“ Manufacturer: Baker Ross / Type: Crafts / Age: 5 Years+ „
These Scratch Art Masks are aimed at children five years and up, they come in either packs of 15 at £4.95 or packs of 45 at £13.95, they are specially coated with black so the children can scratch off their own design revealing the rainbow colours underneath. Each mask has its own scratch tool (which is a large version of a cocktail stick) and a simple to attach elastic strip to hold the mask on.
I used these for a child's 6th birthday, I was rather excited when I saw them as I remember doing a simple version at school with wax crayons. When they arrived I opened the box to find that a lot of the black coating had rubbed off in transit, not a great start, but we used them anyway.
Now the six year olds I tried these with are all children used to doing art and craft activities and I must say even after a long explaination of how to use the tool and how to "scratch off" just the pattern they wanted they all ended up scratching off every inch of the black so they just ended up with a rainbow coloured mask.
These work our fairly cheap at approx 31p each but I think you could achieve better results using wax crayons at home. wax crayons would not rub off so easily like these did in transit.
I was some what dissapointed with the actual product although the idea is worth doing if you have the time. I did keep the scratch tools just incase I do my own, but you could easily use a cocktail stick on your own version.