Inspired by my post on subscription services for kids on Monday, today I’m going in a similar direction with my Friday Finds and put together a fantastic and creativity-inspiring list of DIY art and craft kits. Each of them will inspire you to work with your hands, make something beautiful, and learn a new skill in the process.
Learn how to weave on a hand loom and make your own handmade coasters. It comes with everything you need to get started, including loom, yarn, and an instruction book.
My mom used to do calligraphy (she even hand-lettered every invitation for my Bat Mitzvah in lilac ink), and this makes me think of her. The kits includes a jar of ink, pen holder, pointed pen nibs, paintbrush, alphabet, tip sheet, and assorted papers so that you can be on your way to learning this beautiful art.
Make adorable (and practical) magnets while learning how to cross stitch. The kit includes a pre-printed fabric panel, embroidery floss, iron on interfacing, metal button components, button setter tool, and instructions.
Get started doing your own beautiful hand lettering with this guide and two special lettering pens. Shop owner, Andrea, will even give you feedback on your work three months after you have purchased the kit!
If you have ever wanted to make your own cheese kit, you need this. I can speak from personal experience these their cheese kits are awesome (Sam gave me a goat cheese kit for a New Year’s present two years ago). The kit includes everything you need to make your own cheese (minus the milk) and is so much fun to make. The best part? You get to eat it afterwards!
This amazing little kit includes supplies for sketching and painting on the go. It includes a pocket watercolor palette, 20 pages of watercolor paper, waterbrush pen and reusable towel, waterroof pen, pencil, ruler, and little inserts with tips and techniques, all sealed in a handy little weatherproof zippered cover. (On her website you can also read about how people have used the ArtKit around the world.)
Make a beautiful sign to proudly display on your walls. This string kit Art comes with with embroidery floss, nails, a hand-stained walnut wood board, pattern, and easy to follow step-by-step instructions so that you can recreate this design (or come up with your own!).
Make your own beautiful bracelet from start to finish! Each kit comes with the materials needed to make a spiral chain bracelet (minus the tools) and is packaged in a beautiful gift bag and box.
What will you make?
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