We love learning about artists and creating. The Master Kitz The Starry Night from Kidzaw.com contains everything you need to create your very own masterpiece! We couldn't wait to get started...
Everything you need to create your very own "Starry Night" and learn about Vincent Van Gogh comes included in the Master Kitz Starry Night :
Reusable Artist’s Tool Box
Three Custom Paint Colors
Custom Van Gogh Paint Roller
Five Artist Quality Oil Pastels
Two Pieces Deluxe Art Paper – 16″ x 20″
Star Mask Sticker Sheet
Van Gogh Learning Materials
Best yet, there are enough supplies to create 2 masterpieces! You can also check out demonstration videos, PDF instructions and many other great Kitz on their website: Kidzaw.com. These would make excellent Christmas gifts.
My art loving daughters could barely wait to get started. The instructions are printed on a nice poster, with information about Vincent Van Gogh included.
The directions are very easy to follow, it's designed for ages 5 and up. My testers are in 4th and 5th grade, so it was easy for them to work independently.
First, you use the star stickers on your 16 x 20 heavy paper, don't worry, you can peel them off to use again! After you have placed your stars, you use the fun textured paint roller to cover your paper with paint. One of the things we liked best - the tools are so easy to use, and really give you a great look.
The next step involved laying down a reusable plastic stencil and using another roller to create the black image over the blue sky and stars. This step was a bit tricky for my testers to do alone, and we found that taping the stencil down with painters tape helped us keep it in one place.
After that, my testers moved to the oil pastels to create their "stars". All along the way, we got the chance to discuss Vincent Van Gogh and his techniques, as well as, experiencing different art mediums like paint and oil pastels. It truly is a great art lesson, all in one handy box!
My testers loved how their pictures were turning out!
For the final step, they added details to their masterpieces with the oil pastels. This is where each of them got to personalize their paintings. They are so impressed! The entire project took us a couple o hours, including paint drying time. It was easy to complete, and didn't leave a big mess. Along the way, we learned some new facts about Van Gogh. Great project!
These kitz are very well done! I think they would make a great gift - they have many different paintings and artists to choose from (and sculpting kitz too!) They would be excellent for coop class as well.