Studiostone Alabaster Polar Bear Carving Kit
Designed for hands-on learning, Studiostone Alabaster Polar
Bear carving kit introduces your child to the art of stone
carving. It begins with beautiful, soft-white alabaster. Your child
will enjoy the challenge of changing that rough alabaster figure
into a more detailed, lushly-polished sculpture. The step-by-step picture-based instructions are easy to follow and will soon
have your child carving, sanding, and polishing his very own
impressive stone animal sculpture. Each Studiostone Alabaster
Polar Bear carving kit comes with everything your child will
need to complete his fist-sized sculpture: a hand-cut alabaster
shape, a child-safe carving file, 2 grades of sandpaper, polishing
wax, and a tiny buffing cloth.
A Few Helpful Tips:
1. To avoid stone dust as you carve, keep your stone wet. If you cannot keep the stone wet, you may be more comfortable wearing a dust mask.
2. Artists suggest spending extra time making your animal round. A few additional minutes spent rounding the body make a huge difference in the appearance at the end. If you have a child impatient to push on, he can always do some more detailed work and then go back to rounding the body before moving on to sanding the sculpture.
3. When your student waxes his carving, be sure to get the excess wax off before it dries. To get the highest gloss possible, let the waxed stone cool completely before buffing. If your child is in a hurry to complete his project, you can place the carving in the refrigerator for a few moments, then buff to an attractive sheen.