Disclosure: I received a complimentary product or a discount to apply towards the purchase of one.
A lot of us give craft items to the kiddos on our holiday shopping lists, and I am one of those moms/grandmas. Imagine the surprise this year, however, when my baby grand opens her gifts and finds that her paint and pens from Bright Stripes iHeartArt are infused with sparkles!! She loves sparkles, and that makes her a girl after my own heart because so do I.
This 28 metallic watercolor kit has a palette of colors all infused with a ton of beautiful, unique, shiny sparkles. At first blush it looks like a makeup kit to me. It's pretty. A brush is included. There are instructions to mix and match colors if you'd like, though there is already a nice variety included. This is something my oldest granddaughter would love to find under the tree. She's a creator from way back (and she's most excellent at it too).
As if the paints were not awesome enough on their own, I also came across this huge pack of gel pens. This is not your ordinary assortment of pens, it is better because it is comprised of Neon, Glitter and Pastel selections.
It is actually a set I would love to gift my granddaughter, or have in the house for all of my grandchildren (and even for myself!) but I took it to school (accidentally put it in my tote bag) and one of the sweetest and most quiet students ever just lit up when she saw it on my counter. I mean she was glowing. So... I opened them up, allowed the students to use them for a project we were doing, and she was the only one who gravitated towards them and not the markers and crayons I also had on the counter. When the assignment was finished (a couple of days later), I nonchalantly asked her if she'd like to have the set since we were finished with it in class (she was the only one who had used it). She said, "are you sure?" I said, "do you love them?" She nodded yes, and I said, "Then I'm sure." She was beaming and I was happy to do something nice for her.
These are but a couple of items that can be purchased from the iHeartArt product line (ages 6+ starting at just $4.99). Know that all purchases made benefit the Art Feeds' International program, a non-profit that supplies art lessons, training and art materials to kids in need in five countries all over the world. I love to shop with companies that are so proactive in their intent to give back. They embody the Christmas spirit all year round. Check out their website to see the many reasonably priced items you can buy.
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Those would be an awesome gift for basically any ages. I'd like them!ReplyDelete
I am sure that your grand girl would love them.ReplyDelete
Hi Rosey - this is a lovely heart-felt post in so many ways ... that littlie will always remember your generosity and will obviously treasure her treat. I'm sure your grandkids, kids! and big kids! will love being able to share their creativity with the packs of sparkling artists' treats.ReplyDelete
The non-profit 'Art Feeds International programme' sounds a very pro-active organisation ... as you so rightly say they embody the 'giving back' or 'paying it forward' for kids who are in need of some cheer.
All the best - Hilary
How fun! Both of my older girls would absolutely love this!ReplyDelete
These look fantastic!!! My second child loves to do all sorts of arts and crafts and she loves sparkles. This would make her very happy.ReplyDelete
I wanna get this set for my wife, she is just getting started with painting. This is perfect for her.ReplyDelete
My daughter is a huge art fans and has put art/colour pencils in her Christmas lists so will be getting a couple of these for her as she does not have them yetReplyDelete
The bit of shimmer is so pretty! A lovely gift set for the holiday season.ReplyDelete
This looks like such a great gift for the creator and artist. I know I'd personally love this as a gift for myself.ReplyDelete
Wow - this is awesome! My daughter loves art and she would love all of these products!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, I love the addition of sparkles! It makes these to be much more unique then the average paints and pens in their kits. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
These look great, I know my boys would both love being arty with these setsReplyDelete
OH wow how cool is this, anything that has extra sparkle added is a winner in my book xReplyDelete
I love sparkles too! And that little girl is always going to remember your kindness. That was so sweet of you to pass them along to her ♥ReplyDelete