When you think of resin, you think of chemical stuff used to make plastics. I wouldn’t have thought they would be safe for us to use at home, let alone for kids play. Hence I was most curious to learn more about resin art when an invitation from Resin Play came in.
Elaine, the person behind Resin Play, was most patient guiding the kids along. I was rolling my eyes half the time at my kids.
First, the kids chose the colors they wanted for their canvas. (Would be good to shortlist some colors for your kids first before the workshop, or this may take FOREVER!)
The kids learned to mix the resin and hardener through double cup method. Then they put in the colors into individual cups to mix.
The fun part is when they start pouring the colors onto the canvas and blending them.
Be warned that playing with resin can get messy, so please wear clothes you do not mind getting them dirtied ‘cos resin cannot be washed off from fabric.
For adults, we have plenty more choices of resin art workshops to choose from. I chose the Marble Ring Cone Casting Workshop so that I can gift one of my works to the Husb!
The thing about using the cone moulds is we can’t see how our blending of colors will turn out. But good news is, no one else will have the same design as you!
We returned to collect our works another day as resin needed at least 5 hours to cure.
I must say, we first-timers did pretty well! 😁
My arty-farty littlest one has already asked if she can go back for another session.
PSA: Resin Play will be having some workshops during the June holidays. Do check them out!