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Canal Toys Art Lab Watercolour Studio - Review

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Our son is a very creative type, he loves everything arty; paints, colouring, craft and creating. In fact, give him a cardboard box and some pens/paints and it will easily and quickly become something else, like a rocket ship going to Mars!

So, when we got asked to do a review for an art set we were thrilled!

Product Information

Product: Art Lab, Watercolour Studio.

Price: £21 - £25 (depending on where you get it from)

“Create beautiful works of art with this complete, easy-to-use watercolour art studio from Art Lab! Each pack comes complete with 15 watercolour paper sheets, 8 paints, a workstation and 14 special tools for creating your masterpieces. There's also a handy instruction guide to explain 6 effective watercolour techniques to try!

Just choose your special watercolour paper size and style, trace your design, paint in your colour scheme, draw in the details and have fun! You can display your art at home or gift it to someone special!”

Our Thoughts

This product created a very easy buzz in our house, as soon as the delivery guy dropped it off and we revealed what was inside to our son (now 8) he was super excited, even to the point of letting out a shriek of joy. That’s the great thing about him, you quickly now if a toy/present is any good as the same excitable shriek happens!

So, then the questions started. When can we do it? Can we do it now? Do we have to wait? How long will I have to wait?

With these questions we thought it best to do it straightaway, as soon as he was dressed…. I have never seen him get dressed as quickly as he did!

The box is bright and colourful with great pictures of how your art could look, it has a contents on the back to engage all artists, little and big, and yes I was getting in on this action too!

The kit is sturdy plastic and there is a little to set up before you start, but in my opinion it only added to the excitement, as we were asked at each step “What does this do?” and “can I use this?”

After the set up we were ready to go, and boy did we have fun. We tried a couple of the techniques in the easy-to-use guide, and we loved each and everyone. As our son is so created, he loved using the stencils and creating his own pieces of art. There really is a lot in the box to keep you entertained, and we were! In fact, our son loved it that much we have used it several times over the Easter period and hand painted notes and cards for family members, whilst also creating some lovely art for our home!

I really can’t praise this product enough and neither can our son!

When we asked him his thoughts he responded with “it is awesome, can we do more?”


If your child is a budding artist and likes creating, then this is a product you could entertain with for days! We will be looking for more of the Art Lab items!

If of course you have read our reviews before we always add a “parenting niggles” section. However, this time there was none! Yes, there is the obvious clean up, like with all painting things, but nothing to really get on your nerves…. Oh, and if you have a child that likes to really get the brush clean after using a colour, don’t fill up the water pot too much!

Our rating

Both adults and children enjoyed this product, and it easily got our Rules of Dadding 5 star seal of approval and the price point is good with how much you get.

Rules of Dadding would like to thank Parenting without Tears for allowing us to review this product. You can see more reviews from us either on our blog or why not hop on over and look at Parenting without Tears


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