Y'Art Review (Kahootz)

Y'Art
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What It Is

Y'all have never seen an arts and crafts activity like Y'Art before. Y'Art combines the concept of paint-by-number with yarn that magically clings to the Grip-N-Stick Y'Artboard. There are several designs to choose from, including Pug Puppy, Narwhal, Llama, Unicorn, and Flamingo. Each set is sold separately.

No matter which design you're completing, the process is the same. You're matching colors of yarn to numbers on the blank Y'Artboard. Wherever you see the number 1, for instance, that's where you'll use the yarn labeled "1". Load the yarn into the Y'Art Pen and press the threaded pen tip against the Y'Artboard so that it sticks. Press and drag the Y'Art Pen like you would with a crayon or marker, keeping in contact with the board. When you finish one area, cut the yarn and press the end to the board to secure it. Then choose a new yarn color and continue in a new area.

You can get creative with the types of coloring techniques you use. For instance, maybe you'll fill a space by zig zagging the yarn back and forth. Or maybe you'll start at the center and spiral outward. You can also forego the Y'Art Pen and use your fingers as a guide for the yarn. It's all up to you what type of texture and pattern you want to create on your Y'Artboard. 

And don't worry if you make a mistake. Just gently pull up the yarn and reposition.

Once your Y'Artboard is complete, cut out the picture frame from the back of the box and tape or glue it to the back of the board to create a nice display for your Y'Artwork. A pre-punched hole makes it easy to hang. Or you can frame the Y'Artboard in an 8-inch by 10-inch frame.

Is It Fun?

We've never seen an arts and crafts project like this before. What's cool about this textile craft is that it's an easy process to do. Match the numbers to the appropriate color of yarn (or get creative and do your own thing), and place the yarn in the pattern you want. The Y'Art Pen is easy to use, but we actually preferred just using our fingers to place the yarn. So whatever works best for you is the perfect way to create Y'Art. 

Who It’s For

Y'Art is for creative kids ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Each Y'Art kit comes with an 8x10 inch Grip-N-Stick Y'Artboard, 33 yards of premium yarn, a Y'Art Pen, an instruction guide, and a cut-out display frame.

The Y'Artboard comes stored inside a plastic bag. That bag is reusable as storage for the board in case you need to take a break from working on it. 

Don't throw away the package before cutting out the picture frame for displaying your Y'Artboard.

You'll need to provide a good pair of scissors to trim the yarn.

AT A GLANCE:
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  • Assembly & Instructions

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