When it comes to pottery wheels for kids, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
• All these kits require adult supervision, in our opinion. Yes, many say they are for kids aged 8 and up—but that doesn’t mean you as a parent don’t need to be involved.
• Most kid pottery wheels are battery operated. And yes, they can go through a lot of batteries—have extras standing by.
• All of the kits in this article have air-dry clay. Yes, it may take a day or two to dry, but there is no need for a kiln or special drying method.
After looking at several kits and trying them out with actual kids, we thought Faber-Castel’s Do Art Pottery Studio as the best bet for beginners. We loved the quality of this kit and all the included items. Here’s more:
What We Liked
• Easy to use.
• 3 pounds of clay—more than other similar sets we researched.
• For ages 8 and up.
• Includes paints, glaze, tools, clay and more.
• Also includes apron.
What Needs Work
• Batteries (4C) not included.
• Messy . . . but to be fair, so are most of these kits!