Suteki! Mega Stencil Station by Cool Create is the new Japanese stenciling art craze using a golden ninja stamper aimed at children aged 5+. The set comes with 9 stencils, 3 picture frames, 4 coloured paints, a ninja stamper and a workstation.
The stencils are layered using different coloured paints on each stencil to create a picture. You receive enough stencils to create three different pictures, three stencils being used for each. Also included are three picture frames consisting of a front frame, backplate and sticky pad on the back to adhere to a place of your choosing.
As soon as 6 year old Miss M caught sight of this, her eyes lit up. She loves her arts and crafts and the Suteki box really appealed to her. It was the golden ninja stamper that really caught her eye and she was eager to try it out.
The first design she tried was of a girl. You start by placing a blank cardboard square into the workstation, then put the first stencil in place. The stencils are cleverly coloured the same as the paints so you know which colour paint to use with each one. Although this is only a guide and you are free to colour them as you wish. The workstation has four areas to squirt each coloured paint into – a job Miss M thought was great fun!
It’s then time to start by dipping the golden ninja stamper into a coloured paint. The stamper is a great size to hold and comes with 2 screw on sponge applicators at the bottom. This allows you to swap to use a different colour without having to wash the sponge every time.
Once you have paint on the applicator then dab it on top of the stencil ensuring all the cut out bits are covered in paint. It is then best to allow the paint to dry for about 5 minutes before continuing. During this time we carefully lifted off the stencil and washed it along with the sponge applicator.
When the paint is dry, you cover the picture in the next stencil and use a different colour repeating the dabbing process as before. Finally repeat with a third stencil to get the finished picture.
As you can see above, the finished result of the Suteki is very effective. Miss M absolutely loved doing this and it was easy for her to produce a great piece of art without it being too involved. I like the idea that frames are included as this really brings the picture to life and it’s ready to hang on the wall. This is perfect for her age of 6 years and requires minimum effort for a fabulous return. Anyone can do this, I think the age of 5+ is correct though in terms of keeping the template steady and not over dipping the stamper in the paint.
Miss M was keen to create another picture straightaway, so she got to work creating the monkey picture. By now she was well away on her own, happily following the process I’d guided her through on the first picture.
I have to say Miss M had a huge grin on her face the whole time while doing this Suteki activity apart from a few moments of concentration here and there. She throughly enjoyed it and was eager and keen throughout. I like it because it something a bit different, it has an element of fun with the golden ninja stamper and has been designed well with a plastic workstation tray that keeps any mess contained.
Here is Miss M proudly showing her finished pictures!
Suteki has been a hit in this house, a fun activity that I think is great for children to enjoy. It is a lovely to have a finished piece at the end that can be admired and enjoyed long after it was created.
And if you are looking for other Cool Create art and craft sets, why not check out our Cool Create Daisy Chains review.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.