This past weekend I scored some great Mom points. When Glitter Bug (G.B.) and I got home from my parent's house there was a box waiting for us to arrive. (Hubby kept it safe for us.) When I told G.B. we received a box, she was excited to see what awaited.
I was a little wary of using 3D art. Honestly, I had never heard of products like these before. G.B. knew exactly what this was and had been planning on asking for this toy for Christmas.
First thing I would suggest is to read the first couple of pages. They really helped ease us into this whole process. Our first art project was the butterfly.
On the fine lines, G.B. could squeeze the pen all by her self. The major set back she had was her hand cramped up because she was squeezing very hard. After a few minutes the ink in the pen warmed up which made using much easier.
The drawing got to where she had to concentrate really hard to keep from getting the ink on her hands or clothes. Something we did noticed was the ink did leave a little bit of sticky on our hands but we didn't have any reaction to the ink. Warm water and a little bit of scrubbing and all the ink was gone. This was something I was concerned about after reading. However, there was no mess that didn't come up easy.
Another issue we ran into was how long it took to cure. Some of it I am sure is our fault because of the amount of ink we were trying to cure. Another blogger said she and her kids cured as they went which helped but G.B. and I had to put ours into the sunlight to get it to cure.
Before we had to put up the crafts up for the day, G.B. wanted to do one more 3D design.
Since G.B. already wears glasses and she thought this one would be fun. She said "I have to wear these to Christmas." She was so excited to share the IDO3D pen with her cousins over the Holidays. This is a great craft for children to do alone or together. It is also fun for adults.