My daughter loves arts and crafts of nearly any kind. We’ve accumulated quite the craft closet at home and are always on the lookout for new craft ideas. That’s why we were excited to try Kelly Kits, a monthly subscription art curriculum mailed to your home for $9.99 per month. Did I mention my daughter also loves to receive mail? This seemed like a great combination for us!
We received the October Kelly Kit, Kelly Klay, which included a packet of green sandy material, instructions, and a welcome letter.
The instructions were easy to follow and my daughter was able to help with each of the steps, except boiling the water and pouring it into the mixture.
The result was what looks and feels like green play-doh.
The Kelly Kit instruction sheet also gives preschool curriculum ideas for ages 2 to 6 (such as using the dough to form letters and numbers) and elementary school curriculum for ages 6 to 10 (such as using the Kelly Klay to make land formations). The other side of the instruction sheet contains education conversations about dough sculpture in this case as well as a masterpiece challenge. The masterpiece challenge involves using the Kelly Klay, objects around your house, and your imagination to create a Krazy Kritter.
I like the idea of the Kelly Kit and how it helps to get kids excited about arts. The crafts are simple enough that the child can easily be involved in most of the steps and can feel happy about creating something. I wish the kit we tried had contained something more involved or even allowed us to make several Kelly Klays in different colors. However, it did give us an opportunity to create something together and my daughter enjoyed both making the Kelly Klay and playing with it.
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