Kawaii Craft Kits December 2018 Subscription Box Review

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Kawaii Craft Kits is a new subscription for fans of the Japanese DIY/crafting scene that uses mediums like polymer clay, UV resin, cabachons, and other kawaii goodies. They send along a project to do every month and everything you need to do it! I have been obsessed with watching resin videos on YouTube lately, so I am really excited to try it myself.

The information brochure has a kawaii design on it!

Inside it clearly lays out everything that is included as well as giving you advice on how to use the products for the month’s projects.

Here’s a look at everything inside my December box!

Masu Cup — This is a very well made wooden cup originally used to measure rice, which was used as currency in the feudal period. It’s water-tight and the perfect base for the December project!

Bamboo Serving Dish — A very stylish serving dish made of half of a stalk of bamboo. Like the masu cup, it is water-tight and the resin won’t leak.

UV/LED Mini Lamp — UV resin cures with UV light similar to wheny ou get a gel manicure on your nails. You can cure UV resin in the sun, but this is definitely a lot faster. The light has legs that unfold to stand it upright.

It works great and is powered by USB.

UV Resin — There are a few kinds of resin, one of the more known is 2-part epoxy resin which involves a lot of measuring and mixing. UV resin is much faster and easier to use, and this bottle has enough resin for both the December projects.

Stickers — These stickers are unique in that some of them are meant to be layered within the resin, and have numbers to tell you which to lay down first to build the design. There are SO many stickers that will last me many more projects.

Bonus Item — This pin was designed by @jade.grove and features koi fish.

On to the projects! This was my first time using resin. I laid down some stickers and covered them with a thin layer of resin. Using a toothpick or tweezers can help scooch them into the right position.

My layering leaves a bit to be desired, but you can see the shadows of the stickers suspended in the resin above.

Here are both of my completed projects! I definitely had a fun time learning how to use resin, and I definitely have to practice more to avoid issues like air bubbles and keeping my layers thin and even so that curing is more even. This box kept me busy for an afternoon and I really enjoyed it. I like that they also include video tutorials as well to walk you through the process. Everything I needed was included and worked like it was supposed to. This is a wonderful box for the budding crafter in your life, whether they’re a newbie like me or more experienced!

What do you think of this month’s Kawaii Craft Kit?

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