Christmas crafts for kids : Homemade Christmas cards with Rose Art Extreme Airbrush Studio
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You know how much we love art projects around here. The children enjoyed doing several Christmas crafts last year. Well the holiday season is around and we want to create something special – Christmas crafts and arts both my kids ( 5 and 3) can do. This time last year we made beautiful salt glitter hand print holiday cards. They were oh-so-beautiful, this year I’m so excited to show you all our homemade Christmas cards we made with the fantastic Rose Art product - Rose Art Extreme Airbrush studio.
Our finished Christmas Crafts for kids -Homemade Christmas Cards
Beautiful right? All created with this fun and FRUGAL toy. I have decided to get this as a gift for few of our art loving friends.
Even the stencils looked adorable after the Christmas craft and art project!
So what is Rose Art Extreme Airbrush Studio?
It is a great frugal arts and craft toy/kit which uses markers to create airbrush art. Perfect for kids age 5+ ( Manufacturer’s age recommendation is 6+) But you know what, the process is so simple that even my 3 year old was able to create wonderful art work with it.
What comes inside the box?
Caddy, Motorized sprayer ( requires 4 ‘c’ batteries not included) Rose Art Super tip Markers, 4 stencils. These are all the things you need to create fun homemade Christmas cards, any Holiday cards or homemade gifts.
The set-up time and installation was a snap. I inserted the 4 C batteries and hit the power button located on the side. Since this is an airbrush tool, I took precaution and covered our work area with an old table cloth. It turned out that I did not need that much protection. Then all we had to do was insert a RoseArt Super tip marker inside the motorized brush and start spraying
Note: If you do a quick research you will see reviews stating that getting the markers to fit properly in the brush takes a little bit of time and practice. I should say that this did not happen to us. The marker fit in easily and the spray was great and uniform. In any case if it does happen to you here are some tips I have collected from other reviews.
Tips: Don’t go too far into the brush then the “paint” will glob and you will not get a smooth brush.If you don’t go far in the ink will not spray adequately. Push it in just enough and ensure it is snug. You will get there with a bit of trial and error. Also, have an extra set of markers ready just incase your little artists don’t want to stop!
Here is a video that will help you.
So what did we do with this art and craft toy?
Art activities with this airbrush toy – create homemade Christmas Cards
The kit came with 4 stencils. Since we wanted to make cards I used card stock paper to create a bunch of new stencils. My children are very excited about Christmas and wanted to make candy canes, stars, trees, snow man and what not! All I did was use thick paper and cut out their favorites shapes.
We placed a thick sheet of paper first, placed the stencil on top and sprayed away. The marker did not spray away all around or anything. It was the perfect amount of ink which got sprayed.
With some assistance even the 3 year old got in on the fun to create some candy cane themed homemade Christmas cards.
My 6 year old tried to layer different colors and she was overjoyed with her free form art she created.We tried the alpabet stencils. I see this can be a great tool for recognizing and practicing sight words.
She was very excited to create this fun beach scene with the stencil provided.
Once you are done using it, it has a good cord management system and the entire caddy stores compactly. I wiped down the stencils with a soft cloth and stored them in the sleeve provided at the back of the caddy. The caddy also has some space to store the markers.
This airbrush toy will be a perfect frugal gift for any arts and crafts lovng child. Better yet, if you want a child to get interested in art, this will possibly do the trick. Click on the image to check out the product and find out if your favorite stores are selling it.
Why I love Rose Art Extreme Airbrush Studio?
One point I really want to stress is that with the gift giving season, we like to watch our budget. I’m all for fun yet frugal gifts for kids. Rose Art Extreme Airbrush Studio is great combo in that regard – pocket-friendly and a toy kids will love.
With the rise in pocket devices and numerous handheld media, all parents love for the kids to play with open ended toys -toys that spark creativity. Right? This toy fits the bill. With such an easy to set -up procedure, the kids were independently creating and exploring on their own. My 5 year old used the provided stencils just for a little while. I let her freely explore the materials and she created some fantastic art work.
The motorized sprayer is a great inclusion. If the toy had depended on the kids strength to power the airbrush I’m not too sure if they would have enjoyed it that much. The motorized part gave them a chance for continuous fun so they can focus on the art projects.
- Creative, open ended arts and craft toy for kids
- Great fit for the Holiday season
- Budget-friendly. Retails for under $20 at some retailers and under $30 at others
- The motorized sprayer minimizes frustration and maximizes fun
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Thanks for reading! Good luck with the gift – buying season! Phew I know it will be busy