Our family got to explore the magic of the paper mache using a product made by Activa Products called Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik-Sculpting Kit which brought me right down memory lane from when I was growing up (but a lot less messy)! The kit comes with two 4inch rolls of Rigid Wrap, 8 ounces of CelluClay and some instructions for 12 potential products. Activa also sent us their ebook called Active Products' Favorite Sculpture Kids Crafts.
What's unique about the Rigid Wrap is there is no guess work in mixing the perfect glue to water solution for you paper mache projects. You simply cut the paper into strips, dunk them into water, and they are ready to go. You can cut the strips into whatever shape or size you want creating even the most detailed projects.
The Rigid Wrap paper is non-toxic and safe to use on faces (like we decided to do) if you want to make masks! It dries relatively fast (we let our masks dry 12 hours) and then your project is ready to paint or design how you would like!
Our project with the Rigid Wrap was facial masks of the kids and their friend! We had more then enough Rigid Wrap to make 10 or so masks. We made a half mask for each child and then a full mask on a separate day.
We made our half masks, let them dry and then painted them.
Several days later, my husband (who obviously liked doing this far more then I did) thought it was necessary to do the masks over again now that he had "mastered" the Rigid Wrap art.
We took out glitter, paint, and beads and let the kids spend the weekend designing their masks.
- Easy to clean up!
- Very convient
- Made an awesome project in less time then conventional paper mache
- Pack came with plenty of material to do several projects
- Very conforming to any given surface
Our BIGGEST issue with this product was the directions. The instructions that were included in the packaging were very confusing and left us without a clear understanding of what we needed to do to complete a project. We actually ended up needing to spend about an hour looking on the internet different people's directions on how they used the product. We wish the directions had more detailed step-by-step in using the product.
Would I recommend this product?
Absolutely! This product was a blast to use and work with!