The Minty Sketching Set, ages 7+ (to 99)
Here presented is a set which is not the sole reserve of a junior user customer base, it has been put together however with ease of use and functionality in mind for a younger audience. Whilst there are a multitude of offers for school supplies out there - often cheap and disposable - we feel that children, like adults, are encouraged to perform when they are well-equipped. First-rate school supplies make a world of difference - the contents of your pencil case can make homework far more appealing. All of the included items are made in Germany, Japan and Italy, and are made to last. This is also an exercise in learning how to take care of one's personal possessions and conserve them to use for many years.
This set has been put together for children from ages 7+ roughly, though by no means strictly prescriptive and quite happily functional for anyone irrespective of age. First and foremost a paper support for drawing: hard-wearing structured mid-weight drawing paper which will happily take mixed media and paint, as used by many manga artists in Japan. A pair of Japanese round tipped scissors with teflon-coated blades, perfect for cutting tape and messy things as they can be wiped clean. Coccoina glue, an Italian 1930s classic will entice any child into a craft project thanks to its sweet (but non-toxic) almond scent. A high tech see-through Japanese eraser for some gadgetry and a German sharpener - two solid staples no well-equipped pencil case can do without. This sharpener is ideal for children as it has a soft, breakage-free receptacle to collect shavings, combined with a very sharp German-made engineered blade for effective sharpening. Finally, 2 soft pencils, triangular in shape for easy grip. Please note none of the above are toys and must be used with the supervision of an adult at all times.
This set includes:
- a pair of Japanese teflon coated scissors
- a metallic turquoise collapsible pencil sharpener
- a Coccoina almond glue paste
- a see-through clear medium sized Radar eraser
- a Japanese spiral sketching pad
- 2 minty triangular drawing pencils
Each element an be purchased separately as well by clicking the link.
Each set comes gift wrapped unless otherwise advised.