Futura Craft Station

Great Desk For You or Your Aspiring Artist!

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The perfect multi-functional contemporary table: Studio Designs' Futura Craft Station with its adjustable work desk is great for drafting, drawing, or crafting on its large tempered safety-glass work surface. The table top angle adjusts up to 35 degrees, useful even as a portable office desk. Features include a large pencil drawer, 4 removable side trays for supplies and 3 slide-out drawers for additional storage (mounts on either side of the table). A 24-pencil ledge slides up and locks into place if you'd rather keep pens, pencils, or brushes on the table top.

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Okay, this desk by Studio Designs is pretty large so make sure you or your recipient has the space before you buy it. The dimensions of this desk are 43.25''W x 24''D x 31.5 - 45''H. That said, this desk is pretty awesome. The quality of this desk for the price is mind-boggling - sturdy, stylish and very functional. It is definitely designed and crafted with the artists' needs in mind. The 38" x 24" tempered-glass work-surface gives you plenty of space to create and design. The three plastic trays can be attached to the left or right side of the tempered glass. These trays and under-the-desk drawers gives you plenty of storage space to keep your various art supplies off your desktop but conveniently nearby.  The adjustable desktop can be adjusted up to 35 degrees. The adjustment is easy and stays securely in place (no wobble). You can also buy additional desk accessories to further customize your desk.

This desk does require complete assembly. The instructions are easy to follow but having two people to put the desk together increases the odds of a smooth assembly. The plastic trays are a great idea but they are a tad flimsy- would be infinitely better if there was a wood tray option. Overall, Amazon users were thrilled with this desk, giving it 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 750 reviews.

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Creativity for Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit

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Creativity for Kids Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit is a new twist on our favorite 2007 Deluxe Rock-a-Doodle Kit. It’s weather resistant and perfect for you, your friends and family to paint rocks to hide outdoors to spread kindness, encouragement and happiness throughout your community – one rock at a time!

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Rock painting is a great indoor activity for you and your family to enjoy. This complete kit by Creativity for Kids includes nearly everything you need to make your own rock art - 10 rocks, 8 color paints, 2 brushes, a small sponge and a handful of transfer designs. To get started, lay down some newspaper for easy clean up, lay out your rock art materials, and get some cups of water and paper towels. Next, gather your participants and begin painting and decorating your rocks. It's that easy. Once the rocks are finished, let them dry before placing them around the house or outside for a quick game of hide & seek (sort of like easter egg hunting but with rocks). It is important to note that the included paint is waterproof so mind your mess.

This set is pretty awesome, however, it's not perfect. Some of the included rocks are small and not smooth. This makes using the transfer designs difficult because the design is too large for the rock or the roughness of the rock makes the transfer not adhere. Overall, this kit is a great past time for the family. Amazon users give this painting kit a 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 3,250 reviews.

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Acrylic Paint Markers Extra-Fine Tip Set of 12

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Artistro Paint Pens utilize vivid, water-based ink that dries quickly to produce a very durable opaque and glossy finish on light and dark surfaces.

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We can all use a little distraction from time to time, especially with everything happening in the world. These paint pens are just the thing to get you and your family lost in an array of painting projects. They're ideal because they cut down on traditional paint/brush mess and waste. Plus, these pens work on nearly every surface so you can skip the fancy paper and canvas - use them directly on rocks, glass, ceramic, etc..

There's a reason these pens are the go-to set for artists of all ages and levels. They're well-priced, feature 12 beautiful colors, have a quick drying and nontoxic ink formula, and they have no strong paint odor. And, its fine-tip allows intricate detail on your projects. Plus, unlike other paint pens, the ink washes off with just a little soap and water. These pens worked spectacularly for most users, however, some users reported issues with their pen sets. These problems ranged from leaky and/or dried out pens to dripping paint and/or inconsistent paint flow. Overall, Amazon users give these paint pens 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 4,800 reviews.

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iBayam Journal Planner Pens

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The iBayam fine line pen set is ideal for journaling, planner, drawing lines & details, writing, sketching, adult coloring books, art projects, artists fine-ink drawings and coloring small intricate patterns. Doesn't bleed through paper.

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Finding a good go-to pen can be hard. Individual preferences for tip points and special use cases further muddy the decision making process. However, if you prefer the look and feel of using a felt pen, but hate the page bleed thru or paying the big brand prices, then we found a solution for you! These iBayam Journal Planner Pens are great for beginning or avid drawers and writers. At under $10 for a set of 18, it is definitely a must try for felt pen lovers.

This particular set comes in 18 unique colors -- great for coloring, drawings, sketching or writing. The ultra-fine metal clad felt tip ensures that lines and marks are exactly where they are wanted.  The pen glides smoothly across the paper; the colors are nice and vibrant; and the barrel is slim and comfortable.  And, as mentioned, the price tag is very reasonable.

The downside to these pens, as other users have also pointed out, are the pen caps. The color of each pen is reflected on the pen cap, however, the color distinction on the cap is poor so users cannot easily tell between the similar pen colors at a glance. Additionally, some pens ran out of ink way faster then expected. Other users did mention that their pen tips did not last (breaking/splitting), they received dried out pens and/or the pens bled thru their notebooks/bibles. Overall, Amazon users give these pens 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 10,500 reviews.

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