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Send a craft kit!

Need a cute and easy gift idea for that crafty kid? What about sending some crafty happy mail? I’ve got you covered with some super fun crafty kit gift ideas with free printables.

send some crafty happy mail

I had to whip up some birthday presents recently- and I feel like kids are getting so hard to shop for! They have everything! So this idea popped into my head and I kind of love it! It what my 12 year old self would have LOVED getting in the mail or for a gift! It’s a whole art project! You gather up the supplies- (most are really cheap especially if you catch them on a school sale!) assemble them in a cute box or bucket (dollar store has lots of great stuff) Throw in a one of my printables with the qr code! And give the gift! They will have to scan the qr code- Takes them to the blog post where it shows them how to create the art project! Easy peasy! And it’s kind of mystery of not knowing what the project is until they scan it! (You will need a qr reader app on your phone! I have one that was free!)

Here are some craft kit ideas with the printables including the qr code! – (but I will show you how to turn any fun link into a qr code down below!)

Hot rocks

Things to package:

  • A package of crayons.
  • Paper towels. (optional)
  • fun oven mitt (also optional)
  • Rocks (optional! If you are mailing it, omit rocks! If you are dropping it off, maybe add some fun rocks!)
  • Hot rocks printable (I did two printables. one that says Just add rocks!

Hot Rock project is here. It is melting crayons on rocks that have been heated in the microwave! Be mindful of the age of the kids for this one! You could also include some paint and turn it into a whole paint decorating kit!

Watercolor Knock Off

Supplies to package up:

Watercolor knock off post is here! Kids big and little will love this fun activity! So easy and pretty mess free!

 

DIY Window Clings

Things to package up.

DIY window clings project is here.You just doodle with fabric paint and let dry! and then add to your windows and mirrors! So fun!

 

Yarn Wrapped Rainbow

Supplies to package up:

  • Yarn (if you have yarn- you could just create little balls – but dollar tree had some cute colors!)
  • Glue
  • Rope
  • scissors (optional)
  • Yarn rainbow printable

Yarn wrapped tutorial is here!  This is a great craft kid for older kids! I prefer hot glue- but regular glue works fine- (I’m just impatient!)

 

Salt Artwork

What to package up:

  • A package of table salt (less than a dollar)
  • Bottle of glue (I would include one bottle per kid!)
  • Watercolor (most include a paintbrush! You will need one!)
  • Cardstock
  • Salt artwork printable

The Salt Artwork tutorial is here! This is a two part project! Salt and glue. Then after it dries the watercolor spreads like MAGIC!

Friendship bracelet

 

What to package up:

The friendship bracelet post is here! 4 different techniques!

Black Glue Art

What to package up:

  • Black glue (this is 3/4 white elmers glue mixed with 1/4 black acrylic paint
  • cardstock
  • Black Glue printable

The Black glue tutorial is here– (the instructions on mixing the glue too!)  The post also has info about water resist with regular white glue and watercolor- so you could throw those in the package as well!

 

You could really combine and send a totally awesome big package of all the supplies! A weeks worth of crafting! And back to school shopping just started so you can grab the glue, crayons, markers, and watercolor sets for around a dollar!

If you want to find your own fun project to send- I have a wealth of our favorite crafts here! 

Here are the printables left blank to add in your own qr code

If you want a post that you want to turn into a qr code. You will copy the link. Go HERE. Paste the link and it will give you a qr code to download. You can print it out and just glue it onto one of the printables!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.