Soapstone Carving Kit
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Specially designed for hands-on learning, the Studiostone Creative Soapstone Carving Kit introduces your child to the centuries-old art of stone carving. Beginning with natural, soft Brazilian soapstone in beautiful, rich colors of green, brown, or grey, your child will enjoy the challenge of changing the rough figure into a more detailed, lushly-polished sculpture. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will soon have your child carving his very own impressive stone animal sculpture. Each Studiostone Creative Soapstone Carving Kit comes with everything your child will need to complete his fist-sized sculpture: a hand-cut soapstone shape, child-safe carving file, two grades of sandpaper, polishing wax, and a tiny buffing cloth.
A Few of 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, as soapstone consists mostly of talc.
2. Artists suggest spending extra time making your animal round. A few additional minutes rounding the body makes 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.
Manufacturer: Studiostone Creative
Age Recommendation: 8-99+
Size of Finished Sculpture: Orca: approximately 3”L x 2”H x 1”W; Bear: 3.5”L x 2”H x 1”W
Awards and Endorsements:
2018 Seattle Gift Show Best New Product
2017 Small Business B.C. Top 3 Best Concept
2017 Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
2017 World Trade Centre. Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Sponsorship for Trade Accelerator Program