Monday, December 6, 2010

Creativity for Kids-Do Art Pottery Review & Giveaway

I've always wanted to make pottery. I've even looked into some local classes and it always seemed expensive and was too big of a time commitment. But I have still always had that desire to try my hand at "throwing clay". I mean if nothing else, it sounds cool, right?  So, when Creativity for Kids asked me to review their Do Art Pottery Kit with my kids I couldn't wait to try it out. My husband and I flipped coins over who got to do make it with the kids and he won...but I got to take the pictures. So, here's what we thought:


The kit
I was impressed with all that was included in this kit. It comes with everything you need, even including the apron so you can keep your clothes clean! We didn't have to get anything to make the pottery...this was all inclusive. Included was:


  • Pottery wheel w/foot pedal
  • 3 lbs. of synthetic air dry clay
  • trimming cord w/handles
  • 6 piece sculpting tool set
  • white base paint
  • opaque acrylic paints
  • transparent glaze paints
  • 2 paint brushes
  • sponge
  • large table cover
  • artists apron
Making the Pottery

 The kit came with an instruction booklet so it was easy to figure out what needed to be done, although a child definitely needs the assistance of an adult. This is not a "leave them alone" project!!! We chose to do it outside so there was no clean up :) Although it is not a  "real"pottery wheel which would cost hundreds of dollars, this seemed to be very high quality. There were grooves in the wheel which helps the clay stay centered. And it had a cool foot petal which my daughter just loved!!
The wheel was very easy to use, although there is a technique to the pinching and shaping of the clay that does take practice. So you'll see with each project they make it will get better. The good part is the kit comes with enough clay that you can make 4 or 5 projects. 
Summary: With this pottery kit, your child is not going to make an artistic masterpiece to be sold for thousands of dollars, but they will be able to make a beautiful one of a kind piece of pottery that any family member would save and cherish.  It is definitely worth the $49.99 price label to introduce your child to making pottery and just have fun together...we certainly did.
Buy it:
Win it:
One lucky winner will win a Do Art Pottery Studio Kit
To enter: Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this Pottery Kit (who is it for, what do you want to make...)

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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends Dec. 15, 2010 at 10 PM. A winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents.

Disclosure: I was provided with a free Pottery Studio Kit from Creativity for Kids to facilitate this review.

93 comments:

  1. I would love to make a vase with my children (4 & 6)

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  2. I would like to make a tea set for my girls to have a tea party for chrsitmas
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  3. I want it because my daughter likes being creative

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  4. I would love to win this for my daughter. She is very crafty and loves to create new things
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  15. I would love to win this for my granddaughter...she loves all kinds of crafts and ceramics...thanks for the great giveaway

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  16. I have two grandkids who would love to work on this. It would be fun to work with them on a project.

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  17. I would like to win because my youngest daughter loves to do any type of art project she can.

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  18. i would like to win the pottery kit for my son who is 11 this would help him with his disabilities.we would make all sorts of stuff with it but i think he would want to make a car first

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  19. I would like to win this for my niece. She is very creative.
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  20. my son has always wanted one and to try making pots as he grows alot of flowers etc, thanks
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  21. I would love to give this to my sister, she is an artist and loves this kind of stuff.
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  22. I would love to win this for my nieces. I'm sure they would love to make little vases and such for their mom (and maybe even their favorite aunt:))
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  27. I would like to make a flower pot.

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  28. (cousin) Lynn in MDDecember 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    I would like to give it to Daniel. He really enjoys art.

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  29. I would love to win this for my 7 year old daughter. She loves art and any kind of craft. I want to her to always be free to create art in all kinds of forms. I think that it would be awesome for her to make a special piece for my mom and for her brother. Plus the time that we could do this together would be so magical .

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  33. I would like to win this for my son. He loves anything crafty and has never tried pottery before

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  34. I'd love this for my daughter. We love trying new projects together. Thanks!

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  35. My son has been telling me about the "pinch pot" he has been making in art at school and he really seems excited, so I think this is something he would really appreciate and use!
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  36. I would love top win this for my niece. I hope she would make me a vase. calvad(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. My daughter is really crative and she'd love this! And it'd be pretty cool if she'd make me a pot for one of my plants!

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  44. I would like this for me and my son something we can do together and ,make a gift for daddy

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  46. My daughter would love this kit and of course I'm going to have fun watching her!

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  47. I always had so much fun doing pottery as a kid. I loved making pinch pots and bigger pots the most :) I would love to give this kit to my daughter and do some with her!

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  48. I would love ot win this for my daughter, her favorite things to do are make crafts and build things. She would love this

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  52. My daughter seen one of these the other day in the paper, she has been bugging since, I would love to win this for her, she said she wants to make us some cups.

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  55. My daughter would like to make pottery. She took a clay arts class and really liked it a lot.

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  56. I want to win this because my kids would love this during their school breaks. I would like to make little pieces of personalized pottery to hold all their treasures.

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  58. I'd love to win this for all three of my children (ages 8, 8 (twins) & 6). My youngest especially would love it, as she's soooo artsy, a very crafty little girl. :D

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  61. I think all 4 of my kids would love this.I homeschool and this would be nice to teach science and art.Thanks!
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  62. for my daughter britney so we can make a flower vase
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  64. I would like the tea set one for Laura and Isabela-
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  66. I want to win because my son loves making stuff, this kit would be for him and he would probably want to make a bowl for candy.
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  69. I would love to win this so me and my son can create pottery together. So cool!

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  72. I always wanted one of these as a kid! I would give it to my kids and I would give it a try too :)

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  73. id love this for my son jordan so he could make me some little vases or something :)

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  74. I would give this to my son, Wolfy, he is very adept at manual works of art like this and I, too, have always wanted to try pottery! This sounds so neat!
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  78. I'd like to win this for my kids because they'd have fun creating with it

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  79. I'd love to win this kit for my "almost 8 year old" granddaughter. She's very artistic and creative, and takes an independent art class geared for 10 year olds once a week. She would really enjoy trying her hand at pottery, and would probably make a vase for her Mommy, who loves flowers!
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  80. This looks so fun! I know my niece would really love it because she likes "crafty" things!

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  83. I would like to win for my tween daughter who just loves to do these types of projects.

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  89. This would be for my niece and she would probably make a mug or vase.

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