DIY Art Kit with Printable

Art Kit Ideas

Mr. Doodles and Jots adopted a family for the holidays with his team at work. For some reason I don’t like the sound of adopting a family. If they are a family they don’t need adopting but I guess that is besides the point. They have three girls and along with other things they all asked for crafting supplies so I volunteered to put together kits. I had so much fun doing it and they turned out so nice I thought I would share them here along with the printable nameplates I made. This is a great gift idea if you want to add a handmade touch and give something that will get used and be fun. When you build your own kit you can also find quality things to include. I got most of my art kit ingredients at Ikea and a few at the Dollar Tree but I have also included an Amazon shopping list in this post (with a few changes based on what I could find) in case you don’t live near these stores.

Ikea and Dollar Tree List Shopping List…

Amazon Shopping List (affiliate links)…

And don’t forget the printable nameplates! Print the following PDF: Art Kit Labels on label paper, cut them out, and affix to bins.

I spent a total of $16 per kit and I think they are great as is but I may add a small sketchbook to each before I wrap them up. It is just so nice to draw on quality paper, even kids can appreciate this. And I may have to make one more trip to Ikea before Christmas. My kids are looking longingly at these!



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    • Thanks Jeanette. That was honestly the hardest part! I wouldn’t mind taking more time to create the perfect kit and with more money.

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