What It Is
With the Etch 'n' Press Cards and Prints from the Orb Factory, kids can etch and press their own cards and printed designs. Start by selecting one of the 20 foam sheets, which range in shape from basis square and circle shapes to sheets shaped like trees, cupcakes, crowns, and more. Once you've chosen your shape, use the wooden etching tool to press into the foam and create a design. Then add paint to the roller and roll it over your foam template. Press the template paint-side down to a piece of paper to create a mirror image of your design. Once it's dried, you can also add The Orb Factory's Sticky Jewels.
The kit includes six envelopes, 12 sheets of paper, six paint colors, two carving tools, one foam roller, paint tray, and 350-plus sticky jewels.
Is It Fun?
Directions are very straightforward and offer a lot of room for kids to get creative with their designs. The shapes of the foam sheets offer some guidance if you don't know what to make. We also think this is a great kit for kids to use to make more personalized cards for their friends and family.
Who It’s For
The Etch 'N' Press Cards and Prints kit is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
If you use multiple colors on a template, colors may mix so leave space between colors, or press one color to the paper, wait for the ink to dry, and then apply a different color.
Prepare a work area and put on some old clothes before getting started, because any craft that has kids using paint is going to create a lot of messy fun.