Winner of Kanten Clay Studio Giveaway

Announcing the comments winner of Kanten Clay Studio Giveaway:

Druuuummmmmmm!

Comment No.3: KAREN! Smile

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Congrats Karen! Kanten Clay will be sending a sample soon! Smile

PRINTS

I can get bored as a part-time SAHM. Instead of staring at each other, we try to get Xi En to do more engaging activities. At this age, Xi En loves anything new, anything colourful – simply curious.

We got him to do PRINTS! Did this artwork on a hot afternoon when playing at the playground can induce heat stroke. Smile with tongue out

“Ingredients” for PRINTS:

1) Some old newspapers and a large piece of “manjong paper” (basically a white piece of paper):

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2) Washable, Non-toxic paints suitable for finger painting. (Can be found at Popular Bookshops or Artfriend). I realised yellow isn’t a good colour. Red, Orange, Pink come out brighter and nicer. Smile

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3) Some old blocks/shaped/moulds – we took out Xi En’s old toys. I wanted to use some hard vegetables to cut out the shapes. My mum said those are our dinner! Oh well… these works too. Smile

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4) A very excited toddler. shorts off, old T-shirt on. I wanted to use my friend’s idea of tying a plastic-bag-inspired-bib on his neck. Xi En refuses to be part of such innovative dress sense. Smile with tongue out

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And da ta! off we go:

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We get PRINTS! Smile

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Oh wait! That’s not all. My super-amazing mum collected the PRINTS and created these end products with Xi En:

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What can I say…. Mum’s the woman! haaa….

Xi En’s PRINTWORK on display behind our TV-console. Smile

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Try this on a hot afternoon like me or on a rainy day when you can’t go out. At least 45 mins of printing fun to occupy the energetic toddler. Smile

N.B: Next Monday is the last day to win some Kanten Clay for your kiddos! Check it out now. Smile

Review of Kanten Clay + A giveaway!

When Xi En was at the teething stage, we bought a Sophie the Giraffe for him. I wished that I had bought it for him earlier so he could have fully “enjoyed” it!

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The friends from the same company – Sophie & Friends – sent along 2 pots of bright coloured modelling clay from Kanten Clay Studio. This clay is made in Japan using ingredients such as kanten (a type of agar agar/jelly), natural food colouring and brine.

The all-natural ingredients made it completely safe for young children and children with sensitive skin to play with. Even if accidentally consumed, it remains safe. Xi En licked his hands after playing when I didn’t noticed – this happen to many I am sure! Smile

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I love the little transparent pots they come in.

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This unique product is quite unlike those oil-based clays in the market now. It does not stick to the table/floor & thus does not leave an oily mark after play time. I laid a plastic table-cloth on the table only to realise there wasn’t a need to!

The clay might seemed hard on the first touch. But after seconds of kneading and moulding, it is extremely stretchable and pliable.

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We took out the “tools” from his other dough play set and allowed Xi En to cut, mould and spread.

Xi En enjoyed cutting and making “mee hoon kueh” (tearing the clay into flat noodles-like shapes).

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Your child can make anything imaginable.

A tip here: you can buy baking moulds instead of play moulds. The baking moulds at Diaso cost only $2 for a big pack of interesting shapes!

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Kanten Clay comes in 7 colours and you can easily make a new colour by mixing two or more colours together. Good to teach kids on concept of mixing colours too!

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After turning 2 years old, Xi En is even more curious and active than before. Moulding clay “forced” him to sit still and play for a good 30 minutes. Experts (my mum for one) believe that such play brings out the creativity in kids and train patience at the same time! Smile 

You can buy or read more about Kanten Clay Studio here.

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GIVEAWAY!!

Sophie & Friends is kindly giving away Kanten Clay samples to one reader of this blog. Xi En enjoyed playing with this and we hope you will too!

To win this, please leave a comment on this post by next Monday, 15th August 2011. Winner will be picked randomly. Smile