Saturday, February 17, 2018

Reviewing Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit by Creativity for Kids

Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit
While working part time in a retail shop over the holidays,  I checked out a 'grandmother' and her purchase. The minute I saw what she was buying for a grandchild ~ this Rock Painting Kit ~ I knew immediately that it was the perfect Christmas gift for MY grandson as well.  Naturally, by the end of my work day, I had purchased my own kit to send to my artistically inclined 8-year-old grandson David. 

David loves to draw, color and paint, and is a very creative child, so it is not surprising that 'Creativity for Kids' has a variety of creative kits that appeal to kids like him. 




Creativity for Kids Company


Creativity for Kids is a division of the Faber-Castell company, established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber and  is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world.  

The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils with a varied range of products for writing, drawing and creative design.

Faber-Castell acquired Creativity for Kids, the leading U.S. specialty manufacturer of creative activity products for children of all ages, in 1999 and is now headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  The next year (2000) the company introduced Children’s Art Products, which are a line of playing and learning art supplies for children.  

The creative kits include a wide variety of artistic play from painting, jewelry making, garden crafts, lighting crafts, science-related invention kits, and a host of other kits in many fields.

You can see the whole range of kits at their website.


Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit





The kit I chose for my grandson, David, age 8,  was the Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit.  



Image from Amazon of kit contents
The kit comes with 10 River Rocks, 8 paint colors, 2 paint brushes, 20 transfer designs, tracking stickers, a transfer sponge and instructions.  

This rock painting kit is called 'Hide & Seek' because you can hide the rocks outside and leave clues on the company's Facebook page for people to go and find your rocks. The online link is printed on the package.

I thought this would be a fun project for David & Tyler who love to spend time outside in parks in their area. And when they finish painting all the rocks that came in the kit, they can find more rocks in parks and woods to continue using the kit.


David & Tyler with their painted rocks (c) Elf
The age group for this craft activity kit states it is for children 6 years and up, but David's little 3-1/2 year old brother enjoyed 'painting' the rocks too and both  enjoyed the projects (as you can see in the photo).

The company's motto states:

“Rock Painting is a fun way for you, your friends and family to spread kindness, encouragement and happiness throughout your community – one rock at a time."

Creativity for Kids helps develop children's problem solving and critical thinking skills. I found this rock painting kit to be a fun and delightful educational toy for my young grandsons.


My Grandsons' Collection of Painted Rocks!






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(c) Wednesday Elf 2/17/2018






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13 comments:

  1. Oh, what an awesome gift! Of course, I love that it is a craft first, but what a really cool way to encourage a hide and seek game that truly the whole family could play. I would say it is ingenious marketing, but that sounds too artificial. It really is a great idea and an awesome way to encourage kids to play outside again!

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    1. It's also a creative craft for 'inside' days too, Mouse. David and little brother are enjoying this creative kit. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. This a a great project for kids and Adults! For the city kids it is good it comes with the River rocks. On the next outing to the River area the kids could collect more Rocks also and more paint from the craft store to do more projects. I used to collect Rocks. My friend in Canada regularly paints rocks for her garden with her Grand kids. Awesome review and ideas!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I liked the idea that the kit came with the basic contents (rocks, paints, etc.) needed to get started. And it's neat that by collecting more rocks and getting more craft paints, this is a project that can be continued and done anytime. Thanks for your visit.

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  3. I didn't realize they had kits! I've been painting and hiding rocks for the last 6 months as part of the local Peace Rock Project. I'm glad to see kits with everything you need to get kids started. It's so much fun1

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    1. Mel, how cool to hear about your Peace Rock project. I can see how rewarding such a project would be. I was drawn to this kit for my 8-year-old grandson because he likes to paint and draw, but the hiding of the painted rocks I thought would appeal to him too. I am going to look into this Peach Rock Project and perhaps add a link about it to this article. Thanks so much for telling me about it.

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  5. What a neat gift idea for a child! Even unartistic me would have enjoyed it. I know my kids would have loved it, since they were both artistic. My son would have loved hiding the rocks for people to find. I also would have enjoyed looking for the rocks hidden by others.

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    1. My grandsons are enjoying this kit, Barbara. I think it's a project that would be fun for any child, artistic or not. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. I hadn't realized that this could be purchased as a kit, very helpful to me as I've wanted to purchase it for my step-grands - saving it to my gift list, thanks for this!

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    1. Delighted I gave you a good gift ideas, Barbara.

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  7. I the collection of painted rocks that your grandsons have created!

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I had to get my son to take a picture for me of this group of finished painted rocks so I could show them off in this article.

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