Reviews Style Six Silk Screener
Six Silk Screener
Silk Screener: Jakks Pacific, ages 8+, $39.99 USD
we were thinking this one was going to be more mess than it was
worth, but we never back away from the chance try something new!
kit comes complete with everything necessary, you have to supply
the clothing to be silk screened. So we break out the kit:
The Style Six Silk Screen kit comes with 4 bottles of fabric paints,
roller, 1 large silk screen frame,1 small silk screen frame, 8
stencils, 1 masking board,1 paint roller, 1 blotter, and a small
plastic supply tray.
We choose t-shirts for our designs. Thicker materials may require
a bit more practice to get right. Place cardboard inside t-shirt
to prevent paint from bleeding, put the shirt on the silk screen
frame, snap the clamshell locks into place over shirts, put stencil
on top. Easy enough.
the stencil with a little scotch tape (there are pegs to hold
it in place but we felt a little more confident with the tape.)
Next we applied paint. Please keep in mind that this is permanent
fabric paint, so any clothing it gets on it is staying on. Wearing
a smock or old clothes are advised for this activity.
We let the
kids go: they chose designs, overlapped, mixed colors, and just
had a blast. We had some very cool and creative designs, and some
very proud t-shirt designers. Our t-shirt designs ranged from
simple hearts to outer space scenes.
we had minimal mess. We were working with kids preschool to tween,
all very excited. We limited our medling to holding the frame
still, transferring freshly painted shirts and assisting the younger
The recommended age is 8 plus, and that is a pretty good rule
of thumb. We did work with preschoolers, but found that the younger
children required much more physical assistance to make their
creations. The older children worked pretty independently, with
minimal assistance from the adults. Naturally, we recommend adult
supervision and participation. It's always more fun that way.
Overall, this was a great activity, with quick results and very
little mess to clean up. The designs are really limitless. Use
your imagination and go wild, mix colors, designs, stencil the
front, back, side, sleeves, just have fun creating your wearable
In addition to being fun the Style Six Silk Screen kit reinforces
hand/eye coordination, small motor skills, spatial reasoning,
problem solving, communication skills, and encourages self esteem.
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the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
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