Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art Kit

One of the hardest things for me is picking out gifts for my boy's friends.  I don't want to be too cheap but I also don't want to spend a fortune.  And I want to get something that the child will enjoy.  

Mr. W is really into drawing lately--it's all he wants to do!  So when he was recently invited to a birthday party we collaborated on a perfect gift . . . an art kit!  

We bought a clear plastic box and filled it will art supplies.  During the fall "back to school" sales I try to stock up on a few things--notebooks, crayons, markers, etc.  So most of this gift we already had on hand!  Here is what we put in our "art kit": a notebook, ruler, water colors, pencils, markers, and crayons.  The great thing is that you can add anything you want!  A few more ideas would be: pompoms, glue/glue stick, googly eyes, construction paper, scissors, or play-doh.  

To make it a little more personal I cut the friend's initial out of contact paper and added it to the box.

Mr. W was thrilled with the gift and said that his friend loved it too.  Score!


  1. What an awesome idea! I'm definately keeping this in mind for when my girls grow up and start going to more parties :)

  2. LOVE this!! When my oldest (16) was little he received something like this for his birthday. We still have the container (my almost 6 yr old daughter uses it). I forget about these kinds of gifts. Thanks for sharing!!
    Imperfectly Pamela