Thursday, March 05, 2009

Powder Art Review and Giveaway

Crescent, a leader in the art and framing industry, is providing a solution for parents looking for a hands-on alternative that encourages both creativity and educational development. Crescent’s new arts and crafts product, Powder Art,™is a mess-free twist on paint by numbers and a great activity for kids to explore their artistic abilities and build their reasoning and motor skills.

The innovative peel and paint art activity uses revolutionary dry paint powder made of recycled paper, instead of paint. With easy-to-use paint-by-number designs, Powder Art allows kids to choose to follow the color guide or they can explore their creativity by either designating different colors for their design or mixing colors together for a customized picture.

Powder Art is available in six designs appealing to both boys and girls. The suggested retail price per kit is approximately $8.99, making Powder Art a great value at around two dollars per art activity. Powder Art is available at select specialty retail locations and PowderArt.com.


This week I had the opportunity to try the Powder Art Peel and Paint sets. The suggested age was 5 and up. I chose to start with my 11 year old (Chewie). I chose not to try it with Crunchy (5) first. I think she will enjoy it, and she's been begging to do her own . We'll probably try it this weekend.

The cardboard package came with everything we needed to get started:
  • 8 PowderArt colors (in small zipper bags);
  • 4 5"x7" Peel and Paint designs
  • 1 paint brush
  • Plastic "Palette tray"
  • Full color instruction sheet

Chewie was excited to get started. He chose the giraffe from the Jungle Animals. I chose the Fairy from the Magical Moments set. Chewie started with dark colors (black, blue, green). I started with the light colors (yellow, white). I quickly realized I should have read the directions (or at least realized there was a reason that black was #1 and white was #8). Some of my colors "bled". (Specifically, the black dots on my yellow moon.) Chew did not have any of that problem because he started with black. (I know...it makes sense. I just didn't think!) I thought about not telling you about my goof up, but I didn't you all to make the same mistake!

As you can see, Chewie's picture turned out very well! He really enjoyed it. He's anxious to try some more, and he wants me to get some for his next birthday party.

I only had two complaints, but they were minor. Some of the peel and stick pieces were a bit difficult to get off. Chewie quickly figured it out. I think the younger ones would have more trouble. (The instruction sheet did give a helpful tip to bend the design slightly to help release it.) The other thing was the paint baggies. I'm not sure how it could have been done differently, but I had a hard time getting it out of the baggie and into the tray.

The Powder Art kits get kudos from my family! Scroll down past the pictures to find out you can win a set to try!

First color: Black

4th color: Purple

All done!

Mom's finished piece

Win one of five (5!) packages of Powder Art.

To enter: Visit Powder Art and leave a comment with which pack you'd like if you win. (You can change your mind later.)

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Contest ends Monday, March 16th.
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72 comments:

tami said...

great idea! i'll pick Magical Moments

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Bible Story kit!
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I Am Boymom said...

Fantastic idea! My boys will love the Sports theme.

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Powder Art theme suggestion: Super Heroes

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Steph said...

I'd pick Jungle Animals. Thanks!

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Steph said...

My idea for the next Powder Art is a dinosaur theme.

andrea v said...

my son would love plane and trains set. thanks

shopannies said...

I like the bible stories one
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shopannies said...

what about a season theme
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bison61 said...

I'll pick the planes & trains

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cari_and_kevin_king said...

I like the planes and trains set

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gahome2mom said...

I'm torn between Bible Stories and Puppies & Kittens. lol I think I will pick the Puppies & Kittens. Thanks.

gahome2mom said...

Suggestion: What about ocean animals like whales, dolphins, starfish,etc... :)

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Dina said...

My pick is the Jungle Animals.

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They can make a sea life pack.

janetfaye said...

I like Planes & Trains.

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janetfaye said...

I like Planes & Trains.

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moushka said...

My 6yo daughter is a budding artist and would enjoy the Magical Moments.

janetfaye said...

Farm animal theme.

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moushka said...

How about a landscape category.

Whimsical Creations said...

I would pick jungle animals.

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Sweetpeas said...

I'd pick the Bible Stories!

Jen said...

I like the bible stories pack! Thanks!
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Heidi said...

What a neat idea! I like the Candy Cane and Christmas Ornamnet set.

Jeff and Mandee said...

My daughter would love the Jungle Animals and the Puppies and Kittens set.

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Jeff and Mandee said...

They should do some Character ones that kids would love and maybe some dinosaurs!

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AmandaSue said...

I like the puppies and kitties set. Thanks for entering me!

AmandaSue said...

I think a "flowers theme" or "farm theme" would be nice.

CanCan said...

How neat! I'm sure my son would like either Jungle Animals or Puppies and Kittens! :)

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NimrodVern said...

My son & his little friend would love a Planes & Trains craft day!

Linda and Greg said...

Magical Moments would be my pick--thanks so much!

Linda and Greg said...

For a future theme, I'd suggest a fantasy theme...something having to do with princesses, unicorns, castles, etc. Thanks!

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Elissa said...

These are great! My son would love the Planes & Trains.

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Elissa said...

My suggestion: Under the Sea.

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M's Mommy said...

I like the puppies & kittens kit.
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crystal said...

We'd love the Jungle Animals!
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Becky said...

The kids would really like the jungle animals.

Thanks!

Becky said...

I would like to see a hearts and flowers theme.

Mom on a Coulee said...

My kids would love the Puppies and Kittens kit.

noreen said...

Magical Moments, my girls love ballet, princesses and such

noreen said...

fishes

Xenia said...

How fun! My daughter would love the Jungle Animals set.

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I like the Jungle Animals!

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Susieqtpie said...

How fun. I've never seen these! Thanks for advertising and sharing. My girls will love them. The Bible Stories would be fun for them to make and share at Church.

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Susieqtpie said...

I would like to see these in birds, outdoor animals, geometric shapes,etc.

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sweetsue said...

These look easy and non-messy! I would pick the cute Puppies & Kittens for my little granddaughter.
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Laureen said...

I would probably pick Jungle Animals. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Laureen said...

How about planets and stars as a future theme? Or robots...my kids have really gotten into robots lately.

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auntrene said...

We would love the Puppies and Kittens. These would be great for the kiddos, I do home daycare, I think the little ones would want to do these, but I would probably save them for the 2 older girls, 1st and 2nd graders to do when they are "bored" after school. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and the introduction to a great product.

auntrene said...

I have a few ideas for new packs, HOrses, These girls and boys love horses.
Also a pack that is maybe just TRains... the kiddo boys are totally in Love with Trains.
thanks.

littlebear said...

This sounds right up our alley! I think Little Bear and Pufferfish would love either the jungle animals or the puppies and kittens... they are both crazy about animals!