By Eye Can Art

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2009

Wax Drawing Kit

Usually wax and kids don't mix. This kit is the exception. Packed up pretty with oil pastels, wooden frames, and colored and natural beeswax, it takes young artists step-by-step through the process of creating a picture inspired by an Ancient Greek wax technique. Kids draw a pastel picture or collage inside each frame, overlay wax, then add another dimension by drawing on top to get a beautiful layered affect. A little grownup help is required, as there's baking involved, but this kit is a safe way for your child to get a hands-on art history lesson that will excite and inspire her. (Eye Can Art, $25)