Mini Monets and Mommies: Kids' Art Supply Gift Basket

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kids' Art Supply Gift Basket

Need a gift for a crafty kid? Looking for children’s art supplies that fit the bill for the upcoming holidays? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or any other holiday, putting together an art supply gift basket is an easy way to spark some creativity in your child.

Kids' art
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Not only does Santa have to bring gifts to your house, but you’ve got some gift-giving to do when it comes to other people’s kids. There are cousins, friends and the occasional holiday party to bring presents to.

Every year my son and I donate a gift basket to our karate school’s holiday party auction. Honestly, I usually don’t put a huge amount of thought into it. There’s so, so, so, so much else to do. What happens? I stuff a basket with a few various scented lotions and shower gels, and call it a ‘pampering yourself’ basket. This year I decided to do something a little different.

I put together a few of my favorite kids’ art supplies. Ok, so I have more than a few favorites. That said, I couldn’t possibly fit them all into one gift basket. Even though I didn’t want to cheap-out on the basket, I also didn’t want to spend a crazy amount on it either. What did I do? Here are a few suggestions for putting together an arts and crafts materials basket for kids:

1. Go with the basics. Instead of stocking the gift with ultra-fancy artsy stuff that are a bit out of your price range, opt for simple materials that most kids know (and love). This means crayons, tempera paints, clay or colored pencils.
Craft basics




2. Add a few tools. I added paintbrushes, but you could also include clay tools or even pencil sharpeners.
Painting tools

3. Highlight one ‘special’ item. I picked out a set of glitter glue pens.

4. Pack a variety. You could pop in one paintbrush, or even a set of them. Or, you could get an array. I chose different sizes of brushes, along with sponge-tipped versions.

5. Give the gift recipient ideas on how to use the supplies! You can include an index card with a few art projects or print some out. I made these art activity printables to include in my gift basket. You can download it, print it and add it as well. The parents (especially those who aren’t particularly arts-inclined will appreciate the ideas). You can print out one or pick and choose depending on what types of materials you include.

Painting ideas:

 
Kids' art


Clay play:

 
Kids' art


Drawing ideas:

 
Draw art


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