Time for Craft Kits

Just like I'm not big on boxed parties (except these), I'm not a huge fan of craft kits. I'd rather give kids a table of fabric scraps, pipe cleaners, glue, and a pile of magazines and see what they invent, rather than giving them a picture to follow. But there's always an exception to the rule, especially when it comes to good design and packaging.

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This really isn't a kit exactly, but more like a goody bag of tools that encourage a child's imagination. Developed by Karen Kimmel, the canvas bag includes different organic-like stencils and colored pencils, with no instruction book. I've seen kids in action with these tools, tracing, layering, and rubbing to create masterpieces. Visit Kimmel Kids to find retailers near you.

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Picture 16  TLE1015

Even though the kits by The Little Experience are rather directed, they are are just so darn cute! And bonus, each box comes with instructions of how to turn it into a prop that accompanies each craft.

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The vintage packaging of these Wild & Wolf kits just sends me. I spotted these at the Stationery Show this week and I can't wait to see them on shelves in the US.

May 21, 2010| Everyday Crafts, Gifts


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