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Kutsuwa Eraser Making Kit (I made erasers!)

Update:  I’ve seen a lot of hits coming from people looking for where to buy these…so here ya go. 🙂     Quick link to JBox item page  (refferal link)

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with YouTube videos that feature silent people opening toy packages. My boyfriend thinks it’s the silliest thing and I agree. But there’s SOMETHING about watching those videos that relaxes me. My favorite YouTube channels to visit are MosoGourtmet and RRCherryPie. After watching a lot of videos I felt excited about getting my own.

So I decided to get my own kit from J-box and make some erasers! This is the kit I bought and for $7.50 I found it to be a good purchase.

The instructions come in japanese and I cannot read a bit of japanese so I just used the visual guide mixed with information from jbox and advice from You Tube videos.

I started out first with the pink rabbit and it was almost a colossal failure. One of his eyes didnt stick during the “microwaving” process so I used a marker to create an eye patch.  Some of it smeared but I think he looks fine.

For my second try I created the green bear and I am much happier with it. I cannot get the eyes as small as they do in the packaging and I think I didn’t use enough eraser clay since the two halves don’t really stick very well.  I thought it was interesting that the packaging never shows the eraser from the side so I think they cant get the two halves to stick well either.

Finally I made the squirrel and although the colors are a bit boring, making this different shape (with a tail and everything) was super fun.

I’m pretty much done for now…but I wanted to show you I still have enough for making a couple more erasers. I’m thinking of combining colors and maybe making a purple bear. 🙂

That’s all! In summary, I had a lot of fun with this little kit…and while the wait for J-List to send my package was ridiculous, the kit itself is worth the money.

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12 thoughts on “Kutsuwa Eraser Making Kit (I made erasers!)”

  1. how long did it take them to send your package? I was thinking of getting her some stuff from jbox for her birthday cuz she’s been obsessed with it also lol

    1. Hey Mel!

      It took quite a bit (around a month) b/c I had some items waiting to be stocked…

      I got the cheapest shipping option and the expected time was 2-6 weeks,so they were still within the promised time. If you’re in a hurry I’d ask the folks at jbox for availability of the kit(they’ve answered all the support questions I’ve had so far!)

      Good luck and happy early birthday to your sis! 🙂

  2. it shows how long to microwave them for a 500 and 600 kw microve but how long for 1,100 kw microwave?do you know?

    1. Hi Amy:
      Im not 100% sure but what I would do is cut the time down by half (since 1100kw is almost twice 600kw). You could also try using your microwave on a low setting. I’d check your microwave’s model online and see if there any recommendations.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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