This is the last of the new art kits we got from Timberdoodle. It is called Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and produced by Djeco who we have got a lot of art kits from in the past. This one is similar to the previous scratch and reveal kits we have done. As with all Djeco kits the manual is in all color and done entirely in pictures so it is super easy for young children to follow. You will get the scratching pencil and 4 scratch projects to do. Each one inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's work. You will get a scene of flowers, boats, trees and a house. The manual will show your child which areas need to be fully scratched and which ones will need to have a design scratched into them. Some of these can be overwhelming for younger children since you do have to do a lot of scratching. There are some things that I do if our daughter seems to be getting overwhelmed or bored during art projects like this.
I normally give her a choice of what she would like to do. Either she can scratch it throughout the day that way she can take breaks while making her own work of art. Or she can choose for me to help her and then me and her take turns scratching different sections while we chat it up. This has proved to be the most effective way to keep her on track for projects like this. Since these are inspired by Vincent Van Gogh I got to tell her facts about this great artist from history. Since our daughter loves art she found it very interesting. I did not however tell her about him not having an ear because that is a bit gruesome for a 6 year old. But the other things about him and is style of art were good for her to learn about since she loves art. She has decided that she wants to be an artist which is not surprising since she often wants to do art all the time.
This is one art kit that I would recommend because it is easy to do and you can turn it into a lesson for history if you like by having your child learn about Vincent Van Gogh as well. These are easy enough that your child can do them without any help from you so if you need something to occupy your child while you are doing something then this one can keep their interest for quite awhile. As I said we got this art kit from Timberdoodle and it also comes in their 6th Grade Kit. Even though it comes in the 6th grade kit it is recommended for ages 5 and up. Since we are using them while our daughter is still young it will help with her fine motor skills. Do you have any fun art kits or companies that you like for your child's art class or just to do for fun? Let us know in the comment section below.