
Next, I tried it on the purple and blue paper. I was skeptical that the yellow paint would show up well on this dark paper, but I was surprised that it actually showed up very nicely.
Overall, I like the idea of the Kelly Kit. I think it is a great way for kids to express their creativity, and learn about art at the same time. I wish there had been a few more paint colors included in this kit, to kind of mix it up a bit though.
For $9.99/month and $19.99/month for Canadian Customers, you could receive one Kelly Kit art play activity once per month, in one of five art disciplines: painting, sculpting, drawing, printmaking, or collage. Annual subscriptions are available for a one-time fee of $99.90, plus applicable taxes. You can also buy a Sensory Gift Pack for $29.99, and which includes 5 Kelly Kits, for 2 children, and includes painting: Sticky Fingers, sculpting: Kelly Klay – Gluten Free, drawing: Walkie Chalkie, printmaking: Poppin’ Prints, collage: Rough Stuff.
Kelly Kits is giving away a full year’s subscription to one of my readers! One winner will receive an Annual Subscription of Monthly Kelly Kits (a $99.90 value), but everyone who enters receives one FREE Kelly Kit just for entering! How awesome is that?!
There is a one-time shipping fee of $2.49 for the FREE Kit if you choose to redeem it. There is no charge for the winner of the annual subscription. The FREE kit is just Kelly Kits’ way of thanking you for your entry. It is up to you whether you want to redeem it or not.
Head on over to their Facebook Page to enter to win! Hurry, this giveaway is only open for 48 hours! A winner will be chosen at random and the winner will be notified by email and announced on the Kelly Kits Facebook page.
Disclosure: I was provided with a free product in exchange for my honest review and opinion.