If there is ever an opportunity to review something arty and crafty, I’m right there. On Saturday, I spent the majority of the day getting creative with Printkick products which I had been kindly sent to review. As you can imagine, I was having the best time and even though some of these items were aimed at kids, I was secretly glad I didn’t have any, so I could get to have all the fun myself, ha ha…
Printkick are a small family business which started in 2001 (although they have roots back to 1987). They primarily sell ceramics like printed mugs to small businesses around the UK, however they have now expanded their range to include all sorts, such as these fabulous arts and crafts sets which I am reviewing in this post. There is also a stationery section for all those stationery lovers out there!
Printkick are also involved in The Umbrella Project 2018, a campaign with ADHD Foundation for neurodiversity which celebrates the gifts, talents and employability of those with ADHD & Autism.
Printkick say: “This event is at the heart of what our society should be: caring, empathetic and willing to engage. Discussing the positive aspects of invisible health conditions makes us stronger. From celebrities to scientists, people with ADHD have created a monumental impact on the world. Building a safer and more welcoming workplace is one step to widening this impact for future generations.”
The first item I spotted inside my bundle of arty goodies was this cute little painting set in a wooden box. This encourages your kids (or adult-kids) to get their creative juices flowing. It includes a diverse range of useful items such as a paint brush, sharpener, eraser, pencil, 8 crayons and 12 watercolours. These kinda sets would be absolutely perfect right now to keep your children entertained over the summer holidays!
As me and watercolours are not friends at the moment (see why here) I decided to head straight for the colouring pencils first. Colouring in is so therapeutic and the perfect way to calm your mind. Also, does anyone else see sharp colouring pencils and just want to colour in things immediately?
This is the Adult Drawing Book – a neat little set which includes 12 colouring pencils and a pad of colouring pages. This would be ideal for travelling, keeping you occupied on long journeys and flights. I love the intricate and detailed design which means you can really take your time, relax and zone out.
I could honestly spend hours and hours colouring things in pretty colours.
The cool thing about Printkick products is that every product here can be personalized and companies can have their corporate logo printed on the items. You can read more about the services they offer here. It sounds like a great way to get your brand out there in a fun and interactive way.
The second product which I was excited to try was this pretty awesome colour me in sheep tote bag. Yes, that’s right, a sheep bag you can colour in. I’m sure this is predominately marketed at children but that small fact wasn’t going to stop me now. I had my 5 felt tips ready and I was good to go!
Let your imagination run wild with this fun little set. Want a blue sheep? Go for it. Pink grass? You’re the boss. I stuck to more traditional sheep colours for mine and was pretty happy with how this fluffy chap turned out. I don’t think I’ll be taking him to the supermarket with me anytime soon, but I can see why kids would enjoy creating this and proudly showing off their little bag when they go out.
I was gifted so many awesome goodies and was especially looking forward to getting creative in this cute cork notebook with the wax crayons. I had never owned a cork notebook before and I still don’t. Shaun decided he wanted to keep this one for himself as it’s rare I have a notebook that isn’t pink and girly. I tried to offer him the Shaun the Sheep canvas bag to take to work with him instead, but he politely declined.
The one condition was that the first page would be pretty and floral so I could test out my crayons.
I can’t remember the last time I coloured in with crayons so this felt pretty nostalgic and 90s. I received 30 different wax crayons all in a handy pot to keep things tidy and organised. There is nothing worse than getting your crayons and pencils muddled up, believe me.
Not only are you able to personalize your products, Printkick have also launched a new eco-friendly range, as they are trying to ensure that organisations are aware of their environmental impact and can make better choices with their printed items. Another great reason to check out their shop!
Just as I was writing this post, the doorbell rang and I had a package of even more Printkick goodies! Wow! I’m never going to complain about the opportunity to try out more arts and crafts supplies, so I grabbed my camera and had some fun reviewing these unexpected gifts:
Thank you Printkick for sending me all these fab goodies to review, I had great fun trying out these products. Hope you enjoyed the post, what was your favourite arts and crafts kit? I’d love to hear from you!