Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik-Sculpting Kit by ACTÍVA Products ~ A Homeschool Crew Review

We love doing art projects, but like I've said before they always seem to get put on the back burner. When I see things come up for review that has to do with art, then I always get excited about it. We have been able to review something really fun for the last few weeks called Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik-Sculpting Kit by ACTÍVA Products.

What did we receive?

We were given two rolls of Rigid Wrap and one package of CelluClay.

They also sent us a very colorful FREE e-book, ACTÍVA Products' Favorite Sculpture KIDS CRAFTS. This book has tons of craft ideas so that you can make something fun with your new kit!

How did we use it?

When we received our kit, I was a little concerned that it was going to be really messy since the box had some white powder that would come out of it every time we moved it. Once we opened the box and got everything out to start our project, I realized that it probably wasn't going to be as bad as I had originally thought. We did cover our table with a big piece of plastic just so that it was easy clean up. 

We looked through the book and the kids decided on what project that they wanted to make. There are several different projects to choose from, and the book has plenty of colorful pictures showcasing each one. 

They immediately decided that they wanted to make the bowl from the e-book. I have to point out that I am very happy that we received the e-book because although there was a paper included in our box, you couldn't read it. It had different ideas on it, but the quality wasn't good at all. We couldn't even read the back page because it was cut off. 

Ok so the Rigid Wrap is really a neat product. It's strips of cloth that have plaster already on them. All you need is water to activate it! 

First we wrapped our bowl in saran wrap. The kids then took the pieces of Rigid Wrap that they had cut into strips and dipped them in a bowl of warm water. They then laid the strips all around the bowl in different directions so that they were able to build up the layers on the bowl to make it nice and thick. This was so much fun for them!

When they were done they needed to let the bowl dry. I wasn't sure how long it would take so I decided to let it sit overnight. The next morning it was still a bit damp, so we set it outside in the hot Texas sun, and it dried right up and was ready for the next step. 

They wanted to try out the CelluClay next. The only problem was that there were no instructions that I could find that explained how to mix it up. CelluClay is basically plaster mixed with bits of paper to be used like paper mache. I found a video on how to mix it up, but basically you just add water until it's the consistency of clay. 

They took the CelluClay and added it as a rim to the bowl. It was a lot of fun to work with! They say it can keep fresh in the refrigerator and last longer.

We set our bowl out in the sun again, and it dried up nicely. Next they painted it with regular acrylic paint. 

We had so much fun working with this product and the possibilities with it are endless!!

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