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Fabric Sun Photo Kit

Fabric Sun Photo Kit

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Eye Can Art
Price: $29.95

The Fabric Sun Photo Kit comes with light-sensitive fabric, plastic sheets for making patterns, a pencil for drawing on the plastic, and instructions. Children take a plastic sheet and draw on it with the kit's pencil. Next, children can put the plastic over the fabric and lay any objects - such as leaves, feathers or paper shapes - on top of it in concert with the drawing. Children then place another sheet of plastic on top and clip all three pieces together (with the clips provided). Next, children lay all the layers out in the sun from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on weather and season. This will result in the shapes being transferred from the plastic to the fabric, batik-style.

The kit encourages creativity, design, color, experimentation, innovation, purposeful individual or group play. It offers a new and creative way of transferring design to fabric using nature. It took our testers two hours from start to dry to make three fabric panels.

Our reviewers thought this was an excellent product, and they liked that the simple process did not hinder creative expression. The product was innovatively packaged, came with clear instructions, could be used to create a product in a reasonable amount of time. It encouraged initiative and creativity through design, and resulted in an outcome that was pleasing and of high quality.

Karen Hamer   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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