CleverPatch: a review

If there's one thing Georgia loves, it's creating pieces of art - which in toddler code, means scribbling all over everything in sight! I'd never heard of CleverPatch before, but after doing some research, I was really excited to see what they had in store for us! I loved that the website has free colouring in sheets, as well as the amazingly creative packs ready to purchase and get busy with! Georgia & I were sent four sample packs, each containing smaller kits, filled with artsy activities.
This kiddo is pretty happy with the simple things - art paper & some twisty CleverPatch super silky crayons and she was all set for AGES. We have never had much luck with traditional crayons; they usually end up being broken in chubby toddler hands & in pieces on the floor.. these ones were brilliant! They felt as smooth as oil pastels, but without the messy aftermath.
She also had fun creating some sand-art picture frames, with just a bit of help from mum with the glitter. :)
It wasn't all fun and games, though. I tried to make a plaster of paris mix to create an impressions frame - but apparently toddler wrangling & setting plaster doesn't work well together... it was rock hard before Georgia was ready to use it! Ah well, lesson learned for next time. But after that one didn't turn out, we went on to create some adorable little pocket sized felt owl mirrors, and that was FUN! She's been walking around with them saying 'hoot, hoot' for the last few days, VERY cute.
All in all, this is such a brilliant concept - and something the primary school trained teacher in me could really get behind. There are so many things still left for us to do... we'll be doing one or two activities a week for another month at this rate! The kits we received included naturals, Easter, Mother's Day - so many options to choose from, and we're looking forward to some fun with crafts for the upcoming holidays. Thanks so much for the fun experiences!
Breathe Gently was provided with complimentary art sample packs from CleverPatch via Agent99 PR - all reviews are my own. If you are interested in a product review appearing on Breathe Gently, please email me.

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L said...

Those look like so much fun, especially the owls...H is OBSESSED with animals!!! Isn't it so fun having a daughter??

Rebecca said...

Look like a lot of fun. I'll have to remember to check them out in a few years.

Unknown said...

I use clever patch to order xmas craft for my class, u should see the xmas stuff u can make!!

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