Saturday, February 6, 2010


When the UPS man arrived the other day Jace ran to the door with excitement! He knew a new paint set was on the way and was hoping that's what was being delivered. Sure enough, that's exactly what it was.
FABER-CASTELL sent us one of their brand new Young Artist Texture Painting Set's ($17.99 featured on the Creativity For Kids Website) to try out. The set includes everything kids need to experiment with color, texture, and patterns using the medium of paint. It includes 5 colors (black, white, blue, yellow & red) of washable tempera paint to use with 5 texture tools/brushes.

The brushes are so cool. It also includes 20 sheets of paper to paint on and a fully illustrated instruction guide with a color mixing chart plus tips and techniques that explain how to achieve different painting effects.

The boys were fighting over this kit after I opened it. Look at poor little Grady's face lol...he was so mad because I was trying to have them both hold it for a picture before we opened it and he wanted it all to himself! It is recomended for ages 5 and up so luckily he fell asleep before we actually let Jace get his hands on it!

Jace LOVED this kit...

Grannybug was over to get hair haircut and she was even helping :)

Grannybug's finished cut & style! Doesn't she look great :)

After painting on the paper, he decided that just wasn't fun enough...
He told us that he wanted to look like a football player and yep he started painting his hands, arms and face... OH MY!!!

He definitely got creative that's for sure! He also said he wanted to look like Brandon Phillips a Cincinnati Reds baseball player lol...he was cracking us up!

This kit definitely did not disappoint!
I decided to let Kameryn, the little girl I babysit for review this kit as well to see what she thought. I told her before we started that there would be NO painting on her hands and face! She agreed so the fun began again AFTER Jace left for preschool one day. There was noway I was having 2 kids doing this at the same time ha ha, call me crazy!

Kameryn also LOVED this kit. She took her time, mixed colors and tried all of the cool brushes. She was very interested in what colors made what when mixing them. She mixed white and red and got pink and thought that was neat. She just couldn't get enough paint. She kept wanting more to mix.

She got a little messy, but nothing like Jace thank goodness!!!

This paint set comes in a reusable storage bag which is awesome for storing all of the products when your done. It has plenty of paper to use. It comes with a plastic mixing bowl and 5 brushes. The kids thought the brushes were so cool. I was so worried when Jace started painting himself. I thought, okay they say it's washable paint but I know how that usually goes. I really thought I was going to be in big trouble when trying to wash him off but that was not the case at all. This paint washed off so easy!!! With just plain water and not much scrubbing. The mixing bowl and brushes themselves were also incredibly easy to wash off. I was so shocked! They all look brand new after using them.
You can purchase this kit Faber-Castell product here on the Creativity for Kids website it retails for $17.99

I would definitely recommend this kit! It's super fun, encourages little minds to be creative and cleans up so easily! It is recommended for ages 5 & up..I'm sure they would not recommend painting one's self either, ha! The kind people over at Faber-Castell are going to give away one of these same kits to one of you! How awesome is that!!!

So let the fun begin...

To ENTER the give-a-way you need to hop on over to the Creativity for Kids website and then come back here and tell me which one of their "New Products" you would be most intrested in!

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Please make sure you leave me a SEPARATE comment for EACH thing that you do for them to be counted!

Open to residents of the US & Canada only! Give-a-way ends 1 week from today Sunday Feb. 14th 2010 at midnight. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to contact me with their information after I send out their e-mail!.

Thank you so much Faber-Castell and good luck to all of you entering!!!

(This product was sent to me free of charge for review! These are my honest opinion's of the products I reviewed and I was in no way paid to say anything you read here!!!)


  1. Great giveaway, Jenna! I LOVE the Young Artist Texture Painting niece and nephew would LOVE it too!

  2. Of the new products I would choose the 'Young Artist Texture Painting Set' perfect that that is the one that you are giving away :)

    Looks like the kiddo's had fun with it :)

  3. I have your button up on my blog!

  4. Okay, call me crazy, but it looks fun for 'big' kids to use to.. ah em - like, me! haha!

    Great giveaway! Of course I follow! :)

  5. This looks like so much fun! I think my fav new product would be this one because I love the texture brushes but the I love you tree is really cute too.

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