6 DIY Kids Art Kits to make as gifts
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Kids Art Kits :: 6 DIY Gifts to Inspire Creativity


How to put together seriously awesome kids art kits as gifts

Want to encourage your children’s creativity?

Give the gift of art.

Bundle a few related art supplies together with an inspiring book or two and give to a young artist in your life. I’ve put together some ideas for themed kids art kits here to get you started. Or create your own based on the recipients particular interests and talents…

6 Kids Art Kits to Make

This post contains affiliate links. The following are general ideas to get you started. You don’t need to include all of these items! Pick and choose the ones that you think would best suit the child and your budget.

Also, please note that links to online versions of the following are provided for your convenience. Both so you can click through and see a picture of the item, the price, and (in some cases) reviews and to give you a convenient online location to buy if you prefer to do your shopping online. However, please know that you can find much of these (or similar items) at your local art supply stores, toy stores, and book stores.

You can always include a copy of The Artful Parent for lots of art activity ideas! Or refer to the kids arts and crafts directory for ideas of what to do with the art kits…

Drawing Kit for Kids

How to Make a Kids Art Kit - DrawingFor the kid who loves to draw, sketch, and doodle

Ideas for What to Include (from Stubby Pencil Studio, Amazon, and Imagine Childhood)

Painting Kit for Kids

For the kid who loves to paint

Note :: If making painting kits for multiple kids, you can divide the paints into small mason jars.

Ideas for What to Include (from Discount School Supply and Amazon)

Printmaking Kids Art Kit

For the kid who loves to print

Ideas for What to Include (from Amazon)

A Sculpture Art Kit for Kids

For the kid who loves to build

Ideas for What to Include  (from Discount School Supply and Amazon)

Two Different Kids Art Kits for Collage Lovers

A Paper Collage Art Kit

For the kid who likes to cut and paste paper

Ideas for What to Include  (from Artterro and Amazon)

A “Bits and Pieces” Collage Kit for Kids

For the kid who likes to glue and arrange small art materials

Ideas for What to Include  (from Discount School Supply and Amazon)

What do you think? Would you make and give kids art kits to the children in your life?

P.S. Here’s a post about Artful Gifts for parents, families, and teachers.

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6 DIY Kids Art Kits to make as gifts


  • Reply
    November 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Great ideas for gift-giving, as well as ideas for us on this no-school ice day!

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    November 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

    These are great ideas. I gave my son an easter basket art kit this year. It included paper, construction paper, new scissors, glitter glue, cut out people shapes, sequins, and colored craft feathers.

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    Megan @ The Art Pantry
    November 22, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Jean, these are so great! I love that you thought to put a book with each kit. I’ll have to remember that this holiday season.

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    November 25, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Great ideas! My 6 year old loves writing and illustrating books at the moment, so I’m going to put together a book-binding kit we can use together along with some of your suggestions.

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    March 30, 2015 at 5:37 am

    love your site! So many wonderful ideas to share with my little grandsons!

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    Meredith @ Homegrown Friends
    March 31, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Such a wonderful collection Jean! Thank you for putting so much time into this post. Shared this morning!

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    September 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    These are such fabulous lists!! I just purchased most of the items listed for a printmaking kit. I also included Print and Stamp Lab and the Print and Stamp Lab Kit by Traci Bunkers, along with two Speedball Speedy Cut Blocks. My kids are going to love it!

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