Want to stock the house with projects to keep the kids busy when they’re home? Need an at-home Chol Hamoed activity for those “erev” days when you’re busy cooking? Bring out the diamond paintings. And, no, there’s no paint involved.
The first time I saw my daughter working on a diamond dotz project at home (my mother had bought it for her), I asked her, “I’m not going to have to iron that, am I?”
That’s the reason melty beads are banned from my home. Not because of the mess that lots of beads make (we can sweep that up). But because it entails work for me, and there’s always a child upset when beads move around as the project makes its way to the laundry room.
Diamond Dotz (or simply diamond painting kits, if they’re not the brand name version) don’t need ironing and they’re way cooler and more functional too. It’s an amazing craft where gems are stuck on a sticky pattern to create the beautiful, glistening creations.
And they’re so inexpensive!
How does it work? Your child (even though diamond painting kids are also for adults, I don’t think I’d personally have the patience…but my daughter finds it super relaxing) simply presses the pen into a piece of wax, which makes the gem adhere to it. Then she places the gem in the right spot on the pattern. That’s all.
Here’s a notebook version. After finishing the project, you have a beautiful journal to enjoy.
Next, let your child graduate to creating full-scale masterpieces. This peacock one is a beauty (can you believe this can be created for $7?!?)
It’s really astounding that you can create so much beautiful gem art for so little…
Here’s a 6 pack (great for a little get together) of beautiful moon scenes.
The gorgeous and affordable options just go on and on….
and how pretty are these tulips?
This storage container is the perfect solution to keep your diamonds organized.
So get painting…with diamonds!