What It Is
The Scratch Art Door Hanger Party Pack from Melissa & Doug is an arts and crafts kit that lets kids create their own Scratch Art door hangers. The kit comes with six Scratch Art door hangers, six wooden stylus tools, and instructions. Place the tip of the wooden stylus against the black-coated side of the door hanger and scratch away to reveal a rainbow of colors and create unique designs. Kids can draw shapes, patterns, write their names or even a to the point "Keep out!" message. Once complete, kids will have their own personalized door hanger to use.
Why It’s Fun
If you're on the hunt for a fun kit for your child or an easy craft activity to use for a kid's party, we think this is a great kit to consider. Especially in a party setting where kids aren't going to want to sit to listen to long instructions, as long as a child knows how to use a crayon or pencil, little instruction is needed. The door hangers also make for a much more fun and personalized party souvenir for a child to take home with them. We also like that the activity is very open-ended offering kids the chance to get creative with their door hanger designs.
Who It’s For
The Scratch Art Door Hanger Party Pack is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Melissa and Doug suggest using a tissue or soft cloth to wipe away the excess black scratch art specks that will develop as you scratch. If your stylus begins to dull, rub it with some sandpaper to sharpen the tip back up.
Remind kids to start small on their design because once the Scratch Art surface is scratched off there is no way to start over.
There isn't really any repeat play, other than enjoying one's creations. As noted, once the surface is scratched, it can't be restored.