This Christmas, I made my daughter her very own personalized art kit. I took one of those prefab art kits for kids, the ones you find every holiday season at pretty much any store for around $5. They are great! I buy one every year, that is about how long they last.
I wanted to make it extra special this year, so I decided to personalize it for her. I took poster board and cut it to fit the front of the kit. I then took just a small amount of my huge stash of scrapbooking stuff and went to town. I wanted it to look girly and cute. Plus, with my daughter the pinker the better.
I made sure to write cute sayings and such to inspire the little artist in her. But, I don't need to inspire this kid much...she'd draw on any flat surface in the house if I'd let her.
If it makes it semi-intact 'till next Christmas I'll be thrilled. So far it looks ok, considering she's used it probably 20 times since she got it.
I bought several kits and have them set aside, I see some birthday gifts for a few of her friends being made by yours truly in the near future. That with a nice pad of drawing paper, what a great gift that'll definitely be used. I'm all about the consumable gift lately.
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