What It Is
Kids can design fashions for Barbie and her friends with the Barbie Glamtastic Fashion Sketch Portfolio Set. It comes with 114 stickers, 30 drawing pages, five stencil sheets, eight colored pencils, four pencil grips, two glitter paints, a pencil sharpener, and a spiral-bound portfolio. Pick a drawing page and use one of the removable plastic stencils to trace a shape right onto the blank outlines of Barbie. Kids can trace dresses, shoes, and accessories. Then color in the picture with the colored pencils and add stickers and glitter paint.
Is It Fun?
The Barbie Glamtastic Fashion Sketch Portfolio Set gives kids the chance to design new outfits for Barbie and her friends. Because kids are tracing the clothing and accessories, the results are a little more polished than if kids were drawing freehand, so the creative process can be more satisfying. Kids will like how easy it is to draw and design the fashions with this kit.
Who It’s For
The Barbie Glamtastic Fashion Sketch Portfolio Set is for fans of Barbie and arts & crafts activities ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Fashion Angels Enterprises calls the coloring utensils colored pencils, but they looked and felt more like crayons to us.
The colored pencil grips are meant to make it easier for kids to hold the colored pencils and keep them from getting onto your skin as you work. However, using the grips was awkward, and we still had to wash our hands when we were done.
There are other similar sets from Fashion Angels without the Barbie branding.