My community is woefully low on art opportunities for young kids. I searched all summer for an art camp for my Kindergarten aged daughter with no real luck. She loves being creative, and shows some talent in the area, but I don’t have the skills or equipment to teach her real techniques. That is why I was so excited for her to try out Pottery Cool Studio. Pottery Cool Studio is a child-friendly pottery throwing kit that replicates real pottery throwing in a way that is both fun and accessible for kids.
Pottery Cool Studio lets your child create cool stuff that they can really use – smartphone speakers, jewelry holders and so much more! The kit comes with the electric turntable, clay, and paints for decorating your finished projects.
Before we got started, we hopped over to YouTube to watch some of Pottery Cool’s helpful videos.
The channel has good, practical tips in short, kid-friendly videos. I highly recommend watching them before starting your first project.
Even though the kit seems to be aimed toward girls, my son wanted to get his hands dirty shaping the clay. And when I say dirty, I mean dirty. Have plenty of paper towels on hand and protect your work surface. Seriously though, getting your hands covered in the wet clay is half the fun!
My daughter and I attempted to do the Cupcake Pencil Holder project. Even with our best efforts, we ended up with more of a pie-shaped pencil holder. This is where I am going to get on my soapbox for just a second. Please, please, parents, try your best not to step in and correct your kids when they are creating. The last thing you want your kids to learn from this experience is that there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to be creative. Provide them with the techniques and materials and then get out of the way. Trust me, I need this reminder as much as anyone.
After the clay dried for a good 36 hours, my daughter set out to paint the pencil holder. The kit comes with brightly colored paints that worked well on the clay.
No, her finished project doesn’t look like picture on the box. No, it’s not symmetrical. But does she love it? Absolutely! And so do I. She is so pleased with her Rainbow Pie Marker Holder and has been brainstorming different spots around the house where it will look best. I love that she is developing an interest in a new creative hobby, and that we were able to do it all from home.
If you have kids who would be interested in trying out the kit, you can buy Pottery Cool Studio at Walmart.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.