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
|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. :)