Stencil Art Review (Klutz)

What It Is

The Stencil Art activity book from Klutz lets kids dab and squish the included dabbers into different colored ink to create stenciled scenes of art. The kit comes with four stencil sheets featuring 72 different shapes, an ink pad featuring eight bright colors, a felt tip pen, and a storage box built into the book. The book provides 48 pages filled with inspiration and instructions on how to create different types of designs using the kit and the instructions are easy-to-follow from start to finish.

This book offers pages for "free play" in the beginning so you get a sense of how to use the ink dabbers, mix colors, and create different effects. As your skills advance, the book advances with you, teaching more advanced techniques as you go, such as masking & layering designs. This process we think helps to eliminate the frustration kids can sometimes feel in duplicating the sample art featured throughout the book.

When you are done dabbing and stenciling, you can also use the black felt pen to add a bit more character to your designs. All the stencils are kid-friendly but it's the combination of using the abstract stencils that we think really lets kids creativity shine. By combining these you can create your own unique designs and animals such as fish or snakes.

Is It Fun?

This is a fun activity kit that offers a lot of repeat play while encouraging creativity. It's also the type of activity that is easy enough to create fun designs quickly and easily but also challenge kids as their skills advance.

Who It’s For

The Stencil Art activity kit is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The ink is filled with pigment, which makes it super bright on the pages but also super permanent. So we suggest laying down newspaper and wearing old clothes as you work.

Keep your dabbers separated by colors otherwise you will muddy the ink pads.

To avoid smearing your designs, wipe down your stencils before and after use.

Additional ink pads and dabbers are sold separately.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy