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Arts and crafts kits were one of my favorite gifts as a child to receive. Heck, to this day I still love getting stuff so that I can create. Thankfully, Paige loves it too.
We got to try out Gel-A-Peel and had a fantastic Mommy-Daughter afternoon of crafting. These gel jewelry kits are incredibly easy to use and while there are suggestions on what to make, you can still design your own stuff!
Each kit comes with four or more tubes of gel, and I didn’t see that many crossed over which is fantastic. With two kits, you had plenty of choices. The gel colors are fun too – jewel tones to pastels to glow in the dark. And to use the actual gel pen? Barely any set up – unscrew the cover, pop out a protective barrier, twist on a cap and go! The caps were a fun surprise. They reminded me of the different tips to frost cakes with.
Each Gel-a-Peel kit comes with a clear plastic to create on, accessories for you to create with such as headbands, earrings, hair clips and more, as well as templates/instruction sheets. Each sheet has different designs and tells you which cap to use. It recommends colors but no biggie if you don’t follow. One of the kits included molds of emojis, shapes and layers too!
The suggested crafts range from simple to complex. Paige made a few molds, which did take a bit of time as you needed to wait for stuff to dry before adding a new color or layer. The instructions also counted out how long it would take.
The toughest part was letting the gel dry. Trust me, we ruined a few designs by trying to move forward too soon. Thinking about it later, I’m wondering if the freezer or a hair dryer would be able to help? I’ll need to check!
Gel-a-Peel was a huge hit with not only Paige but me too. Easy to use, simple that Paige could do it on her own and the only clean up was putting the kit away.
I’m excited for Paige’s friends to come over during rainy days this summer as we have the perfect way to keep them entertained.
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