What is it
The Butterflies & Blossoms Drawing Kit consists of 6 self contained kits with everything you need to produce freehand sketches, featuring a beautiful butterfly, cherry blossom, sunflower and a rose. Children will be able to trace the first picture which shows an easy outline, then move the tracing paper to the next level and then onto the last picture to include all the detail. Finally, they will be able to move on to the last stage of being able to draw freehand.
This Drawing Kit makes it easy for children to understand with the instructions and materials that they are provided with. You can also create scenes and storyboards that can be coloured in by turning the tracing paper over and rubbing the pencil lines to transfer the image onto paper (paper and crayons not included in the sets).
This Drawing kit can also be extended by purchasing other sets from the Skinny Sketcher range : London, Architecture, Dinosaurs, Capture the Castle and The Fast and the Curious.
The pack includes:
– 6 x drawing instructions
– 6 x tracing paper
– Mechanical pencil
What our team of testers said
"It's good how it starts easy and then progresses and gets harder and harder." - Girl Aged 10
"I'm adding my own detail" - Girl Aged 8
"I'm going to use the tracing paper as a practise and then try to do it freehand after." - Girl Aged 10
- Gets children exploring their creativity
- Encourages childrens' attention to detail
- Helps to develop concentration
What our experts think
Butterflies and Blossoms Drawing Kit inspired children to be creative – they loved colouring in the different flowers. Children followed the steps quite easily and were really happy with their finished piece. Some also tried to draw the pictures freehand, and it was great to see how the Skinny Sketcher encouraged children’s confidence in drawing in this way.
It was lovely that children could do whichever steps they wanted to – more confident children started with the more difficult steps, while less confident children only completed the simpler steps. They also got really creative, adding their own drawings and using other Skinny Sketcher sets to make new scenes.
It would be even better if...
It can be difficult to keep the outlines and the tracing paper together – we found that using a paperclip worked quite well. There aren’t any colouring pencils included but these would be really useful to have.
- RRP: £6.99
- Brands: Skinny Sketcher
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Fine motor skills
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world