One Afternoon Plus Eye Can = Fun!
This boredom buster kept my son and I busy for the good part of an afternoon. We came up with our own ideas for our books, although we did use the idea list as a starting point. We even added some of our own touches with small stickers and stamps. I would definitely use Eye Can Art kits again, because not only did it get our creative juices flowing but it also afforded us some real quality time together.
About the Eye Can Kit
The Eye Can Art “Book in a Box” kit is well worth the price. Retailing at approximately $24.00, these kits come with everything necessary to get crafty. Our kit came complete with: 3 small boxes, a glue stick, marker, colored pencils paper, an idea list, plastic windows for small pictures and safety scissors. The instructions are easy to follow, as they are illustrated and well worded. All materials are non-toxic and recyclable, even the can, although it’s too cool to toss. The projects are intended for ages 5-95, although with a little help and a very watchful eye a smaller child would be able to participate in drawing for their own book. Eye Can Art has recently added group kits to their line, the Book in a Box kit starts at $55.00 for 10 people, which is ideal for birthday parties or any occasion that calls for more craft supplies.
Alas, I had nothing to worry about because the kit is easy to use.
The Creators of Eye Can Art
Eye Can Art was launched about a year and half ago by three mothers in Seattle, who are artists and art educators. The kits have been kid tested and approved in classrooms. They are giving back to their community as the Eye Can Art kits are assembled by the developmentally disabled at The Northwest Center in Seattle.
The Printmaking and Sumi-e kits recently won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio gold seals awards for 2009 and the Book in a Box won the Creative Child Magazines Toy of the Year award. For more information and ordering instructions you can check them out at Eye Can Art.