When our Kiwi Crate arrived this month I opened it immediately, eager to show the kids the modern art project inside. I covered the table in packing paper, had BB wear one of my old t-shirts as a smock and then we set to work taping a design to paint.
BB hasn’t don a lot of painting so just getting to pick the colors and use the paint brush was a big deal for her. She relished in choosing her design and dipping the paint brush as much as possible so as to make me as nervous as possible. We stuck pretty closely to the basic design concept and she loved every minute of it.
MM wanted to get a little more creative with his painting and designed a summer camping picture – I don’t know if you can tell but he painted a tent on a grassy field with blue sky and a sun above it. I was really impressed with his design which he controlled from top to bottom.
I was also really impressed with the resources provided. The tape pealed off of the provided card stock really easily, giving nice crisp white lines – the paint was easy to use and easy to clean when messes happen (messes always happen, am I right?) and the brush was sturdy and just the right size for the job. I used a spare paint brush of my own so that both kids could paint at the same time. The paintings dried fairly quickly and we were able to un-tape their designs before bed that night, just a few hours after finishing them.
Both kids are very proud of their designs and I continue to love Kiwi Crate madly.