Eye Can Art Kits (Giveaway!)

We are art impaired at the Get Along Household. It’s not that I don’t enjoy trying to make art, but that I just lack that particular talent. In spite of my limitations, I do try to work something artsy in every week or so, just in case one of the kids is less handicapped than I am at these things.

The hardest part of introducing art to my kids, for me, is finding new techniques. Pencil and paper, glue and scissors, I’ve got. We even delve into the wild world of dry pasta and beans from time to time. But who knew there was such a thing as layered wax art?

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OK, fine. Lots of people know about this. The lesson included in the package tells me that encaustic techniques go all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. How was I to know that, though? I’m just a hillbilly mommy blogger! Enter Eye Can Art.

Eye Can Art Kits are exactly what they sound like: art that even I can do. In a can, no less! Clever, huh?

There are several different styles of art to choose from, and each can comes with all of the materials you need in order to learn a new way of doing art.

Eye Can Kit

The boys got down to business right away. Oil pastels are their (and my) favorite way to draw. They’re so smooth and vivid and satisfying to use that I work them in wherever I can.

boys at work

How happy am I to have learned this new way of making pretty things? So happy that I’ve got beeswax sheets in my shopping cart at Amazon. I’d like to try that myself, now that I’ve seen the boys do it. I don’t know if I can top Lightbulb Boy, but I want to play, too! We had two students, so we only got to try one of the projects in the booklet. I’m thinking about how we’re going to do the second project already.  As soon as I have enough Swagbucks to buy the gift cards, I’ll order them.

finished Eye Can Art Kit

Pros: Well, art! Eye Can Kits are fun and convenient, and all the teaching is in the can so you don’t need to know what you’re doing to get started. Depending on your own skill level and creativity, you get a pretty cool finished product out of it. These kits are a great way to dabble in new things without committing to a lot of materials before you know if you’re ever going to do it again.

Cons: The website says there are enough materials to do it over and over, but there was really only enough to do it twice. While we enjoyed the project, and the pictures are now proudly displayed above each boy’s bed, I must admit that I probably wouldn’t buy this kit with my own money. It’s pretty neat, but it is also a little bit pricey for a frugal homeschool. On the other hand, I didn’t have to pay a teacher, so maybe it is worth it. Flip a coin. I could go either way.

Buy: If you want a quick start to new kinds of art, Eye Can Art is a great product. Eye Can Art Kits can be bought online, and range from $24-$30 in price.

Connect: You can connect with Eye Can Art on Twitter and Facebook to get news on the latest products and sales.

Win: One Get Along Home reader will win whichever can ‘o art she’d like from Eye Can Art.

How to enter: You know how it works by now, surely. Just leave a comment and your name will be in the hat! (Please note that I am on an internet fast until next weekend. All comments will be held in moderation until Sunday, March 24 so that no fistfights break out in the absence of the bouncer. ;-) Your comments are going through. They just won’t show up right away.)

Details: This giveaway is open to anyone in the US. This giveaway will be open until midnight, March 24, 2013. The winner will be chosen by And the Winner Is… WordPress plugin. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If there is no response after 48 hours, I’ll have to choose another winner. Please use a valid email address in your comments so that I can contact you if you win! Please use one email address per entrant, per household, per IP address. The giveaway provider (not Get Along Home) will be responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review. I wasn’t otherwise compensated. Here’s your mommy blogger grain of salt.

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  • Rebecca
    Twitter: momsmustardseed
    March 15, 2013, 6:49 am

    Oh, PICK ME PICK ME! Seriously, this looks fun!

  • Joy March 15, 2013, 7:04 am

    Fun kit, but I know what you mean about too pricey for a regular thing

  • Audrey March 15, 2013, 7:14 am

    Oh, these look so fun, creative, cool and new to me! I would love to try these to teach art!

  • Tiffany Smallwood March 15, 2013, 7:16 am

    This looks like a good time!

  • Kelli
    Twitter: ladyofthebarn
    March 15, 2013, 7:31 am

    Oh, fun fun fun and in a can. Neat. Going to have to win this to try it, like your con, cannot see spending this on a can. So yep… I will be that annoying kid (hand waving, jumping up and down in my seat, screaming at the top of my lungs, PICK ME!)

  • rachel v. March 15, 2013, 8:18 am

    looks like fun! my boys would love to try.

  • Sennie
    Twitter: 5ennie
    March 15, 2013, 8:31 am

    Oooh, we’d love to try it! We just reviewed a Kiwi Crate and loved it.

  • Laureen E. March 15, 2013, 8:37 am

    oh this would be such a hit with my 7yo Daughter!!

  • Rebecca March 15, 2013, 8:39 am

    That does look fun! I could see my 8 year old trying it and loving it!!

  • Connie Sue March 15, 2013, 10:42 am

    A great thing to keep some of them busy. Thanks

  • Melody March 15, 2013, 10:58 am

    This looks wonderful! My artist husband would love to work with our boys on some art, for sure! :)

  • MomOfFour March 15, 2013, 11:19 am

    I think our whole family would enjoy doing this! Thank you.

  • Jessica March 15, 2013, 11:21 am

    I am sure that both of my boys would love this.

  • Erin March 15, 2013, 11:28 am

    This looks like fun….my kids would love to try it! :)

  • Cindy March 15, 2013, 11:49 am

    These look great- for my less than creative times…it is all right there!

  • Brenna March 15, 2013, 12:18 pm

    These kits would be great on days when I am in an art rut ;)

  • Becky M March 15, 2013, 1:05 pm

    This sounds really great! I love kits where I’m not trying to find everything we need to complete a project.

  • Marie Johnson March 15, 2013, 1:30 pm

    This kit looks so fun! I would love to win!

  • Nikki March 15, 2013, 6:30 pm

    This looks like fun! I would love to try it with my children!

  • Joanne March 15, 2013, 7:17 pm

    Looks like fun stuff to me!!

  • WendyLou March 16, 2013, 1:20 am

    I’m so art impaired that when my oldest was given an art set as a gift that contained oil pastels (unlabeled, I might add in an attempt to mitigate my ignorance!), I thought they were FACE PAINTS!! You can imagine the FUN we had with those. hahahaha!!!!

    • Cindy March 16, 2013, 9:32 am

      How hard was that to get off??

      • WendyLou March 21, 2013, 7:57 pm

        Reeeeaaaallly hard. I think I used make-up remover. Then I threw ‘those really bad face paints’ away. Ha!

  • Carlotta March 16, 2013, 9:49 am

    I have been reading through your blog, I think I love you :) You are a corker (that is a compliment, I am Irish and that is just something we say :).

    You are too fun chickie. Mind if I read a post or two on my podcast? I will of course offer links.
    Thanks,
    Carlotta

    • Cindy March 16, 2013, 9:54 am

      I would LOVE that! And I’m glad you think I’m a corker. Now I know a new word. Have an awesome St. Patrick’s Day! ;-)

  • Lisa Joy March 17, 2013, 8:50 pm

    This sounds really fun! We could use some art help here, as well! :)

  • Carol March 17, 2013, 11:21 pm

    that would be perfect to have stashed away for the big spring snow that you know must be in our future :)

  • Hannah March 19, 2013, 10:59 am

    I am also art impaired but my kids LOVE doing artsy things! Not sure if they have a real talent for it yet, since they are young, but they really enjoy it.

  • kelly tillotson March 24, 2013, 2:13 pm

    this looks like fun, i know my boys would enjoy this! thanks for the chance!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com