Seedling Disney's Alice In Wonderland Design Your Own Tea Party Set Activity Kit, reviews, comments

Seedling Disney's Alice In Wonderland Design Your Own Tea Party Set Activity Kit

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It's tea time! This easy to create DIY kit comes with cups, saucers, paint, and more to design your own tabletop tea set. Treat your friends to a magical tea party with your hand-painted set. When you're the designer, all ways are YOUR ways!

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First the "negatives" This set is real china/glazed ceramic, and while all the pieces are decently heavy they will break or chip if dropped onto a tile floor - so I really suggest using these in a carpeted room, especially with younger kids. The tea pot lid can fall into the tea pot - and be a pain to get out - I can see a little one getting frustrated. The paint brush is a typical 5 cent hobby brush. There's no way the detailed designs in the promo pictures were done by a kid, or especially by anyone using the provided brush. We used a pack of hobby brushes in various sizes for the paints - this also avoided cleaning the paint off the brushes every few minutes to change colors.

The cups themselves are a blank canvas - nothing on them at all. The tea pot has Alice on one side and the slogan on the other. Each of the four saucers has a different silhouette of a famous and easily recognized character. Color in the silhouettes or Alice's outline. Add embellishments of color anywhere. The paint is water based and can be removed with a damp paper towel easily before it dries, and with a little effort after. Once it's baked on in your oven, it's permanent.

The directions state that it should not be used as a real tea set - no idea why. Overall it's a fun and very well made set.

I have a daughter, so it's basically inevitable that she likes Alice in Wonderland. When I saw the tea set come across the Vine, I couldn't resist.

I'll admit, I had my concerns about the fact that this is ceramic, but it's very thick ceramic. I didn't try dropping it or anything, but I would suspect that the items included can take a beating and after handling them, my concerns were certainly belayed.

What I love about this set, and what Seedling seems to be about, is the creativity. It marries something kids love (Disney - Alice in Wonderland specifically) and a child's need to create and express themselves. Kids don't need to just accept the preprinted designs and packaged goods, they need to be encouraged to use their imagination and inspired to make things their own. Some of my favorite toys growing up were the ones that my dad made me in his wood shop. He let me have a part in the design process and it made that toy all the more special. I think we really need to get back to that on some levels. I'm getting a bit tangential here so I'll digress.

The set includes paint specifically designed for the plates, cups and tea kettle as well as brushes. There really isn't anything additional you should need. As an artist, I had a wider variety of sizes on hand, but you don't REALLY need anything more than the set comes with. The colors are vibrant and mixable. It definitely makes for a fun afternoon.

Overall, I'm actually quite impressed with this set for the price, especially as it's a Disney licensed IP. If you have a AiW fan, specifically one in need of their own tea set, you really can't beat this set!

Seedling Disney's Alice In Wonderland Design Your Own Tea Party Set Activity Kit is a great gift for any child who loves Disney and who loves to be creative. Came well packed and easy to follow instructions. The kiddies got super excited and couldn't wait to try it out. Tip: Have them do this in a carpeted room as they are all made out of ceramic and would break if dropped.

The good stuff:
Hours of fun
Easy to wash off if mistake is made
Can keep design forever if baked
Quality designs
Great variety of colors

The bad stuff:
Brushes are very low quality and are not able to provide detail when trying to make a design. Also tip doesn't give you clean lines when painting.
Ceramic even though made for children
The tea pot lid does not sit flush and can fall inside

I think this is a great gift and also a great rainy day project. For the hours of fun, imagination, and overall cuteness I have to recommend. Please remember to buy higher quality brushes and maybe some additional paint. We personally bought additional gel glitter paint pens to add effects and glam to our cups. Reason for 4 star review is due to the brushes.

This is an adorable set and well worth the price point. It combines three items into one. You get a tea set, a craft, and a keepsake to treasure.

The set is actual ceramic. It's quality ceramic but it's still ceramic. If you're giving this to a younger child I highly suggest a "carpeted room only" policy or chances are you're going to end up with broken pieces and if you plan on keeping the set as a keepsake down the road that's the last thing you want.

As for the craft aspect, it is really nice but I suggest using your own brushes if your child is old enough to detailed work. While the brushes that come with the set can suffice for some children, perfectionists and those good at art are likely going to want to use better brushes than those that come with the set. There are already designs on some of the pieces. Others are blank. There's enough variety to allow a child of any skill set to create a recognizable Alice in Wonderland set.

Overall this is one of the better craft projects I've seen (and I've seen my fair share). Something your child can decorate and use now and you can keep and have as a keepsake later.

If your daughter likes crafting and imaginary play, this will be a fun set. This Seedling kit (New Zealand company) comes with:
Ceramic tea pot
Four tea cups
Four tea plates/saucers
Six ceramic paints (purple, red, Alice blue, pink, yellow, black)
Felt placemat (Alice blue)
Fine paintbrush

I was able to split this up between my two daughters by letting them each paint one side of the pot, and then splitting the cups and plates between them. To ensure the ceramic paints don't leave a mess behind, put down paper towels or butcher paper before you start the craft. The ceramic paint must be BAKED on with your oven, cooled, and set before using it. The paints are not approved for food use, so this is strictly for imaginary play (or use plastic play food with them).

The tea set is just the right size for use with American Girl dolls.

My 7 year daughter invited her friends over and had a good time hosting a tea cup designing party. The set is beautiful and the idea is great. In practice because most of the girls weren't very artistically gifted, the designs didn't turn out quite as expected. This is to be expected somewhat, but like others mentioned in reviews, the included brushes were the weak spot of the set. They were just not high quality and made it difficult to paint. Other than that, the girls still had a great time and it went home with a nice keepsake. I would recommend this set for a good activity for your girls but would hope future versions would upgrade the brushes or you might want to buy or borrow better brushes beforehand.

I love this tea set. To be completely honest, I took it out of the box and gave it to my daughter as-is without telling her that it could be decorated. It is gorgeous as is. Beautiful and classic - I don't want to touch it! It's the most adorable tea set I've ever encountered - with a vintage-childhood sort of feel. Adding paint to these feels like a crime.

But that's ok. My daughter is 5 years old, and perhaps when she's 9 or 10 I will remember that these were intended to be decorated, and dig out the paints then. But I wouldn't want to mark these up unless the artist had the restraint and skill of an older child, to keep the decoration delicate.

My daughter loves tea, painting and anything Disney so this is a wonderful set for kids who love those as well. The ceramic quality is very nice and she's old enough to play gently without having me to worry much about breakage. This comes in a 10 piece set also including paint, and a paintbrush.
I love to see her creating her art and using her imagination. This set is great for that. She was very proud of her work and it's a perfect afternoon activity. You do have to bake the tea set for the art and paint to stay on.The set is sturdy and It is packaged so nicely and it would make such a sweet gift.

My daughter loves to paint and create things. Therefore, she loved this Alice in Wonderland tea set that she got to create herself. The pieces are made from nice, heavy china and the black and white figures of Alice, Cheshire Cat, etc. are so nice that this this tea set would be fine as is. My daughter and even my toddler son loved painting. Afterwards, we baked this in the oven to set it and it came out so nice! Like all Seedling kits, I loved there was no guideline or suggestions as to how to paint. Rather, it encourages the child to come up with their own ideas. We loved this.

This is SO adorable! My 6 year old granddaughter loves to have tea parties ever since she was 3. This Alice in Wonderland design can be custom colored with the 6 different paints included in the kit. It's a 10 piece mini ceramic tea set with one felt place mat, 1 paintbrush, and 6 ceramic paints for a total of 18 pieces. Not for children under 3 years as a choking hazard and to be use under the direct supervision of an adult. This Disney Collection by Seedling will be a treasured tea set for your little princess and perhaps even their daughter or granddaughter someday.

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