Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own.
I love that this project came with everything I needed. Every supply that I needed, I pulled from the box. It had paint, a brush, sponge, plate pallet, the lesson plan with pictures and maps, and an easy step by step tutorial on how to replicate their example frieze.
Caleb loved the hands on approach to learning. For a young guy, he really got to realize the work it took to write in hieroglyphics by writing his name in them!
He is so proud of his piece and quickly ran to show it to his siblings when he was done.
Benefits of Art in History
- It was a fun hands on educational experience.
- It creates a meaningful time for you to participate in the learning experience.
- It saved time by not having to scour the web for a project that would work with our history subject.
- It eliminated stress by having to find and buy all the project’s supplies.
- This project came straight to my door, and we just had to open the box to start it.
Discovery through Creativity
I am a firm believer of discovery through creativity. I love that even though this lesson had a tutorial that told us what to do, my son felt the freedom to make it his own. He created a “rough” line at the bottom rather than the black line because he felt it displayed a more dirty ground like the Egyptians had. Plus, he was afraid to paint his hieroglyphics because he didn’t want to ruin them, so he asked to use a Sharpie instead. He had a voice and created something he is proud of and the hands on approach will probably hold Egypt facts in his head a lot longer than just reading or being told about it.
You might not be studying Egypt, no worries! Art in History has a wide range of World History and US History projects to choose from as well. I am already browsing their catalog for our next project. You should too! I know you will find something you love.
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In addition to the kits, Art in History is now selling their craft paint as well. Art in History is happy to announce that they have created a paint line to meet the specific needs of the craft industry and the classroom. Their custom paints are safe, have no odor, are non-toxic, and conform to ASTM D-4236 safety standards. All acrylic paints are conveniently packaged in 2 oz. bottles. Their all-purpose paints can be used on bisque, wood, metal, plastic, and other general craft projects. Those can be purchased here.
PLEASE NOTE: All historically correct paint colors are included with purchase of Artifact(s). Paint colors may vary depending on monitor variations.
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- Winner will receive 1 art kit ($9.95 value, plus S/H)
- Winner may choose from any World History or US History project
- Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours
- Winner must have a US or Military address
**If you buy a kit now and win the giveaway, Art in History will refund your cost of one project (9.95 plus S/H)**
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Tara S. says
What a cool company! We would love to try the Indus Valley project.
That project looks fun Tara! I love the pattern display on pottery! It’s beautiful! XO, Erica
That is so neat! I’ve never heard of the company before but I like the idea of learning history through art work.
I would like to win the American Revolution project.
Amazing Dottie! I hope you get it! XO, Erica
Rebecca B. says
These are awesome! My girls are obsessed with anything relating to China right now. So, I’d love to win the Qin Dynasty Terra Cotta Warrior.
Ohhhhh Rebecca! That one looks cool! I’d love for you to win it! XOXO, Erica
Katie @ Upcycled Treasures says
This is such an awesome idea and I would have loved something like this when I was a kid. Your son’s painting looks great and what a fun way to learn. Love it!
Thank you Katie! It’s so fun to be able to do fun learning things like this. I honestly watched him paint and wished I had my own to do! Never too old for a fun project, right!?! XO, Erica
Your son is such a cutie pie. I love that his tongue is sticking out as he’s painting. Ha ha! Such concentration. Just adorable. His finished product is quite impressive for such a young child. I wish I had known about these kids when my daughter was younger. She heard me going on about how adorable your kid is, and she came up to see. She said, “You wish I were little so I could do those painting projects, don’t you?” Yes, I do!
Thank you Jimmie! He is so cute 🙂 I had the hardest time choosing which pictures to use for this post because I could have put up all 50! He had so much fun, and he spent WAY more time on it then I thought he would. Goes to show the importance of creating special avenues to unplug, learn, and create that are out of your norm! Thanks for helping to make it possible for him 🙂 XO, Erica
THis is soooo fun!!! I think it’s beyond my 3 year old, but would love it in a few years!
Haha Allyson! I think a three year old may have fun creating in their own sort of way. My three year old’s would look nothing like Caleb’s, but it would have been beautiful just the same ;). I’d love for you to win! XO, Erica
Kristi S. says
Love this! I am loving the frieze you guys made, but all the kits looked so great I will definitely have to incorporate them into our future units!
That’s awesome Kristi! Thanks for saying that! I agree, I will definitely be buying some of the kits for our future units too! XO, Erica
What a great idea!! This would be fun!!
Jeanne! Yes! Learning a little history and doing some art is fun at any stage in life 🙂 XO, Erica
Susan Wojciechowski says
My 6 year old looked at the projects available and said he would like the Persian Alexander the Great project. These look really cool!
Susan, That one does look cool! He has great taste! 🙂 XO, Erica
I’d love to check out both the American Revolution and Egypt projects. We’ve got both topics scheduled next year. What a great addition to our studies these would be!
Amazing Emily! I love the idea of using art to study. These projects would be a great addition! XO, Erica
Great resource! Would love to try this. Thanks Erica!
Thanks Bethany! I think you would love it! I was really impressed by the quality products that they offer! XO, Erica
Colonial Teapot – American Revolution. We just returned from Williamsburg… Fun! Thanks!
LeAnn, I remember going there as a kid! One of my best childhood memories! I’m sure you had an amazing trip! Would love for you to win that teapot! XO, Erica
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
The Aztec empire one looks fun!
Laurel S. says
i’m hoping to win the Chocolate pot!
That one is so pretty Laurel! Great pick! XOXO, Erica
Lise B. says
Either the Louisiana Purchase – Early American Sugar Bowl or the French Revolution – Limoges Style Tabatiere!
Both look great Lise! XO, Erica
How neat! I shared this on my step-mom’s wall because my little brothers are homeschooled (they’re much older than your son, but seeing as I would personally still love to do this, I figured they might)! Pinned, too! 🙂
Mayla M says
We were at the Alamo last year. I’d like to get the Texas Revolution – Alamo Chocolate Pot as a way to expand on that experience.