Monday, October 6, 2014

Painting Porcelain Bowls from Brilliant Sky Toys & Books!

Disclosure: I received the product to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Not too long ago, I wrote about Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, a great toy store that offers a personalized touch to their hand-picked inventory selections.  In that write-up, I also discussed the 10 Brilliance Award winners for the year, one of which was a Paint-Your-Own Porcelain Bowls Set.

One of the many great family-oriented and creative toy options
offered at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

True to their value of selling toys that encourage family interaction, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books had another hit for all of us with this really cool bowl kit.

The marker drawing my son made to fill in with paint was not to his liking.
The beauty of the bowls though, is that until you bake them, you can erase what you've done!

We started out with markers, to draw what we wanted on our bowls, but that didn't turn out the way we planned. The beauty of the porcelain is that until it's baked, to set your paint, you can erase what you're doing. If it's the actual paint you're erasing, simply use a damp paper towel (or wash the whole thing if you want to start from scratch; we did both). If it's marker, a damp paper towel will do.

Even Dad got in on the fun (though he didn't wear a paint smock ;) ).

We got more abstract with our work, and that turned out great! Even Dad came out and got involved with painting his own bowl (on Football Sunday!).

We baked our bowls in the oven to set the paint.
Be careful to let them cool when they come out, that porcelain gets hot!

When you have your bowls painted the way you'd like, you put them in the oven at the designated temperature and bake as directed. Be careful to leave them on the tray to cool (once you pull them out of the oven) because that porcelain gets really hot.

The finished product is seen here cooling
(there's a trivet under there, but we cooled it mostly in the kitchen).

The finished product, once it was done cooling, made the arteeests (said in a French accent, of course) in our house, very happy.

 

This is just one of the many toys you can find that encourage creativity, learning, and family interaction/fun at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. Check out their website here to see if there is a store near you!


Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway I have going. One lucky winner gets to select any one of this year's Brilliant Award Winners to call their own. You can find that giveaway here: http://www.mail4rosey.com/2014/09/the-brilliant-sky-toys-books-awards-are.html

With all of the holiday shopping that is about to take place, please don't forget your local Brilliant Sky Toys & Books store. You'll be glad you went, and your kids will be too. :)

74 comments:

  1. Well how fun is that. A lot of fun.

    Have a fabulous day Rosey. ☺

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  2. haha that does looks like some fun indeed. Although my artist skills would surely be lacking

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  3. Isaak would totally get into those types of projects. It's hard with boys because a lot of the crafty things are girly. I'm glad they make some that are uni-sex.

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  4. Baking bowls!!!
    Okay I read the whole thing and I just love this!
    What a great gift idea for children! Wow.

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  5. My two would be all over this. Plus it's something practical that you can use over and over.

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  6. Look at all the cute little bowls, so colorfully decoraed, sitting in the oven. Everyone has a bowl because life is just a bowl of cherries. Ha

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  7. My mom always buys little kits like this for my niece and she loves them! is it bad that I want to make these myself?

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    1. No way, I think that's awesome! I totally want to make these too ;)

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  8. we still use a few bowls my kids made years ago, such a great keepsake

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  9. That looks like a lot of fun! I wish we had one of those stores around here.

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  10. Those are so cute! My boys have some plates that they made, but a bowl for each would be great.

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  11. These are so fun! My son would love to do this with me. I'm going to have to look for them!

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  12. This is such a fun craft! I have thought about taking the kids to one of those paint it yourself bowl places, but being able to do it at home is even cooler.

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  13. Those are precious - the bowls and the gentlemen painting them.

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  14. That's a neat idea. I like that.

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  15. that is cool...we went to a place called all fired up and made pottery and bowls similar, would be cool to do it at home like that...

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  16. Those turned out great! Pottery from home! My daughter would LOVE this craft!

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  17. This looks like a REALLY fun project. My 1st grader would love this.

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  18. Those just look awesome and I love that you can actually use them. My Little Miss is very artistic and would love these

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  19. Looks like everyone had fun decorating them. So cute and memories to go with it.

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  20. These are so cute and I know the kids had fun decorating them! They would make great gifts!

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  21. Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun! I love doing projects like this, I need to get my hands on a set. Would make a great gift too!

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  22. Love the personalisation of the bowls! I tried the Sharpie way before but that didn't work out for me. It washed off pretty quickly!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  23. I love this idea. Such a great way to create great keepsakes and have great family time.

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  24. What a great craft! My kids would like this!

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  25. What a great idea! So creative and so practical at the same time!

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  26. Very cool! I love how they turned out. My kids would totally love them!

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  27. That is such a fun way to spend some family time and get creative together. We have a full set of plates that our family painted at a local ceramic shop and we love them!

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  28. I took a ceramics class in high school and always loved decorating our fired pottery. I bet my girls would get a kick out of making their own bowls too! Super fun toy!

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  29. What a great idea! This would make great holiday gifts. My daughter would be all over this.

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  30. Personalizing the bowls is a great idea. So creative and a fun activity with the kids.

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  31. That is a neat activity. Those are cute and creative.

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  32. This sounds like a super neat activity! I think my daughter and I would have a blast doing something like this! How cool!

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  33. I love this! this would be fun to do with my kids

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  34. How adorable! This is such a fun idea.

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  35. My boys would think it was so cool to design their own bowls. I need to look into this for them.

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  36. Oh how fun for kids. My girls would love these!!!

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  37. It's your own paint night at home! Such a fun time!

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  38. Aww - these are so sweet! What a great craft and keepsake!

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  39. I love the bowls! My niece would have so much fun with me making them personalized. ~ Stace Werner

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  40. We did something similar at Busch Gardens last year. I think this is something my boys would enjoy.

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  41. What a cute idea! I love that you can fix any mistakes you make before baking them, it's a great idea!

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  42. What a fun craft, my kids would love this.

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  43. This is a great toy. It allows kids to create art, usable items and to be unique.

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  44. What a fun activity and I love how they all came out! I'm sure my daughter would have a great time painting one of these!

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  45. Those are adorable and look like a fun craft for the kids. I bet they would make a wonderful gift for grandparents too.

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  46. I would love to do this! There's no way I could get my husband and son to do it with me though, well maybe for a bribe.

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  47. What a fun little project! I would love to do that with my kids!

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  48. Oh wow! I've always wanted to go and do this, but being able to do it from home? How fun! I love them!

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  49. I really like this toy. I think it is a great way to make some awesome gifts.

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  50. That is SO cool! My 5 yr old would love to do this!

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  51. What a great craft. I love crafts that the whole family can do and that have a purpose.

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  52. I'd love to try these for gifts. What a nice idea.

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  53. Now here I go thinking you have to go to the pottery shop! This saves so much time and money! Thanks for sharing.

    Christy H.

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  54. I think that is a fabulous craft! I'd love to make some with my son!

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  55. Your boy(s) did a wonderful job painting their bowls. I love that you can bake them right at home and get that finished look. Who needs kilns anymore? ;)

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  56. I hope they continue to win awards on their products. We have a toy store here called Fat Brain Toys. They've done nothing, but grown. Two of my students work as designers there. They've even designed some of the toys.

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  57. What a fun family project! I can see my family painting them and then each having a dedicated cereal bowl in the morning.

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  58. Love this! Such a great DIY craft idea.

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  59. I love this! What a fun family project!
    ~Amanda

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  60. Those bowls are absolutely beautiful. The finished bowls look professionally done.

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  61. How cool is that! What a wonderful idea!

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  62. This looks like a lot of fun! These bowls look great!

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  63. I absolutely love this! My favorite crafts are things we can actually use!

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  64. Oh! These are really nice that your hubs is doing it too! How sweet! Lovely and creative!

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  65. I can totally see this being a winter day's activity. I love, love it!

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  66. This sounds like so much fun! I think our kids would really love making these.

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  67. They turned out so good! I'd love to do one, too, with my son!

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  68. I love this! My daughter is all into crafts and arts. She would love this and it comes with enough she can make me one and her grandparents ones too.

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  69. That would be a great gift idea! Thanks for the heads up on this! I know many people that would love it: )

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  70. I want to get these and do them with my Grandkids. They would think they had a FUN Grandma!

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