I love a craft material that is really versatile and you can use in many different ways. When I first tried Gel-a-Peel I didn’t realise that it would adhere to so many different materials. As well as being a brilliant craft material for using on its own you can also use it to decorate many other things. We have decorated bags and notebooks, as well as made various different items of jewellery. This time we were sent some cute wooden jewellery boxes to decorate. this is such a great idea for a craft. It would be brilliant at a birthday party as everyone can personalise their own.
As well as the jewellery boxes we were also set a Gel-A-Peel Pearly Pastel Pack. This set costs around £19.99. It is a really lovely selection of colours and would be a brilliant first set to give it a try. As well as three tubes of Gel-A-Peel you also get lots of different items so you can make your own jewellery.
The cards are really helpful as they give lots of different ideas for what to make. When we reviewed before we found the plastic sheet a bit flimsy, but you could always get a small plastic sheet from http://simplyplastics.com. We also really liked the little moulds which are great for making small shapes such as flowers and jewels. These are great because you just need to fill the mould and leave them to dry. You can then add them to your other projects.
Gel-a-Peel is a lovely craft for children who are over 8 because once they have mastered the technique they can do it independently. They do need a steady hand to be able to do some of the designs.
The tubes come with different nozzles so you can create patterns, a bit like icing nozzles. This time Molly mastered the star nozzle and was able to create little stars over her design.
We decided to turn the boxes into handy storage for our craft materials. Molly wrote art and craft on the boxes and decorated with spots and stars and I gave the edges a pattern to finish. I love how pretty the colours look together.
The finished boxes need a few hours to dry and then they were ready. I think they look really cute. It would be a lovely idea for a present for a teacher or a family member as well as you can personalise with their name. We will definitely be doing this craft again.
Disclaimer: We were sent the packs for the purposes of this review.