Disclosure - we were gifted Pottery Cool for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.
It's that time of year when we are all looking for great gift ideas for the little ones. Mine love something that they can use and get crafty with so we were very excited to be asked to review Pottery Cool Studio from Spinmaster. In fact I was nagged and nagged to get it out of the box as soon as we got it!
Pottery Cool is essentially a mini pottery wheel and clay set which enables your child to make their own pottery designs very easily. It comes with the clay and instructions to make 6 different designs and is designed for children aged 6 and over.
Little Miss J is 5 and Bean is 9 so with my help we got started. Everything you need is in the box except for batteries - you will need 4 x C size batteries.
The girls looked at the pictures on the box and decided to make the pen holder and the turtle ring dish.
The instructions are written in small writing and are a little difficult for a child to read so I do think that they need adult help. If you have made pottery before you will know that it is not as easy as it looks and it takes a bit of getting used to. I had to step in to help them both quite a bit. I would say be generous with spraying the clay with water as it makes it easier to manage.
It is also quite messy - the clay gets everywhere but it was lots of fun and the girls really enjoyed doing it. Their designs weren't quite like the picture but they were very good attempts and they had lots of fun. We left the finished designs to dry overnight in a warm place and they had lots of fun the next day painting them.
I think Pottery Cool Studio is great and the girls loved it. They have plenty of clay left to make more designs too so it creates hours of fun. I think once they have a little more practice it will be a bit easier for them too.
We made a little video of the Pottery Cool studio so you can see what it is like in real life.