|Review Factors||Rating Out of 10|
Artterro Conclusion: Recommended.
Artterro is a Madion, Wi based eco-friendly kids art toy manufacturer. They make art kits for children in the 3-6 year old range.
We’ve decided to do a general review of the product lines offered by Artterro instead of one individual product because the company is more about a general philosophy rather than a specific product.
A lot of companies will say their products are “hand-made.” Artterro truly does hand make all their products.
Being hand-made doesn’t necessarily make a product quality, but it is an indicator.
Artterro products are very finely crafted. We found them nicely shaped and with no obvious faults or errors. Pieces that are supposed to fit together do, and the hand made look and feel are fun.
Packaging is not the best and some products have shipped with pieces loose in the box. Take care that you empty the box completely and look for loose parts when unboxing.
Artterro says that they try to use U.S. based materials as much as possible, although they don’t give an exact percentage, we always appreciate U.S. made brands.
In general Artterro products are well-thought out and a lot of fun. There are a few offerings that fall a bit flat, such as the doll-making kit, but most of the kits are a lot of fun and offer a great creative outlet for you kids.
Pretty much all the kits follow a theme of:
- Get kit of pre-made base pieces (Sketch pad, collage background, doll pieces).
- Get bag of addons (Jewelry, accessories, beads etc).
- Be creative and put them together how you want.
Our favorite kit is the Artterro Canvas Storybook kit: It’s basically a build-your-own storybook kit. Most children absolutely love story books and making their own and then reading it is so rewarding for all involved.
There is a big safety warning to these products. It’s written on their website and on the listings for their products but we will reiterate it: These products contain many choking hazards and are not for children of less than 3 years.
Pretty much every kit from Artterro comes with many small beads and accessory pieces that would be a clear choking hazard. This is not a safety fault with them, but a warning to use their products for children of the appropriate age.
Other than that, these products are as safe as they come.
Artterro Jewelry Kit
Let’s be frank, these are expensive items. At the same time they are handcrafted items made with high quality materials from the U.S.
If this section was entitled “Price” we would see a much lower score, but in terms of value, you get what you pay for.
You will find no plastic in these kits, which is practically unheard of in children’s toys, and many of the materials are handcrafted or artisan made.
Artterro clearly has a vision and we think they have accomplished it. If you’re looking for another fun simple plastic toy to throw in the closet, this is not it.
These are well thought out and unique kits for special occasions.
They make great gifts and have a considerable “wow factor.”
Overall, we would recommend Artterro Eco Friendly Art Kits.